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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. An exhibit featuring Simpkins’s detailed and colorful paintings is at the High Desert Museum. “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. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Museum welcomes Simpkins for an artist reception from 6-7:30 p.m.

Earlier Event: November 8
Green Drinks at The Gear Fix
Later Event: November 8
The Library Book Club