Island Arts

Large (3-foot by 4-foot) charcoal drawings by Alameda resident Katherine Meyer, featuring Crown Beach (pictured), the Elsie Roehmer Bird Sanctuary, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline are currently on display at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara.

"The purpose of my drawings is to remind people of the restorative power of nature when we experience it slowly, in solitude," said Meyer.

The opening reception at the Triton Museum takes place Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The show continues through May 4.

Five museums call Alameda home: the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave.; the Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.; the Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point; the USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave.; and the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St.

If the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) gets its wish it will soon add the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame to this list. CHRS is currently reaching out beyond its 400 members to help raise cash to purchase a building in Alameda to house its collections.

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Opportunities for the 50-plus community abound at Mastick Senior Center to further their creative skills. Mastick holds stained glass, creative writing, drawing, painting, ceramics, quilting, beaded jewelry design, graphic arts and other classes.

Artists from these classes will display their works in the center’s lobby starting Wednesday, Feb. 12, when a reception will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.

Mastick’s Multimedia Art Exhibit runs through June 11 and is open to the public. The Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board hosts the event.

Second Friday art walk coincides with lovers’ holiday

Alameda’s art scene bursts with new life each month during the Second Friday Art Walk when a series of island galleries open their doors to the public to display their latest shows. Studio 23 is one such gallery, tucked behind the old Alameda Lock & Glass at 2309B Encinal Ave.

Studio 23 will host a special event Friday, Feb. 14, when they invite artists and the general public to come by at 7 p.m. to hang out, sketch, mingle and enjoy light snacks and wine.

As part of a seven-day tour of the Bay Area, a cast of more than 35 teenagers will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar in a fully staged and choreographed production at First Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 1912 Central Ave. at Chestnut Street.

Cast members belong to the Westminster Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, New Jersey. Westminster’s annual choir tour is a tradition that dates back to 1988.

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