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 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, 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 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


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


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


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


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


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