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High Desert Open Studios

Sunday, March 10
12 - 4 PM

Various locations High Desert

A self-driving tour of artists’ studios in the high desert. Featured artists are Dan John Anderson, John Flores, Ryan Schneider, Mansi Shah, and Desert X 2021 artist Kim Stringfellow.

RSVP is required to receive driving itinerary.

Born and raised in rural Eastern Washington, Dan John Anderson spent his formative years in Portland, Oregon where he studied at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Surrounded by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Dan’s first materiality interest was wood. He continues to revere the medium along with other craft-based materials which have a history rooted in collaboration, intense labor, and pragmatism. Dan and his studio are currently based in Yucca Valley, California. His work has been shown in a variety of locations including the Palm Springs Art Museum, A-Z West, NYC Design Week, MATTER NYC, The Future Perfect in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Curator’s Cube Japan.

John Flores is a contemporary ceramic artist who lives and works in Yucca Valley, California. He acquired a BFA with a focus in Ceramics at California State University Fullerton in 2019. John’s work revolves around a notion of sacredness that he associates with the natural world, an interconnectedness between all living things. Those notions embody the visual stylization of Flores’ work, with sculptures that often depict botanical forms combined with humanistic elements. Using his imagery as a foundation, John will weave in everyday life experiences, turning every sculpture into a narrative. Telling stories of shared experiences that often deal with changes and transitions in life.

Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Hall Art Foundation and the Bank of America Collection. He has been reviewed or featured in The New Yorker, Art in America, The New York Times, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, Artsy, Kunsten.dk, and The Paris Review, among other publications. After many years in New York City, Schneider now lives and works in Joshua Tree, California.

Mansi Shah is a South Asian artist/designer based in 29 Palms, CA. She graduated with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Shah creates collectible design and sculptures that are inspired by the alchemy of image-making. She has shown work at Marta (LA), A-Z West/High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), Superhouse (NY) and LA Design Week.

Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer, curator, environmentalist, and desert anthropologist based in Joshua Tree, California. For the past 20 years, her practice has focused on the human-driven transformation of some of the American West’s most arid regions through multi-year, research-based projects merging cultural geography, public practice, and experimental documentary into socially engaged transmedia experiences. A professor at San Diego State University’s School of Art+Design, Stringfellow is a 2016 Andy Warhol for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.