Jan 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.A LOT of people came. This isn’t even when it was most crowded.Leslie Duncan presents a new painting. An eagle, carved by Paul Jorgensen, perched between two paintings.And 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!