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Campus<br />

The <strong>Renegade</strong> <strong>Rip</strong> www.therip.com<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Sept</strong>. <strong>21</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Welcome to “Eden” at BC<br />

By Jocelynn Landon<br />

Reporter<br />

Bakersfield College hosted a lecture<br />

and open discussion for art students<br />

followed by the grand opening<br />

of the art exhibit “Eden” at the Bakersfield<br />

College Mylie and May<br />

Louise Jones Gallery.<br />

The event started off with a lecture<br />

in the fine arts building. Audia<br />

Dixon started off by showcasing her<br />

artwork for the series “Eden.” The<br />

artist spoke about their story of how<br />

they started to become creative,<br />

how they got their artistic style,<br />

and gave tips to aspiring artists. It<br />

was followed by an open discussion<br />

where students and faculty could<br />

ask questions. Multiple students<br />

asked questions and participated in<br />

learning about her and the artwork<br />

that was showcased.<br />

After the art lecture the artist went<br />

over to the Bakersfield College Jones<br />

Art Gallery, located in the library,<br />

where the artwork was showcased<br />

in the opening of “Eden” along<br />

with an assortment of small snacks<br />

to taste. The art gallery showcased<br />

six gigantic art pieces, with a wide<br />

range of colors and unexpected,<br />

yet creatively placed, symbols. The<br />

majority of attendees were Bakersfield<br />

College Students, who were<br />

art majors, and had the opportunity<br />

to see the art work. They were<br />

able to mingle with other students,<br />

faculty, and Dixon herself. Student<br />

Preet Kamal Kaur talked about<br />

how “This is actually my first time,<br />

but I’m definitely going to be looking<br />

into her.” One of the featured<br />

pieces “Into Eden” was one of the<br />

biggest art pieces showcased with a<br />

variety of things to look at that all<br />

are different depending on the person.<br />

“It has a lot of different symbols,<br />

it’s the most surreal out of all<br />

of them.” said student Alejandro<br />

Vava when talking about his favorite<br />

piece, “Into Eden.”<br />

Dixion was inspired to create<br />

pieces from “memories that I had…<br />

also being curious about the childhood<br />

experience and what children<br />

go through today, and putting these<br />

black figures and black youth in natural<br />

spaces to give a sense of vulnerability…”<br />

stated Dixon.<br />

Dixon is now an art teacher at<br />

Clovis Community College. During<br />

a conversation with a professor, she<br />

was talking about how she enjoys<br />

teaching and helping kids be creative.<br />

If you’re interested in seeing<br />

her art work and opening up your<br />

imagination to what was created,<br />

Dixons art work will be showcased<br />

until Oct. 13 and is open Monday-Thursday<br />

from 2sp.m.-5p.m.<br />

JOCELYNN LANDON/THE RIP<br />

BC student Preet Kamal Kaur looking at<br />

Audia Yvonne Dixon’s artwork at exhibit<br />

opening on <strong>Sept</strong>. 8<br />

JOCELYNN LANDON/THE RIP<br />

One of Dixon’s pieces of artwork currently<br />

on display at BC<br />

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Jaspreet Multani........................Designer<br />

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Amanda Hernandez<br />

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