Art Events at the Joshua Tree Library

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library, in cooperation with the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, regularly sponsors exhibits of the work of local artists. In conjunction with every exhibit, there is also an Artist's Reception, at which the exhibiting artist discusses his or her work.

The featured artist for the second quarter of 2018 is Karan Murphy

Murphy loves to combine two to three kinds of materials together, especially rusted metal that she finds in the desert. She likes to make cactus flowers and put them together for one-of- a-kind artwork.

Karan says of her art: "I find interest in working with all kinds of mediums. I like to mix 2-3 different types of materials together. I love to use rust I find in our desert and hand build my cactus flowers and put them together for amazing one of a kind beautiful piece of art. It's called assemblage." In Karan's world there are no limitations to what you can do. "So I continue to try and experiment with all different types of clay. I love to create interesting one-of-a-kind pieces of art!". (credit: z107.7 FM, May 11, 2018)