Defining Identity through Public Art
The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission presents and panel discussion with Cathedral City artists Gerry High (muralist), Jennifer Johnson (mosaicist) and Michael Paul Thiry (sculptor) on the topic of “Defining Indentity through Public Art: An Artist Panel Discussion.” The event is free and open to the public and will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Cathedral City Library Community Room from 2PM – 3:30PM. The three artists will discuss the impact of their art within the community. Gerry High’s mural “The Old Firehouse” on Cathedral Canyon Drive near Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Jennifer Johnson’s “Fountain of Life” in Cathedral City Town Square, and Michael Paul Thiry’s sculpture “Mountain Cathedrals” on Date Palm Drive just south of Vista Chino are all part of the Cathedral City Public Arts Collection. The discussion will be moderated by former Public Arts Manager of Palm Desert, Richard Twedt and will be a lively discussion on how public art in Cathedral City reflects a sense of place, interacts with its audiences, and unifies the community. This is the first of three free speaker events in the Public Arts Commission “A Spring Speaker Series.” Upcoming are: “Through the Photographer’s Lens: Nature and Desertscapes of the Coachella Valley” with guest photographers Susan Evans and Tom Brewster on Saturday, March 24, 2011, from 2PM – 3:30PM in the Cathedral City Public Library Community Room, and “Agnes Pelton, Cathedral City Artist: California’s Georgia O’Keeffee” with guest Speaker Michael Zakian, Director of the Frederick Weisman Art Museum at Pepperdine University on Saturday April 21, 2011 in the Cathedral City Council Chambers from 2PM – 3:30pm For more information call 760-770-0396.
Cathedral City Librarby Community Room
33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234