• Kelso Mountain


    National Preserve California

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Desert Light Gallery at Kelso Depot

photograph of Kelso Dunes

Kelso Dune

Christina Shelby

Water to Sand, Water to Rock
The photography of Christina Shelby
September 27, 2014 to January 3, 2015

Since the turn of the last century, transcontinental railroads have promoted rail travel to national parks by producing framed prints and advertising art that depicts the beauty of these national treasures. The tradition of close ties between the railroads, art, and national parks continues at the Desert Light Gallery in Kelso Depot Visitor Center.

In Water to Sand, Water to Rock, Christina Shelby explores the effects of wind and water on the stark landscape of the Mojave Desert.

Christina Shelby teaches life drawing and photography at Victor Valley College, Victorville, California

Did You Know?

photo of joshua trees

The Joshua tree forest along Cima Road is the largest in the world. Hike the Teutonia Peak trail to get a better look at the Joshua trees. More...