Arts

Gavilan student filmmakers Jazmin Chilin, Samantha Betancourt, Honna Afzal, and Sara Grace Barclay. Afzal won Best Editing. Photos provided by Grant Richards.

Gavilan College hosts annual Student Film Showcase

Gio Silva from Hollister wins Best Director.

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A family reads new comics outside Bill's Bullpen in Hollister on Free Comic Book Day. Photo by Noe Magaña.

A packed Bill's Bullpen hosts Free Comic Book Day

Event included raffles and free pictures with superheroes. Video of the local celebration inside!

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Stage Company Summer Camp registration now open

Highlights include dancing, singing and acting. Scholarship opportunities available.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Free Comic Book Day at Bill's Bullpen

Thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the May 4 event.

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Delana Lozano, 9, playing bean bag toss at the April 28 El Teatro Campesino Family Day fundraiser. Photo by Noe Magaña.

El Teatro Campesino holds Family Day fundraiser

Attendees enjoy food, music and games to support Artists in Schools program.

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Fine art photographer Kirti Bassendine's exhibit was up for Arts Advocacy Day at the state capitol on April 23. Photo provided by Kirti Bassendine.

Local artist Kirti Bassendine exhibits in Sacramento

San Benito County fine art photographer helps introduce the homeless to the community by sharing their stories of instability and disruption.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

San Benito County Free Library to Celebrate Dia de los Niños

Community members invited to first annual Dia de Los Niños (Day of the Child) celebration on April 30.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Water conservation video contest winners announced

Contestants use storytelling to inspire residents to save water.

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Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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An artist rendering of the Wave Bench by Randolph Colosky planned to be installed at Dunne Park. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

Dunne Park getting new benches with artistic twist

Projects are aimed at attracting residents to the grounds while deterring homeless sleepers and vandalism.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Paintings done by Ms. Toste’s Art One students. Photos by Diana Lopez.

Art exhibition displays student work on San Benito High School campus

Still life drawings, watercolor paintings and more displayed.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

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"Art is important because it allows us to be individuals both as the makers and as collectors," said local artist Michaela Graves. Photos courtesy of Michaela Graves.

Local artist’s journey begins with a New Year's resolution

Lifelong Hollister resident Michaela Graves talks art, inspiration and the courage to follow one’s passion.

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Sand paintings done by SBHS students. Photo provided by Christina Ross.

San Benito High School holds art gallery opening reception

Community invited to attend student art exhibit on March 19.

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Hollister CCS Regional Band Members Lesley Prudencio (MMM), Megan Maggiora (MMM, Leeza Gatsonz (AAA), Isabella Velazquez (HDLA), Ignacio Velazquez (HDLA), Brandon Gatsonz (AAA), Danaka Perez (MMM), Tristan Molina (RSJ), Sarah Stopper (RSJ), Dylan Freitas (RSJ),  Lauren Agredano (RSJ), Yuvia Padilla (RSJ), and Samatha Andrijeski (RSJ). Not pictured David Gomez (MMM). Photo by Kevin Stopper.

Middle school students shine at honor band performances

Two Rancho San Justo students selected to attend State Honor Band performance in Fresno.

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