1. Phillip K Smith III: Lucid Stead (Joshua Tree, California 2013)

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    PHILLIP K SMITH III : Lucid Stead On the weekend of October 12th in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. What was expected to be a two day event for a handful of viewers, turned into over 400 people making the journey over two weekends. People as far away as New York City and Canada traveled to the California High Desert to experience it. Numerous media sources have asked to do cover stories on the work. Thousands of photos professional and amateur, were taken, posted and shared across blogs and social media sights. In just over 30 days, Lucid Stead officially became a phenomenon. Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape. Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience. Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized. Smith states, "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change." Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He draws inspiration from the reductive logic of minimalism and the optic sensation of California's Light and Space movement. Smith’s innovation and exploitation of new technologies keeps these ideologies current. He was honored as the 2010 Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum and was included in the exhibition, Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art, alongside artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, and Craig Kauffman at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA. He has been asked to return to the museum for a solo exhibition opening in January 2014. He has been commissioned to create over a dozen monumental art works and his light based sculptures are collected Nationwide. Phillip will open a solo exhibition of lightworks at royale projects : contemporary art in Palm Desert on November 29 2013. His work will be featured at UNTITLED art fair in Miami opening December 1st. for more info visit: http://www.lucidstead.com contact: http://www.royaleprojects.com video courtesy of: Phillip K Smith, III & royale projects : contemporary art

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    • GYROTONIC® in motion. www.Lotusflowmovement.com

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      Lotus Flow Movement is located in the heart of the Coachella Valley in Palm Desert, California. Our passion is to share the joy of movement while awakening the body, mind and soul. We are a catalyst for exceptional health, offering Gyrotonic®, Pilates, Yoga, and Body Barre; we provide individualized and small group classes in a positive, non-intimidating environment. Lotus Flow Movement is dedicated to bettering the quality of life of others through mindful movement practices. The lotus flower symbolizes the capacity of the soul to expand and embrace the beauty of life with a clear conscience. The lotus flower sheds its seeds and blooms at the same time. "Flow" is defined as the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. A special thank you to Director and Producer, Bruce Feagle, GYROTONIC® HQ, Juliu Horvath, creator/inventor, and The Vintage Club.

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      • The Parker Palm Springs

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        A video completed recently with no crew using EOS lenses and the Canon 5D-II at The Parker Resort in Palm Springs. Canon EOS lenses used, including the 24-70 2.8. 70-200 2.8, T.S. 90mm 2.8, T.S. 45mm 2.8

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        • Party in the Desert 2014 | Teaser

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          SAVE THE DATES August 14th-16th, 2014 We're going back out to the desert for another life changing weekend. Don't be that person saying, "Man I wish i went..." Check out last year's RECAP and you'll understand why https://vimeo.com/72612854 #PITD2014 http://societysandiego.com

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          • A Nice Day

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            A nice day in Palm Desert, California. Camera: Canon HV20 Edit: FCE Music: Acoustic Guitar freshmusic.com

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            • Funseekers Bike Shop Mtn Bike Excursions

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              GoPro video of a day with the Funseeker Guys from Palm Desert. Shawn and Marlon work at the bike shop and are avid mtn bikers. They were happy to take me out and show me some of their local trials in Palm Desert, called the Bump and Grind Trail and the Cross Trail. The video is rather long (20mins) but you can scan thru it to see all the fun trail links and awesome sceenery. If you are near Palm Desert, make sure you checkout Funseekers Bike Shop.. and ask for Shawn or Marlon if you want to charge some mountian bike trails :)

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              • Bravo's Property Envy - Casbah Cove

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                • PHILLIP K SMITH, III: lozenge 4, 2013

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                  Phillip K Smith, III Lozenge 4, 2013 Acrylic, RGBA LEDs, programmed Arduino, electrical components 12.5” x 46“ x 8" edition of 3 Lozenge 4 is a new work that is included in the exhibition "PHILLIP K SMITH, III: lightworks" which is currently on view at ... royale projects : contemporary art 73190 El Paseo Suite #3 Palm Desert CA 92260 760|742|5182 www.royaleprojects.com PHILLIP K. SMITH, III ( American 1972 – ) Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He continues to push the boundaries and confront the ideas of modernist design. Drawing inspiration from the cold rigidity of the Bauhaus movement, the reductive geometries of minimalism, and the optic sensation of California’s Light and Space movement, Smith III attempts to resolve the complex challenge of finding a natural state of life and spirit within these ideological aesthetic constrictions, the results are deceptively simple and compelling objects that seem to breath and move as you observe and interact with them. He has been commissioned to create over half a dozen monumental art works, from California to Missouri and was featured in the 2008 annual review in Art in America. He is currently in development of six public works to be installed by the end of 2012 in California, Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. His fifty-five foot tall sculpture, “Inhale/Exhale“, is featured on the cover of the book 500 x Art in Public: Masterpieces from the Ancient World to the Present alongside some of the most important artists of our time. He was honored as the 2010 Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Smith, III was included in the exhibition, Smooth Operations: Substance and Surface in Southern California Art, alongside artists such as Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, and Craig Kauffman at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA. He will be returning to the museum in January 2014 for a solo exhibition.

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                  • Wedding Highlights | Mark + Caitlin

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                    Mark and Caitlin Wedding Ceremony was held at a private residence is Rancho Mirage. Caitlin got her make-up ready at the J.Russel Salon in Palm Desert. Their Wedding Reception Dinner was held at the The Club at Morningside.

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