Riverside
The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography. From the lavish golf courses in Rancho Mirage to the modern architectural oasis of Palm Spring, the conceptual artwork of the high deserts and the freak-folk of Joshua Tree, Riverside - mountain, desert and all - is a magnet for art and artists of all types. A place of retreat, abandon, homesteading and decadence, Riverside County encapsulates the cultural diversity of Southern California.
Highlights
Nuestro Lugar: The One-Night Gallery
The One-Night Gallery brings together long-time residents of North Shore to transform the neighborhoods into a healthy community that can use its local assets to thrive.
The Unforgotten Wall of Coachella
The Shady Lane mural in Coachella is a defiant statement from local artists that they are also a source for the region's creative reputation.
The Spirit of North Shore
Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
Artbound contributor Patrick McGrew passed away last week.
On My Block: DJ Day's Desert Inspirations
On My Block: DJ Day's Desert Inspirations
Oliver Wang speaks to Palm Springs native Damien "DJ Day" Beebe about hip-hop culture in the Coachella Valley and how the desert cities are a world unto themselves.
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
As its new director, Inland Empire native Drew Oberjuerge has a vision for the museum to be accessible and relevant to all communities.
Harem Girls and Camel Races: Middle Eastern Fantasies in the Deserts of Southern California
Harem Girls and Camel Races: Middle Eastern Fantasies in the Deserts of Southern California
The towns in the eastern side of the Coachella Valley have long utilized romanticized portrayals of the Middle East to shape views of their own desert backyard.
Considering Whiteness As Ideology and Not Biology
Considering Whiteness As Ideology and Not Biology
Tyler Stallings revisits the 2003 exhibition, "Whiteness, A Wayward Construction," in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Sue Mitchell's Year of Art
Sue Mitchell's Year of Art
Sue Mitchell made a year-long project of paying close attention to the natural world at Riverside's Fairmount Park, then transformed what she discovered into art.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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