Lancaster, CA. April 27, 2017 — The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is excited to announce the opening of Made in the Mojave on May 13, with a public reception from 4-6 p.m. 

Made in the Mojave celebrates the subtle beauty, rich history, and plentiful resources of the Mojave Desert. The exhibit focuses on the desert landscape interpreted through a variety of media including painting and photography, and is sure to awaken a new-found appreciation for the nuanced splendor of the desert. Featured solo exhibits include artists Samantha Fields; Kim Stringfellow; Carol Es; Catherine Ruane; Aline Mare; Ron Pinkerton; Nicolas Shake; and site-specific installations by Randi Hokett and local artist Marthe Aponte. This exhibition expands patrons’ concepts of the desert and its relevance to daily life.

In addition to the professional artist presentations, the museum is honored to highlight the work of R. Rex Parris High School students’ Wasteland project on the rooftop terrace.  MOAH’s Green Initiative Wasteland project was led by Los Angeles artist Nicolas Shake, who worked in conjunction with R. Rex Parris High School art instructor Kris Holladay and her students to create this thought-provoking art piece.

As part of the Made in the Mojave exhibit, MOAH and the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation will host the 5th Annual Mother’s Day Tea from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 13. Guests at the tea will have the opportunity to preview the exhibition with artist Samantha Fields, and watch a specialWearable Art Fashion Show, all while indulging in a champagne reception featuring a delicious, multi-course, catered menu, with fresh produce from local farms. Tickets for the Mother’s Day Tea can be purchased from for $45.

The Made in the Mojave exhibition will be on display until July 30. The show is currently being installed, thus MOAH will be closed until May 13.