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BAI Opens New Season

It was a show that captured unique perspectives of nature, animals, and people by over 15 photographers, and all were exhibited at the Borrego Art Institute. On Oct. 12, the BAI held its first opening reception of the 2019 – 20... — Updated 10/30/2019


BSPAC Auditions for New Season

Another round of auditions will be taking place at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center for the upcoming season. They will be held at the theater on Sunday Oct. 20, 2 p.m. We will be presenting “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as a radio show for Christmas, and a... — Updated 10/17/2019


BSPAC Auditions for New Season

Another round of auditions will be taking place at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center for the upcoming season. They will be held at the theater on Sunday Oct. 20, 2 p.m. We will be presenting “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as a radio show for Christmas, and a... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

Karen's Collages at the Library

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough," is what Paula Buchwitz used in her collage. Many may call it inspirational or motivational, and that simple yet powerful adage seems fitting in life. This and other collage concepts by... — Updated 10/3/2019


Jeni Bate: Touchable Art via Refractured Skyscape Watercolor

Don't let anyone tell you there is nothing new under the sun, or in the case of artist Jeni Bate, about the sky. Using a 3-dimensional textured style that one expert said falls between a post-Picasso "third generation orphism" and... — Updated 8/22/2019


BSPAC: The Last Dance

The Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center ended its 2018 – 19 season on a high note April 27 with the ever so popular Dance Recital. From the littlest tap dancers to middle- and high-schoolers to this season's BSPAC honoree... — Updated 5/15/2019


Alice Wallace Band: Sweet Sounds of Spring

Memorable music and lyrics inspired by a real event should first perk up the ears, then bury itself deep into the soul. Such was the case with Alice Wallace's Santa Ana Winds, her words and music stoking up the tragic imagery of... — Updated 4/22/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    Arts

The Art of Flora and Fauna

It was all about enjoying the art displayed at the Borrego Art Institute April 13. From wall-to-wall, art of different forms – photographs, sculptures and paintings filled the gallery for "The Art of Flora and Fauna" show. This... — Updated 4/19/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

The Big Reveal: Borrego's Ceramic Mural

Nearly 200 people showed up at the Borrego Art Institute March 23, to witness the unveiling of The Mural, a local masterpiece of mosaic ceramic art by 54 pottery artists, from professionals to amateurs, including the work of 16... — Updated 4/19/2019


Avery Candlewood Festival

Most art is appreciated by the eye of the beholder, yet the Candlewood Arts Festival, held March 29 – 31, also had public participation at its core. Sponsored by the Under the Sun Foundation, director Halina Avery and Festival... — Updated 4/11/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Annette Hubbell's Warrior Women

When it comes to seven "Warrior Women" fighting for their causes, writer/performer Annette Hubbell brought to life their unique, often gut-wrenching stories of both the fight and the small victories even one person can accomplish,... — Updated 4/8/2019


BAI: The Art of Flora and Fauna

Enjoy artistic work in a variety of mediums, celebrating the wonderful plants and animals of our world. The opening reception will be held Saturday April 6, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the BAI.... — Updated 4/3/2019


Mosaic Mural Revealed

Community members gathered on the south end outside of the Borrego Art Institute to witness the unveiling of the long-awaited mosaic mural, Saturday March 23. This was a project of the BAI Pottery, under the direction of Ginger... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    Arts

Circle of Art: 30th Annual Show

From high-quality paintings of oil and watercolors, photographs of our unique Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to handmade jewelry, ceramics and fabric art, all types of mediums took over Christmas Circle March 16 and 17, as a part... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Plein Air: The 100 Meter Dash of Fine Art

If folks ever wonder how long it takes to paint an oil-based or acrylic work of art, they might consider that Van Gogh finished The Potato Eaters in "many days." But how about 15 invited artists spread out near the Visitors Center... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Nuns Kill at BSPAC

In what has to be the most fun ever for 10 nuns onstage, "Nunsense: The Mega Musical" at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center managed to transform the death of 54 nuns caused by botulism in the vichyssoise soup into a romp... — Updated 3/25/2019


Nunsense: The Mega Musical Coming to BSPAC

For those not interested in reading about really great live theatre entertainment coming soon to Borrego, go no further. For the rest, a must-see event with three performances is coming to the Borrego Springs Performing Arts... — Updated 3/25/2019


Big Reveal of Borrego Springs Mosaic Mural

The Borrego Art Institute Pottery will unveil a new ceramic and glass mosaic mural in Borrego Springs Saturday March 23, 3 p.m. The completed mural will measure 300 square feet, and will be mounted on the south exterior wall of the BAI. The theme of the mural – Celebrating the... — Updated 3/12/2019


BASIC Circle of Art Show

BASIC Circle of Art will host their 30th annual fine art show, featuring over 70 quality artists show and sell at Christmas Circle Saturday March 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday March 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.... — Updated 3/12/2019


The Comical Magic of Michael Budd

The art of physical misdirection is a staple for most successful magicians. Look over there (but not here 'cause I'm switching something). However, another form of misdirection in magician Michael Budd's bag of tricks, much more... — Updated 3/5/2019


The Bronzes of Lynn Creighton

Sculpture artist and author Lynn Creighton will display a selection of her beautiful bronzes throughout the gallery in conjunction with the Plein Air Invitational. Her work will go in after the Plein Air awards and displayed through March 31. A reception for the artist will be... — Updated 3/5/2019


2019 Plein Air

Another year to enjoy the wonderful works of various artists! Be on the lookout for the 15 of them around Borrego, as they capture its beauty in more ways than one. Then join them at the awards ceremony Saturday March 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Borrego Art Institute.... — Updated 3/5/2019


2019 ABF Photo Contest

The Anza-Borrego Foundation held its annual photo contest opening reception at the Borrego Art Institute Feb. 2. Many of the photographers were in attendance to collect their ribbons, along with Best of Show and First Place winner... — Updated 2/15/2019

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Music on the Wing: Jennifer Goodenberger at BSPAC

How easy the day's anxieties drifted away right from the beginning of "Lark in the Clear Air," solo pianist Jennifer Goodenberger's opening piece in her BSPAC performance on Jan. 26, entitled, "Bird Notes." And she was relaxed and... — Updated 2/7/2019


Pottery Workshop – Wheel Throwing Bootcamp

Taught by Borrego Ceramic Artist Jack Sims, this class will focus on improving the potter’s skills at throwing on the wheel. Classes will be held at The Pottery, located at the high school between the gymand the football field. Dates are Feb. 7, 12, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Cost for... — Updated 2/4/2019


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