Island Arts

Some 27 students at Mastick Senior Center will display 46 individual works as part of the center’s multimedia art exhibition scheduled to open with a reception in the center’s lobby Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The center offers quite a few art opportunities for the 50-plus community, providing a venue for adults to further develop their creative skills in such classes as: stained glass, creative writing, drawing, painting, ceramics, quilting, beaded jewelry design, graphic arts and more.

Juried show features 21 local artists

Now in its eighth year, Cross Currents, an exhibition of works by 21 California artists opens today in the Alameda Museum Gallery. An opening reception set for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. will offer refreshments, music and opportunities to talk with the exhibiting artists.

The show runs through Saturday, Aug. 30.

Courtesy Frank Bette Center

The Frank Bette Center sponsors "Alameda on Camera" each February.

The center assigned 48 shutterbugs random pieces from the Alameda puzzle to photograph. The center encouraged the photographers to present their images in creative ways.

Juan D. Cruz saw people enjoying the early morning at the beach. Steve Elbert was intrigued by shapes and shadows of a man walking his dog. Karen Braun Malpas pulled the photo into pathways of design. Everyone presented Alameda in a deeply felt new light.

Photo courtesy of Frank Bette Center for the Arts. A pedestrian crosses Park Street against the light in the Plein Air Paintout award-winning painting "Jay Walker" by Nancy Seaman Crookston.

The opening night in a series of free concerts features the Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys, a tribute to the original Beach Boys rock band at South Shore Center. 

The Summer Beats Concert Series offers free live music every other Saturday, starting Saturday, July 19. All performances take place in the Center Court from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The concerts continue through Labor Day weekend and feature fun family activities including face painting, henna tattoos, raffles and more. 

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