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Pop-Up Art at Frank Bette Center for the Arts

Jan 20,2022

Frank Bette Center for the Arts is presenting a Pop-Up Art show throughout the month of February.

All the art projects were helmed by Alameda women artists. The show is in the Signature Gallery at Frank Bette’s Center for the Arts at 1601 Paru Ave.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Receptions for new October exhibitions at Frank Bette Center for the Arts take place Oct. 11. Above, “Heartburst” by Amy Patick will be on display as part of Transformation in the Main Gallery.

Gallery ‘Transforms’ this Month

Oct 10,2019

On display now through Dec. 21 in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ (FBCA) Main Gallery, the exhibition Transformation features local artists expressing themselves on the theme of change. An opening reception for the artists will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. 

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Island Poets to Meet

Oct 27,2016


The Island Poets will host their free monthly poetry reading Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. 

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Dennis Evanosky  Frank Bette Center for the Arts volunteers (left to right): Margaret Fago, Ros Harper, Amy Patick and Kris Warrenberg celebrate the reopening of the central Alameda gallery.

Bette Center Reinvigorated

Aug 16,2016


The Frank Bette Center for the Arts held its first event since its closure in March last Friday, Aug. 12, with a reception for its annual Plein Air Paintout exhibition.

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‘Tis the Season at the Frank Bette Center

Dec 10,2015

The Frank Bette Center’s wheels of organization and creativity have been spinning for months in preparation for their current annual holiday boutique. Lots of red and green and sparkle have transformed the center into an inviting showplace for gifts galore, ranging in price from $3 to $200.

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Poetry On Tap at the Bette

Nov 26,2015

Three local poets will release their new poetry books at a special event Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Cathy Dana, Vince Storti and Natica Angilly have new collections of poetry and will read from their books at the monthly Alameda Island Poets meeting at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA).

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Courtesy photo. Photographer Chris Adamson won this year’s “1,000 Words” award in the Frank Bette Center’s Alameda on Camera contest.

Adamson Takes Home ‘1,000 Words’ Award

Jun 05,2014

Photographer Chris Adamson noticed that when he tilted the photograph he had taken on its axis, it had the configuration of a yin-yang symbol. The cool turquoise and blues on the wall of the home in the picture formed one curve, and the fence, the other.

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Frank Bette Art Talk Coming Up

Apr 03,2014

Artist Carrie Clinton (left) sneaks a peek at one piece of early California art that Deric Torres will use in his Wednesday, April 9, Art Talk at the Frank Bette Center.

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