second fridays

Another art exhibition opening for second Fridays, Naturally, features nine Bay Area artists displaying works with a spring-like theme.

Meet sculptors Flavia Krasilchik, Lisa Jacobs and Susan Revier; printmakers Mark Taylor and Shari Arai DeBoer; painters Stephen Namara, Marya Wintroub and Mi’Chelle Fredrick; and photographer Pernilla Persson at the opening reception this Friday, March 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

The show runs through April 11.

The Figure, A Bay Area Legacy, the latest exhibition of works at Gary Francis Fine Art, opens tomorrow night at 6 p.m. as part of Alameda’s second Friday art opening tradition.

Artists exhibiting evocative works celebrating the human body include: Kanna Aoki, Claudia Bicen, Olivia Chen, Gary Comoglio, Natasha Dikareva, Nathaniel Evans, Jane Fisher, Kim Frohsin, Chris Kanyusik, Diego Marcial Rios, Erica Norelius, Shilo Ratner, Fernando Reyes, Brandon Smith, Sandy Walker and Nina Katz. The show runs through April 27.

Second Friday art walk coincides with lovers’ holiday

Alameda’s art scene bursts with new life each month during the Second Friday Art Walk when a series of island galleries open their doors to the public to display their latest shows. Studio 23 is one such gallery, tucked behind the old Alameda Lock & Glass at 2309B Encinal Ave.

Studio 23 will host a special event Friday, Feb. 14, when they invite artists and the general public to come by at 7 p.m. to hang out, sketch, mingle and enjoy light snacks and wine.