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Season Opener Show

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags: Art, 29

  • Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: 09/02/2012
  • Ending on: 09/24/2012
  • 12:00PM - 03:00PM
  • free


“Season Opener” Show: August 31 to September 23, 2012

Reception: Sunday, Sept. 2, 12 to 3 p.m.

West Gallery: Kathi Hilton (Oil Paintings)

East Gallery: Kim Mayhew (Loco Folko Art)

Pickering Room: Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild Members

The new season at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery opens Friday, August 31, 2012, featuring work by artists Kathi Hilton and Kim Mayhew. The public is invited to attend the opening reception and meet the artists on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 12 to 3 p.m., at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive at National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

In the West Gallery, the oil paintings of Kathi Hilton, a former desert resident who resides in Utah, will be accompanied by three oil landscapes by her late father, one of the Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild's founding members and famed California painter, John Hilton. Kathi Hilton’s gift of a photographic memory helps her to impart both the muted and the flamboyant moods of the mountains and deserts she loves and portrays so well. She gains great depth and realism by the use of texture to create perspective.

“The southwest is strong, enduring, soft, fragrant, fragile and beautiful, and I am striving to preserve these qualities on canvas for unborn generations,” says Hilton. Her works can be viewed in galleries throughout the southwest and are in both private and public collections, nationally and internationally. Kathi is the recipient of numerous awards and has had many one-woman shows. Her works have appeared on the covers of Desert Magazine, and she has published a Christmas card with Leanin’ Tree.

The Mexican folk art inspired mixed media 2-D and 3-D works of Kim Mayhew, resident of Yucca Valley, grace the old adobe walls of the East Gallery during September. Her show consists of "upcycle and relife discarded" pieces in her Loco Folko Art series, as well as Dia de Los Muertos influenced art.

Exposed to art by her artist mother, Mayhew is a master of transforming objects into unique works of art. She is also known for her greeting cards, drawings, and children's coloring books that focus on desert life, through the eyes of ants, all created at her aptly named Ant Farm Studio.

Also featured at the landmark gallery this month are works ranging from ceramics to watercolors by Guild members in the Pickering Room. The show runs through Sept. 23. The new season also marks a return to regular hours of the gallery and gift shop, open Wednesday through Sunday from 12-3 p.m.

Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine Palms, next to the Joshua Tree National Park headquarters. For more information, call 760-367-7819, or go to

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