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The Palm Desert Community Gallery features artwork from Ron Backer in its new exhibition, Brought to Life – Historical Coachella Valley, on display April 8 to June 21. A public reception will honor the artist on Monday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Community Gallery.
The exhibition includes artwork painted in what Mr. Backer refers to as “yesterday’s happenings with today’s imagination.” The artist imagines what his subject looked like at a particular time in history and then expresses it by painting in a traditional, realistic style. Whenever possible, he visits the sites he is painting to gain inspiration.
This exhibition features the artist’s interpretations of historical events and scenes of the Coachella Valley’s illustrious past from Palm Springs to the Bradshaw Trail. In 1996 Backer was selected as Artist of the Year in the South Dakota Hall of Fame. His work is in the collections of corporations, churches, museums, and private collections from California to New York.
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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