The newly christened Palm Springs Cultural Center unveiled it’s latest public art project this weekend. The high-spirited photography of Eyoälha Baker was turned into a mural on the wall of the Cultural Center/Camelot Theatre.
The artist has been working on the “Jump For Joy” project for several years and is traveling around the world taking photos of people in joyful mid-air poses. The happiness in the photos is contagious, and the artist hopes to use public art to inspire joy on a mass scale. For the Palm Springs mural, she did a 3-month residency and photographed local residents in settings all around the city.
For more information about Eyoälha Baker and her photography, visit https://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com , and be sure to stop by the Palm Springs Cultural Center when you are in town. A great time to go is Saturday morning when you can also visit the Certified Farmers Market which is held in the parking lot.