Agnes Pelton House Museum Day
February 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$15
Tickets can be purchased online at www.agnespeltonsociety.com
Within a five block radius walking area , the centerpiece of the event is Chuperosa Lane and the Pelton House, that the posthumously celebrated Transcendental American painter, Agnes Pelton designed and had built in 1939. The Pelton House is located in the heart of the fabled neighborhood, the Historic Cathedral City Cove artists’ colony of the 30’s through the 60’s. This is where she painted for over twenty years– her notable desert landscape “plein air” works and her abstract master works, her Transcendental paintings that established her reputation at the mid-century in the art world. Throughout the 30’s-50’s, the vibrant artists colony was visited by world renown writers, painters, and musicians, who came to visit, teach, and settle. The Home Tour is to bring attention to the rich, lost history of the CC Cove.
The Block Party will include entrance to the Pelton Sculpture and Meditation gardens, performances of live classical and Mexican Folklorico music, dance, and Spoken Word. Highlights of the event include the showcasing of the Mural Path on Chuperosa Lane of murals by local painters commissioned by the APS, several mosaic murals by Peter Palladino, owner of the Pelton House, and the new Frida Kahlo mosaic by Marni Navarro.
The Pelton House is soon to be designated as a historic site by National Registry of Places of Interest and a retrospective of Pelton’s Transcendental paintings will tour in the Spring of 2019 that will begin at the Palm Springs Museum of Art and includes an exhibition at The Whitney Museum of Art.
The Agnes Pelton Society is a 501c3 arts non-profit and selected as Non-Profit of the Year. Their mission is to support the legacy of Pelton by offering free art classes for children, supporting and commissioning local artists, and offering scholarships to deserving arts graduates from Cathedral City High School.