Island Arts

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 ...

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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.

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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

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Promises

Aug 20,2020

Once made promises
Daily now badly broken
History repeats.

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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,

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