Island Arts

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced the artists selected to beautify the utility’s transformer boxes in the Park Street business area this week. As part of its Power Box Art project in partnership with the Park Street Business Association (PSBA) and Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), AMP selected nine adult artists and one student artist to have their work reproduced on a vinyl wrapper for several designated utility boxes. 

“A Light Shower” is part of The Place I Want to Be, an exhibition of oil paintings and pastel works by Carl Stieger now open at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. An opening reception for the show is set for Friday, July 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Local art experts have been participating in monthly Art Talks for Art Lovers with the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. This months talk features Jane Alexiadis, a personal property appraiser.

While works by master or rising celebrity artists bring hundreds of millions of dollars at auctions, fine works of art can be purchased from artists, galleries, group shows and even eBay and thrift shops for a fraction of that cost. 

The public is invited to celebrate popUp Gallery’s second anniversary at the opening reception for their new exhibition of words and pictures by 11 Bay Area artists whose imagery is infused with stories.

The show titled In Other Words tells stories about the artists’ personal journeys and memories through private musings, poetry and prose and fragments of familiar novels.

Alameda residents Elaine Farge (left) and Marlene Getz took the Alameda Sun with them to Cambodia and Vietnam recently to participate in a multi-faceted mission trip planned by a non-profit called Cambodian Child’s Dream Organization (www.cambodianchildsdream.org).

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