Emely McMullen of San Diego was one of several artists displaying work last Saturday at the “Fire and Ice” show sponsored by the Idyllwild Art Alliance at the Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery. The exhibits continue through April 15. Photo by Peter Szabadi
Karen Raines, director of History for the Mission Inn in Riverside, received a coveted official Idyllwild Rotary mug from Vice President Chris Scott after she addressed the club at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The owners of the Mission Inn, a National Historic Landmark, Kelly and Duane Roberts, operate it as a not-for-profit entity. Photo by Tom Kluzak
Rotary Club of Idyllwild President Roland Gaebert (right) thanks Bob Sylvester of the Palm Springs Air Museum for his talk at the Wednesday, Jan. 17, Rotary meeting at American Legion Post 800. Photo courtesy by Thom Wallace
Patrice Morris performed primarily 1980s and 1990s R&B Friday, Jan. 26, at Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery. Morris has worked with some of the top voices in the industry, including Andraé and Sandra Crouch, Marvin Sapp, Daryl Coley and John P. Kee. Morris is currently touring with the world-renowned group, The 5th Dimension. Photo by Steven King
Many art students at the Idyllwild Arts Academy were displaying work at the InterArts Senior Show reception. Here, Angel Zhang proudly shows her piece, “Be Yourself, Which One.” “Interesting conceptual art about the hidden self trying to exit in a world of sameness,” commented photographer Peter Szabadi.
Photo by Peter Szabadi


Humberto Badillo, master stone mason, at work at IdyPark in the center of town. Photo by Peter Szabadi
Writers and actors take a bow after the Creative Writing/Theatre Lab on Thursday evening, Jan. 25, at Idyllwild Arts. Four short plays of which students wrote, produced and acted were presented under the guidance of Abby Bosworth, chair of InterArts, and other faculty members. Another four plays were presented on Friday evening. Both evenings left the audiences impressed with the creative and talent of IA students.
Photo by Tom Kluzak