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Some of Claudia’s birdhouses

Barbara Johnson I first met Claudia Enea at the SaddleBrooke Tennis Center. I knew she played tennis because of the many tennis social events she attended. What I didn’t know was that she had a hidden talent, which definitely is not hidden from many SaddleBrooke residents. Claudia and her husband Joe moved to SaddleBrooke 21…

Save the Date for The Art Show

Photo by Jim Morris

Have you been wondering when the next SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild show will be? Well, stop wondering and write this on your calendar! The fall/winter SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild show will be held on October 29 and 30, 2016 in the MountainView Country Club Ballroom area. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.…

Oil painting classes for everyone

Midge (left) and Cheryl enjoyed creating these oil paintings.

Cheryl Fay We have many things to choose from here in SaddleBrooke, but one of my best decisions was to sign up for Wanda Tucker’s oil painting class. What a great choice that was. Everyone in the class from beginner to advanced was supportive, friendly and just plain fun. And a bonus was that I…

Artist of the Month

Anneliese Snider with a work in progress; photo by Laverne Kyriss

Overcoming challenges brings depth to art LaVerne Kyriss Anneliese Snider began painting in 1971. Her kids were in school and she joined a group of ladies in her neighborhood. One of the members served as the teacher. “We met in somebody’s garage once a week in Studio City, California,” she remembered. “In 1978, we moved…

Artist of The Month

Barbara Leightenheimer with her oil-on-canvas painting, Going my way—March.

LaVerne Kyriss A teacher by trade and a life-long student, Barbara Leightenheimer served as the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild’s first president. “The guild was already in place when we moved here, but it wasn’t a formal club. I’d joined and the group decided I had the right skills and credentials as both an art educator…

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild offers summer classes

Eileen Aird The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is offering summer art classes open to all SaddleBrooke residents. The classes for beginning and intermediate students are designed to give participants a chance to explore various art methods or to refine their technique in a particular media. There is a modest fee per class and for some…

Artist of the Month

Jannette Borland pauses in her studio space with Blue Sky Within.

Jannette Borland: Keeping the skies blue LaVerne Kyriss Jannette Borland is not someone who can be confined in a box. She doesn’t have one style, one medium, or single interest. “Inspiration, like life itself, sparks a vision,” she said. “When I settle on a subject, I work on it a while and then find a…

Mountain Vista School unveils new mural

Michael, Kalyn and Hayden Hawkins. Michael did the grouting work; photo courtesy of the San Manuel Miner.

John Hernandez, San Manuel Miner On Thursday, May 12, 2016, a number of people gathered at Mt. Vista School in Oracle for the unveiling of the new mural which is located at the entrance of the school. The mural, a desert scene incorporating the desert flora and fauna as well as the topography of the…

Artist of the month

Nancy Springer sits in her studio with two newly completed gourds.

Many media fill Nancy Springer’s “Palette” LaVerne Kyriss Acrylics, watercolor, oils, photography, pen and ink drawings, gourd-making, stained glass and ceramics are just some of the media that Nancy Springer has explored in the world of art. An accomplished painter, she professes to be a dabbler, “I’m always trying something new. I don’t show. I…