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April 10, 2018

Inlandia Poetry Library Ribbon Cutting

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On Wednesday, April 4th, the Garcia Center for the Arts hosted the Poets and Writers -Inland Empire Literary Roundtable meeting.  With over 25 poets, writers, and artists in attendace, including 4 from Joshua Tree and a writer all the way from Barstow, the room was an inspiring space to be for the evening.

After brief introductions, Ernie Garcia, Executive Director of the Garcia Center for the Arts, along with Cati Porter, Executive Direcotr of Inlandia Institute and Nikia Chaney, Inlandia's Poet Laureate, cut the ribbon to open the Indlandia Poetry Library, now on site at the Center.  The collection consists of the 400 books NIkia Chaney read as a part of her work as a screener for the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry awards, which is based at the Claremont Graduate University.  These awards are considered among the world's most lucrative prizes in poetry.

These books are an amazing additional to the Garcia Center's library.  The library is free and open to public.  Come check it out!! Arts Connection is honored and grateful to be a part of this vibrant part of the San Bernardino Arts community.

Thanks to Cindy Rinne for the photos of the event!!





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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









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