The Wylie & May Louise Jones gallery hosted a BC art student exhibition


Hugo Maldonado Garcia/The Rip

The Wylie & May Louise Jones gallery host an in-person Bc student art exhibit on March 24.

Hugo Maldonado Garcia, Editor in Chief

The Bakersfield College Wylie & May Louise Jones gallery hosted a BC art student exhibition on March 24. 

All art pieces displayed at the exhibit were created and constructed by past and current BC students majoring in studio arts, graphic design and photography. 

Although there was no theme, there was a pattern in the different art pieces with students submitting designs that have sentimental value and with photos and paintings that hit close to home. 

Artist and photographer, Ana E. Cortez Ramos had a piece at the exhibit titled “Siempre En Mi Memoria” Fall 2021 which is an acrylic on canvas and a drawing of her grandpa. Another painting on display by artist Austin Lemons of late actor Chadwick Boseman (title of piece too0) Fall 2020, with acrylic paint on canvas. 

As someone who has no ability to draw or paint the way these BC students can, it made me feel great knowing that there are so many talented people out there who attend the same college as me. Bakersfield is a small town and so everyone who is working extra hard in achieving their goals and dreams are acknowledged. 

An interesting detail about attending the art exhibit is an artist by the name of Daniel Rodriguez with a digital photography piece titled “Fotografia Turista” Spring 2022 which translates to “Tourist Photography” in English and was actually taken in the city of Queretaro found in central Mexico. Which is interesting because I have traveled there a while back. It was also nice to see how many people showed up to look at the art on display. 

This is the first time in three years that the BC Jones gallery has held an in-person event. The new hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m for anyone who would like to visit the student art exhibit on display right now.

Acrylic Paint on Canvas titled “Chadwick Boseman” of late actor, Fall 2020 by artist Austin Lemons. (Hugo Maldonado Garcia/The Rip )
Piece by artist Antonio Gallardo titled “Forgotten Home in Arvin” Fall 2021. (Hugo Maldonado Garcia/The Rip)
Piece by artist Ana E. Cortez Ramos titled wire “Peacock” Spring 2022. (Hugo Maldonado Garcia/The Rip)