Island Arts

The 41st Annual Pro Arts Open Studios tour is coming up. This tour encompasses 13 cities in the East Bay with over 400 artists being showcased. Alameda artist Margaret Fago has organized a group of 26 Alameda artists opening their studios all over the city for two weekends: June 7 and 8, 14 and 15.

There will be a variety of media shown including watercolor, glass mosaic, textiles, digital art, clay prints, abstracts, ceramics and other media. 
The artists included in this Alameda showcase and the location of where the artist and art will be are as follows: 

The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM), which continues its fundraising efforts to secure a permanent home at the Alameda Carnegie Library recently announced a series of events taking place in May.

Art shows
The museum will be opening two new exhibitions of artwork this month starting tonight at 7 p.m. with Pinball Style by PPM curator Melissa Harmon.

After an outstanding event last year, the Ethical Fashion Show is back and better than ever, said event organizer Kasia Metkowski, a student at Alameda Science and Technical Institute (ASTI). The show, set for Saturday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., features clothing made from 100 percent recyclable materials. South Shore Center hosts the event designed to celebrate the works of teens who choose to upcycle. 

A new exhibition of artwork titled Unexpected Landscapes is now open at the K Gallery, inside Rhythmix Cultural Works. The new show features the paintings of Ginny Parsons and the photography of Jan Watten.

The exhibition pairs two Alameda artists using color, form, pixels and brushstrokes to capture unexpected moments in the natural world. A fine art photographer specializing in black and white,  Jan Watten has added color to her latest series Unexpected Landscapes, as she juxtaposes traditional black and white prints with images taken with her iPhone.

The Baseball Collections of Duane Tom will be the subject of another one-of-a-kind art event at the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM), 1510 Webster St.

The show, which includes a unique collection of baseball ephemera paired with vintage baseball-themed pinball and pitch-’n’-bat games, opens Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. as part of the second Friday celebration of art in Alameda. The show runs through July 15.

“Collections are stories, and the collectors are the storytellers,” according to Tom. 

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