Art Opening and Coffeehouse!

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A truly exciting art reception is just around the corner on December 8, 2019 (12-2pm) at the Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The reception will feature folk music, beautiful art, and refreshments both hot and cold. The Presbyterian Church is excited to offer this coffeehouse concert & art opening, with plans to continue hosting such events in the future, and Chaparral Artists hope to see you there!

Khrysso Heart LeFey will be the featured artist for the month of December, his art represented by his eye for unique collage processes with beautifully balanced color and contrast. Khrysso is also a musician, and will be one of the performers. Music begins in the social hall at noon. The social hall will be open just before noon for the normal morning after-service social hour, if you plan on arriving a early.

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The following press release was written by Khrysso Heart LeFey

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature a coffeehouse concert featuring folk singer Khrysso Heart LeFey as part of the opening reception for his exhibit in the Chaparral Artists' gallery in the church on the afternoon of Sunday, December 8.

Chaparral Artists feature a different artist every month at the church, one of several galleries it maintains. Collagist Khrysso is the featured artist for December. This exhibit will consist mostly of what he calls, "digitized collage." Pastor Wayne Morrow says, "I have thought for a long time that it would be great for Desert Hills to start a coffeehouse, and Khrysso has a lot of experience with them."

The gallery is open to the public, but the office hours at the church don't facilitate daily traffic to it. "A concert is an excellent way for us to welcome the community and to let people know that the gallery is always here," says Kim Clements, the church's office manager and a member of Chaparral Artists herself.

Khrysso performed folk music starting in the early '90s in Ohio, his longtime home. He now lives in Morongo Valley. He sings and plays guitar and mountain dulcimer, a folk instrument with roots in the Appalachian Mountains. He specializes in 19th-century music but will focus on more contemporary songs for this concert, which he expects to last about an hour. "Both because this is a church and because I think it's important, I will present a program of uplifting, though not religious, music," says Khrysso. He usually encourages his audiences to sing long with him.

The concert will begin at noon in the social hall outside the gallery. There is no cover charge for this concert, but donations will be accepted to help the church defray operating costs. The reception will last until 2:00 PM. The social hall will be open following the morning's church service, which ends at about 11:15 AM.

The church is located a few blocks from Yucca Valley High School at 56750 Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 9228.