• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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Desert Light Gallery at Kelso Depot

photo of sculpture of a building in minute scale

Inhabitance

Anna-Marie Veloz

Inhabitance
The artwork of Anna-Marie Veloz
June 21 - September 20, 2014

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.

Inspired by abandoned structures that Veloz found while exploring the Mojave Desert, the intricate sculptures of Inhabitance echoes the American Dream of utopia.

Anna-Marie Veloz is an adjunct professor of Art at Victor Valley College, Victorville, California

Did You Know?

photo of deer hunters

Park or preserve? Like other parks with the designation of "national preserve," Mojave National Preserve is managed under the same guidelines as national parks. The main difference is that hunting is allowed in national preserves, but not in national parks.