Joshua Tree, California (PressExposure) December 08, 2009 -- Mojave Desert Land Trust Exclusive: The Alma Allen Project Buy Art and Save Land Benefit for the Quail Mountain Project
Mojave Desert Land Trust announces a rare opportunity to own a limited edition bronze sculpture from acclaimed artist Alma Allen. A local artist and sculptor, Alma Allen has created two lovely sculptures, a tortoise and a rabbit, in editions of 50 each exclusively for Mojave Desert Land Trust. 70% of the proceeds from the sale of these sculptures will be donated to the Land Trusts campaign to support the Quail Mountain Project.
Alma Allen is offering these sculptures at a discounted rate of $150 each, plus shipping, in hopes of bringing new members to the Land Trust and support for the Quail Mountain Project, a campaign to save 955 acres in Joshua Tree, CA. Mojave Desert Land Trust is working to protect this critical wildlife corridor hosting a diverse population of wildlife that includes bighorn sheep, bobcat, desert tortoise, coyote, and dozens of bird species to name a few. This undisturbed habitat is an extension of the Quail Mountain ecosystem. Protecting this natural area will permanently conserve the habitat and wildlife with critical watersheds that extend north from Quail Mountain thus offering future generations the beautiful landscapes, clean air, dark skies and quality of life that serve us all.
Collectors from Los Angeles to New York to London have invested in Allenâs tortoise and rabbit sculptures. Now available to the public, there are only 20 sculptures left! To purchase a limited edition bronze sculpture of your choice, please visit our website: http://www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org and click on the Alma Allen Project.
Alma Allen is a sculptor and designer living in Joshua Tree, California where he designed and built an environmentally friendly house & studio while living in a Streamline trailer on the land. He prefers to collect his own raw materials, mostly wood and stone, from which he now also creates editions in bronze. Allenâs work is a favorite of designers, architects and artists and has shown in galleries in NYC, Chicago and Boston as well as a recent large solo exhibition in Tokyo. In Los Angeles, Allen owned the gallery âPearceâ on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice with partner Nancy Pearce which showcased his work.
Allen also lends his sculptural sensibilities to functional work - rendering wood, mostly salvaged, into tables, turned stools, and bowls including collaborations with Commune Design for the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and Heath Ceramics. There is a current exhibition of his work â sculpture, furniture and wood turnings - at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles on display until January 4th, 2010. Allen and Pearce will also be opening the Community Shop with Commune Design at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs in January, 2010.
Recent article on Allen in the LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2009/11/sculptor-and-woodworker-alma-allen-heath-ceramics-log-stools-.html
To read more about Alma Allen and his work, please visit: http://www.allenpearce.com
To learn more about the Land Trust, community members or visitors are invited to visit the Web site http://www.mojavedesertlandtrust.org, visit the Land Trust office located at 6393 Sunset Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, or call 760 366 5440.
Mojave Desert Land Trust, founded in 2005, is a 501(c)(3) public charity. MDLTâs mission is to protect the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values.