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Desert Lady Diaries

Oct 30, 2018

The first time T. came to the Mojave was for a performance boot camp and now T. combines their love of performance with education, producing artistic, informative events like 'Queer Salon, Joshua Tree', which is a combination potluck, art salon and discussion event for LGBTQIAA+ folks in the Mojave.
Known to some...

Oct 22, 2018

 Originally from Buffalo, NY, Denise made her first trip to the desert in 1979, driving her Chevy Nova from Camp Lejune, in North Carolina, where her husband had previously been stationed. Denise arrived to 29Palms in the middle of the night and was pretty surprised by what she saw the next morning.
Denise describes...

Oct 16, 2018

30 years after her first visit to the desert as an assistant on a photo shoot in the mid-80’s, Rynda was out to dinner with a friend at Pappy & Harriet's, winding up a two week stay, when she jokingly asked if he ever needed a house-sitter. He happened to be going out of town in three days and offered his place to...

Oct 8, 2018

Vanesa Zendejas has been making art for as long as she can remember - even tagging along with her dad to the art classes he was taking in Chicago, where Vanesa was born and raised. In this episode, she describes her process for creating her abstract works. The majority of Vanessa's work has been in paint, but with the...

Oct 2, 2018

Raised in Indiana, Myskin's first experience with desert was on family vacations. "A famous family story is: as a child, I would run to the top of the tallest rock I could and scream, 'I'm in heaven!'  I think I really appreciated the desert from a young age". And many years later, finds herself living in the desert.