Palm Desert Community Gallery
Mandalas and Fragments
The Palm Desert Community Gallery features artwork from Paul J. Hamel and Randall Weidner in its new exhibition, Mandalas and Fragments, on display January 28 – April 8. The public is invited to a reception to honor the artists on Monday, February 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Taking a modern twist on traditional mandalas, Paul Hamel’s artwork tells stories that symbolize life’s paths and journeys. He moved to Palm Springs after retiring from a career as a principal with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Now, a part-time English-as-Second-Language instructor at College of the Desert, Hamel employs his knowledge of graphic design and computer software to create his works.
Randall Weidner began his career as a registered architect and, after many years of practice, returned to his first love – creating art fulltime. He fully envisions what a completed painting will look like prior to the first brushstroke.
The Palm Springs resident attributes this approach to his career, where he had to finalize blueprints prior to breaking ground for construction.
The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in Palm Desert City Hall, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 664 or visit www.palmdesertart.org.
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