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Swinnerton Stash, Eric Merrell, Hwy 62 Art Tours, Mary Weatherford on Agnes Pelton and More

Swinnerton Stash, Eric Merrell, Hwy 62 Art Tours, Mary Weatherford on Agnes Pelton and More

When Alan and Lois Stoneman built a home at Thunderbird Country Club in 1960, they asked Jimmy Swinnerton to paint them a smoke tree (a favorite of Alan’s.) Swinny borrowed the throw pillows from the couple’s sofa to make the painting match the decor. Over the years the Stonemans acquired more work by their friend, Swinnerton. Now their son, Alan Stoneman, is looking for a home for all seven of his parents’ sketches and paintings, including a prized scene of Monument Valley. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an entire Swinnerton collection that comes with a direct personal link to the…

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Hwy 62 Tours: Dirt-Road Art Adventure in October

2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Hwy 62 Art Tours in Morongo Valley. On the weekends of October 21-23 and 28-30 you can visit the homes and studios of 100 of the desert’s most adventurous artists in all mediums. The  free, self-guided tour ranges from the wetlands of Morongo to the wildlands of Wonder Valley. Artists have been reinhabiting the old jackrabbit homesteads in the high desert for years now, creating a culture and society that bears little resemblance to the scene in Palm Springs or LA. Many communities—Asheville, NC, Bainbridge Island—sponsor artists’ studio tours, but only in Joshua…

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