Tysen Knight:
Urban Desert Art Project

January 17–February 9, 2020
Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space

Palm Springs Art Museum provides opportunities to collaborate with local teaching artists to design and facilitate arts learning opportunities for students, educators, and the community.

The museum’s Education Department will host a series of workshops with Tysen Knight and his Urban Desert Art Project.

Based on the Boys Art Mentorship (BAM) program at Palm Springs Unified School District, Tysen mentors at-promise youth by empowering them to share their stories through art. The artist engages students with an interactive workshop that teaches them how to express themselves artistically. This groundbreaking program has made significant and measurable strides in reducing the drop-out rate of young men of color.

The first of three electrical boxes commissioned by the City of Desert Hot Springs, CA,
painted by Tysen Knight. *Urban Desert Palms Project*

Tysen Knight’s work is inspired by popular culture and street art, including the work of artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He also draws inspiration from the works of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. Tysen’s art has its roots on the streets of New Jersey, and then later in Los Angeles. The result is his own unique flair for creating paintings and murals that can be found in art galleries, private collections, as well as public spaces. His art blurs the lines between street art and fine art.

Website: https://www.tysenknight.com/home

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