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Making Art Active: The Goal of Art Palm Springs Is to Make Art an Experience—Not Something to Simply Be Viewed
Source: Coachella Valley Independent | January 29, 2019
This year’s Art Palm Springs—the large annual art show that takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center—kicks off with an Opening Night VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 14, and runs through the entirety of Presidents Day weekend
Perhaps the word “large” doesn’t do Art Palm Springs justice; the show is truly massive and has been growing every year since its inaugural year in 2012…read more
Noah Backer Talks to the Director of Art Palm Springs
Source: WhiteHot Magazine | February 2019
I spoke to Leah Steinhardt, the director of several art fairs including Art Palm Springs.
Noah Becker: So, tell me a bit about your background Leah?
Leah Steinhardt: I come from a diverse background. I really got involved with events when I was living in Las Vegas and trained in events with the company that I'm working for right now. And my previous background mostly was in marketing. I grew up in the fashion industry, so obviously a creative background, moved to gaming, but ultimately I was really raised with an appreciation for art, because my father was an art dealer…read more
Source: Galerie | February 16, 2019
The eighth iteration of Art Palm Springs kicked off in the southern city of California on February 14, coinciding with the mid-century architecture and design event Modernism Week as well as the inaugural edition of British import Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles. Greeting the throng of local visitors and international collectors at the Convention Center is a striking 9-foot fiberglass sculpture by David Černy from a series the Czech artist debuted at the Chicago Museum of Modern Art in 1994…read more
A Double Oasis of Contemporary Art and Modern Design in Palm Springs
Source: LA Weekly | February 13, 2019
The Art Palm Springs art fair, while scheduled to coincide with Modernism Week — sharing not only the Convention Center but reciprocal show tickets — is not necessarily about the classic, glossy futurism associated with the chic desert aesthetic. If anything, its roster of about 80 galleries is motivated to bring the disparate practices of artists from around the world to the curious and cultured desert denizens and the Angelenos who make the drive…read more