There is the Escondido Phoenix Retreat (now Malibu
Phoenix Retreat) in a secluded Malibu Canyon that wants to live on.
On the other side, the artist Bernard Perroud was in search of a place where he and other artists could initiate a dialogue with nature.
They came together and the Escondido Phoenix Retreat invited the artists and offered its land to their inspiration.
The surroundings and the spirit of this meeting didn't allow a restricted theme, rather the idea was to mediate a transitory impression in a remarkable landscape.
The event culminated in the weekend of June 18-20 when the canyon opened its gates to the public.
Initiated by Bernard
Curated by Patricia Watts
|"Untitled" by David McDonald||"Bountiful" by Bernard Perroud
Photo by Shubroto Chattopadhyay
Performance artist Barbara Smith guided visitors
along the path.
a spirit guide descends
carrying the image of human aspirations
|Barbara Smith welcoming visitors|
Artists' Residency, June 7-17, 1999
Opening Reception June 18th, Fri. at 7 pm
Improvisation by "The Unindicted Co-conspirators" of Improv Underground
Music by the musicians of no name
Grounds were open to the public June 18th - 20th from 8 am till dusk
Drumming ceremony at 7 pm Saturday, June 19th
This exhibition was made possible by Manfred Menz,
Fred Pierson of the
Friends of Phoenix, inc., Irwin Lachman of Escondido Retreat and
A&B Plumbing & Hardware, Malibu.
Malibu Phoenix Retreat
|If you would like to organize an art in nature event,|
|contact Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patricia Watts, curator
Escondido Phoenix Ranch
Malibu, CA 310.457.5119
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