On the first Friday of most months, a collection of artists who work near each other in Cathedral City host a low-key artwalk within their commercial complex.

But due to the de facto shutdown spurred by the novel coronavirus pandemic, artist Anne Bedrick opted to take her gallery virtual and host an art showing Friday evening instead on Facebook Live.

“Since nobody can out, I thought it would be nice to share art with people,” she told City News Service, “and talk a little bit about what I do.”

Bedrick is a self-taught painter who studied sculpture at the University of Michigan, and in Florence, Italy. She originally taught art to adults and then to children for 25 years in total before becoming an artist full time.

She works in her studio and gallery on Perez Road, near Date Palm Drive, where she says she paints large-scale abstract pieces “full of energy.”

Her gallery is close to a bicycle store, a cafe and a window tinting shop, but also near the studios of 10 other artists who work with a variety of mediums.

At 5 p.m., Bedrick will show some of her newer pieces, including one called “The Space Between Us,” which she said reflects the energy of the moment.

“People’s response is that it has been calming,” she said of the piece, “calm colors.”

The Facebook Live event can be accessed on the Anne Bedrick Fine Art Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnneBedrickArt.

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