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PHOTOS: Artists capture Idyllwild’s scenery at festival

PHOTOS: Artists capture Idyllwild’s scenery at festival

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild held its annual Plein Air Art Festival this weekend …

PHOTOS: HELP Center fashion show

PHOTOS: HELP Center fashion show

The Idyllwild HELP Center held its annual fashion show and luncheon Sunday, June 9, at the Rainbow Inn. This year’s theme was “Country Western Comes to Idyllwild.”

Artist concludes ICRC speaker series

As he did last year, plein air artist Rich Stergulz concludes the Idyllwild Community Recreation Council’s popular speaker series. Plein air, for the uninitiated, is a movement in fine art that gained prominence in the late 19th Century when painting outdoors in natural light became a signature of French impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Picaroon […]

Harmon-Luber’s art featured at open house

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 2012 Artist of the Year, Kathy Harmon-Luber, is exhibiting her collages for one day only during Idyllwild Massage’s Open House – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Idyllwild Massage owner Karen Georg says, “Some of Kathy’s collages are colorful and whimsical, while others are very peaceful … […]

Author Napoli recounts life in Shangri-La

Author Napoli recounts life in Shangri-La

If there were a Shangri-La, the dreamed-of mystical country of James Hilton’s “Lost Horizon,” it would probably be Bhutan. Public radio reporter Lisa Napoli moved there in 2007 to help develop a national radio station to engage Bhutanese youth in the country’s transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. Bhutan, a remote Himalayan kingdom, has only […]

2014 film fest planning underway: Savage seeks replacement  for Calderone

2014 film fest planning underway: Savage seeks replacement for Calderone

The Idyllwild 2014 International Festival of Cinema will open Jan. 7, 2014, and continue for four more days until the Awards Ceremony, the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, under the festival’s founder. Steve Savage will reprise his role until a new chair is found to replace Phil Calderone whose time is focused on the Rustic […]

Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s summer kickoff takes artists outdoors

Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s summer kickoff takes artists outdoors

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild is welcoming summer 2013 with a weekend celebration of art in the great outdoors. It’s the AAI’s Annual Plein Air Festival, which takes place June 7, 8 and 9. The free event brings artists and art lovers together in the scenic mountain town of Idyllwild. On Friday, June 7, the […]

Exploring the commonality of the dark side

Exploring the commonality of the dark side

Author Lisa Teasley, the third in this season’s Idyllwild Author Series, has been called fearless, unafraid to inhabit and explore her characters’ dark psyches and discover what each of us has in common with those whose wounds are gruesome and raw. She’ll discuss her debut novel, “Dive,” the story of a love affair between two […]

Local artist to honor LA artist, children’s author

Local artist to honor LA artist, children’s author

Local artist John Cook’s transition to mosaic art from stain glass was serendipity. But his new talent will honor Leo Politi, renowned Los Angeles artist and children’s author. Cook’s mosaics, patterned after Politi’s sidewalk mosaics, will be placed in the Leo Politi Garden outside the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno. Politi, whose […]

Hamilton leads hikes during Wildflower Festival

Hamilton leads hikes during Wildflower Festival

Hamilton led some informative interpretive walks in the Idyllwild Nature Center forest during the Wildflower Festival over Memorial Day weekend …

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