The Ski Club
Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the High Desert
October 27-28, 2018

High Desert Test Sites is pleased to present an event by The Ski Club, a contemporary art space in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This event—curated by Mark Klassen, director of The Ski Club, and Jesse McLean of Microlights Cinema—will present works by nineteen Midwest-based artists between three different sites in Wonder Valley, California. The exhibition will be on view October 27–28 with a poetry reading and film screening slated for October 27 at the Palms Restaurant.

Artists include: Matt Cook, Laura Davis, Richard Galling, Alex Herzog, Thaddeus Kellstadt, Mark Klassen, Chris Larson, John Riepenhoff, Edra Soto, Oli Watt and Allison Yasukawa. Jesse McLean of Microlights Cinema will screen works by: Zachary Epcar, Sky Hopinka, Nazli Dinçel, Alee Peoples + Mike Stoltz, Beny Wagner and Michael Robinson. 

Sited artworks:
Saturday, October 27th, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Ironage Rd. and HubbyCo Far East
Sunday, October 28th, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Ironage Rd. and HubbyCo Far East

Saturday, October 27th, 8:00 pm
The Palms Restaurant

Driving Maps, directions, event information, and ephemera will be available Saturday, October 27 at the HDTS HQ at Sky Village Market Place, 7028 Theater Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, from 9:00 am–1:00pm.

kip's desert book club
the devil's highway by luis alberto urrea
november 5, 2018 in joshua tree

When I recently learned about The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea I knew we had to get this serious desert book in front of our readers. This is a true tale of desert tragedy and survival when 26 men crossed the border from Mexico to Arizona through some of the toughest conditions one can imagine in May of 2001. We will be gathering at 7:00 pm, November 5th in Friendship Hall at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. This is a new location for us and I can't wait to try it out!

kip's desert book club
in god's trailer park by susan lang
october 1, 2018 at the palms in wonder valley

I have been looking forward to featuring the latest book by Susan Lang, In God's Trailer Park, for quite a while now. If you are a fan of her other novels, you won't be disappointed. You know it's going to be good if Mary Sibley likes it!
Kip's Desert book club
The Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman
September 3, 2018 in Joshua Tree


Grab your best silk lined cape and Malacca cane because at 7 pm on September 3rd, we will be meeting at Andrea's house to discuss The Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman. It's the untold story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin fellowship. Don't let the heft of this volume discourage you. It's chock-full of pictures and there's scandal on just about every page, so it reads rather quickly. If you run short on reading time, skip to page 335 where the adventure in the desert begins.