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Photographers sought for Alameda on Camera

Dec 22,2016


The Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) will continue one of its annual traditions again this year when it celebrates the Island City in a unique photography exhibit titled Alameda on Camera

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Bonnie Randal Boller  “Stuck in Traffic” will be one of the works on display as the Frank Bette Center celebrates Alameda’s Park Street Bridge in a new exhibition.

Art Show to Celebrate the Park Street Bridge

Nov 03,2016


In a collaboration of the Alameda Women Artists, the Alameda Island Poets and other poets, the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) will present a new show of artwork and poetry titled Celebrating the Park Street Bridge.  

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Frank Bette Center Reopening Set for Sept. 30

Sep 20,2016


Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) is holding a grand reopening and fundraiser Friday, Sept. 30. The event will include live poetry readings, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar serving wine and beer and a silent auctions of art, gifts and unique experiences.

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Adam de la Torre  Frank Bette

Frank Bette: The Man Behind the Art Center

Mar 31,2016


Many people who stop by the Frank Bette Center for the Arts are curious about the history of the big golden yellow building at the corner of Paru Street and Lincoln Avenue. They also ask about the man behind the center. 

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Eric J. Kos  This statue of Amelia Earhart is being called the first piece of public art on Bay Farm Island.

School to Dedicate New Sculpture

Dec 10,2015

Students at Amelia Earhart Elementary School will dedicate a statue in front of their school on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The life-size bronze sculpture of Amelia Earhart has been installed at the elementary school on Bay Farm Island that bears the legendary pilot’s name.

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