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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."
- California in all its glory on display at BMoA
- Eye Gallery Chapter One: Linda Hyatt starts our story
- Eye Gallery Chapter Two: David Vanderpool draws his way around obstacles
- Eye Gallery Chapter Three: Kristopher Stallworth shares his life through a lens
- Eye Gallery Chapter Four: Al Mendez's new way of telling a story
- Eye Gallery Chapter Five: A protagonist steps to the fore
- Eye Gallery Chapter Six: Journey takes a surreal turn with Byron Rhodes
- Eye Gallery Chapter Seven: To teach, learn and be inspired with Dacey Dia Villarreal
- Eye Gallery Chapter Eight: Betty Leonor a mistress of mood
- Eye Gallery Chapter Nine: Adel Shafik born in Egypt, reborn in America
- Eye Gallery Chapter Ten: Wall-to-wall inspiration with Sebastian Muralles
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.