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“Walking Tall” Exhibition Celebrates Shoes as Art

Post Date:06/01/2010
The Palm Desert Community Gallery welcomes works from eight Coachella Valley artists in its new exhibition, “Walking Tall,” on display through July 25.

Ryan Campbell, Michael Giddings, Gary Paterson, Karen Riley, William Schinsky, Patricia Seyfried, Lisa Soccio, and Clonard Thomas have re-imagined the shoe. These artists have taken a variety of flats, boots, loafers, and heels and transformed them using paint, collage, and other mixed media into artworks that celebrate some of history’s most famous figures. The footwear-focused exhibition includes both two- and three-dimensional artworks with references to the musings and imagery of Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz, Marchel Duchamp, Vincent Van Gogh, and more.

The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in the Visitor Center at 72-567 Highway 111 and is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please call 760-568-1441 or visit

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