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Thursday, Jun 27 2013 10:08 AM

'First Look': Shows open at Bakersfield Museum of Art tonight

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    Californian Eye Street Editor Jennifer Self talks with artist Betty Leonor and Bakersfield Museum of Art curator Vikki Cruz about the new shows opening at the museum.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

It's a big night tonight as several shows, including Eye Gallery, open at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

Since 2007, Eye Gallery has given local artists an opportunity to show off their talents. Eye Gallery is a chance "to throw the spotlight on local artists," Californian Eye Street Editor Jennifer Self said Thursday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

In past years, the artists have been given a loose theme for their artwork. But this year, 10 artists were asked to be part of an ongoing narrative, a story in words and art. They had 96 hours each to review where the ongoing story stood, and write and create the next chapter.

"In a way you have no idea how the story is going to unfold," said museum curator Vikki Cruz.

Eye Galley and other new exhibits open at the museum, 1930 R St., at 6 p.m. tonight. Admission tonight is $10, or free for museum members.

 

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