Island Arts

 

Alameda Island Poets invites Alameda Sun readers to their monthly free reading, from 7 to 9 p.m., next Wednesday, June 7, at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., 
This month’s readings feature prizewinning poets Claire J. Baker and Robert Eastwood.  Open mic follows. Light refreshments will be served.

Claire J. Baker has seen more than 4,300 of her poems printed in journals, anthologies, newspapers and online. She has written 11 books, her latest Trails of Naming, Book 2.  She has won four grand prizes at the Dancing Poetry Festival.  

 

On the night of May 20 the air hung with quiet expectation at the Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery. The space was adorned with the vivid artwork of the Alameda Women Artists (AWA).

 

As this year’s Alameda on Camera competition began, photographer Mike Gifford joined 48 other camera buffs at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). They studied a map of Alameda divided into 48 sections, and then drew numbers from a hat. Each amateur paparazzo now had to shoot something — anything — within the section of the city that corresponded to the number he or she drew. Gifford drew number 48: the westernmost section of the city. 

Young people in and around Alameda can learn to “walk on water” at Mike’s Paddle Kids Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Summer Camp. Explore beautiful Ballena Bay while learning to SUP. Taking in breathtaking views of San Francisco, meeting underwater friends and enjoying the summer sun are just a few of the perks for this week-long, full-day camp.

 

Interested in learning more about the essential music of The Beatles? Rhythmix Cultural Works has just the class to satisfy that need. Over four evenings in May and June, celebrated Carnegie Mellon music professor Stephen Schultz will share the secrets of hit songs from the “Fab Four,” arguably one of the most influential bands in rock-and-roll history.

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