Category: Featured Artists

Ansel Adams’ Most Famous Photograph: Moonrise over Hernandez Today

A couple of years ago I was fortunate to attend a tour through the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum with a geologist who took us to many of the locations that she painted in Abiquiu, NM. On the bus ride towards her holy land the geologist mentioned that Ansel Adams had taken his most famous photograph, Moonrise…

Palm Springs Art Museum ACE Awards Ceremony

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

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

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

  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

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…