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Shepard Fairey speaks at Idyllwild Arts

Shepard Fairey speaks at Idyllwild Arts

A 1988 Idyllwild Arts graduate credited early teen skateboard and punk rock influences as the bases for his development into an iconoclastic, guerrilla street artist …

County Fair coming; set the date

The Riverside County Fair and Date Festival will be held Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 26 in Indio. Although it’s a county fair, it is also a celebration of the Indio area’s history and prominence as a major international producer of dates. As part of that celebration, some of the entertainment is unique to […]

Shepard Fairey opens Idyllwild Arts’ alumni show

Shepard Fairey opens Idyllwild Arts’ alumni show

Idyllwild Arts (IA) is honored to host artist Shepard Fairey, class of 1988. He is one of several noted alumni artists to be feted on campus this month. Fairey is the renowned creator of works, such as the iconic Obama “Hope” poster and “Obey” street art, and is a featured subject of the 2010 documentary, […]

Art Alliance of Idyllwild donates to smARTS program

Art Alliance of Idyllwild donates to smARTS program

AAI contributed $1,500 to the Idyllwild School smARTS Program …

Hungry families win in Super Bowl food drive

Hungry families win in Super Bowl food drive

Gathering donations to aid needy families is a sporting affair at the Community Presbyterian Church. On Super Bowl Sunday, members of the congregation vote for their favorite team by placing a donated item in either team’s barrel at the entrance to the church. Coordinating the worthy effort is Ned Roberts, left and Pastor Dick Olson, right. Every year the Church holds its donation Super Bowl, the bin receiving the most items is the team that wins Super Bowl. This year the Giants’ bin had 137 items donated and the Patriots had 82 items. By noon Super Bowl Sunday, all the items were given to the Idyllwild Help Center.

MSJC fundraiser gala set for Feb. 11

The Mount San Jacinto College Foundation will host its fourth annual gala “An Evening With Our Stars” 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. This year’s event features the artwork of MSJC students, spanning from digital photography to sculpture. The evening is a fundraiser to provide student scholarships, faculty grants […]

Chamber music recital Tuesday at Idyllwild Arts

Idyllwild Arts welcomes Todor Pelev, violinist, and Douglas Ashcraft, pianist, for an evening of chamber music 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. They will perform Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Bela Bartok’s First Rhapsody and the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck. Ashcraft has performed to acclaim in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, South […]

Academy Orchestra concert features student soloist

Academy Orchestra concert features student soloist

This weekend, Idyllwild Arts student violist Howard Cheng will make his first concerto appearance. Cheng will perform William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra and Music Director Peter Askim. During his first year, Cheng won the 2011 Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra Concerto Competition. Each year, Idyllwild Arts holds the […]

Idyllwild Community Acupuncture marks Chinese New Year

Idyllwild Community Acupuncture marks Chinese New Year

Many residents attended a Chinese New Year celebration held by Idyllwild Community Acupuncture on Friday, Jan. 27. Free 20-minute acupuncture treatments, massages and Jin Shin Jystsu sessions were offered. Proceeds of donations are to benefit Breanna Lewis, 12, who will participate in the 2012 Irish Dance World Competition in Ireland.

Hub hosts ladies bike maintenance clinic

Hub hosts ladies bike maintenance clinic

The Hub and Siren Bicycles co-owner Mary Metcalf-Collier leads a basic bike maintenance workshop and demonstration at the shop Sunday during a ladies’ brunch, attended by about 20 local bike-loving women.

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