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“Visit” the High Desert Via New PLAYA Anthology

“Visit” the High Desert Via New PLAYA Anthology

It’s not the worst of pandemic privations, but I am suffering Great Basin withdrawal. Sticking close to home, I really miss visiting those beloved open spaces. No whiffs of sage and juniper after an evanescent rain. No hyperventilated vistas across rabbitbrush flats...
A Portable Power: Farnaz Fatemi

A Portable Power: Farnaz Fatemi

Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian-American poet, editor, and writing teacher in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a member and cofounder of The Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events. Her...
A Way to Be a Human Being: James Reed

A Way to Be a Human Being: James Reed

James Reed is a South African visual artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Masters of Art in Social Sculpture with distinction from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2007). He works in diverse genres of visual art and social practice, much...
Timeless Works: Peter De Lory and Owen Gump

Timeless Works: Peter De Lory and Owen Gump

This September, photographers Owen Gump and Peter De Lory stayed at PLAYA in a collaborative residency. As they explored the high desert, as their studio walls filled with images they’d made on the playa and beyond, staff and residents alike felt privileged to...
From Mauna to PLAYA: Lehuauakea Fernandez

From Mauna to PLAYA: Lehuauakea Fernandez

Lehuauakea Fernandez is a mixed Native Hawaiian interdisciplinary artist from Hilo, Hawaiʻi. She has participated in several group shows in Portland, Oregon, most recently the 23rd Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition at Blackfish Gallery. Through a range of craft-based...