Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park

Sound gives life to our environment and heightens our experience of place. Sound artists Sabine Feisst and Garth Paine offer these soundwalks and instruction in sonic meditation to draw our attention to nature’s pristine voices and their relationship to the environment.

Sound walks will be offered on a rotating schedule so drop-in at any point and meet at the Intersection Rock parking area.


Location: Meet at Intersection Rock parking area


Please bring: Notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phones, tablets and laptops with sounds recorded in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Capitalizing on the power and beauty of sounds in the park, sound artists Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst will teach both listening skills and field recording techniques during this immersive two-hour workshop, including creative activities such as sonic meditations and sound mapping.


Location: Meet at Barker Dam parking area 


Please bring: Notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phones, tablets and laptops with sounds recorded in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Community Celebration

Join us a for our last tea of the season; bring your mug and some art to discuss together!

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Emily Silver

This Sunday, Emily Silver of Curate Joshua Tree will discuss her curatorial perspective and share her own inspirations as a sculptor. 

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: Climbing Stories - until now
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Program: Climbing Stories - until now

Join Kristy Campbell and other special guests for photos and stories about climbing, past and present. These programs give you a glimpse into the rich early history of climbing - through gear, guidebooks, photos, and other ephemera. Kristy will also share ways she continues to preserve and document each decade of the evolving story of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.


This program meets at the Intersection Rock Parking Area. 

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Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting

Jennifer Kane, a plein-air conservation artist, welcomes you to a sensory-based art walk. Come explore, observe, listen, and share in this creative experience of the park. Participants will use drawing and writing to record what they see, hear, and feel. With Jennifer’s expert guidance, these notes and sketches will be shared and combined to create an artwork based on participants’ collective experience.


Meet at Cap Rock parking area.


Please Bring: A notebook and pen/pencil. Sun hat. Water.

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Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Chris Clarke

Come and meet writer, journalist and desert advocate Chris Clarke. 

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Jennifer Ruggiero

Join Jennifer for a hands-on experience of the earth.  We will be talking about clay as a medium and forming pinch pots together on site. 

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"

Come explore creative ways of expressing and capturing your relationship with Joshua Tree National Park through photography with Heather Sprague!

This program explores the difference between a “selfie” and a self-portrait. Most “selfies” are merely documentation of people in place. Similarly, a self-portrait begins as documentation, however when created as a series, through different lenses, such portraits can ultimately capture an inner journey through a place. 

The images themselves will reveal something unexpected.


Meet at Intersection Rock parking area.


Please bring: A camera: digital, phone, or film. A notebook, pen/pencil. Sun hat, sunscreen, water.

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Shawn Skabelund (BOXO Artist-in-Residence)

March 25: Shawn Skabelund (BOXOprojects AIR) will be exploring his creative process and its relationship to the past and current work he is doing in National Parks & Monuments.

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: Climbing Stories - the 70's in Hidden Valley
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Program: Climbing Stories - the 70's in Hidden Valley

Join Kristy Campbell, Kevin Powell, and other special guests for photos and stories about climbing around Hidden Valley Campground in the 1970s. These programs give you a glimpse into the rich early history of climbing - through gear, guidebooks, photos, and other ephemera. Kristy will also share ways she continues to preserve and document each decade of the evolving story of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.


This program meets at the Intersection Rock Parking Area. 

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Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea: Miltree

Join the Miltree-team for a lively conversation of past and upcoming collaborative projects in the high-desert.

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Mar
11
8:00 AM08:00

Artists' Tea: Kate McCabe

This Sunday join Kate for a discussion about historic, local female homesteader writers. Afterwards, we'll each create a page to be turned into a zine about our morning.

Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply. Event starts at 9am.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"

Come explore creative ways of expressing and capturing your relationship with Joshua Tree National Park through photography with Heather Sprague!

This program explores the difference between a “selfie” and a self-portrait. Most “selfies” are merely documentation of people in place. Similarly, a self-portrait begins as documentation, however when created as a series, through different lenses, such portraits can ultimately capture an inner journey through a place. 

The images themselves will reveal something unexpected.


Meet at Intersection Rock parking area.


Please bring: A camera: digital, phone, or film. A notebook, pen/pencil. Sun hat, sunscreen, water.

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Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"

Come explore creative ways of expressing and capturing your relationship with Joshua Tree National Park through photography with Heather Sprague!

This program explores the difference between a “selfie” and a self-portrait. Most “selfies” are merely documentation of people in place. Similarly, a self-portrait begins as documentation, however when created as a series, through different lenses, such portraits can ultimately capture an inner journey through a place. 

The images themselves will reveal something unexpected.


Meet at Intersection Rock parking area.


Please bring: A camera: digital, phone, or film. A notebook, pen/pencil. Sun hat, sunscreen, water.

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Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park
Feb
18
7:00 AM07:00

Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Capitalizing on the power and beauty of sounds in the park, sound artists Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst offer 2-hour workshops that teach both listening skills and field recording techniques. These workshops include creative activities such as sonic meditations and sound mapping. 


Exact location TBD.


Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phone with recording function or other portable recorder and headphones. Some recorders and headphones will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Capitalizing on the power and beauty of sounds in the park, sound artists Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst offer 2-hour workshops that teach both listening skills and field recording techniques. These workshops include creative activities such as sonic meditations and sound mapping. 


Exact location TBD.


Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phone with recording function or other portable recorder and headphones. Some recorders and headphones will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting
Jan
17
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting

Jennifer Kane, a plein-air conservation artist, welcomes you to a sensory-based art walk. Come explore, observe, listen, and share in this creative experience of the park. Participants will use drawing and writing to record what they see, hear, and feel. With Jennifer’s expert guidance, these notes and sketches will be shared and combined to create an artwork based on participants’ collective experience.


Meet at Cap Rock Parking Area.


Please Bring: A notebook and pen/pencil. Sun hat. Water.

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Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park
Dec
17
7:00 AM07:00

Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Capitalizing on the power and beauty of sounds in the park, sound artists Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst offer 2-hour workshops that teach both listening skills and field recording techniques. These workshops include creative activities such as sonic meditations and sound mapping. 


Meet at Cap Rock parking area.


Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phone with recording function or other portable recorder and headphones. Some recorders and headphones will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Program: Recording Sounds in Joshua Tree National Park

Capitalizing on the power and beauty of sounds in the park, sound artists Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst offer 2-hour workshops that teach both listening skills and field recording techniques. These workshops include creative activities such as sonic meditations and sound mapping. 


Meet at Barker Dam Parking Area


Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil and if available, smart phone with recording function or other portable recorder and headphones. Some recorders and headphones will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Artist Program: Climbing Stories
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Program: Climbing Stories

Join Kristy Campbell and special guests for an exploration of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park, past and present. From some of the notable first ascents in Hidden Valley Campground to the contemporary climbing experience in the park, these programs will immerse you in a rich history and will explore ways Kristy is working to preserve and document the special climbing stories of Joshua Tree.


This program meets at the Intersection Rock Parking Area. 

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Artists' Tea
Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea

Meet one or more of the high desert's artists at Artists’ Tea. Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: Climbing Stories
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Program: Climbing Stories

Join Kristy Campbell and special guests for an exploration of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park, past and present. From some of the notable first ascents in Hidden Valley Campground to the contemporary climbing experience in the park, these programs will immerse you in a rich history and will explore ways Kristy is working to preserve and document the special climbing stories of Joshua Tree.


This program meets at the Intersection Rock Parking Area. 
Exact time TBD.

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Artists' Tea
Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea

Meet one or more of the high desert's artists at Artists’ Tea. Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Artist Program: "I am Joshua Tree National Park"

Discover a deeper sense of self and connection to the park through creative self-portraiture. Explore this process with Heather Sprague, a local artists and photographer. Photograph and share your own series of Joshua Tree National Park self-portraits.  


Meet at Echo Rock parking area. Exact time TBD.


Please bring: A camera: digital, phone, or film. A notebook, pen/pencil. Sun hat, sunscreen, water.

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2017 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL
Nov
10
to Nov 12

2017 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

  • Sky's The Limit Observatory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joshua Tree will together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. 

For the third and final year, JT Lab Lead Artist Rebecca Lowry will be running the project STARCOUNT as a part of the festival. Come and see how sky brightness affects the visibility of our stars at Sky's the Limit Observatory, Jumbo Rocks Campground, and Key's View.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artists' Tea
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Artists' Tea

Meet one or more of the high desert's artists at Artists’ Tea. Bring your own mug to the Cap Rock parking lot and enjoy a free cup of tea.  Participating artists will vary from week to week.

Artists' Tea is a great chance to get inspired and learn about the park through the perspective of an artist. We will also discuss ways the artist community can help protect and promote the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park through the arts.

This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply.

For more information, visit the park website. 

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Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park
Oct
29
7:00 AM07:00

Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park

Sound gives life to our environment and heightens our experience of place. Sound artists Sabine Feisst and Garth Paine offer 2-hour workshops that draw attention to nature’s pristine voices and their relationship to the environment. The workshops will teach listening skills and include creative activities such as soundwalks, sound mapping, sonic meditations and sonic story telling. These workshops also serve as a basis for their Field Recording Workshops to be offered in December 2017 and February 2018.

Location: Hidden Valley Picnic Area

Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes, 
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil.

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Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Program: Hearing Joshua Tree National Park

Sound gives life to our environment and heightens our experience of place. Sound artists Sabine Feisst and Garth Paine offer 2-hour workshops that draw attention to nature’s pristine voices and their relationship to the environment. The workshops will teach listening skills and include creative activities such as soundwalks, sound mapping, sonic meditations and sonic story telling. These workshops also serve as a basis for their Field Recording Workshops to be offered in December 2017 and February 2018.

Location: Hidden Valley Picnic Area

Please wear: Soft and comfortable warm clothes, 
Please bring: Headlight, notebook and pen/pencil.

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Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting
Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Program: Sensory Art Walk and Collective Painting

Jennifer Kane, a plein-air conservation artist, welcomes you to a sensory-based art walk. Come explore, observe, listen, and share in this creative experience of the park. Participants will use drawing and writing to record what they see, hear, and feel. With Jennifer’s expert guidance, these notes and sketches will be shared and combined to create an artwork based on participants’ collective experience.


Meet at Hidden Valley Parking Area.


Please Bring: A notebook and pen/pencil. Sun hat. Water.

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