Charlie Ciali’s development and career as an artist took flight after moving to Palm Springs in 2002 with his now-husband George Janofsky. The flight attendant (retired since 2012) and former gallery owner found his niche in printmaking here.
Despite having a fine arts master’s degree, Ciali eagerly continued his art education with the help of Michele Jamison, a respected local print-maker. What he learned in the desert, he taught. He teaches the art of printmaking to anyone who has the passionate interest and dedication to learn.
Still, Ciali finds time to create his own work (charlieciali.com). He’s now equally inspired and comfortable creating encaustic paintings and three-dimensional resin artworks, and will have a show of his works in November at archangel art collective in uptown Palm Springs.
Read the full story of Ciali’s artistic journey in the September issue of Desert Outlook magazine (out Sept. 5 across the Coachella Valley).
Meet Charlie and George at Desert Outlook’s September issue release party Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Streetbar, 224 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs. It’s scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m.