REDLANDS: Crazy Cactus opens at County Museum
Crazy Cactus opens at County Museum
A special summer exhibit, “Crazy Cactus,” opens on Saturday, June 30 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The exhibit, which is included with paid museum admission, will run through September 30.
This unique exhibition grew out of the Crazy Cactus Art Project, developed as part of the Main St Murals 2011 after-school youth program. The program, called “Discovering the Mojave Desert,” was held at the Desert Discovery Center in Barstow. The project was devised by artist and production designer David Brockhurst using recycled, cast-off pieces of wood from an Earth Day mural project. Students painted freely, using the natural environment as their inspiration. The exhibit includes free-standing sculpture and photography.
“It was great collaborating with the children for this environmental art project,” said Brockhurst. “Using recycled cast off pieces of wood that came in many strange shapes and sizes was creative. It feels good to know that we haven’t wasted any materials and we have created something unique to the Mojave Desert region that is youth-driven. Plus we had great fun during the creative process!”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sb countymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.