Posts Tagged ‘ Highway 62 Art Tours ’

David Greene: Mojave Noir

Moving from Ohio to the alien landscape of Wonder Valley, David Greene encountered many wonders—not the least being the desert night. Greene had been working in a toilet factory in Ohio (hand-painting ceramic bath ware), and had never traveled east of St. Louis until friends moved to 29 Palms. He and his artist wife, Lorelei, decided to follow, settling in the hipster outpost east of Joshua Tree in 2005. Back in the Ohio metro area, the night did not entice. There, street lighting obliterated the starlight and moonlight. But in his new home, Greene would walk out after dark and…

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Gorge on Desert Art at the Highway 62 Open Studio Tours

Gorge on Desert Art at the Highway 62 Open Studio Tours

The big event of the 2010 desert art season is the Morongo Valley open studio tours coming up on the weekends of October 23 and 24 and October 30 and 31. More than 100 artists are included in the swath of land all the way from Morongo to Wonder Valley. Given the vast distances, the free, self-guided tour turns out to be mostly an exercise in crossing big spaces, punctuated by a few memorable drop-ins at select studios. It’s impossible to visit more than a few. So download a map or pick one up ahead of time at many locations…

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