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Accomplish by Toko Ousdahl      Price Image


Lights and Shadows

The Palm Desert Community Gallery will highlight artwork from Toshiko “Toko” Ousdahl and Barbara Price in its new exhibition – Lights and Shadows – on display through November 9. A public reception will honor the artists on Monday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  

Born and raised in Japan, Toko Ousdahl moved to the United States in 1980, and then to the Coachella Valley in 2008.  She is a former university professor who dedicated herself to painting once her family was grown. She describes her approach to her artwork as “enthusiastic, yet humble”.  Her work is inspired by her commitment to self-realization and is reflective of her desire to share her feelings of happiness, peace, and strength with the world.

Barbara Price discovered her talent for art later in life. At the age of 81, she began creating the artwork that will be included in Lights and Shadows.  For the past three years, she has been producing work exclusively utilizing pastels.  In her work, she is interested in portraying people who have expressive eyes that speak to the viewer.  She has exhibited her work regionally with various arts organizations.

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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Artwork on the left:   Lady and Elephant by Barbara Price

Artwork on the right:  Accomplish by Toshiko "Toko" Ousdahl