Island Arts

Ceremonies Held for Newest Alameda Art Installations

Jan 13,2022

The opening ceremony for Calimar, by artist Rossella Scapini, was held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at the artwork’s new home on the Alameda Point shoreline overlooking the Bay Trail near the Ron Cowan Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility.

Read More

Christmas Tree Lane

Dec 23,2021

Known as Thompson Avenue for most of the year, just one particular street in Alameda undergoes a transformation into an expression of holiday joy.

Read More
These illustrations, perhaps appropriate and stylish for the time, accompanied an article and advertisements in the Encinal. The depictions of policemen in the image at left may have meant to discourage drunken revelers and “roughs” known to frequent Alameda’s bayside resorts and multiple drinking establishments.

Alameda Celebrates Rebirth as ‘Island City’

Apr 08,2021

On an auspicious date in Alameda history often overlooked, Aug. 8, 1902, at 7:30 a.m., the Alameda peninsula was detached from the mainland after decades of engineering work. “The city attained to insular importance ...

Read More

Local Gallery and Foundation Team Up

Nov 05,2020

The Alameda Education Foundation brings together artists Salma Arastu, Nia Jourdan (Virginia Jourdan), Irenita Xirenita (Irene Juárez O’Connell) and Talavera-Ballon in a Rhythmix Virtual K Gallery exhibit honoring the diversity of artists in the Bay Area.

Read More
Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp A Gamelan Sekar Jaya dancer entertains students during a live performance before the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom performances are now the norm. Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a Zoom program on Saturday, Aug. 29, to help raise funds for its PAL program.

Rhythmix Offers Access to Free Virtual Arts Education

Aug 20,2020

Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) is embarking on one of its most ambitious arts undertakings this year: to convert its live world music and dance assembly program into a virtual format to provide Alameda and Oakland public school students continued access to high quality arts education opportunities

Read More

Promises

Aug 20,2020

Once made promises
Daily now badly broken
History repeats.

Read More

You Are School

Aug 13,2020

The season to return to school is near,
A time of woe for some, for others cheer,
Tradition was you’d fill your backpack full,
With paper, pens and all the learning tools,

Read More
Maurice Ramirez Photography &nbsp&nbsp Caaliyah Forrer (left) and Logan de Lay (right) paint one of the bike racks in the art filled space. Dozens of volunteers came to build, plant and decorate the Webster Street Healing Garden July 31. The idea for the conversion of the mostly unused parking lot into a garden and outdoor dining space was sparked by Sandy Russell, owner of The Fireside.

Community Project Spruces Up Webster

Aug 06,2020

The Community Garden Project on Webster Street was a huge success. On my way over I grabbed every plant with a pink flower from Grocery Outlet along with a shiny new shovel. I finally got to meet the famous Maggie while checking out and she promised she would visit my plants in their new home.

Read More

Pages