Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Arts & Entertainment

El Teatro Campesino halts holiday shows at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performances of "La Pastorela" to be held at ETC playhouse this winter.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and San Juan Bautista Mayor Cesar Flores. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Arts

Poets gather in San Juan Bautista for three-day symposium

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and others hold workshops at Saint Francis Retreat.

Photographer Alicia Arcidiacono (left) takes a moment for a photo with her husband in front of her photographs. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Arts

San Benito County photographers highlighted in ‘Framing a Story’ opening reception

Show features photographic essays by 10 artists.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Arts

Literary Center to host two writing seminars

Focus on how to self-publish a book and how to organize a memoir.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Arts

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” premieres at San Benito High School

The 2019 summer musical will take the audience on an "out-of-this-world" adventure.

Photo provided by the San Benito County Arts Council.

Arts

Arts Council’s annual Farm to Table Dinner tickets on sale

Annual event to be held July 21 at Paicines Ranch.

Local architect David Huboi on the steps of St. Lukes. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Hollister’s architectural identity is downtown

Architect and planning commissioner David Huboi shares his favorite designs.

Artist Ronald Rocha works on Whiskey Creek mural. Photo by Heather Graham.

Arts

Artist Ronald Rocha breathes new life into Hollister’s Whiskey Creek mural

Veterans and biker legends among those depicted.

Smith has played piano since an early age. Photo courtesy of Aaron Cole Smith.

Features

Local resident launches music career after recording in Nashville

Aaron Cole recently released a five-song EP.

Bernat creates various types of jewelry. Photo courtesy of Michelle Bernat.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Jewelry designer Michelle Bernat returns for rodeo

Bernatti Designs has a lot of Hollister connections.

Lakin Valdez as K’iche Achi in the production of "Men of Rab'inal," a modern telling of the 600-year-old story "Rabinal Achi." Photos provided by Lakin Valdez.

Arts

Mayan drama comes to El Teatro stage this weekend

“Men of Rab’inal” is a contemporary adaptation of a 600-year old story.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Arts

Hillside Christian Fellowship hosts free summer workshops

Free summer workshops focus on public speaking, creative writing and the arts.

Amanda Chiado leads group discussion. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

BenitoLink reporter participates in a local writing lab

Arts Council creates safe space for sharing personal expression.

Anzar High School senior Jordan Driver focused on art therapy for her graduation exhibition project. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education

Anzar High senior reaches out through art therapy

Jordan Driver’s “Grad X” project helps participants access emotions.

Artwork on display at the Life Skills art reception on May 31. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Arts

Life skills students show art at reception

Works on display at ARTspace Annex in Hollister.