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 Jim Beucler - Flares over RibusGary Rosenblum - Wisconsin Lake Sunset 1960Juan Manuel-Alonso - Mimi    


The Palm Desert Community Gallery will highlight artwork from Juan Manuel Alonso, Jim Beucler, and Gary Rosenblum in its new exhibition, “Alonso – Beucler – Rosenblum,” on display November 30, 2017, through February 2, 2018.  The City will host a public reception to honor the artists on Monday, December 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Juan Manuel Alonso’s paintings are inspired by the colors and culture of his Cuban homeland, Afro-Cuban heritage, Yoruban mysticism, and the images of Josephine Baker by Paul Colin.

Jim Beucler became interested in photography while serving on a submarine in the 1960s. He attended Orange Coast College and was taught and influenced by world-renowned photographers John Upton and Arthur Taussig. After a hiatus, Beucler’s interest in the art form reemerged with the advent of digital photography. He is currently working on a book of his work.

Gary Rosenblum uses antique Kodachrome travel slides as source material for what he calls pointillist photography. Using special lenses and lighting, he magnifies and highlights the antique Kodachrome film grain, photographs it with precise accuracy, and prints the new image on aluminum. 

The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in Palm Desert City Hall, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 664 or visit

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Flares Over Ribus by Jim Beucler, Wisconsin Lake 1960 by Gary Rosenblum, Mimi by Juan-Manuel Alonso