“R. Hero” dedication in Palm Desert

Story and photos by Pat Krause

The city of Palm Desert’s Public Art Collection dedicated the newest piece of Artwork to Palm Desert on October 6th in front of the Historical Society of Palm Desert at 72-861 El Paseo. The artwork called “R. Hero” a large metal purple colored dog was placed in the median across from the Center designed by Karen and Tony Barone.

At the dedication, Mayor Robert A. Speigel welcomed the many guests attending. Art in Public Places Commission Chair, Kim Synder introduced the Artists. The Barone’s spoke of their love of art and thanked the many people involved in getting this artwork in Palm Desert. The artwork is paid for by private individuals and gifted to the city. Donors for this piece were Jo Ann and Alan Horwitz Esq., with Contour Dermatoloty and Orbit In Hotel, Palm Springs. The Barones have many pieces of art displayed in the Valley and are known world wide.

The Society brought in the Old Firetruck for this event and parked it in the driveway for all to see. Tours of the Center were conducted after the dedication and refreshments were served. A plaque dedicating the Artwork was placed near the sidewalk in front of the center.

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