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    Art show draws on Bakersfield

    BY STEFANI DIAS The Bakersfield Californian
    Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 03:10 PM

    You don't need an artist's eye to see the beauty in Kern County, but depicting that majesty in paint -- and on a deadline -- is best left to the professionals. Which is exactly what the Arts Council of Kern is doing this week for the first-ever Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival.

    Fifteen artists have come to the county with the goal of capturing what they see at locations around Kern, and all the painting is done outdoors.

    "They're doing three paintings in three days," said David Gordon, executive director of the Arts Council of Kern, host of the event. "They'll have to commit to capture that time of day and that temperature."

    Completed between Wednesday and Friday, the paintings will be unveiled to the public Saturday at Metro...

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    Art show going all in

    For those who believe Bakersfield doesn't support the arts, a very vocal group is prepared to prove them wrong -- not with a protest but a celebration. This weekend's All of Us, taking place at Blacktop Cyclery downtown, brings together...

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    Call to young artists for Congressional Art Competition

    Young artists looking to make a splash in the U.S. Capitol are invited to enter the Congressional Art Competition this month. Congressmen Kevin McCarthy and David G. Valadao both released a call to artists for the annual contest that...

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    Art teachers: That's how it's done, kids

    When George Bernard Shaw wrote "those who can, do; those who can't teach," he clearly hadn't met any art teachers. Hot on the heels of a show featuring student work, the Younger Gallery is hosting "Teachers Who Are Artists," a diverse and...

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    Tractors Deere to artist's heart

    One man's trash may be another man's treasure, but in Kern County, you don't go labeling old farming equipment as anything other than a classic. Recognizing the sentimental value old tractors can hold for farmers, artist Jennifer Shrader...

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    Cocktails + art = lots of money for BMoA

    With more than 25 original art pieces to bid on, local art lovers could easily break the bank at the Bakersfield Museum of Art's ARTMIX fundraiser, but they would do so knowing their money will go to furthering art in the community. For...

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    Valuable 18th century painting rediscovered in California home

    (Reuters) — An 18th century painting long considered lost has been found in the home of a California lawyer whose family had held the piece for generations but was unaware of its origins, a Los Angeles museum official said on Wednesday....

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    'Best' yet to come at Metro

    Art is in full bloom downtown for the first First Friday of spring. Along with the monthly art walk of local vendors and the newly unveiled artist-designed trash receptacles, four new shows open on Friday. Metro Galleries will celebrate...

  9. Oildale artists, listen up

    Oildale artists will have the chance to show their creations in an art show at North High School in May. For the second year, North High art teacher Mary Bradford is putting on an event to showcase the work of student artists and opening it...

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    Dynamic duos bring life to 'Art Imitates Art IV'

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, The Empty Space Gallery has a big artistic love fest on its hands with "Art Imitates Art IV," which will be celebrated at a reception Saturday at the Oak Street theater. Begun at the...

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    Students get art showcase

    A visit to the Younger Gallery on Friday should reassure those worried about the fate of arts education. More than 40 students from 16 high schools will display their works as part of the California Art Education Association-sponsored show...

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    First Friday meditations on 'Home,' 'Wild Things'

    While the "Wild Things" will start at the Bakersfield Art Association's Art Center at its new location, there will be plenty of other new works to view downtown for this First Friday. Here's a look at what's on tap: 'Home' If home is...

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    Bakersfield Art Association has arrived

    Already a part of the downtown arts scene, the Bakersfield Art Association Art Center has edged closer to the hub of activity, moving to 19th Street. In the works since last year, the move from its former location on Eye Street will be...


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