Art Panel for ‘DESERT ICONS’ exhibition at YVArts | SEP 30

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YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center (YVArts) will present a panel discussion on the ideas and artists of its second large and critically acclaimed exhibition, DESERT ICONS.  The event will take place on Sunday, September 30th at 4 pm with the doors opening for a reception and cocktail party at 3:30 pm.  The exhibition centers around how artists reflect upon their experience in the desert, their observation of its beauty and influence.  Ten renowned and esteemed artists in the exhibition will speak to the ideas surrounding the show. 

YVArts Executive Curator, Michael McCall, will moderate the panel.  In DESERT ICONS, McCall challenged artists in the greater Joshua Tree area to present images that reflected the desert and their experience of living and producing in the Hi-Desert.

The artists on the panel for the event will be painters Snake Jagger, David Bottoms, Maryrose Crook, and Barbara Spiller; photographers Timothy Hearsum, Bill Leigh Brewer, and Sant Khalsa; and multi-media artists John Henson, Cat Celebrezze, and Wendy Gadzuk.

Tickets to this special panel are free for members and only $15 for non-members.  The new center is located at 58325 CA-62 in Yucca Valley, CA 92284.  For more information on the new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, visit or send an email to to learn how to get involved or to become a founding member or donor.

The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is a program and annex of Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  Additional information on the Hi-Desert Cultural Center may be found on the Cultural Center’s main website, or by calling 760.366.3777.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!