An Evening of Art, Music and Food
Art – Kelly Wonderly, Art Sherwyn, David Gordon, Chris Nielsen, Nancy Duncan, Richard Aguirre

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World Records presents an evening of Local Art:
Visual, Music, Theater, and Cuisine. 
Proceeds benefit The Mission at Kern County – People helping our homeless citizens. 
Tickets are $30.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
6:30pm – 9:30pm at World Records
2815 F Street – Bakersfield, CA



This event uses visual, musical, and dramatic arts to raise funds to assist the Mission at Kern County to provide shelter, food and other social service assistance or referral to those in severe need in Kern County.

Tickets are $30. Please further help this fundraiser with your willingness to promote it and to sell as many tickets to your family and friends as you possibly can.
All proceeds will go to The Mission.


Hors d’oeuvres by Coconut Joe’s, Martin’s Meats, Jake’s Tex-Mex and World Records



Kelly Wonderly

Artist Kelly Wonderly has a wide range of interests including drawing, painting and printing. A current interest is building automatons: geared machines that perform functions. She has exhibited her work in local county buildings, a winery and currently at Bird Dog Arts at the Outlets at Tejon. Acrylic paint is her primary medium but she also works in oils paint, ink and collage. Experimentation is very important to Kelly and often will work concurrently on diverse, unrelated projects.


Art Sherwyn

For over 40 years Art Sherwyn has been a devoted art educator, artist, and lecturer. Fresh off a sold-out exhibition at BMOA, he is presently creating contemporary urban landscape compositions, exploring a wide range of acrylic painting techniques and processes. His works hang in many private collections.


David Gordon

David Gordon is a third generation Kern County native with a bachelor’s in arts and applied design from San Diego State University and a master’s in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University. Besides twenty-five years of landscape design, Gordon has been the assistant director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art followed by seven years as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Kern where he began the Kern County Plein Air Festival. Currently, Gordon is the Managing Partner of Bird Dog Arts, an 11,000 sqft art gallery located at The Outlets at Tejon, representing over 100 California artists. Gordon’s specializes in local landscape paintings depicting the gritty that is the San Joaquin Valley often adding brightness and drama to his pieces. He lives in Bakersfield, CA with his husband, Robert of 25 years, and their four dogs, Eunice, Douggie, Dexter, and Sassy.



Chris Nielsen

Chris’s Dad gave him his first camera, Kodak Brownie, at the age of ten and he has made photos ever since. Over the years he became a photographer. Lived in Bakersfield close to fifty years, made photos here, plus in California, many other states and also in different countries too. Displaying in this show are printed photos on canvas or metal, from nature – sun, water; places and some people. 


Nancy Duncan

From her earliest memories Nancy Duncan has loved making art and visiting art museums. When her children were in their teens she took a break from nursing and earned an art degree from CSUB. In recent months she has been creating paintings from nature as meditations on things that are beautiful.


Richard Aguirre

Richard Aguirre is a graphic designer and illustrator drawn to the subjects of history, religion and nature. He strives to understand the cultures of other times and places by studying their visual arts. Richard’s work spans a wide range of mediums from ink illustration, to poetry, painting, and digital art.


How the first Art and Music Show started in 2019…

Art and Music for The Mission

In the wee hours after the Los Lobos show, Bonnie and I were sorting trash and recyclables and getting them out the door so we could pack up the load and head home. A man and woman approached and offered to help. “Yes. Please.” They organized the bags, and boxes, and cardboard so nothing would blow out. It was a big help when we were really ready to get home and in bed. I asked where they were staying. “We sleep in front of Rosemary’s for now.” Yes, that’s their home. That’s their bed. Two people in their forties.

Two local artists, Amy Richardson and Kelly Wonderly, approached us with the idea to display their art at World Records for a month, and donate a large portion of any sales to a local cause. Amy is a counselor who volunteers her time counseling at The Mission. The Mission is a long-standing member of our community that feeds, clothes, shelters, provides counseling, mentoring, job training, and substance abuse recovery for the people the rest of us drive by every day. After more discussion we decided to make evening we all can attend, and thereby raise more funds for people who are helping our community’s homeless citizens.

It’s going to be fun. Please get your tickets and make plans to attend.

Buy your tickets at World Records
during business hours:

Wednesday – Friday 11 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM

In Person
2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA

By Phone

WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301 – 661-325-1982
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