Learn about the fascinating history and origin of the bas-relief terra cotta sculpture Palm Springs in Sculpture Past & Future created by sculptor Lawrence Tenney Stevens (1896-1972), a part-time resident of Palm Springs. Dedicated on September 18, 1959 when the south branch of the Security First National Bank(now Union Bank 500 S. Indian Canyon Dr.) opened, the lecture will also touch on this midcentury bank and its Chinese American Architect Joseph A. Wong (1921-2011) of Scottsdale, AZ. Also present will be John Faubion, Director of the Lawrence Tenney Stevens Trust.Lecturer David L. Gray, Principal with Gray Public Relations & Marketing, is a former Palm Springs Public Library Trustee (2009-2016), and recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Leader Award from the Desert Business Association. He has a B.S. degree in Art History & English from Atlantic Union College, and has lived in Palm Springs since 2003.
Outside food or drink is not allowed. Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building. No Pets (service animals welcome). Photography is permitted for personal use only, no tripods or videotaping allowed.