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Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins

In a small ghost town nestled at the edge of the vast landscape of Oregon’s Alvord Desert near Steens Mountain, artist John Simpkins has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a working studio. A new exhibit featuring Simpkins’s detailed and colorful paintings will open at the High Desert Museum on Saturday, October 27. “Desert Mystic: The Paintings of John Simpkins” explores the artist’s inspirations and influences, from religion and spirituality to folk art, symbolism and the tradition of anthropomorphizing animals.

Earlier Event: October 27
Trail Love Fall Edition/BEND
Later Event: October 27
Metolius River Preserve Tour