Wed. Jan 6: 1:30-3:30: Open House, Reception Workship, Universal Masks and California Artists
Sat. Jan. 9: Noon-3:00: Jack London's Birthday and Natica's Too: Poetry reading hosted by Alameda Island Poets and Artists Embassy International, bring a poem to read. Cake will be provided.
Sat. Jan 16: 11:30-3:30: Meet the Artists Reception EXTRAVAGANZA! with food, food, food prepared by Poets of the Vineyard
Sat. Jan. 23: 1:30-3:30: Talking is Dancing, workshop on enjoying the fun of making, sharing and being art
All events have ho admission charge. Donations to Artists Embassy International and Alameda Museum are appriciated. Please join us and enjoy.
Pulse Source as the heart of art, a unique exhibit of contemporary bay-area art.
It is daunting to walk into the blank white cavern of an empty gallery. Then we pound in the first picture hook, and the magic begins
Nicole Dobson takes a break to contemplate the grandness of our afternoon's endeavors.
Above: The art seen, L-R is by Natica Angilly, Richard Angilly and Judy Cheung.
Below: The art seen, L-R is by Tanya Joyce, Claire J. Baker, Vince Stori, Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan, and Natica Angilly
Each Saturday in January, there was a special program. The 1st and 4th Saturdays had workshops. The 2nd Saturday had a poetry reading in honor of Jack London's Birthday and Natica's too, pictured here.
Katharine Wilson read from her new book, "Dancing With the Shadow: Courting Sanity In a Mental Health Facility. We also had many additional new books presented at this event.
The board of Alameda Island Poets, the host poetry group for this 2nd Saturday event was the Alameda Island Poets. Posing here are most of the board of directors of AIP, including the teen board members.
Posing here, in the center, is Ken Peterson who took the previous 3 photos. Beside him are Natica Angilly and Katharine Wilson.
After introductions and poetry readings, the afternoon proceeded with a lively number by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company entitled, "Organic Music," and "I Welcome the Dragon Fly."
Wanda Ingmire makes a spectacular exit with a backdrop of the photographic art by Judy Hardin Cheung.
Ellen Hickman performed a dance from Xin Jiang Province, China, to a poem she wrote on the history of Xin Jiang. Ellen's mother, Ruth Hickman, read the poem during the dance performance.
We had a standing room only audience nearly the entire performance. We want to thank everyone who came, who participated and who let us know they enjoyed. This was a very appreciative audience. It is a joy to perform when everyone enjoys so openly.
"Hellzapoppin'" by Daniel Ari of Richmond, CA, was a smash hit with its lively exuberance.
Alameda teen poets were honored.
Takako Miyashita, performing to a prose poem describing the Japanese flower arranging techniques of ikebana, creates a marvelous and intricate work of art before our eyes.
The never ending buffet did not finish with the end of the program. At the end of the afternoon, plastic bags were provided for poets, artists and audience could take home the left overs.