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Memory and History through Contemporary Painting with Mara De Luca

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Center
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

5-Day, March 25-29, Monday-Friday

Skill Level: All levels


Explore fundamental aspects of painting viewed through an art historical and contemporary lens.  Slide presentations, readings and discussions inspire an investigation of value, color, paint application, mark making and atmospheric effects. Students will be sent a supplies list a before class.


Mara De Luca uses color and texture to evoke memories of a place; dusk monochromes, nighttime clouds and glowing sunsets are a direct response to the beauty of the Southern California landscape, whereas stoic colors and metallic frames glamorize the bleakness of the industrial Southland freeways. Often referencing literature and poetry, she allows her experience of these diverse elements to inform her work. De Luca is a graduate of Columbia University and CalArts, and she has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Quint Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and TOTAH, NY.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Attractions - Major, Lectures / Workshops / Meetups


Palm Desert





$450 Members, $500 Non-Members


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