Island Arts

Sun Staff Reports

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.

Alameda artist Dr. Bob Doerr will host a show and reception at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave., from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8.

Doerr, who specializes in media painting and sculpture, draws his inspiration from German Expressionism. Doerr said that he is dedicating his show to his fellow Alameda artist Thom Lafferty and to Michael Pritchard, who worked as Doerr’s studio assistant for several years. Gretchen Fleischer will perform on her harp during the show.

For more information, visit www.alamedamuseum.org

Three eighth grade musicians represented Lincoln Middle School (LMS) recently at the California Music Educators’ Bay Area Section Winter Conference and Honor Band Concert. The students were specially selected by the California Music Education Association (CMEA) committee.

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