The Kern River Valley Historical Society is celebrating over 50 years of operation! Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. The Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville, next to the Post Office, welcomes visitors to explore our rich history.

What's Happening

The works of Louise Camille.  After graduating from UCSD Magna Cum Laude in Visual Arts, Louise began following her psychological and figurative interests by pursuing graduate sculpture at CSUN as well as lessons in figure drawing and bronze casting. 

She moved to Kernville in June with her elderly former school teacher mother, in 2017 after retiring from a career in Holistic Health and founding her company, New Spirit Homes, as a custom designer of Modular and Manufactured Homes. 

Louise moved here with the idea in mind of starting an art gallery to return to her core interests in painting and sculpture, which she had fond memories of combining in large Ba Relief art works.  After meeting some of the local artists, she was invited to become president of the Kern River Valley Art Association, which certainly proved to be a new learning experience, as well. 

Pulling together the StarHorse gallery with her new partner, Andrew Alvarez, and dealing with the death of her mother last October and those subsequent business details, has taken all the rest of her time this last year, but she was happy to have an excuse to return to her fine art roots after being invited to create an art show at the Kernville museum, December 15th to January 30th, 2019.

"One of my favorite psychological themes in art involves the "Faces of Love" from infancy thru puberty, with our narcissistic and personal attractions...thru romantic and family love with its many ups and downs. 

My show at the Kernville Museum, quickly came together in my mind to include several of my past works in this theme, utilizing mixed medias such as water color, bronze, plaster, paper mache, acrylic...and more fun to plan for me, two new Ba Relief works combining two new mediums....Hydra Oil paints and professional paper clay.  These two new painterly style works are inspired by loving memories of my mother who died two months shy of 100, in our home, last year."

The artist's reception will be held at the museum, December 15th, 4-6 pm and the Kern Valley Art Association will also be joining to celebrate their Christmas party with us with wine and champagne and Christmas treats.  Do come and meet and greet the artist and other local artists and friends!