Los Angeles’ Various Small Fires is currently host to Home Office, a solo exhibition by Anna Sew Hoy. Anna taught a workshop and lectured at Snow in the Desert, our gathering for women in the arts at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs last summer. The show is up through the 18th of May. See David Pagel’s review in the LA Times and see more about Anna’s vision.

Los Angeles’ Various Small Fires is currently host to Home Office, a solo exhibition by Anna Sew Hoy. Anna taught a workshop and lectured at Snow in the Desert, our gathering for women in the arts at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs last summer. The show is up through the 18th of May. See David Pagel’s review in the LA Times and see more about Anna’s vision.


Day one of Snow in the Desert at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — we bound books with Trinie Dalton, “broke the ice” with Leah Rosenberg’s snow cones with locally-foraged ingredients like serrano pepper and basil, made power talisman necklaces with Anna Sew Hoy, unwrapped 80s queer books with Eve Fowler, danced to Abby Portner’s magic poolside mix and hung the #$%% out with host Betty Nguyen. Tonight, between scanning the skies for the supermoon and a meteor shower, we’ll be enjoying Betty’s all-women producers DJ set and Abby’s live, interactive performance in the Amigo Room. Tomorrow, more art, more snow cones and Dorian Garry’s poolside set. It’s pure magic. This is what the desert is all about.

Day one of Snow in the Desert at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — we bound books with Trinie Dalton, “broke the ice” with Leah Rosenberg’s snow cones with locally-foraged ingredients like serrano pepper and basil, made power talisman necklaces with Anna Sew Hoy, unwrapped 80s queer books with Eve Fowler, danced to Abby Portner’s magic poolside mix and hung the #$%% out with host Betty Nguyen. Tonight, between scanning the skies for the supermoon and a meteor shower, we’ll be enjoying Betty’s all-women producers DJ set and Abby’s live, interactive performance in the Amigo Room. Tomorrow, more art, more snow cones and Dorian Garry’s poolside set. It’s pure magic. This is what the desert is all about.


Bookmaker and badass Trinie Dalton joins us this Saturday as part of Snow in the Desert, an activated art space for women at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, along with artist Eve Fowler, magician/musician Abby Portner, artist Anna Sew Hoy, pastry maverick and painter Leah Rosenberg, and other incredible peeps including host and co-founder of First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund, Betty Nguyen, who DJs women producers, singers and songwriters Saturday night in the Amigo Room.
As illustrated above, Trinie’s work recently moved Thurston Moore to epistolary splendor.
Here’s the full schedule for the weekend — it’s going to be a kind of unprecedented mix of poolside lounging and artistic power that could just change the world.
SATURDAY MAY 5
Noon-4pm PoolsideMagician and musician Abby Portner DJs and performs live with a set that invites you to improvise with her as she provides instruments and a framework of vibrations.
2-4pm ClubhouseARTIST WORKSHOPS
Leah Rosenberg, head pastry chef and artist from Blue Bottle Cafe in San Francisco and at SFMoMA, prepares a DIY sno-cone station where participants  can select from locally foraged ingredients to build their own flavor combinations.
Bookmaker and badass Trinie Dalton sets up a collage art book station where you can make your own mini books.
The inimitable Anna Sew Hoy leads a “make your own talisman” table with clay, leather cords and beads.
10pm-2am Amigo RoomCurator, artist and First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund founder Betty Nguyen spins an homage to both women and Cinco de Mayo. She’ll be curating songs by women producers, singers and songwriters, coordinating the decades chronologically — 50’s girl groups early on, then 70’s disco singers, then Latin freestyle jams into the wee hours.
SUNDAY MAY 6
Noon-4pm PoolsideDJ Dorian Garry plays mellow-vibed, long-playing, smooth jams. A tour manager by day, and a devotee who knows music inside and out.
See all info here.

Bookmaker and badass Trinie Dalton joins us this Saturday as part of Snow in the Desert, an activated art space for women at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, along with artist Eve Fowler, magician/musician Abby Portner, artist Anna Sew Hoy, pastry maverick and painter Leah Rosenberg, and other incredible peeps including host and co-founder of First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund, Betty Nguyen, who DJs women producers, singers and songwriters Saturday night in the Amigo Room.

As illustrated above, Trinie’s work recently moved Thurston Moore to epistolary splendor.

Here’s the full schedule for the weekend — it’s going to be a kind of unprecedented mix of poolside lounging and artistic power that could just change the world.

SATURDAY MAY 5

Noon-4pm Poolside
Magician and musician Abby Portner DJs and performs live with a set that invites you to improvise with her as she provides instruments and a framework of vibrations.

2-4pm Clubhouse
ARTIST WORKSHOPS

Leah Rosenberg, head pastry chef and artist from Blue Bottle Cafe in San Francisco and at SFMoMA, prepares a DIY sno-cone station where participants  can select from locally foraged ingredients to build their own flavor combinations.

Bookmaker and badass Trinie Dalton sets up a collage art book station where you can make your own mini books.

The inimitable Anna Sew Hoy leads a “make your own talisman” table with clay, leather cords and beads.

10pm-2am Amigo Room
Curator, artist and First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund founder Betty Nguyen spins an homage to both women and Cinco de Mayo. She’ll be curating songs by women producers, singers and songwriters, coordinating the decades chronologically — 50’s girl groups early on, then 70’s disco singers, then Latin freestyle jams into the wee hours.

SUNDAY MAY 6

Noon-4pm Poolside
DJ Dorian Garry plays mellow-vibed, long-playing, smooth jams. A tour manager by day, and a devotee who knows music inside and out.

See all info here.


Save the date: artists Eve Fowler and Anna Sew Hoy — excerpts from their co-created piece, Two Serious Ladies, are shown here — join a transcendent roster of writers, makers, movers and shakers at an all-female art symposium and retreat with First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund at Ace Hotel Palm Springs May 5 and 6. The cast of teachers and thinkers includes artist and writer Trinie Dalton, Fowler, Hoy, artist Margaret Tedesco, social practice artist Amanda Eicher, musician Eva Inca Core, DJ Asma Maroof (of Nguzunguzu) and First Person Mag publisher and Living Arts Fund director Betty Nguyen.
We’ll post more details soon, but know that they include the making of ice cream, films at twilight, panels on how art influences local and global communities, and music by the campfire. The retreat will be documented for the upcoming First Person “Value of Art” issue. 

Save the date: artists Eve Fowler and Anna Sew Hoy — excerpts from their co-created piece, Two Serious Ladies, are shown here — join a transcendent roster of writers, makers, movers and shakers at an all-female art symposium and retreat with First Person Magazine and Living Arts Fund at Ace Hotel Palm Springs May 5 and 6. The cast of teachers and thinkers includes artist and writer Trinie Dalton, Fowler, Hoy, artist Margaret Tedesco, social practice artist Amanda Eicher, musician Eva Inca Core, DJ Asma Maroof (of Nguzunguzu) and First Person Mag publisher and Living Arts Fund director Betty Nguyen.

We’ll post more details soon, but know that they include the making of ice cream, films at twilight, panels on how art influences local and global communities, and music by the campfire. The retreat will be documented for the upcoming First Person “Value of Art” issue. 


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