The Frank Bette Center for the Arts recently awarded Jennifer Kennedy its Call for Art Award for her photograph “Life Savers — a Whole Lot of Fun.” Kennedy was participating in the center’s annual Alameda on Camera event. Each photographer draws a number and — based on the number drawn — is assigned a small slice of Alameda in which to find and photograph something eye-catching. The life preserver throw ring on a fence near Alameda Fire Station No. 3 caught her eye, as well as the eyes of the judges.
The public is welcome to share ideas, interest, questions or concerns at a community meeting for the renovation of Alameda’s Carnegie Library into the Carnegie Innovation Hall. The event will take place at The Local, 1333 Park St., Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The idea for the Carnegie Innovation Hall is to create a location that pairs educational programming and entrepreneurship with the arts, performance, music and technology. The development team needs community input and involvement to help shape their program and events.
Alameda students are invited to enter the “Everyone Belongs Here” poster contest by Tuesday, April 30. The theme this year is “Every Pronoun Belongs Here.” Through original art and writing, entrants must use the pronoun she, he, they, ze, hir or co in place of formal names, and that regardless of that pronoun the individual is a part of the community, a citizen and accepts all citizens.
Over the last year, Rhythmix Cultural Works has produced six Love Our Island Art Walks, an art-centric creative placemaking project that utilizes public art, storefront art installations and live musical performances to activate Alameda’s historic downtown districts and business corridors. In 2018, 20 visual artists and 150 performing artists graced Park and Webster streets and the South Shore Shopping Center in support of the project theme of Radical Beauty.