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Plein Air Paintings To Be Available Online

An era of online browsing while practicing a voluntary form of home detention is upon us all, but there will soon be, if not already, the opportunity to view and purchase wonderful paintings by talented artists who participated in the 2020 Plein Air Competition, held last month... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
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Candlewood Arts Festival Cut Short

What was supposed to be a fun, art-appreciating month of March thanks to the Candlewood Arts Festival, was unfortunately cut short this year, due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. The Candlewood Art... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Everybody Laughs at "No Body"

Boy did folks need some laughs last week, and they got them from the production of "No Body Like Jimmy" at three showings at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center March 13 – 15. With restrictions on crowd size to less than... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Plein Air: Fast and Creative

“I want it to grab me,” said 14th Plein Air Invitational two-hour Quick Draw judge and BAI Gallery Director/Curator Barbara Nickerson, “and with more rewards up close.” And that certainly was the winning combination for... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

BSPAC: "No Body Like Jimmy"

Don’t miss “No Body Like Jimmy,” a fast-paced farce about politics and how a dead body can be the life of the party. Performances are Friday March 13, and Saturday March 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday March 15, 3 p.m. Tickets available online at bspac.net, The Bighorn Fudge Co.... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Bella Murphy    Arts

Jimmy's Front Porch Revue, Good For the Soul

Jimmy’s Outrageous Front Porch Revue just completed its fourth annual show with three days of performances from Feb. 21 –23 at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. This was the first year that all three shows were sold out. All the proceeds from the show were donated... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

12 Incompetent Jurors at BSPAC

Take a good look at the lineup of jurors in the photo. If ever you’re called for jury duty and get stuck with any one of these whackos on your panel, do something rash, anything, such as faking a heart attack to be excused. If... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Art Talk with artist Robert Wright

The House of Borrego Springs Gallery is pleased to announce an ARTTALK with assemblage artist Robert Wright on Saturday March 7 at 3 p.m. Wright will be discussing his new body of assemblages created from desert detritus, debris and found objects presently on view at The House of... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Art Guild Luncheon

“Life without art is life without living.” This is the simple approach to the art of March’s guest speaker, Stu Bailey. He is a stone sculptor from the Northwest, and his inspiration is the wildlife and sea life of the area, as well as the Anza-Borrego desert for the past... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Bella Murphy    Arts

John Richen's Art Collection

The Galleria at the Palms hosted an opening reception Feb. 9, for the John Richen art collection. Richen has shown his art all over the world and has been commissioned for sculptures, two of which permanently reside at the New... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    Arts

Beth Chafey-Hon Serenades at Hawk Canyon

The rhythms of nature blended with the melodies of violinist/composer Beth Chafey-Hon Feb. 29 at a special outdoor concert in the natural setting of Anza-Borrego's Hawk Canyon. The canyon concert called Desert Song Cycle was sponso... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Candlewood Arts Festival

On a free bus tour of four art installations in the Borrego Springs area Feb. 29, Under the Sun Foundation founding board members Halina Avery, her brother Chris, and Foundation curator Kris Kuramitsu kicked off the Second Annual... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Hal Hawkins at The Propeller

WW-II transport pilot Hal Hawkins at work on his mural at The Propeller restau-rant, "opening soon," depicting his experience and that of his friend and former astronaut John Glenn after the Marine Corps landing on Iwo Jima.... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Bella Murphy    Arts

Garett Wood Presents at Art Guild Luncheon

The most recent Art Guild Luncheon was held at Rams Hill Restaurant, with special guest speaker Garett Wood on Feb. 13. Wood is a well known photographer in the Anza-Borrego region for his photographs of the natural landscape,... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

Art Guild Luncheon

“Life without art is life without living.” This is the simple approach to the art of March’s guest speaker, Stu Bailey. He is a stone sculptor from the Northwest, and his inspiration is the wildlife and sea life of the area, as well as the Anza-Borrego desert for the past... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

Art Talk with artist Robert Wright

The House of Borrego Springs Gallery is pleased to announce an ARTTALK with assemblage artist Robert Wright on Saturday March 7 at 3 p.m. Wright will be discussing his new body of assemblages created from desert detritus, debris and found objects presently on view at The House of... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

City Ballet: In Living Color

What a performance! The City Ballet of San Diego came to town on Feb. 7, bringing 14 top dancers (and about three dozen dancers in all) who used the colors of the rainbow in eye-catching costuming, together with their artistry and... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

Photo Contest A Success, Earth's Elements Celebrated

Two heavily attended shows took over the Borrego Art Institute Feb. 1 – the Anza-Borrego Foundation's Annual Photo Contest and Celebrating the Earth's Elements. Both proved to be a big success. When walking into the BAI Gallery,... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Candlewood Arts Festival 2020

When Los Angeles art curator, Kris Kuramitsu, was chosen by the Under The Sun Foundation (Avery children Halina, Chris and Theo) to implement a celebration of art reflecting their father's most creative and loving qualities: inspir... — Updated 2/25/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Borrego Does Broadway A Huge Success

The BSPAC production of Borrego Does Broadway from Jan. 31 thru Feb. 2 was so good in so many ways that it's easy to give credit where credit is due: A cast on fire. They provided maximum entertainment with excellent staging and... — Updated 2/20/2020

 

Valentine's Day ArtWalk

ARTWALK is happening again on Friday Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Invite your sweethearts out to an evening of new art exhibitions from the Borrego Art Institute, The House of Borrego Springs Gallery, Rowe Art Gallery and The Galleria at The Palms at... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

More Pottery Wheel Class

The Borrego Art Institute’s Pottery Program will be offering another set of throwing classes, this time taught by Heather Spontak. All levels of experience will benefit – from beginners to experienced. Spontak travels throughout the country with her portable pottery studio... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

Creative Handbuilding

Would you like to learn to build closed sculptural forms and complex vessels with paper templates? It’s a lot like sewing, only with clay slabs. All levels of experience are welcome. The Borrego Art Institute’s Pottery Program is pleased to present a four-day class beginning... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

Film Fest Another Success

With 500 films submitted, the 75 best were screened at the Library and the Performing Arts Center, with numerous panel discussions included. As predicted by both the quick sell-out of All Festival Passes and subsequent standing... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Dianne Owen    Arts

An Evening of One Act Plays

On behalf of the Borrego Springs Performing Art Center, Fred Jee welcomed an enthusiastic audience for an evening of five one act plays written and directed by Michael Sadler. "ELECTICA" featuring a crew of twenty hardworking,... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

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