Baker thermometer in March 2014. Photo: Paint This Desert.
LIGHTS ON: LaRae Harguess' parents created the modern version of roadside vernacular, the 13-story thermometer in Baker, now back under family guardianship. He told the LA Times a “soft lighting” for the landmark will be held July 10. I LA Times
PERFORMANCE: Justin Favela is in northern Nevada and mounted a “Taco Takeover” for 2014 London Biennale: Las Vegas Pollination. I Las Vegas Weekly
EDC FYI: The Mayan Art Cart make Las Vegas debut at Electric Daisy Carnival. I Dancing Streets
DEVIANT 101: Learning deviancy is a commodities futures if you consider entrepreneurs as a creative industry more in common with being an artist than a business person. There, you got yourself a new reason to major in humanities I UNR via RGJ
James Marshall at SMoCA's outer courtyard wall with his mural titled "Radiate" 2014, co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art. Image copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.
WALL: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art bring former graffiti artist James Marshall to Arizona I SMoCA
PLUS: A mural tour of Scottsdale, Arizona I AZ Central
HISTORY: Charlie Burton is the fine arts conservator with an August 7 deadline to complete the preservation of “Greenlee” by Hal Empie, a 30-foot long mural mural depicting the hIstory of that Arizona county. I The Copper Era
TEMP ARIZONA. KVNF on a digital photograph installed as a mural in Arizona and referred to as street art. The mural by Chip Thomas is 25 feet high and 40 feet wide works within the substrate of the building. The expected lifespan of Thomas' mural of a young Hopi at the Church of Art is two years.
ISOLATED DIP IN THE POOL: The remote "Social Pool," by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia, as
reported by Carolina A. Miranda of the Los Angeles Times. "The diminutive swimming pool located somewhere in the southern Mojave Desert between Joshua Tree and Apple Valley."
ABOVE: James Turrell at Crystals monorail station.