Scenes from ‘Love Our Island’

All photos: jzlim.com    Top, the Christelle Durandy Trio performs on Park Street in front of Jessica Eastburn’s artwork; The Mother exhibit inside the K Gallery; Randy and the Gypsy Boys peform in front of the Alameda Marketplace; and Taller Bombalele, the Puerto Rican Bomba drum ensemble drums and dances at the Rhythmix after-party.

Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda’s destination for global arts and culture, celebrated the eighth instance of its “Radical Beauty, Love Our Island” art walks last Friday. On Park Street between Pacific and Blanding avenues, Rhythmix arranged for local musicians to perform in front of storefront installations by local artists. In addition, Rhythmix celebrated entire art walk series with a party featuring videos from previous art walks plus more art and live music. Every event in the series was completely free and open to the public.

Radical Beauty, Part 8, the final event in the Love Our Island Art Walk series, featured installations of colorful goauche paintings from Jessica Eastburn, environmental sculpture from Danielle Giudici Wallis and amorphous pen and ink drawings by Deborah Sullivan.

In addition to the storefront art on display, Puerto Rican Bomba drumming, Brazilian funk, Afro-Latin jazz and gypsy rumba guitar sounds filled the air courtesy of Papiba and Friends, Randy and the Gypsy Boys, Taller Bombalele and the Christelle Durandy Trio. 

At the same time, the Rhythmix K Gallery presented Mother, an exhibit of artwork all about mom.

Learn more about everything that Rhythmix has planned for the future at www.rhythmix.org, or visit 2315 Blanding Ave.