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July 10, 2014

Desert Hot Springs Art Dedication Ceremony, July 17

The City of Desert Hot Springs Mayor, City Council and Community and Cultural Affairs Commission (CCAC) invite the community to join them as they dedicate the newly installed kinetic sculpture at the Desert Hot Springs Community Health and Wellness Center. The dedication ceremony will take place in front of the Wellness Center, located at 11-750 Cholla Avenue, on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. "This is one more exciting step in the continued beautification of our City," stated Mayor Adam Sanchez.

The art piece was designed and sculpted by local artist Steven Rieman, who said, "After a visit to the Desert Hot Springs Community Health and Wellness Center site on a most energetic day of playground equipment installation in January 2013, I was convinced the piece should be both about the kids and the place. I set about with these ideas in mind. The sculpture should be playful, joyous, reaching, active, harmonious and partnering. The figures on top of each element are partnering to reach new heights. They're "Dancing in the Wind" on the twin peaks which might be imagined to be San Jacinto and San Gorgonio. I enjoy having the viewer discover the positive and negative images within the static base elements. Over time, I hope the piece will come to reflect the aspirations of the kids that will have the opportunity to use this incredibly important facility."

New Art Piece by Steven Rieman at DHS Health & Wellness Center (4713)

New Art Piece by Steven Rieman at DHS Health & Wellness Center (4715)

New Art Piece by Steven Rieman at DHS Health & Wellness Center (4716)

New Art Piece by Steven Rieman at DHS Health & Wellness Center (4720)

New Art Piece by Steven Rieman at DHS Health & Wellness Center (4726)

More photos here.

Filed under Art,Coachella Valley,Desert Hot Springs,Photography | permalink | July 10, 2014 at 09:55 PM

Comments

$65,000 is the correct price. That has been discussed a lot, but I'll repeat that it was not tax dollars. The New Market Tax Credits had that extra and donated it to the city to install this art.

Posted by: Ron's Log at Jul 17, 2014 6:20:35 PM

OK, on the CBS news they just did a story on these sculptures tonight, and they said that they cost $65,000! Really! I sure hope they have that wrong. It is a nice sculpture, but that price is ridiculous!

Posted by: CharlieE at Jul 17, 2014 6:08:08 PM

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