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
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.
At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art
The site-specific installations of Cristopher Cichocki's "New Earth Art" addresses issues related to an increasingly toxic global environment.
Desert Deployment: Southern California's World War II Desert Training Center
Thirty miles east of Indio, California in a largely uninhabited desert landscape, sits the largest military training ground in U.S. history, though you might not have heard of it.
Kent Anderson Butler Reconciles Art and Religion
Kent Anderson Butler Reconciles Art and Religion
Pomona-based video artist Kent Anderson Butler is open about his Christianity and has found a unique path that allows him to keep-the-faith towards both his religious convictions and towards the contemporary art world's secular persuasions.
Riverside Weekender: Coachella Murals, Desert Writers' Symposium and A Day With(out) Art
Riverside Weekender: Coachella Murals, Desert Writers' Symposium and A Day With(out) Art
Want to know which art events Riverside County is hosting this weekend? Get all of the information here.
Exploring Native American Indian Culture and Arts at Coachella Valley Archaeology Symposium
Exploring Native American Indian Culture and Arts at Coachella Valley Archaeology Symposium
The Coachella Valley Archaeology Society Symposium is an annual event that celebrates Native American cultural and artistic expression.
Hell's Union: Motorcycle Club Cuts as American Folk Art
Hell's Union: Motorcycle Club Cuts as American Folk Art
A new exhibition at UCR ARTSblock features defunct motorcycle club vests and their colorful club patches that represent a unique form of American folk art.
OrangeAID: A Grove of Riverside Art
OrangeAID: A Grove of Riverside Art
From Nov. 1-9, over one hundred 14-inch fiberglass oranges decorated by a diverse range of local artists will fill the downstairs galleries of the Riverside Art Museum.
Representing Revolt: Images of the Mexican Revolution
Representing Revolt: Images of the Mexican Revolution
Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution is an exhibition on view at UC Riverside's California Museum of Photography from November 3, 2012 to January 5, 2013.
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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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