Island Arts

Oakland-based artist David Burke is exhibiting his ink drawings (one of which is pictured above) on the second floor of the Main library at 1550 Oak St. through Saturday, April 26.

Burke’s ink drawings possess a toxic beauty that celebrate our desire to build, innovate and create. His work pays tribute to the resilience of the natural world and encourages viewers to reconsider our complicated and sometimes convoluted relationship to the environment.

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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