Featured new works from students enrolled in the Copper Mountain Copper Fine Arts Program and Yucca Valley High School Art students. Enjoy drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works. Come and experience pure visual delight from fresh emerging talent.
ON DISPLAY through April 30, 2016
In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.
Download instructions here: ReduceExhibitInfo2016
January 7 – February 20, 2016
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers
is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and garden settings, primarily taken by Northern California plantsman and naturalist, John Whittlesey. These images vividly portray the intriguing lives of many kinds of pollinators. While many people recognize the European honeybee as an important pollinator, Keeping Company with Flowers primarily highlights native pollinators, which play a key role in the ecology of California.
Jennifer Jewel and John Whittlesey ©2012
“Convincing the Nation,” a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, draws on historical artwork, archival material and artifacts to tell the story of the United States government’s efforts to capture people’s attention during World War II, as it sought public support and a cooperative home-front willing to put the needs of the nation before their own. The exhibit opens October 1 and will be on display through December 19.
“Convincing the Nation” includes more than thirty posters from the 1940s that were used as a primary form of one-way communication before radio and television. While decorative at times, the posters were designed to grab attention and be easy to understand.
While the urgent circumstances of war required home-front citizens to adjust their daily, peace-time routines, public officials understood that inducing behavior change would not be easy. They relied on large scale publicity efforts such as the printed posters to reach the public with wartime messages.
on display June 4 – September 12
Eat Well, Play Well encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices.
¿Qué contienen los alimentos que comemos? ¿Cuán importantes son las frutas y las verduras? ¿Podemos quemar calorías haciendo actividades cotidianas? Las familias, niños y grupos escolares encontrarán las respuestas a estas preguntas y mucho más cuando exploren el mundo de la nutrición y el ejercicio a través de Come bien, juega bien, una nueva exhibición práctica y bilingüe (Español/Inglés) que indaga estrategias para vivir una vida saludable. ¡Los niños y familias podrán participar en nueve áreas interactivas que fomentan el descubrimiento de las opciones saludables que están a su alcance!
EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Art Show on display May 1 – May 30
Opening Reception May 1, 5 – 7 p.m.
Copper Mountain Community College presents its 5th annual Student Art Show, May 1st through the 31st, being held this year at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Featured new works from students enrolled in the CMC Fine Arts Program include drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works. Come and experience pure visual delight from fresh emerging talent.
Art by Toki Hernandez
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and DESERT MOODS
The museum will host an opening reception on Friday, March 6th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., offering a special opportunity for the public to preview the exhibition. Enjoy refreshments and original melodic guitar music by Mark Wheeler.This event is free to the public.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary exhibition, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” a showcase of artwork contributed by local artists made from recycled or reused materials. This exhibition is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of discarded items. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council will display artwork from their “Desert Moods” show. Both exhibitions will be on display March 5 through April 25, 2015.
Wizard by Rick Livingston