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Artist profile: Charlie Ciali flying high in Palm Springs studio and classrooms

August 31st, 2013 | by Will Dean | Comments

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.

"Run_Jump" by Charlie Ciali

“Run_Jump” by Charlie Ciali

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.

"I Do, You Don't" by Charlie Ciali

“I Do, You Don’t” by Charlie Ciali

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.

From the "Brugge" series by Charlie Ciali

From the “Brugge” series by Charlie Ciali

Read the full story of Ciali’s artistic journey in the September issue of Desert Outlook magazine (out Sept. 5 across the Coachella Valley).

Charlie Ciali (left) and his husband, George Janofsky, with their rescues Dave and Audrey. Photo by Lani Garfield

Charlie Ciali (left) and his husband, George Janofsky, with their rescues Dave and Audrey. Photo by Lani Garfield

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.

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