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Current Exhibitions

College of the Desert is proud to announce “A Veterans Exhibition” running now through Sept. 26 at the Marks Art Center.

A free artists’ reception open to the public will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Light refreshments will be provided. Conversations with the artists begin at 5:15 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by COD Ballet Folklorico Club SPainting by a Veteranabor a mi Tierra.

Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, textile, 
three-dimensional works in metal, glass and installation
art are on display, featuring work by U.S. military veterans Michael Aschenbrenner (Army); Bianca Caiati (Air Force); Albert DeVito (Marine Corps); Thomas Gronowski
(Air Force); Gil Hayes (Marine Corps); Gilbert Hayes, Sr. (Marine Corps); Rick Jorgensen (Marine Corps); John Martinez (Army/Marine Corps); Phyllis Miller (Navy); Citalmina Xóchítl Ríos (Marine Corps); Bruce Romjue (Navy); WM Marquez (Army); and SHOE Schuster (Navy).

Painting by a VeteranThe Marks Art Center, along with Donni Prince from College of the Desert’s Veterans Services, helped to solicit the Southern California veteran artists included in the exhibition.  

The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts (MAC) is a nonprofit facility that supports arts education and enriches the cultural life of our students, faculty and community. The center is at 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. The gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and by appointment.

For more information, please contact the Marks Art Center at (760) 776-7278 or visit the center on 

Facebook @marksartcenterCOD or Instagram @marksartcenter.​

Future Exhibitions

Celebrating 60 Years of College of the Desert Exhibition

October 10-November 7, 2018

COD Juried Student Exhibition

November 26-December 13, 2018

Ongoing Exhibition

Selections from the college's African Art Collection are on display in the College of the Desert Library. The school library is adjacent to the Palm Desert Library on the south side of campus on Fred Waring Dr. between Monterey Ave. and San Pablo Ave.​