Please help Mil-Tree thrive, any amount is so appreciated!
How to Tell the Desert You Love It
Kate McCabe has called the hi-desert home since 2005 when she founded Kidnap Yourself. She holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. Most re-known for Sabbia, her feature film for low desert legend, Brant Bjork, her films have screened globally, and most recently at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Hey dad. What if the sand in the hourglass is quicksand?
Before the world was so rudely interrupted, Ted Quinn aka Teddy Quinn was working with his friend Caylyn on an autobiographical art-film/documentary and in his 12th year hosting Super Groovy Tuesday Open Mic at the Joshua Tree Saloon.
Excerpt from the Venn Jackrabbit Homesteading Diaries
Kim Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, CA. Her work bridges cultural geography, public practice and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences.
Poems from Temple of Changes
Elise Kost (“Coast”) has lived in Joshua Tree for 20 years, and although known for making jewelry, her life is devoted to the wisdom traditions, indigenous healing arts, energy cultivation, and assisting people in body, mind, and spirit awareness capacities.
Dance Like You’re Falling In Love
Miri Hunter, Ph.D, is a musician, writer, performing artist and scholar. She moved to the desert in 2013. Her non-profit organization Project Sheba was imagined as a vehicle for the transformation of culture through the lens of personal storytelling and art.
Director and Host
Cheryl Montelle is thrilled to host and curate Mil-Tree’s first online spoken word fundraiser. She is a writer whose stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and performed in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree and New York City. She created and hosted Desert Stories at the HDCC for 12 years, 14 shows. She has also produced similar shows in New York City and Los Angeles. Cheryl loves bringing community together and in 2012 she founded the veteran/ community non-profit, Mil-Tree. For more information go to mil-tree.org.
Robbi, producer, editor and experimental musician has been involved with FurstWurld for 10 years, running sound, cameras, hosting and more. Now focussed on transforming FurstWurld into a post production, recording and broadcasting facility for music, filming, photography and performing arts. Live From Joshua Tree 2020 is the first of the newly transformed FurstWurld events to be filmed, edited and broadcast live from FurstWurld.
Brian Leatart (photographer for poster) is an internationally acclaimed photographer of limitless imagination and powerful vision. His work is distinguished by learned classicism nuanced by an irreverent point of view. His idiosyncratic visual language is informed by the emotion and style of his artistic upbringing.