Island Arts

Local cellist plays for second time at New York institution

Alameda Community Learning Center sixth-grader Isabelle Brown-Lyden (left), performed the Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major by J.S. Bach at Carnegie Hall on March 25. She recently won second place in the American Protégé Competition for Piano and Strings.

Brown-Lyden’s performance marks the second time she has taken the Carnegie Hall stage, and her third New York City performance. 

Artist Carrie Clinton (left) sneaks a peek at one piece of early California art that Deric Torres will use in his Wednesday, April 9, Art Talk at the Frank Bette Center.

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present Yoga: The Art of Transformation on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The program coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Art Museum.

The presentation explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu as well as Buddhist, Jain and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness and its profound philosophical foundation.

This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

 

Photographer Richard Whittaker is exhibiting his black and white photographs at the Alameda Free Library from Wednesday, April 2, through Monday, June 30, in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

Whittaker is the CEO of Works & Conversations and the West Coast editor of Parabola magazine. His photography has appeared in San Francisco Magazine, The Sun and Parabola, and was recently featured at the Di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey and Berkeley Art Center.

As part of their mission to bring cultural experiences from other islands to the Island City, Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) presents the Island Arts Concert series. Launching the series this year is the Cuban Maestro Fito Reinoso y sus Clasicos De Cuba (and the Classics of Cuba).

The fun starts Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. with a salsa lesson. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m.

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