THE ORANGE MARTINI PROJECT-Modernism Today
A one-of-a-kind art exhibit featuring lenticular prints that "move" when viewed from different angles, and showcases fun, Palm Springs lifestyle scenes, photographed by Lani Garfield. The series of 9 prints will be unveiled at the Palm Springs Hilton lobby as part of Modernism Week on February 13, 2013, and also along Palm Canyon in participating uptown district stores. Proceeds from these two shows will go to The Palm Springs High School Arts Institute.
The Orange Martini Project is a series of unconventionally displayed photographs featuring Palm Springs and it's amazing community. With participation from various local friends, artists, businesses, and even the mayor- Lani has been able to capture the essence of the Modern lifestyle here in PS. The lenticular prints will show a scene in "motion" when viewed from one side or another. The allure of this fair city, which is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of modernist architecture, design, and living, has served in the past and present as a playground to the stars and it's residents. The interactive display showcases the hip, locally found clothes and iconic mid-century modern architecture in a way that blurs the line between today and the days when The Rat Pack stayed and played in the desert.
"It's not just about looking backwards with nostalgia", Garfield explains. "It's about looking forward. It's how we live today in a place with a colorful, fun, architecturally significant history."
The series of nine 24x36" limited edition, signed and numbered, lenticular prints will be displayed at the Palm Springs Hilton, as well as 9 retailers and restaurants throughout the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a "Passport to Palm Springs" adventure and visit all 9 businesses on a "hunt" for all 9 prints. A passport can be picked up at any of the locations to start with, and at each stop a "passport stamp" will be given. Full passports can be redeemed for a complimentary Orange Martini from participating restaurants included in the hunt! Smaller 5x7 cards of the series will be available in a limited run. Print proceeds go to The Arts Institute at PSHS.
The Arts Institute at Palm Springs High School is a model arts education program offering interested high school students enhanced learning experiences for artistic growth, preparing them for educational and job opportunities in the arts beyond high school. One of the key programs provided is the "Mentoring Program". Students receive real-life experience with an established artist in their art trade and learn how they can turn their passion for art into a career. For the past 5 years Lani has mentored 2 students a year and taught them the practical working knowledge of photography as they enter her world of photographing "the jet set" here in Palm Springs.
Our contributors thus far include:
LOCATIONS provided by:
Doug Kinzley, Rod & Cindra Stolk, Dorothy & Harold Meyerman, Wil Stiles & Molly Bondhus, Julie Rodgers & Mitch Cowley, Gary & Joan Gand, James Hume, Odessa Christiana, and Chris Menrad
Alane Morales, Charles Montgomery, Donna Sturgeon, Doug Kinzley, Gabreilla Romo, Jessey Gilbertson, Leisa Austin, Nicholas Ellis, Tristan Milanovich, Ashley Chernesky, Dan Ball, Jaci Fitzsimons, Jonas Adceff, Roberto Madero, Terra Perezchica, Aimee Sorby, Daizy Maldonado, Jessica Jackson, Joseph Halm, Tiffani Labue, Amy Blasdel, Arlene Amick, Beth Moon, Dorothy Meyerman, Harold Meyerman, Howard Moffett, Kelly McLean, Paul Lewin, Stephen Pougnet, William Kopelk, Andrew Dean Hunt, Ashley Rosenow, Erik Rosenow, Athena Crabtree, Brooke Whitney, Erin Caroll, Jade T. Nelson, Jennifer Roose, Jeremy Johnson, Jerry Ayala, Jonny Westom, Julie Westom, Luis Alberto, Martin Lowery, Rich Young, Sasha Young, Shaelee Espinosa, Steve Henke, Will Sturgeon, Cindra Stolk, Rod Stolk, Kate Swarner, Ron Swarner, Troy Bankord, Amanda Cherrey, Brent Middleton, Craig Fury, Greg Middleton, Greg Wolfson, Jennifer Isherwood, Jesse Isherwood, Marc Samson, Nicole Middleton, Jamie Owa, Ashley Pintor, Colin Pintor, Larry Weitz, Laura Weitz, Leo Rodriquez, Odessa Christiana, Ryan Berit and Taylor Ann Trad.
CLOTHES provided by:
Wil Stiles, William Miller, Trina Turk, Cindra Stolk, Carol Dean and Odessa Christiana
HAIR & MAKEUP provided by:
Stacy Hall, Jerry Ayala, Roberto Madera, Terra Perezchica, Giancarlo Tenebruso, Chip Tuvman, Vea Serna, Odessa Christiana and Joy Fields
STYLING provided by:
James Hume, Dre Naylor, Shaelee Espinosa, Brooke Whitney, John Warden, Adam Hyatt, Jack Garfield and Jim Gazan
What We Need & What You Get
Our community has generously contributed in various way to help us offset our original costs and realize this goal, but we still need your help! Some of the things we still need help with are:
Printing of the large lenticular photos and display costs- easles, mounting, ect.
Printing of the 12x12" and 5x7" prints and packaging
Printing costs for the Passport to Palm Springs Adventure and stamps.
Here is a link to a video that explains the printing process indepth:
Transportation fees for models and crew
Craft services for 9 shoots
Permit costs/application fees for city permits to sell images
We have put together, again with the generosity of our community, some fantastic reward packages! We have packages for locals and out of town guests, limited edition signed and numbered, lenticular prints from the series, behind the scenes video from the shoots, and tickets to be the first to see the series in print at our fabulous opening night gala where the Orange Martinis will be flowing and you can mix and mingle with some of the hippest people in town- the models and crew from all 9 OMP shoots and the project's valued supporters!
If these packages sound as tempting to you as they do to us and we end up OVER funded, the money will go towards the next year's project, "Palm Springs In Action" and, of course, the PSHS Arts Institute.
The Arts Institute at Palm Springs High School is a very important organization to me. Our creative programs like art, photography, film and fashion are drastically underfunded. The Atrs Institute makes funds for field trips and supplies available that the teachers would otherwise have to pay for out of their own pockets. Creativite problem solving is a valuable resource in our world, the young minds of today deserve better oppertunities for becoming the creative leaders and innovators of tomorrow. I have personally worked with several students over the years as part of the mentoring program, and seeing these amazing young people with infinite potential and limited recources is saddening. Your contribution to this campaign is really a contribution to them. The Arts Institute awards scholarships for local college students as well, providing the financial assistance an otherwise unattainable valued education. An education that will assure them a stronger foothold in the professional world to today.
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