A quick update. As of Oct/Nov 2021, I am:
Curating an exhibition, “Cultural Cannibalism,” that will open next spring at the Coachella Valley Art Center.
Working on three assignments for Me Yah Whae, the magazine of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Drafting the strategic plan for arts and culture for the City of Palm Desert’s San Pablo Corridor.
Chairing the City of Palm Desert’s Cultural Arts Committee, which traditionally focused on sculpture but now has an expanded mission to include murals, performance, festivals, and other forms of temporary and permanent art.
My latest story for Palm Springs Life, “The Lesson Plan,” is online and in the October issue. It’s an overview of the ambitious expansion plan underway at College of the Desert, and how leadership will apply what they learned during the pandemic.
A few of my favorite past stories:
“Winging It: Birding during the pandemic leads to a whole new view,” Palm Springs Life, Oct. 2020 issue
“Future Perfect,” Palm Springs Life, Feb. 2019 issue
“Babies on Board,” Palm Springs Life, June 12, 2018
“Chicano Park: National Landmark, Local Treasure,” San Diego Tourism Authority, 2017
“Hugh Davies: Completing the mission,” San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 16, 2016
“The Missing Modernist,” San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 2, 2016
“Fall arts preview: Up close with Margaret Noble,”San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 18, 2016
“Angela Kallus: A rose is a rose…,” San Diego Union-Tribune, June 16, 2016
“Summer arts preview: Top 10 visual art picks,” San Diego Union-Tribune, May 29, 2016
“Artist in the Moment: Robert Irwin,” San Diego Union-Tribune, April 17, 2016; reprinted in the Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2016
“Spring arts preview: Kate Clark digging up layers of the lesser-known,” San Diego Union-Tribune, March 20, 2016
“Spring arts preview: Top 10 visual art picks,” San Diego Union-Tribune, March 20, 2016
Complete list here.
In 2015, I curated Rainmaker at the San Diego Central Library Art Gallery. It ran from Sept. 19 to Nov. 29 and told the story of Charles Hatfield and the “mother of all floods,” using that as the entry point to discuss water, drought and climate change. Rainmaker featured Adam Belt, Roman de Salvo, Michael Field, Lisa Hutton, Gabriel Kalmuss-Katz, Dominic Paul Miller, Margaret Noble, Scott Polach, Eva Struble, Joshua Tonies, Jim Wilsterman and Sheldon Wood.
Charles Mallory Hatfield, 1910, Courtesy of San Diego Public Library Special Collections.
Detail, Scott Polach, Make ‘em Hum #070515 (White), 2015. Photograph, 8.5” x 11”
A portion of the press coverage:
“Remembering the Rain,” SDSU NewsCenter, Sept. 10, 2015
“San Diego Artists Take on Drought in New Central Library Exhibit,” KPBS TV/FM, Sept. 22, 2015
“San Diego Public Library’s Innovative Art Program,” KCET Artbound, Oct. 23, 2015
You can find the rest of my work in the Projects section.