Interim President / Advertising Sales Director
I love to create art that’s unique & funky, using all types of mediums. My imagination has no end. I’m always looking for different ways to express my self through art. One of my favorite things to do is go searching in the desert for anything I can find, like rusted metal & wood. Every piece of rusted metal or wood I find has history. My passion is to recycle. Adding clay to metal or wood allows me to create a unique piece of art. Each piece of art I create is rare & beautiful.
A volunteer for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council since 2010, Marcia Geiger is currently president of the organization. She also sits on the board of Arts Connection, the San Bernardino County arts council. Marcia's artistic focus is on representational painting. Her subjects range from abandoned buildings in desert ghost towns and old homestead cabins, to local landscapes and desert fauna. She enjoys the camaraderie and friendships that come from living in the thriving artists’ community of Joshua Tree and surrounding areas. Her remote private studio north of Joshua Tree provides the open space, peace, and solitude necessary for her creative inspirations to grow and flourish.
My family Homesteaded in Wonder Valley in the early 1950’s. I have my Associate in Arts (AA) and my Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Organizational Management. Before I retired in 2015 I spent close to 17-years as the Director of Education for six (6) State and Federal approved apprenticeship programs. I worked closely with both entities as well as sat on the Electrical Certification State Committee. I worked with the program committees, my staff, the instructors, students, contractors and multiple venders. The goal that I maintained was to run all of the programs and the Training Department efficiently and keep clean records. For me, my focus as the MBCAC Secretary is to basically do the same that I had been doing for so many years. To ensure that Board/Special/Sub Committee meetings are well documented and follow proper protocols with all Board members/Guests. Organize, maintain and update the MBCAC files as well as all other duties that are outlined for the position. My Art Medium is: Custom Book Art. If you have time please feel free to checkout my Facebook presence at: Book Art By Lori LeVoir
Annie Wang works as a design director in a SF based start-up, adjunct faculty at the California College of Arts, and practices as a mixed media artist in her spare time. Before serving as Communications Director at MBCAC, Annie served on the board of Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, a creative music non-profit serving self-identified girls, trans & gender expansive youth in Oakland, CA. She moved to the Morongo Basin by way of Oakland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Taiwan.
Aimee recently moved to Landers, CA to become a desert rat, care-taker of art projects and to enjoy the sunshine. Aimee is a Buffalo, NY born artist, marching band enthusiast, organizer and co-founder of the DIY all-ages space Sugar City. She enjoys traveling, volunteering, retaining knowledge and researching alternative art spaces/movements around the country.
As a studio potter, I throw pots on the wheel, create ceramic tile, murals, and sculpture. Most of my work is high fired to 2350 F in a propane gas kiln, to achieve its greatest strength and best marriage of clay and glaze. I also make coil sculpture and pottery using the “Wedged Coil” process which was the subject of my Master of Arts thesis. at the Antioch University, Visual Art Center, Columbia, Md.
The Ed Keesling Clayworks Studio in Yucca Valley was started in 1980. Since then, I have taught school for the Morongo Unified School District, been a member of the California Arts Project for education, served on the MBCAC board for 5 years, the 29 Palms Art Gallery Board for 9 years, and participated in the Highway 62 Art Tour since 2011.
While attending a yoga retreat in 2011 Ursula took the opportunity to rediscover Joshua Tree and she fell for the small-town atmosphere and the awe-inspiring beauty. The following year the native Angeleno left the big city and made the Morongo Basin her home.A distinguished service veteran of the US Army she served at United States European Command Headquarters in Command and Control and upon returning to civilian life she worked predominantly in the manufacturing industry, progressively in higher and more demanding supervisory positions. While Executive Director of the 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center she became an active community volunteer and currently serves on the Board of Reach Out Morongo Basin as well as supporting local conservation, animal welfare, and Arts groups.She is honored to have been elected to the position of Board Treasurer of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, an organization she believes in and is thrilled to be a part of. She looks forward to being a part of the growing Hwy. 62 Art Tours and supporting the talented artists of the Morongo Basin.