Art in City Hall Starts Year with New Exhibits

Courtesy photo    An example of work from Images of Zacatlan, about to open at City Hall.

The second year of the Art in City Hall program begins tomorrow night with the opening of two new exhibits. Images from Zacatlan by Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) artists, Erica Norelius and Paul Feinberg, will be displayed on the third floor of Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., and works by Michele Mohler on the ground floor.

Images of Zacatlan are works created when both artists traveled separately to Zacatlan, Mexico, in 2017 on grants from FBCA. Their works show the varied scenes, people and village life in this ancient “Pueblo Magico” located at the foot of the mountains about an hour northeast of Mexico City.  

Color bounces around neutral stucco walls, light streams between arches and down narrow alleyways silhouetting folks walking by, lights peak around the nighttime taco stand, mist lingers in the mountain gullies telling of the magic of Zacatlan.

Mohler’s semi-abstract works on the ground floor provide a contrast to the realistic Plein-air style works of Images from Zacatlan.  

These first two exhibits for 2019 will hang until April 11 and can be viewed during regular business hours at City Hall: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday.  

An artist reception will be held today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.