Island Arts

Ivan Argüelles

Island Poets to Gather on Sept. 4

Aug 29,2019

The Alameda Island Poets will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with readings from featured poets: Ivan Argüelles, Naomi Quiñonez and Hector Zamudio. The poets’ monthly reading takes place Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. 

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Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp The western bluebird male (left) and female make an attractive pair in Island City yards. The birds need specific kinds of nests in which to live and happily adapt to using human-created nest boxes.

Western Bluebird Colors Isle of Style

Aug 22,2019

Many people have heard of the “bluebird of happiness,” a phrase that has roots stretching back thousands of years in multiple cultures including: Native American, Chinese, French and German. Stories and legends associate bluebirds with hope, springtime and home. 

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