The Old Schoolhouse Lecture
Art and Light, from the turn-of-the-century
landscape painters to the light and space artists of
conceptualists, like Phillip K. Smith III
Friday, May 13 at 7 PM – $5
For a century and counting, artists have come to the California desert to experience and depict its distinctive light. This talk surveys the artists and the techniques they used to capture and reflect the desert light.
Steven Biller is the longtime editor in chief of Palm Springs Life and a board member of Desert X, the biennial exhibition of site-specific artwork in the Coachella Valley. Join our speaker, Steven Biller, for this event sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. The lecture will be held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum at 6760 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms on Friday, May 13. Doors open at 6:15 and the lecture begins at 7 pm. The donation for the presentation is $5 paid at the door.
Lizards and Reptiles of the Eastern Mojave
Fri, May 20, 7:30 PM – Sun, May 22, 12:00 PM – $320
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the identification and natural history of the lizard and snake species found in the Eastern Mojave Desert. Over three days we will explore the Mojave National Preserve, visiting several different ecological habitats including Sand dunes, Joshua tree woodland, Creosote scrub, and ancient Volcanic lava fields and flows. The course fee includes two nights’ lodging at the Desert Studies Center along with meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday.
Insects and Arthropods of the Eastern Mojave
Sat, May 21, 7:30 PM – Sun, May 22, 12:30 PM – $320
Students will learn about the basic anatomy of insects and how to tell them apart from other desert