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Ginger Renner: Mother-Muse of Desert Painters

Ginger Renner: Mother-Muse of Desert Painters

For R. Brownell McGrew’s first ever one-man show in 1967, Ginger Renner packed nearly 1000 guests into her Desert Southwest Art Gallery in Palm Desert. The crowd spilled onto the then-deserted Highway 111, high on art and the owner’s infamous Fish House Punch. “You mix a goodly amount of fresh squeezed lime juice, Chablis, syrup and a pint of cheap brandy,” Renner explained. “You let that mellow and pour it quart for quart with champagne. It sure sold a lot of artwork.” Renner, who died on March 27, 2011 at age 89, was a PTA mom from Riverside who transformed…

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