Come out for a special “Knight at the new Banning Art Gallery”

BANNING, Calif. — To help celebrate the opening of their new location next to the Banning Chamber of Commerce, Banning Art Gallery will be holding a free special event and ribbon cutting ceremony on March 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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You are going to want to save the date for this event, which will include a Featured Artist Exhibit, where you can personally meet Tysen Knight, renown for his thought provoking character works of art with a modernism flare.

During the free event, attendees can sit fireside and listen to the jazzy sounds of Kaylee Daugherty and James Moody; while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and conversation with various artists and artisans whose works will also be on display.

Make sure to save the date for Banning Art Gallery’s upcoming event and ribbon cutting ceremony, which will feature the thought provoking character works of Tysen Knight, as well as the jazzy sounds of Kaylee Daugherty and James Moody.

Best know for his colorful modernism and twist on paintings and characters such as “American Gothic” and super heroes, Knight’s works can be found in Historical Downtown Palm Springs, where he was commissioned to have his art grace the once boring concrete benches, as part of Street Bench Art Pilot Project.

An active youth mentor for the arts, Knight recently received the Exceptional Community Leader Award in Palm Springs.

Also to be featured during this event will be the musical talents of Kaylee Daugherty and James Moody.

Daughtery – who can sing in four different languages – is a local Jazz singer who grew up in Banning. Her genres include swing, ballad, blues and bossa nova.

Moody is a full-time professional jazz guitarist who performs in Palm Springs and Catalina Island seasonally.

Listen to a sample of their music:

For more information about the Banning Art Gallery and this very special event visit them on Facebook or online or they can be reached at (951) 849-3993. The gallery’s new location is at 42 W. Ramsey, Ste C, in Banning.

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