JTHAR respects the critical role artists play in our society, and it aims to foster creativity, trust, courage, diversity and acceptance by facilitating opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local community. JTHAR establishes space for inspiration to happen, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.
We wanted to share the beautiful & transformative experience of the Mojave Desert. As a painter and writer James and I wanted others to experience this magical environment for inspiration.
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If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
As part of the residency we introduce the artists to community members in the area. We also provide adventures to Joshua Tree National Park, the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum, local galleries & Palm Springs Art Museum. Friends of Joshua Tree offers our artists an opportunity to learn about climbing in the park.
The artists are offered an open studio for community to view their work from the seven week residency.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Board Members, Alma Ruiz, Katy Niner, Ruth Rieman, Barbara Schwan, Timothy & Judy Hearsum. Ed Ruscha, Grow Annenberg Foundation Community support.