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BAI Showcases Unique Artwork


Last updated 12/14/2017 at 10:06am

The beauty of creation and the artistic keen eye were combined into two shows to not only make it exciting, but unique.

On Dec. 2, the Borrego Art Institute held an opening reception for 'A Show of Finely Crafted Art' and 'The Art of Photography,' which featured 43 different artists.

The exhibit showcased wonderful custom artworks, handcrafted to unique originality, which visitors enjoyed.

There were many different types of photographs featuring nature, significant places, plants, big horn sheep, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Many photos displayed had vibrant colors, while others were in black and white for a more dramatic effect.

One of the photographers, Brian Van de Wetering, has loved photography since he was six-years-old. His first professional entry was for the Anza-Borrego Foundation photo contest, for which he got an honorable mention.

Randy Staley had on display, wooden instruments, which he has been making for four years. Each instrument takes roughly a day to create, with the result being outstanding.

The hors o'dervers served and prepared by Kesling's Kitchen were an enormous success, so-much,-so, every time they appeared, they were quickly gone.

BAI gallery director Barbara Nickerson, who has been active with BAI for 11 years, thought the opening reception was a big hit.

"There are so many beautiful pieces of art everywhere – on tables, the walls, and each one tells a story. It's great to showcase these all together," Nickerson said.

The artwork will be on display until Dec. 31, and is available for purchase. Once purchased, the work can be taken home at that time.

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