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"Portraits of the Desert" photo exhibition at the Palm Desert Community Gallery
Reception for the artists 10th December 5-7.30pm!


The Palm Desert Community Gallery features artwork from Dennis Johnson, George Kenton, and Christina Lange, in its new exhibition, Portraits of the Desert, from December 6 to February 7. There will be a public reception to honor the artists on Monday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dennis Johnson will be exhibiting solar plate prints and mixed media art inspired by desert surroundings and neighboring Joshua Tree National Park.

George Kenton’s artwork also focuses on Joshua Tree National Park. He is a multidimensional artist whose series of photographs start with his taking an original image and duplicating and flipping it to create a mirror.

Christina Lange creates portraits of visitors and others who live and work at the Salton Sea and interviews here subjects about their hopes and fears for the Sea's future.

She has also published a book with all the photographs and the full interviews entitled "Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea". In the spring of 2011, she concluded a portrait project photographing residents, visitors, workers, scientists, park rangers and environmentalists who work and/or live at the Salton Sea and interviewed them on their personal backgrounds and stories and on their hopes for the future of the Salton Sea and their fears. They share their stories and knowledge and give the reader an idea of the cultural, historical, environmental and natural aspects of this area.

The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in City Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 664 or visit

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