Very interesting and unique art show called “People Are Like Plants’ at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery!

Posted September 13, 2020

Marilyn Froggatt, Chapter Co-Chair writes in her September Newsletter:

COACHELLA IN APRIL Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 x 2 Available $1,500.00 USD

ARABY TRAIL, PALM SPRINGS Oil on Canvas 24 x 36 x 3 Available $1,500.00 USD


I am proud to announce my participation in a very interesting and unique art show called “People Are Like Plants’ at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. JTAG is located at 61607 “B” 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

It seemed appropriate for me as a desert plein air landscape painter to join and support this show. The gallery will be open every Saturday, September 5 – September 30, 2020. The two paintings above are both in the show. They are available for sale through the gallery during the month of September. This show will also go virtual online at their website:


Here’s the announcement from the JTAG website:


JTAG is excited to partner with the NEA Big Read to present “People are Like Plants” a group art exhibition that supports the themes of Hope Jahren’s memoir Lab Girl and the shared curiosity, humility and passion that drives both scientists and artists. Her pioneering research focuses on the connections between living and fossilized plants and their ability to help us track changes in our global environment. Jahren explains: “A cactus doesn’t live in the desert because it likes the desert; it lives there because the desert hasn’t killed it yet.” This sentiment particularly resonates with life in the Morongo Basin. JTAG presents a variety of artwork related to science, nature and conservation that reflects the survival instinct and resilience that we see in ourselves and our desert ecology today.

Every Saturday throughout the month of September, stop-in to JTAG and pick-up your free BIG READ book bundle, including a copy of Lab Girl, the Big Read Cholla Needles Science Issue & Waking Life, a collection of poems by local author Cynthia Anderson.

A program of the NEA Big Read Morongo Basin presented by Arts Connection in partnership with the Morongo Basin Arts Council and Joshua Tree Art Gallery with the support of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association.

The NEA Big Read aims to build community and inspire conversation through the joy of sharing a good book.

To learn more about the Big Read visit:

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.”


If you are in the area, please stop by or make a nice Saturday out of visiting Joshua Tree National Park and stopping for lunch and a tour of JTAG.