Community Assemblage Art Workshop SEP 21, 2-5 PM @ YVArts

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Join artist Cathy Allen for an assemblage art-making workshop and help create the shelter installation for Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center’s exhibition Concourse C. Collected junk / workshop materials will be provided by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Participants are welcome to bring their own found object materials as additions to the shelter and to bring a pair of gloves to work with.

Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements – often everyday objects – scavenged by the artist or bought specially.


Pre-registration is encouraged. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be at least 13 years of age.


In the spirit of community, assemblage art, and curio, Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center presents Concourse C. Inspired by the book Station Eleven and its post pandemic genesis of an airport community, the exhibition explores the repurposing of discarded waste into potential functioning shelter and as an archive of human enterprise.

Cathy Allen’s assemblage structure will be on view alongside selections from Karyl Newman’s Waste Wunderkammer collection of objects found lingering in the desert. The collection parallel’s Station Eleven’s Museum of Civilization, a display of extinct technology housed in the gift shop of Concourse C.

Opening reception: September 7, 2019 6-9pm
Exhibition On View: September 7 – October 20, 2019
(Gallery hours: Thursdays through Sundays, 1-6pm)

This workshop is a partner program of the NEA Big Read Morongo Basin, a month-long celebration and community read featuring exhibitions, performances, workshops, book discussions and activities based on the novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

For a full list of NEA BIG READ Morongo Basin programs visit:

Facebook: NEA Big Read – Morongo Basin

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big Read Morongo Basin is presented by Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County.


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