Tomorrow, October 14th, the highly acclaimed Joshua Tree based Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours begin for the 17th season! There are so many choices and so little time - literally. There are over one hundred artists to visit, and you will want to view the catalog first.
Today, I want to share painters. As a painter myself - this is the medium with which I am most familiar. I urge you not to miss these two artists who specialize in plein air painting of the incredible Joshua Tree area. They are open both weekends, Esther Shaw - studio #23 and Krista Wargo - studio#16. See images above.
However, it is wonderful to see artists whose work and medium may be completely new to you:
Pine needle basketry - Kathi Klopfenstein #28
Assemblage sculpture - Allene Payne #73
Earth baked sculpture and assemblage - Elisabeth Pollnow #81
If you love abstract paintings, try visiting a realist for a different perspective. If you are drawn to realism, visit an abstract painter!
I guarantee you will be greeted warmly, learn about a new art form and much much more! Happy touring!
The hard copy free catalog is spectacular and available at the official Information Centers. Here is the link to the virtual catalog.
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writer, artist, observer, social commentator. I arrived to the Hi Desert 3 decades ago - to enter my chosen field. At the time, I saw the vast horizon as the end of the world. Now, I see it as the beginning of creativity.