Island Arts

 

A piece titled “To & From Church” by Kathryne Hurtado (pictured) appeared among last years 48 original Alameda-themed photography-based artworks in Alameda on Camera, a show opening tomorrow, Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. The center is located at 1601 Paru St. 

 

The Alameda Free Library is hosting a free concert celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, showcasing the talents of the Dave Rocha Trio. The concert will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 

 

A free event featuring readings, an art exhibit and conversation with East Bay poet, playwright, performer and painter Charles Curtis Blackwell has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room at the Main Library, located at 1550 Oak St. 

 

There are houses down your shaded streets — 
beneath your oaks, your ginkos, your avenues of palm — 
Leaded in glass, shingled in fish-scale, spangled with gingerbread,
Victorian ladies tarted up for Carnival,
their history and lore curving like a staircase into view.

Gentlemen strolled in spats, ladies swung their parasols, 
bay breezes curling with fog and the clank of halyards, snapping flags. Water, at every turn,
glittering to shore, to ship, to ankles and toes. 

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