By Martin Chang

At the Metro Galleries, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kern County will hold a Words Comes to Life event on October 6 from 5:30-9:30pm. CASA of Kern County calls the event “A powerful and colorful evening that will bring awareness to foster children through words and art.”

Diana Ramirez, the coordinator of the event, describes the event as “bringing words to life through art.” Ramirez said, “Each artist was given a poem and through inspiration from that poem have created a unique art piece. Included amongst the sixteen are two poems by local foster youth. It will be a truly unique experience.”

The theme picked for the art and poetry was picked because of how it illustrates the struggles of the children that CASA of Kern County helps as part of its mission. “Because this event is a benefit to CASA, all poems were created under the theme deserted,” said Ramirez.  “Many, if not all, foster youth feel deserted or abandoned at some point in their lives.”

Ramirez has two goals for the event, for the words of the poetry to “come to life,” and for the public to “come out and support our musicians, local writers, local artist, and our local foster youth.”