Sant Khalsa | Episode 24

Sant Khalsa, Artist, Educator, Activist ~ photo credit Hilary Sloane

Sant traveled through Joshua Tree on her way to Arizona in the 1970's ~ little did she know then she would eventually make it her home. She and her husband, David, began retreating to Joshua Tree on weekends to escape stressful lives in San Bernardino ~ one day, they just decided to move permanently. In this episode, Sant talks about desert quiet, education of park visitors and something at her place that causes her to drop what she's doing to go and take a look. A sci-fi fan, Sant recommends some binge-worthy Netflix shows.

Sant is working on a large solo exhibition and book called: Prana: Life with Trees, which opens at MOAH Lancaster on May 12, 2018. The exhibition and book will focus on trees as a major subject in her work since the 1970's including the forest of over 1000 ponderosa pine trees she planted 25 years ago north of Big Bear in Holcomb Valley.

Obsessed with "water" as it relates to living in the desert, listen to her interview on the subject with KCOD's GreenTHINK here.

Here are a few current and upcoming exhibitions, featuring Sant's work:

1. The Visual Metric, Griffin Museum of Photography: Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, closes January 23, 2018

2. California Nature, Fresno Art Museum, curated by Jay Belloli, opens January 27 to June 10, 2018

3. Solo exhibition and Monograph / Book published by Griffith Moon in Santa Monica.: Prana - Life with Trees, MOAH Lancaster, curated by Andi Campagnone, opens May 12 – June 15, 2018

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