Phyllis Oliver

For Phyllis Oliver, saying art has been with her her entire life is not an exaggeration. “I started out as a child making jewelry because my grandma made it, as well,” she stated. “She was the first American woman to exhibit in places like Russia and the Brussels World Fair in 1935.” Though making beautifully jeweled adornments didn’t end up being her specialty, she has brought beauty to the world in her own way.

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Alchemy Bakery and Brew

Pie and tea! Most people love both of them but rarely do you hear the two combined in any usual fashion. This is where, yet again, Bakersfield innovation comes into play showcased at a couple of the Farmers’ Markets right here in town. Alchemy Bakery and Brew just came onto the scene in October of last year and owner Jodi Kessler decided to change things up a bit by combining two of her favorite things.

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