San Bernardino
The San Bernardino Valley creates a dramatic stage for the mountain ranges of the San Bernardino National Forest that are framed in the background. This natural beauty came as no surprise to early Tongva residents who identified a geological formation on the mountains side in the shape of an Arrowhead, directing them to hidden springs of fresh water. Like an early piece of land-art, San Bernardino County boasts two breathtaking artificial reservoirs on top of the mountain ranges - Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead - that accentuate the contradictions between the natural and the built environment with the cultural history of the area.
Highlights
Teebs: Ethereal Beats and Visual Remixes
Mtendere Mandowa, better known as Teebs, is straddling the world of art and music.
Joshua Tree Debuts Indigenous Film Festival
The Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival will screen nine indigenous-themed films during the weekend of November 15-17 focusing on desert and inland Southern California indigenous culture.
LACMA9: Nicole Miller's 'Believing Is Seeing'
Nicole Miller's video artwork featuring Redlands community members is the first in an evolving series of works titled "Believing is Seeing."
House of the Moon
House of the Moon
Rubén Martínez tells the origin story of the thriving Joshua Tree art colony--profiling desert artist pioneers Fred Drake and Ted Quinn. The first installment of an excerpt from Martínez's new book, DESERT AMERICA.
Breaking Bad with Jesse Wiedel
Breaking Bad with Jesse Wiedel
Step into the world of Jesse Wiedel and experience a wonderfully weird assortment of trailer trash, methamphetamine addicts, lot lizards, country music hacks, red necks, outlaw bikers, Vikings and more.
The Glass Outhouse's Out-There Archetype and Anarchy
The Glass Outhouse's Out-There Archetype and Anarchy
After 29 Palms, a half hour past Joshua Tree, which is as far as anyone would likely go, you have found the most unlikely of places, the Glass Outhouse Gallery and the opening night of "Archetype and Anarchy" is in full swing.
Salt Songs to Break Your Heart
Salt Songs to Break Your Heart
On a bright day in Twentynine Palms, Chemehuevi Indian Salt Song singer Matthew Leivas invoked the memory of native people who came before.
Stupid Tuesday at the Saloony Bin
Stupid Tuesday at the Saloony Bin
Regulars at the Joshua Tree Saloon in San Bernardino County include the odd combination of old bikers, faded rock stars, Silverlake hipsters, Marines, and, of course, cowboys.
Jackrabbit Homestead: Artists, Off-Roaders, and the American Dream Writ Miniature
Jackrabbit Homestead: Artists, Off-Roaders, and the American Dream Writ Miniature
Ever see those old, abandoned cabins in the desert? If so, you encountered one of the last communities of "jackrabbit" homesteads.
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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.

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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.

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

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

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Performance

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

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Visual Arts

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


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