Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Winescapes: better than a corn dog at the Fair?


Granted you have to look for it, but you can find events that pass the "cultural" sniff test in this town, and I don't mean a visit to the Kern County Fair and dining on a corn dog and chili fries. The First Friday events downtown (see previous post here) are fun and upbeat and attract a good crowd, and the Bakersfield Museum of Art is always a good venue for something different and uplifting. Now comes the second annual "Winescapes" at the museum that features wine bottles designed by local artists and auctioned off to support the museum education programs. This is the second year that Felix Adamo, a Californian photographer with a good artistic eye, has participated. Last year he designed a label featuring neon signs of various restaurants around town and this year he used a wildflower shot as the label with some text (see photo). As Felix said:

"I've been doing limited edition art photographs for a few years now so it was nice for the museum to invite me to participate ... besides it provides a nice break from the news photos .... like puking dogs ... that I usually do," Felix said. (He wasn't joking about puking dogs. Check it out here.)

Winescapes will be held at 6 p.m. at the museum on Thursday, March 12. Presale tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple. Call the museum at 661-323-7219 to purchase.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Thank you for the kind words. We are trying very hard to make Bakersfield Museum of Art a cultural destination for the community. Winescapes is a wonderful event and the bottles are amazing. The wines are pretty good too! We hope to see you there. Beth Pandol, Director of Marketing, Bakersfield Museum of Art

Richard Beene said...

Count me in ... if I pass on the bottles I won't pass on the wine ...

Beth said...

Great! When we get a few bottles in I'll post some photos so you can see what will be available for bid. We're on facebook now too - under Bakersfield Museum of Art.