2009 Community Mural

April 21, 2009 at 8:51 am | Posted in Considering Ideas | 1 Comment
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More than fifty people participated, ages three to eighty seven, to create this feathered 5′ x 36 ” image at the South Fork School Arts Festival. A great mix of individual style. We’ve got color!  This mural and the one from last year remain at the school.

2009 South Fork School Arts Festival

April 17, 2009 at 11:22 am | Posted in Art Exhibitions | Leave a comment
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You are looking at the group mural from the 2008 Arts Festival. We’ll be creating another one this Saturday April, 18th, 1:00 PM-7:00 P M. at South Fork School, 5225 Kelso Valley Rd. Weldon. The Arts Festival also has art exhibits and other workshops, plus great music, and food to fill your belly. The day is geared toward kids, but all ages are invited to participate. Come be creative!!  Hint, this year we will be flying instead of swimming!

Creativity is alive and thriving in Bakersfield!

April 1, 2009 at 10:33 am | Posted in Art Galleries | Leave a comment
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Envision walking through a downtown arts district on a Friday night with open, brightly lit gallery spaces, featuring contemporary art, interspersed with conversation and thrumming music flowing from aromatic coffee shops and ethnic sidewalk restaurants. Sounds stimulatingly cosmopolitan, doesn’t it?

Bakersfield is probably not there yet, but I sure got the sense it’s heading in that direction after reading the Spring 2009 issue of ArtLook, the Arts District and Community e-Newsletter which popped into my mail box yesterday. Designed, compiled, and distributed by my friend, artist/gallery owner Jill Thayer, ArtLook showcases the galleries and the upcoming visual art events in downtown Bakersfield. The colorful, photo-filled, 8-page newsletter spotlights particular galleries and ends with a listing of gallery venues available. You can download your own copy of Artlook on Jill’s site. Oh, and while you are taking in the downtown art scene, don’t forget to check out a favorite restaurant, Mama Roomba, serving Caribbean food.

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a clipping from ArtLook -listing galleries.

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