Big, Bold, Beautiful BAI

opening_exteriorJan 19, 2013 introduced a whole new chapter in Borrego Art.  The Borrego Art Institute reopened in their new location on Christmas Circle.  You can see part of the story of the building’s purchase and renovation here.  The theme for the show was Big, Bold, Beautiful: three adjectives that apply not just to the art but to the building and especially the opening night turnout.opening_crowds2A LOT of people came.  This isn’t even when it was most crowded.opening_birdLeslie Duncan presents a new painting.  opening_eagleAn eagle, carved by Paul Jorgensen, perched  between two paintings.opening_hummingbirdAnd in keeping with the bird theme, here’s mine.  Kind of hard to see the scale in this picture but believe me that it is big and bold and, perhaps after a few fine glasses of wine, beautiful.

If you weren’t there to see it, I must state definitively that this was a very exciting night.  The BAI Board along with a host of donors, artisans and builders have worked tirelessly to bring about an incredible transformation in the heart of Borrego and it was a thrill to see the community come out and join in celebration.  Congratulations to the BAI and here’s to many more openings!

3 thoughts on “Big, Bold, Beautiful BAI

  1. Hey Geoffrey, Thanks for borregosketchbook.com. Did you happen to photograph my two prints, “New York Boy 1” and “As Above, So Below” at the opening of Big. Bold. Beautiful.? If you did, I sure would like to see them. Thanks for the photos. Cheers, Elizabeth Rodriguez

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    I don’t think I have a good photo of either of your pieces, as I was mostly trying to get a good sense of the event by focusing on the people. But people, if you haven’t already been, go head down there and check out the show! Or if you were there opening night and were just checking out the crowd, head back and check out the work. One print Elizabeth mentioned, “New York Boy 1,” is probably the largest of all the pieces in there and is worth seeing in person. – G

  3. WOW! AND DOUBLE WOW – GEOFFREY! This is GREAT! Very unique and very interesting even if you live in Borrego and already know all this stuff. Keep up the good work, I will be checking in often! Sandy

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