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‘Three Women/Three Stories’ Exhibit Depicts Artists Stories of Inspiration
(Joshua Tree, CA) – The Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) is excited to premiere “Three Women/Three Stories” on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Depicting the work of three accomplished artists, Barbara Drucker, Barbara Spiller and Tobi Taboada, the exhibit is a perfect amalgamation of their dynamic careers and the beauty of Joshua Tree. The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 9 – Feb. 6, 2016.
The renowned independent artists have traveled the world exhibiting their work at venues in places such as Austria, Greece, New York and Los Angeles. Although they have different paths, the desert inspired the artists, and their work and stories reflects that inspiration.
“This is the first time we have had a group of artists collectively put their body of work together to showcase their artistic intent and process,” said Frederick Fulmer, Director and Founder of the JTAG. “Each artist is spectacular, and this is a rare opportunity for the community.”
In the past few years, a large migration of artists have moved to Joshua Tree, drawn not only to the desert, but also to the affordable studios, ample space and large supportive community.
“Three Women/Three Stories” features:
• Barbara Drucker’s creative practice includes painting, mixed media installations, documentary video, photography and artists’ books. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Mazzocchi Gallery in Parma, Italy, and the 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica. Drucker is the Associate Dean of Community Engagement + Arts Education and Professor of Art in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
• Barbara Spiller’s artistic practice includes printmaking, painting and embossed metal constructions. Her work is represented in private collections in New York, Connecticut and California, and she has been placed in meditation rooms and chapels in hospitals. Spiller was a Master teacher in NY state summer school for the arts; taught at NYU; was a Master Teacher in the Lincoln Center Institute Esthetic Education program.
• Tobi Taboada is a paper and encaustic artist living in the High Desert of Southern California. Since 1998, she has worked with paper as an art medium, touring with paper historians and artists throughout Asia. Her work explores the use of encaustic was medium and the use of handmade paper. She is interested in experiencing the moment-to-moment effect of art mediums in the creative process. Taboada is a member of the Artist’s Council of the Palm Springs Museum of Art, and in 2011 was awarded Best in Show at the Artists’ Council Exhibition of the Palm Springs Museum of Art.
Founded in 2009 by accomplished painter Frederick Fulmer, Joshua Tree Art Gallery is a Co-operative Fine Art Gallery featuring the best of Painting, Sculpture and Photography in the Hi-Desert. It is a Member Supported/Cooperative Fine Art Gallery comprised of Painters, Photographers and Sculptors. Members are involved in every facet of the Gallery. Member Artists staff the Gallery on weekends.