The Desert Light November/December 2018 - Page 3

Editor’s Note
Opened in the Desert
Light Gallery this
month is Kathleen
Fischer’s
collection
of
black and white
photographic
prints entitled,
“Life Finds A
Way.” Kathleen
comes to us a
seasoned
and
accomplished
artist. She taught
Photo: Golden Hour, Mesa Moods - Caroline Kwas
photography
in Chicago for
thirty-four years and spent her summers traveling to our national
parks with a large format view camera. She has since downsized and
gone digital and gives workshops, mentors and spends long months
on the road in her vintage trailer with her husband and dog. Her
work was recently recognized at the International Spider Awards
and has been published in Black & White as well as View Camera
magazines. Here work here in Mojave is stunning.
Late Fall, or as some call it, early Winter, is a great time to visit
Mojave National Preserve. The air is crisp and the temps are cool.
You will often find yourself alone out here too as there aren’t many
who brave the early morning temps. When you do come, spend
time listening to sounds of Mojave. The wind through the Joshua
Trees, the hawk cries over the desert floor and the peace that comes
from the desert in winter.
Our president, Bob Killen, has an update for us on the exciting
construction project at O.X. Ranch. We’ve come a long way and
the project is reaching its end. Bob took the time to capture several
images that I think you’ll enjoy. We hope to have the facility open
for artists in 2019.
This month also saw devastation in California from the horrific
brush fires. If you can, please donate to your favorite charity to help
your fellow human’s recovery efforts. If you don’t have a favorite
charity, consider The Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/donate/
disaster-relief.
You’ll find me under a wandering star.
Peace.
Tom
The Desert Light
The Magazine of
Mojave National Preserve Artist Foundation
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Tom Lowe
ART DIRECTOR: Melody Duque
ON LINE: Elisabeth Hewlett
PHOTO EDITOR: Joe Raggin
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE ARTIST FOUNDATION
310 W. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92701
WHO WE ARE
The Mojave National
Preserve Artist
Foundation is a Not-
for-Profit Corporation
dedicated to supporting
the Artists in Residence
Program (AIR), and the
restoration of the Kousch
Homestead, a future
home for artists creating
work in Mojave National
Preserve.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Mojave National
Preserve Artists
Foundation is an all-
volunteer organization
dedicated to the
development of the arts
within Mojave National
Preserve. When you
make a donation, you
make a difference,
contributing funds that
will help restore our
new artist’s residence,
the historic Kousch
Homestead, expanding
arts on the Mojave
National Preserve, and
enabling us to present
exhibits that educate,
entertain, and inform
through the work of
gifted artists.
WHAT WE DO
The Foundation
provides programs
to encourage diverse
artistic interpretations
from emerging growth
and seasoned artists to
pursue themes that will
establish a continuum
of understanding for the
public regarding the land,
history, atmosphere,
and the many visual
communities of Mojave
National Preserve.
HOW TO DONATE
Contribute today
by going to https://
www.mojaveair.org/
contribute or send your
tax deductible donation
check to Mojave
National Preserve Artists
Foundation,
310 W. 5th St., 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92701
EDITORIAL MISSION
The Desert Light fosters
an appreciation of the
contributions and work
of artists who participate
in thematic projects
for Mojave National
Preserve. The magazine
uses the power of
imagery and language
to forge a lasting bond
between MNPAF
members, readers, while
inspiring new readers in
our efforts to develop
art in national Parks and
to complete the Kousch
Homestead Restoration
Mission.
HOW TO REACH US
On line:
director@mojaveair.org
Phone:
(562) 665-7472
Mail:
Mojave National Preserve
Artists Foundation
310 W. 5th St., 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92701
tom@mojaveair.org
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