Idyllwild Arts senior visual artist wins major awards

Idyllwild Arts senior Yixuan “Maisie” Luo is known to her classmates and teachers to be thoughtful, contemplative, soft-spoken and considerate of others. She is...

An eye for design, hard work, perseverance and seizing the moment

Idyllwild has been a seminal player in Kenny Gioeli’s career Hard work, perseverance and recognizing opportunities others failed to see characterize Idyllwild resident Kenny Gioeli’s...

Anna Ancheta, musician, conductor, educator and artist

  Anna Ancheta teaches voice and how to project when singing, yet her own voice is quiet. Her accomplishments as a musician, conductor, educator and...

Town Baker perfects the arts of oven and diplomacy

Paul Amick and Ken Urias, the couple who have made the Town Baker a local sensation, practice artistry — both in the kitchen and...

Theater artist Suzanne Avalon produces results

Theater artist Suzanne Avalon is no neophyte. She knows her stuff, has studied with New York theater royalty, has paid her dues and makes...

Ben Champion, Idyllwild Arts senior, is National YoungArts Foundation finalist

A week of master classes in Miami and chance to become Presidential Scholar Idyllwild Arts Academy senior music student Ben Champion is one of 171...

Robin Johnson, dancer, professor and Hill volunteer

  Professional dancer and university professor Robin Johnson is in motion even when sitting still. There is a quality of gracious good humor, enthusiasm and...

Matt Shaker, triple-threat performer and writer

In theater, musical theater especially, one is a “triple threat” if one can sing, dance and act with equal facility. Pine Cove resident Matthew...

Barbara Rayliss – soul searching artist

Barbara Rayliss, singer, actor and teacher, digs in and finds the soul in everything — the human communion that unites us and the art...

Buzz Holmes continues an arts legacy

Dwight “Buzz” Holmes is part of a distinguished lineage in Idyllwild’s musical history, part of a legacy begun when his father, Robert Evans Holmes,...
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