Schedule

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.

ONLINE ART EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, BOOK DISCUSSIONS & MORE!

Drive-In Screening: FANTASTIC FUNGI

SEPT. 12 - 7.30 PM

Help us kick-off the Big Read at our pop-up drive-in screening event.
FREE - Reservations Required

Panel Discussion:          
ECOART: THE INTERSECTION OF ART, NATURE AND SCIENCE

SEPT. 18 - 7.30 PM

The keynote panel discussion will feature artists Kim Abeles, Sant Khalsa, Kim Stringfellow, Claudia Bucher and Rebecca Lowry, whose creative practices are informed by the natural world and focus on critical environmental issues.

Zine Workshop

SEPT. 20 - 1PM

Make an 8-page mini-zine (booklet) from a single sheet of paper!

Book Discussion

SEPT. 22 - 7PM

Hosted by the Hi-Desert Contemporary Literature Book Club

Book Discussion

SEPT. 23 - 5PM

Hosted by the Libraries of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley

Panel Discussion:     WOMEN IN SCIENCE DISCOVERING OUR MOJAVE

SEPT. 26 - 1PM

Celebrating National Public Lands Day, the Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a presentation and panel discussion with young women students who are participating in MDLT’s WISDOM internship program (Women In Science Discovering Our Mojave) in Afton Canyon.

Talk:                             THE INTERSECTION OF GARDENING, HARVESTING, AND WHOLISTIC WELL-BEING

SEPT. 27 - 10AM

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a talk with Tanesha Atwell, MScN, a Nutritionist and Exercise Specialist on the intersection between the mind, body, and spirit, in relation to the benefits of gardening and harvesting.

Book Discussion

SEPT. 30 - 5PM

Hosted by Copper Mountain College Greenleaf Library

Zine Workshop

OCT. 3 - 1PM

Make an 8-page mini-zine (booklet) from a single sheet of paper!

Talk:
BRINGING TOGETHER ART & SCIENCE TO STUDY JOSHUA TREES

OCT. 4 - 10AM

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology will host a talk with Dr. Juniper Harrower, an ecologist and multi-media artist whose short stop motion animation, A Joshua Tree Love Story, visually sets forth Juniper’s research findings on the impacts of climate change on Joshua trees.

Performances:
YOU’VE SLEPT TOO LONG IN SILENCE

OCT. 10 - 7PM            
OCT. 11 - 4PM

Join Thought Theatre as it explores mental illness, its effect on family and society, its connection to creativity, as well as the stigma of seeking help.

Open Readings:
CHOLLA NEEDLES 45 - THE SCIENCE ISSUE

ONGOING

Enjoy open readings of the science issue throughout the Big Read month and submit your own!

Exhibition:

BE IN THE WILDLIFE

ONGOING

Be in the Wildlife, an exhibition of photo-based works, is inspired by Sharon Lee Hart’s fall 2019 Joshua Tree National Park artist residency.

Exhibition:
DESERT BOUNTY

ONGOING

Art and Science students of Copper Mountain College engage in creative collaboration for Desert Bounty, an online art exhibition accessible throughout the month with a native desert plant theme. 

Exhibition:
PEOPLE ARE LIKE PLANTS

SEPT. 5 - SEPT. 30

The Morongo Basin Arts Council presents People Are Like Plants, a group exhibition of local art that supports the themes of Hope Jahren's memoir Lab Girl and the shared curiosity, humility and passion that drives both scientists and artists. 

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