Category: Featured Artists

Palm Springs Art Museum ACE Awards Ceremony

ACE Palm Springs Art Museum

What a wonderful evening celebrating local art at the Palm Springs Art Museum. This years ACE exhibition by the museum’s Artists Council was a vibrant mix of mediums with a special honoring of Peggy Vermeer for her decades of dedication to expanding access to creativity throughout the Coachella Valley. My photograph Greetings from Palm Springs…

Noah Purifoy-Junk Dada in Joshua Tree

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Southern California is world all of its own. As one of my favorite people says, they tilted the entire country west and shook the kooky ones down here. Kooky can have it charms, and there is an abundance of cool, wild, strange, surreal art down here created with great verve and passion. Noah Purifoy was one of…

Cultural Appropriation and The Ghetto Tarot

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Cultural appropriation is a tricky thing. Through the internet’s power to connect the earth we now have instant access to “foreign” ideas and traditions at lightening speeds. There have always been conquests and colonialism, the merging of diverse tribes both peacefully and violently, but the rate at which we can observe other people’s worlds online…

Gratitude by David Whyte

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  GRATITUDE David Whyte Gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. Gratitude is not necessarily something that is shown after the event, it is the deep, a-priori state of attention that…

Literary Lacquers rocks Mocks’giving

My youngest niece investigating Literary Lacquers 'Pan Galactic Gargle Glitter' with 'Raspberry Cordial' to its left.

This is clearly the “lets celebrate all my fabulously creative friends” week in the world of Mellissae Lucia. I love to share heartfelt, unique offerings from people who are building their own wonderful lives through going for their dreams. Lisa de St. Croix’s forthcoming Tarot deck was the previous blog, and last night my family…

Glass artist Dick Weiss’s show at Traver Gallery with his artists talk tonight!

My poppa Dick Weiss has a show up now of his beautiful standing glass screens at the Traver Gallery called “A Medium High Tide.” Tonight, August 20th, 2013, he will speak from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Traver Gallery-110 Union St, Downtown Seattle about his life and work. Come. Fun. P.S. The top two…