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Summer Heat
an art opening


Summer heat is on the wall at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce in downtown Twentynine Palms in the form of a new Art in Public Places exhibition on display over the next three months.

An opening reception for the appropriately themed summer art show: “It’s Gonna Be a Scorcher!”--Impressions of Summer Heat, will be held in air-conditioned comfort at the Visitor Center & Gallery on Friday, July 5, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and listen to the cool music of The Luminators, featuring Mark Ross on mandolin and Paul Gerkin on guitar.

Nearly 20 works are featured in the show, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, photography, and metal art, produced by a variety of artists from throughout the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. The show will remain on display through Sept. 27.

The Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce building is located at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue, downtown Twentynine Palms. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For directions or more information, phone the visitor center at (760) 367-6197.

Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms,