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Art Guild Luncheon, Garett Wood

Don’t miss another wonderful treat at the Art Guild Luncheon Thursday Feb. 13 at Rams Hill Restaurant. Guest speaker will be photographer Garett Wood, who specializes in landscapes, architecture, animals and people in a candid way capturing an itimacy of small, unnoticed... — Updated 1/31/2020


Hal Hawkins Opens Gallery

Hal Hawkins has opened a new art gallery to sell his paintings at the El Patio Courtyard. He is also wanting to establish art teaching classes, and is looking for a person to join him in this endeavor. "Anybody who would like to... — Updated 1/28/2020

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Joan of Arc at BSPAC: An Film Experience in Conviction

In terms of “sticking to one’s convictions,” Joan of Arc is a tough act to follow. The 1928 silent film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” was shown at BSPAC on Wed. Jan 16 to a nearly full house, complimented by (name of orchestra/vocal ensemble here), a small live... — Updated 1/28/2020


Create with Clay

The Borrego Art Institute’s Pottery Program is offering a fun and unique workshop taught by Hasuyo Miller who has displayed and sold her ceramic art work at our gallery for several years now. It is a two-day weekend class Saturday Feb. 1 and Sunday Feb. 2. Create a decorative... — Updated 1/28/2020

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Just Another Beautiful Day in Bedford Falls?!

It's the story of a generous Building and Loan owner set during Christmas in mid-1940s Bedford Falls, New York, who dearly loves his wife and family, but who finds himself in desperate financial and emotional straits, so much so... — Updated 1/23/2020


Film Festival Approaches

The 2020 Borrego Springs Film Festival is coming soon, January 16 – 20. This is year seven, and it’s dubbed as “Lucky Number 7,” with the motto as a homage to the supportive community. We are truly lucky to have Borregans attending year-after-year, watching these incredibl... — Updated 1/23/2020


BAI's Two Shows A Big Hit

The Borrego Art Institute gallery walls were filled with various art pieces – from abstract mixed paintings, clay and metal artworks to photographs of local hot spots around town; there was something for every art and non-art lov... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BAI Holiday Pottery Sale

On the cool, sometimes rain-sprinkled morning of Saturday Dec. 7, local potters displayed and sold their hand-crafted wares to Christmas shoppers and bargain hunters alike. Given the weather and the early hour, it was a fine... — Updated 1/23/2020


Christmas Voices Soar

The "Celebrating Christ at Christmas" concert at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, spread out over three performances Dec. 6 – 8, was a truly magnificent combination of vocal and instrumental soloists, full choir, chimes, and... — Updated 1/23/2020


BSPAC Season Opens with Britishmania

On my visit to Borrego from the UK, I was told by the editor of the Borrego Sun that they were having a Brit night at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, and knowing that I was a part-time reporter said, "If you are going,... — Updated 1/23/2020


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 1/23/2020


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


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