Island Arts

The Alameda County Arts Commission has recognized Susan Dunn, an Alameda resident active in supporting the arts, with the 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. The award is presented in conjunction with California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month of October.

The Board of Supervisors recognized Dunn for the time she devotes to supporting and providing arts and cultural community activities in Alameda. In the past two years she has held leadership positions with three arts organizations Alameda and has served as the staff historian for the Altarena Playhouse.

The Alameda Women Artists (AWA) have recently announced the winners of their 2015 AWA Annual Art Awards. Aimee Bray won in the adult category and Olivia Lebo-Planas won in the youth category. They will each receive a cash award.

Their work will be displayed at the 22nd Annual Alameda Women Artists exhibition held at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. Oct. 10 through 31. A silent auction will accompany the exhibition’s opening reception this Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. A closing reception and silent auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 to 3 p.m.

Masami Fukuzumi from Osaka, Japan, presented her poetry and Japanese calligraphy at last Friday’s opening reception of Shades of Infinite Song, an art and poetry exhibition at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts that runs through Oct. 30. The art exhibition matched poetry with altered photographs by artist Naomi Onaga.

Shades of Infinite Sound, a collaborative fine art photography and poetry exhibition, opens tomorrow night, Oct. 2 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) The event will present the interplay of an abstract photography series by San Francisco-based artist Naomi Onaga, with poems selected from the FBCA/Alameda Island Poets Art and Poetry Happening earlier in July and August.

Two generations of magicians will take the stage in Alameda this Sunday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. when award-winning master magician Dan Chan brings his sophisticated sleight of hand to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) for the first time. Chan’s son James, 7, will also appear, performing his own brand-new illusions and juggling.