The 29 Palms Art Gallery will host an art reception on Saturday, Feb 3, to celebrate the February exhibition. The gallery will be open all day, and reception hospitality will be served on the gallery patio from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists. Admission is free.
Featured in the West Wing in February is photography by Paul Ivanushka of Yucca Valley and photography and paintings by Victoria Sebanz of Landers. Ivanushka creates botanical portraits of wildflowers indigenous to the Mojave Desert, channeling Penn, Mapplethorpe, and Mockel to show the plants as the divas of the desert. Sebanz collects leaves and is fascinated by the metamorphosis that occurs when she plays with shadow, shape and perspective at different times of the day. Layers of leaves, leaves falling, each unique imprint becomes healing, the symbol of Earth, of memories made, of dreams to keep.