Yesterday we had the wonderful opportunity to go out to Palm Springs for a little taste of Palm Srings Modernism Week. We woke early and motored out to the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum for a special slideshow presentation by Charles Phoenix.
|The beach ball (one of many) was representative of the show's theme, |
"Pools, Patios, & Barbecues" - a celebration of American backyard culture
and an extension of the larger museum exhibit entitled "Backyard Oasis."
Speaking of beach balls, they were flying before the show!
|Mary, Charles, and Mr. Tiny.|
What a colorful bunch of bananas!
Dig Mary's rattan, turtle, basket purse.
|After the show, we adjourned to King's Highway |
at the Ace Hotel for lunch.
|This is what happens when you hand over|
camera duties to someone else.
David & Susan, the reigning King & Queen of 3D!
You can see the 3D camera that David holds has a viewer
attached that really makes the images come to life!
Cool! Cool! Cool!
|The only way we were able to get a group shot was in the mirror.|
It's a modernist take on the last supper.
|No trip to the desert is complete without a trip to the date farm.|
But which way do we go?
Overall, it was a most marvelous kind of day in our local desert. If you have never seen a Charles Phoenix retro slideshow or if you are not yet a fan, do yourself a favor and get with it!!! His surname is no accident, like a phoenix from the ashes, he resurrects not just long-forgotten images, but a pastime once doomed to obsolescence, and turns them into performance art. His shows are delightful and as a showman, he takes the notion of a "boring family slideshow" and turns it on its ear! Make a point of signing up for the "Slide of the Week" emails at charlesphoenix.com where you can also see a list of upcoming shows, purchase books, and view videos of his test kitchen and appearances on Martha Stewart and Conan O'Brien. Also, be sure to like Charles Phoenix on Facebook. What are you waiting for?