Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Robo Village = Santa Claus and Robots!

WOW!  On our way home from Joshua Tree, we swung by Palm Springs yesterday. I'd heard about Kenny Irwin, Jr's Robo Village from a few art friends. I knew that the installation would not be open until Thanksgiving, but I thought we could catch a look from the street.
We were not disappointed! There were workers inside the compound putting the finishing touches on the installation before the opening.

I would love to see the installation at night when all of the lights are turned on! This folk art installation encompasses the area around a Palm Springs Movie Colony home at 1077 E Granvia Valmonte. It is massive. It is whimsical. It is a futuristic winter wonderland. Kenny Irwin, Jr. has been building this installation for almost 30 years.
Walking around the perimeter of the compound was magical. I couldn't quite believe that this lovely, peaceful and expensive neighborhood co-existed with the Irwin installation! There has been some controversy and permit issues recently. Hopefully, these will be resolved before the grand opening tonight. 

I certainly hope that the public will, once again, be able to enjoy this local invention of ingenuity and fantasy! Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!
To see a video on Robo Village and Kenny Irwin, Jr., click HERE

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