Island Arts

A collaborative project between local photographers, St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, and the homeless called Visible goes on display this Friday at Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave. in Alameda. The project offers an opportunity for homeless photographers to define their lives in our increasingly image-driven culture.
The show opens this Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

On Dec. 8, Bryan Schwartz released Scattered among the Nations, a collection of photos and stories from the world’s most isolated Jewish communities. The book, which took Schwartz more than 16 years to complete, features captivating images of Jewish communities and their stories of maintaining connections to Jewish culture and customs. The book’s collaborators, Jay Sand and Sandy Carter, helped Schwartz with photography and content

Two productions of the 42nd annual musical song and dance extravaganza by Alameda-based West Coast Dance (WCD) is set for this weekend, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Dance to the Music presents a cavalcade of fluorescent colors, pop tunes, and funky fancy footwork. The product of Artistic Director Marnell Xavier celebrates 42 years of West Coast dancers showcasing stars of tomorrow singing and dancing to favorite songs from past to present. The shows take place at Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. in Alameda.

A senior from Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) will have his photograph grace the halls of Congress. Each spring, the Alexandria, Va.-based non-profit Congressional Institute sponsors “Congressional Arts Competition, An Artistic Discovery,” a nationwide high-school visual-art competition. The institute works with Congress to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district. 

Marrow Registry this Weekend
 

Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors is hosting “Team Joey Marrow Registry Drive.” Donor registration and swabbing will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallagher & Lindsey’s office, 2424 Central Ave. 

The company hopes to find a marrow transplant donor for Joey LoParo, 27, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. His aunt died of the same disease the year he was born. Joey’s parents, Joe and Laura LoParo, are Realtors at Gallagher & Lindsey. 

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