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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

 

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 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 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

 

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

 
 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

 
 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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 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

 

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

 

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

 

Condor Sounds

If you're in the right place at the right time, and Borrego could be that place someday, you will see a magnificent bird, the California Condor, with a 10-foot wingspan in flight overhead. Or perhaps on the ground eating something... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Frisson Ensemble is Classically Versatile

Leave it up to classical musicians to make one look up the term "Aubade" to discover its strictest definition, "A love song at daybreak through a door or window to a sleeping woman." They could have just said that, because now the... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

Soroptimist Artists Open Art Studios Tour, Silent Art Auction

The 2019 Borrego Springs Artists Open Studios Tour and Art Auction is scheduled for President’s weekend Feb. 15 – 17. The Tour and Silent Art Auction benefits scholarships, education grants and programs for the betterment of girls and women of Borrego Springs and provides an... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

What A Performance! – Muriel Anderson

If you happened to miss seeing Muriel Anderson on guitar here at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center Feb. 1, make a note not to miss her the next time she performs. Her strumming and finger-plucking magic on the... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

New Borrego Springs Art Guild Officers

New officers were sworn in for the Borrego Springs Art Guild on Feb. 14 during their monthly meeting. Judy Webber was elected president, Donna Franco assumed the vice president's position replacing Tom Hogan, Jeanne Plekon... — Updated 2/28/2019

 

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