Bakersfield College will pause for some "Reflection" on Thursday. The college's Wylie & May Louise Jones Gallery will host the opening reception for the exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Aaron Farley and Joshua Schaedel. 

The pair met two years ago, sharing experience to collaborate on their first body of work titled “Yield,” which used construction materials to represent their history working in construction and to show the potential of raw materials as a source for new and unexpected possibilities.

For "Reflection," Farley and Schaedel take viewers on a journey of personal growth, exploring conversations of therapy, self-realization, meditation and its manifestation through art.

In their statement, they shared: "Even though becoming the best versions of ourselves is nearly impossible, we must reflect to truly see ourselves, as is the way to know someone or something is to see your reflection in them."

The reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery on campus, 1801 Panorama Drive. For more information, email jonesgallery@gmail.com or call 395-4552.

Also at the college this weekend, the Bakersfield College Theatre Club is hosting its fall semester one acts for a three-day run. Students and staff contributed to the three one-acts, which all embrace the theme of "wrong place, wrong time."

The show will also feature a special appearance by improv comedy troupe Brian’s Beard. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the black box theater of PAC 107 (Performing Arts Center) at the college, 1801 Panorama Drive. Donations are accepted at the door.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.

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