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DVAC Hemet brochure imageDavid McChesney | Newest DVAC Exhibit

Famed Photographer David McChesney to exhibit at the Diamond Valley Arts Center, located at 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet Ca 92543. The Show entitled “Wild Desert” presents striking images of desert life. A “Meet The Artist” Reception will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00pm. The reception will be your opportunity to ask questions and hear David’s story first hand. RSVP ONLINE at the DVAC website (www.thedvac.org) or through PurplePass (www.purplepass.com)

The celebrated nature/ wildlife photographer and author is a former advanced photo instructor for the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. His work has been published around the globe and is seen in national parklands and wildlife refuges, in museums, at the National Park Gallery at the Interior Dept. in Washington D.C. and the Capitol Building in Sacramento. David's images have been used to protect and preserve wildlife corridors and many wildlife species such as Desert Tortoise, Bobcat, Bighorn Sheep, Whooping Cranes of Texas and the wild horses of Arizona's Salt River.

Honored as the Morongo Basin Cultural Contributor of the Year by the Basin Wide Foundation {2015), he produces the largest line of American Birdlife cards in the country and has photographed 55 of 59 American national parks. His images were marketed by Getty Images, Planet Earth Pictures and Colorific before moving to Joshua Tree in 2001 to self-market his imagery.

The author of Muir Roots: At One with the Wild and The Mojave Desert: Miles of Wonder, Mcchesney is also a national harmonica champion. He includes music in all his presentations and performs as 'Hurricane' David as he travels the country.

"I love where I live and love what I do," he says. "It is a blessing to be able to share my art forms with others while enjoying so much of the country's beauty and natural treasures."

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LRPicARTX3 DVAC Exhibit

The Diamond Valley Arts Council is proud to present our newest exhibit. Art X 3. Three very talented artists present an exhibit of mixed media. Roger of Laguna Beach, Porcelain Painters of Sierra Dawn and Mrs. Lois Stipp show incredible original art in this exciting and eye catching show. A reception will be held Saturday, January 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm accompanied by a meet and greet with the artists.
Roger of Laguna Beach presents "pin-ups" in colored pencil. If you enjoy traditional WWII pin-up art, this exhibit by Roger is a fresh reinterpretation of this genera'.  Each piece is an original and expertly rendered.  He is a master of his technique.  Created in colored pencil, these images are offered in framed and unframed format.
The Porcelain Painters of Sierra Dawn are devoted to creating works of fine art on porcelain objects and tiles.  This group which formed over twenty years ago has created a variety of high quality images for this show.  Well worth the visit to see these expertly created pieces of fine porcelain art. The group meets two days each week to work on projects, guided by highly qualified instructors. New members are always encouraged to join, not only Sierra Dawn residents, but, from the greater community at large.
The third contributor to the Art x 3 show is Lois Stipp.  Lois is a local artist, instructor and gallery owner.  She additionally is the President of the Diamond Valley Arts Council, showing her works in a show for the first time in our gallery. Her varied original work showcase a wide range of styles and her versatility.
Come enjoy the exhibit or visit The Diamond Valley Arts Center located at 123 N. Harvard St. in the Historic Downtown Harvard District of Hemet for any one of the live entertainment evenings.

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receptionThrough my eyes..... the way I see the world . That tiny flower by the side of the road, the expression in someone's face, the colors of the sky during a sunset, the abstract shapes and digital fractals. See some unusual and one of a kind 3D Photo Art. The Exhibit will be up September 1st though mid October.

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