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Exploring “the detained life” through art Prisons are often tucked away in rural communities and we rarely come in contact with them unless we or our families are directly affected by or involved in the criminal justice sys...


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Peace in Painting

Local artist Raul Pizarro enthralls and enlightens Raul Pizarro was born looking at life with a different perspective than most. It is not that he grew up in an area of Pomona with relaxed police presence and high crime. It&hel...


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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Immortalizing Riverside’s Imprints of “The Golden Dream” The golden dream has always existed within the desirous minds of Americans. It’s stated on the Statue of Liberty herself, “Give me your tired, your poor, your h...



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Monster Entertainment

The patriotic and plus-sized way to celebrate the 4th When monster trucks roar out onto the track today at Fairplex in Pomona, for a celebration called Kaboom!, fans will be treated to an event as American as baseball and apple...


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Artist Unbound

The Pilgrim Soul of Dee Marcellus Cole William Butler Yeats wrote of the “pilgrim soul” in his poem “When You are Old,” a lament to a young woman who is loved by many for her beauty and charm but whom the…


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A Shining Testament

Palm Springs’ new sculptural addition brings bright light and attention to the art museum If a giant shiny rock crashes to earth in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum, does it make a difference to the art world? Without&hel...



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Seeing Double

The inspired art of film cult phenomena Vintage films are known to have an intrinsic cult following. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the matte simplicity that’s fading in our digital society, or it could be the growing...


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Skin Deep

The Fine Art of Tattoos The relationship between the tattoo and fine art world has always been a tumultuous one. The art of tattooing is one surrounded in stigma, history, controversy and, more recently, big business. In this d...


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The Straight Path

A local literary legend There’s a rich tradition of celebrated authors who have dedicated themselves to capturing the essence of California’s cities in writing. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco, for example, could go head...



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Razing the Bar?

Art galleries 1; booze joints 0 Over the last few years there’s been a philosophical tug o’war in the Pomona Arts Colony, with gallery owners who prefer upscale, art-buying clientele pitted against commercial interests who ...


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Frieze-ing Up

A-Z Aggregated Stack #12, by Andrea Zittel. Photo Courtesy of Regen Projects The work of Andrea Zittel and her artistic experiments with living visit NYC The artwork of Inland Empire artist Andrea Zittel made its way to New Yo...


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What Can Brown Do For You?

Comedian Paul Rodriguez reminds us that Mexicans–even in these changing times–are still in the mix Making jokes about a commanding officer in the military is an easy way to get your ass shipped off to someplace free...



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The Fine Line

Pushing gender equality to the edge Feminist activism had its main attention-grabbing hay day back in the 1960s and ‘70s. Nowadays, those feminists have grown up, and think younger generations of women today have gone backwar...


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Strength in Numbers

MFAs show off their skills and come together at dA The challenges of putting together a cohesive group exhibition—especially one featuring MFA students from three different programs—are expected to be seen when viewing the ...


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Looking a Little Closer

Exploring the IE through an amorous lens Discarded car lots, abandoned gas stations, the sprawling expanse of tract homes, and dried-up river beds…Welcome to the Inland Empire, an oasis for those willing to look just a li...



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Relational Aesthetics and Desert Kinetics

Coachella is keeping up with the art world For years, everyone in contemporary creative culture has been debating whether “art is dead.”  That question may never be answered properly, but in response to the clear concern, ...


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The Man and The Myth

The Legend of Rauschenberg Graces Palm Springs If you know anything about art, you know the name Robert Rauschenberg. Whether you know his “combines,” his famous footage in the iconic film Painters Painting perched atop a l...


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In the Womb of a California Treasure

RAM Displays Astounding Feminine History Inspired by an astounding collection of works by female artists, and motivated to supply the community with an in-depth female-based perspective of the Riverside Art Museum’s permanent...



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Celestial Gesture

 Trevor Paglen’s “The Last Pictures” Project New-York-based artist and writer Trevor Paglen creates compelling conceptual work entrenched in the scientific and the political. It doesn’t answer questions—it ex...


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Long Night’s Journey into Day

Several works in RCC’s “Take Me to the River” guide you there Rock and Soul Bishop Al Green made the phrase famous when, in 1974, he penned his legendary sexual/religious anthem to being in love with an underage girl (a&h...


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Through Her Eyes

A brief insight into local artist Naida Osline’s creative mind Confronted with the photography of Naida Osline, one may find themselves startled by the immediate intensity and mutually striking beauty surrounding her imagery....



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Unnatural Acts!

Scripps Ceramic Annual goes organically inorganic For some reason, every year I walk in to review the Scripps annual ceramic show—and that is every year—I’m once again shocked that it’s not filled with boring old tablew...


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Take a Seat at Modernism Week

Sitting Pretty in Palm Springs Since mankind has stood upright, we have been searching for a way to comfortably sit back down. Dating back to the Neolithic era of civilization, there have been simple chair-like usable sculpture...


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Worlds Colliding

Art and Activism at Pomona College On practically any given commute, the odds are high someone will spot a sticker of Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster plastered onto a car. Equally high are the odds someone will have a reaction:...



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Keeping Her Composure

Pitzer College showcases the power of spectacular feminist art with “Martha Wilson” Walking up to the Pitzer College Art Gallery, my senses tightened up with excitement. As I am momentarily blinded by the clean white space ...


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Mystery Machine

The truth is out there . . . and Matt Lamy’s Dead Strange tries to figure out where exactly Your entire life, it seems, runs on a need-to-know basis. Unfortunately, you’re always the last who needs to know. Something exciti...


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Ladies Choice

Print by Cynthia Garcia, photo by Megan Flanders Gender politics and the pursuit of paper underscore [PAPERSLUTS] printmaking show at CSUSB Art is adaptable. It can say anything. The medium and the message come together to ach...



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Dancing Its Way Into Our Hearts

Photo Joe Lampie Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company finds love in Palm Springs Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company will be gracing the Inland Empire with impactful and therapeutic dance programming and performance this week. Nickerson-Ro...