Island Arts

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.

For the past month, a group of teenage artists have been hard at work at the Alameda Free Library. The teens designed and painted an entire mural themselves, despite having no prior mural experience.

Teen Librarian Matt Conciatori at the Alameda Free Library and Alameda High School art teacher Margaret Morrissey helped guide the project.

The artists, their families and the library will hold an unveiling ceremony this Sunday, June 22, at the Main Library Branch at 11 a.m.

The branch is located at 1550 Oak St.

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).

This summer Franklin Park will host four free concerts featuring classical music by The Alameda Music Project that are open to the public.

The Alameda String Academy will present three Saturday lunchtime concerts, featuring music from Dvorak, Mozart, Vivaldi and Boccherini, along with pre-concert musical crafts and an opportunity for children and adults to try their hands at playing a stringed instrument.

Boller’s one of 117 original prints chosen

Alameda artist Bonnie Randall Boller’s “Evolving,” a clay monotype, was one of 117 original prints selected to become part of a permanent collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Curator Katherine Blood selected the prints from the recently published book, California Society of Printmakers, 100 Years, 1913-2013. 

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