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“Sunrise/Sunset” Opening Reception is Friday, Sept. 7 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center

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Twentynine Palms, CA– The new Art in Public Places fall exhibition, “Sunrise/Sunset,”  opens in September at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Twentynine Palms at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. An opening reception for the show will be held at the visitor center on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


The opening reception is being sponsored by the Historic Plaza Merchants and will feature beverages, light hors d’oeuvres, and harp music performed by Patti Hood. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists and view the array of art, which will be on display at the visitor center from Sept. 1 until Oct. 31.


“Sunrise/Sunset” is a group exhibition designed to celebrate the iconic sunrises and sunsets of our Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree National Park in a variety of mediums, from oil or acrylic paintings to watercolor, collage, photography, mixed media, ceramics, fabric art and other three-dimensional work.


The gallery is located inside the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue downtown Twentynine Palms, (760) 367-6719, and is open 9-5 Monday through Friday and 10-4 Saturday and Sunday.


Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms. For more information, call Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562.


Note: Artists interested in submitting a piece of original art for possible inclusion in this group exhibition can bring it to the visitor center on Friday, August 31, between 9 and 11 a.m. There is no entry charge, pieces may be offered for sale, and all work must be suitable for viewing by the general public and ready to hang or mount.

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Vickie Waite

Vickie is currently serving as the Public Information Officer for the City of Twentynine Palms. Ms. Waite is a long time resident of the Morongo Basin and Founding Publisher of the Sun Runner Magazine. Along with her late husband Terry Waite, Vickie was instrumental in acquiring much of the Public Art you see about town. While we do not always see eye to eye, I value her as a close friend and confidant.

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