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Special Events

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Desertscapes - Andrew Dickson

Valley of the Ancient Lake:
Works Inspired by the Salton Sea

Showed Spring, 2011

The museum would like to thank everyone who helped make Desertscapes a success!


Featuring artists Bill Leigh Brewer, Cristopher Cichocki, Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan, Mary-Austin Klein, Christopher Landis, Deborah Martin Eric Merrell, Joan Myers and Kim Stringfellow

Desertscapes Events at the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club:

Kim Stringfellow: Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905-2005

Sunday April 3, 2011
Kim Stringfellow will read from her book, Greetings from the Salton Sea: Folly and Intervention in the Southern California Landscape, 1905-2005. She will also present a slide show of the images from the book.

Tony Soares: Paddle and Anvil Pottery

Friday April 22, 2011
Paddle and Anvil Pottery Demonstration with Tony Soares

Tony Soares will give a demonstration in Paddle and Anvil Pottery, a style that was made along the shores of the Salton Sea for a 1000 years.

Eric Merrell, Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan: The Artist's Eye: Landscape Painting in the Desert

Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Artist's Eye: Landscape Painting in the Desert

In conjunction with the exhibition "Valley of the Ancient Lake: Works Inspired by the Salton Sea" participating artists Andrew Dickson, Joe Forkan and Eric Merrell will present a talk on their work including their approaches to painting, on-location sketches and materials used to work outdoors.

 

Visit the Desertscapes website for more information.

 

 

Great Autos of Yesteryear - Salton Sea History Museum

The classic car club Great Autos of Yesteryear held their car show at the Museum on Oct. 31, 2010. We had a great time with them and enjoyed all the wonderful classic cars that were here!

 

Salton Sea Boat Races

Boat races are back in 2011!! Stay tuned for more information

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