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Masami Fukuzumi from Osaka, Japan, presented her poetry and Japanese calligraphy at last Friday’s opening reception of Shades of Infinite Song, an art and poetry exhibition at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts that runs through Oct. 30. The art exhibition matched poetry with altered photographs by artist Naomi Onaga.

Members of the California Watercolor Association (CWA) are exhibiting their art at the Alameda Free Library through Saturday, Sept. 27, on the second floor of the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

The nonprofit CWA was founded in 1967 to promote water media painting. CWA fosters interest in the art of water media painting. The association sponsors educational programs, displays and exhibitions to increase the skills of its members and to further the understanding and appreciation of water media art.

A group of Alameda and East Bay artisans have announced they will be holding a boutique sale Sunday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Harbor Bay Community Center (3195 McCartney Road).

Those interested in unique items including jewelry, floral designs, home décor, food items, art, dolls, crocheted items, soaps, goat-milk lotions, tote bags, table linens, children’s books by local authors will enjoy this event.

An artist blacksmith will be on site to sharpen knives and garden tools as well.