Time for Change: ‘Creating Our Future’

City of Alameda
Andrea McCoy Harvey’s “Tree of Life” is part of the project “Creating Our Future,” which goes on distpay this Saturday at the park formerly known as Jackson Park at Park and Encinal avenues.

Time for Change: ‘Creating Our Future’

This Saturday, Nov. 14, Rhythmix Cultural Works and the City of Alameda will unveil “Creating Our Future,” art that celebrates the renaming of Alameda’s park formerly known as Jackson Park.

“Creating Our Future” brings the artists’ voice to the renaming of Alameda’s first park.

Curated by Stephen Bruce, the program features work from six African-American Bay Area artists: Zoë Boston, Stephen Bruce, Tiffany Conway, Andrea McCoy Harvey, Abi Mustapha and Ashlei Reign. The temporary art installation will replace the park’s signage throughout the renaming process.

A virtual reception will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.

The artists will share their inspirations and significance of their work, while local historian Rasheed Shabazz will provide a brief history of the park and context regarding the renaming effort. Vice Mayor, John Knox White, will share his perspective on the city’s hopes for the future of Alameda.

The installation will be on display starting this Saturday, through April 30, 2021 (at the corner of Park and Encinal avenues.

“Time for Change is made possible with funding from the City of Alameda and a California Arts Council Creative California Communities grant. Rhythmix Cultural Works is presenting “Creating Our Future” as part of its Island City Waterways Art Walk series. For more information about “Creating Our Future” and to register for the free reception, visit: www.rhythmix.org