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People of the Mojave
a photography exhibit

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags: Art, Photography, Baker, Kelso, Desert


New desert photography exhibition opens at Kelso Depot Visitor Center

Mojave National Preserve invites desert travelers to experience the

photography of Artist-in-Residence Ken Schoening in the Desert Light

Gallery at the Kelso Depot Visitor Center. Schoening’s exhibit, People

of the Mojave, will be showing from October 6, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

The Kelso Depot Visitor Center is on Kelbaker Road, 34 miles south of

Interstate 15 at Baker. It is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

telephone (760) 252-6108.

In developing this project, Schoening observed that most people driving

by or through Mojave National Preserve have only a passing interest in

the desert landscape. And then there are the People of the Mojave. In

this exhibit, Schoening explores the lives of four very different people

who make their homes within the boundaries of Mojave National Preserve.

Through photography, Schoening reveals that these people and the land

reflect each other in ways that may surprise and even inspire.

Ken Schoening is an avid amateur photographer living in Southern

California. Landscape and portrait photography are his specialties.

These particular interests have been combined in his Artist-in-Residence

project, People of the Mojave. Through his photographic images,

Schoening provides the viewer with a unique and intriguing experience,

perhaps inspiring them to pursue their own artistic capacities and