Medical and Cultural Centers present “The Art In Healing Galleries” and Public Reception

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JOSHUA TREE, CA – Hi-Desert Medical Center and Hi-Desert Cultural Center will host an opening reception for the Medical Center’s newest art exhibits that feature photography, sculpture, and paintings from area artists in their rotating galleries located on the hospital campus.  The public reception will be held this Friday, May 12th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the main hospital lobby and will feature works by esteemed local artists Jeni Bate, Sharon Matheson, Charlie Schwartz, Nichole Vikdal, and Darlene Morris.  Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet our new Executive Curator and celebrated artist, Raini Armstrong, and join us in thanking Darlene Morris for her exceptional 3 years of leadership in heading theARTISTS division of the Cultural Center, where she is excited to continue to volunteer.  This show will include galleries in the Emergency Department, Nurses Station, Main Lobby, and the newly expanded gallery wall display in the Desert Breeze Café.  These art galleries not only provide comfort and peace to the patients and staff of Hi-Desert Medical Center, but also benefit the community as we celebrate local art!  The community is invited to attend the free reception, tour the new galleries, and meet the featured artists along with representatives from the Medical Center and Cultural Center.  Light refreshments will be served.

In the spirit of community partnering, the hospital galleries are curated by theARTISTS of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  All artwork is available for sale and portions of all proceeds go to provide local student scholarships through the VolunTeen program at Hi-Desert Medical Center as well as benefit the educational youth scholarship programs at Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  All art and sculpture is available for purchase online at


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!