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California Desert Arts Salon: Art, Soul, and Community

This is a past event. Stay tuned for a follow-up post to see how it went, who was there, and what they had to say about it.

Patrick Blythe


Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Coachella Valley Art Center
45140 Towne Street, Indio, CA 92201

The California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) is having their second Arts Salon event at the Coachella Valley Art Center in Indio, CA. today at 5:30 pm.

Patrick Blythe is the featured speaker of this free arts salon. This Indio-based bronze, stone, and glass sculptor will discuss his work and his life at Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio, where he has a studio and offers instruction and collaboration opportunities with other artists. Blythe will discuss his love of art, his career, inspiration, and his place within the art community.

brownian’s thoughts (pre-event)

Blythe’s work is varied and diverse in materials, technique, subject and style. His photo albums on social media are like a window into his mind with the angles and subjects of his photos having consistent motifs that mirror his sculptural styles. An avid interest cathedrals and ancient architecture is contrasted by his many angular, abstract, modern art pieces. Some, like “Harvest” which an be seen installed on El Paseo in Palm Desert, are almost Art Deco in there smooth, graceful geometry. But then there are the glass cathedral pieces like “The Grief of Love Lasts a Life” which are incredibly detailed miniature scenes. His glass obelisks like “First Light” are sharply angular from a distance but belie an undulating, organic surface structure full of random color play and imperfections at the fine detail level while remaining austere and majestic on the macro scale.

I am looking forward to what promises to be a fascinating presentation and discussion with an equally fascinating artist. As always, so much love for the California Desert Arts Council for bringing these wonderful events to the community and connecting creatives across the valley.

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The last CDAC Arts Salon event at CREATE Center for the Arts in Palm Desert was a great success with wonderful speakers and a stimulating discussion.

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first arts salon event from the desert’s new arts council

This is a past event. If you missed it or would like to review the presentations given, please check out this archival video we shot at the event.

The new California Desert Arts Council is up and running with an awesome website launch a few weeks ago and now their first Desert Arts Salon event.

Title reads: "WHAT'S YOUR SUMMER STRATEGY" subtitle: "A SALON FOR PROFESSIONALS IN THE ARTS" followed by "presented by California Desert Arts Council [logo]" time and location at bottom. Background is a photo of old, weathered wood beams forming the shape of the walls of a home on the sandy ground. A bright blue sky illuminates a desertscape background. The frame of a doorway is the only vertical manmade object.

Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7pm

CREATE Center for the ArtsCREATE Center For The Arts

73446 California 111
Palm Desert, CA, 92260 (111 at San Pablo Ave.)

What’s your summer strategy? Come listen, share, and network at the first (and free!) California Desert Arts Salon. Our topic is Summer Strategies for Creative Professionals.

Hear from arts leaders who’ll share their experiences, ideas, and advice, and then join the Q&A, group conversation and network with your colleagues in the arts. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Please RSVP on Facebook by visiting the event page and selecting ‘Going’ or e-mail: info@cadesertarts.org

Limited seating to 40 attendees.

We look forward to connecting with you!