In The Works, Strange Comfort

Conchi Sanford will be curating Strange Comfort on behalf of LGT! at the DA Center for the Arts in Pomona.  The show will open January 11th 2014.  Conchi will have a sculpture or two in the show, and installations by Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Betsy Lohrer Hall, and Chuck Feesago, possibly with a few other artists as well.  (In fact, I think most definately more artists.)

As LGT! starts to put together the show, we went over to the DA on a good ol’ fashioned field trip.  We got lots of pictures for reference in the studio for the participating artists, and bonus: sneak preview of the new show going up for the month of December.  The show is GUIDES, a group show featuring current work from Mt. SAC art faculty.  (Mount San Antonio College for those of you long distance readers.)

In The Works

Coachella Valley Art Center gallery space

So I met up with fellow LGT!er Mike McLain in Indio yesterday to scope out Coachella Valley Art Center for a show in February.  The space is big, with lots of little areas that could be utilized for video work, installation, and even performance.  I was introduced to William Schinsky, “Bill” as he is known, who is the executive director of the the center.  Mike will be curating this show on behalf of LGT!  In fact, It is Mike who had the idea of doing the show, as he has his studio there in the art center.  The show will be a survey of emerging artists from Los Angeles, but we plan on having some events: panels, workshops, and open studios to create a dialog with the local artists of Palm Springs/Indio and the artists brought in from LA.  February is when the Palm Springs Art Fair happens, as well as Modernism week.  If you are traveling to the desert for either event, we hope you take a minute and stop by the art center too.  For more about the Coachella Valley Art Center check out their website: