YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center’s (YVArts) critically acclaimed exhibition, DESERT ICONS, will close this Sunday, October 21, with a free public celebration from 5-8pm that will feature live music, video jockeying, a cash bar, and many of the three dozen celebrated artists showing in the exhibition.
The DESERT ICONS exhibition’s closing festivities will begin with first-class live performances by Two t’Suite, a cello/piano duo featuring cellist Julianna Holmes and pianist Nelms McKelvain performing an elegant repertoire spanning Bach to Beethoven—Brahms to The Beatles—Sinatra to Sondheim—Gershwin to Gaga—and extends from early Baroque through today’s Top 40. Beginning at 3pm and playing through 6pm, the duo’s performances will preempt and launch the closing celebration.
Beginning at 5pm and performing at select times throughout the evening, patrons will also be able to experience “Vision Quest”, a new 8 minute Video Art and explorative cinemascape performed live by VJ (Video Jockey) Rossana Jeran. This unique performance-art takes the viewer on a kaleidoscopic journey of light and sound through the surreal, beautiful and often rugged terrain of Joshua Tree. The kinetic combination of experimental video imagery combined with original music by Joshua Tree based composer Christopher Taylor, pays homage to the lure, mystique and wonder of this mysterious and challenging, yet often fragile desert paradise.
The art gallery will open at 1pm and admission to the exhibition’s closing celebration is free. The new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is located at 58325 CA-62 in Yucca Valley, CA 92284. For more information on the new center, visit YVArts.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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, HiDesertCulturalCenter.org 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.