Dr. Alex Lukens is currently showing the work of two Alameda watercolor artists at The Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ Satellite Gallery located at Eyewise Optometry.
After a distinguished career as a Marine, George Powell began to seriously follow his artistic passion at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Taking a mental image, sketching it out and then dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the paint itself becomes his challenge. Today, this Veteran paints his beautiful watercolors as a form of therapy for PTSD, and with the objective of bringing happiness to the lucky viewer of his paintings.
Beth Bourland is very active in the local Alameda art scene. She continues to perfect her artistic talents through classes and workshops and is a member of several artistic associations. She frequently shows her work at venues around the East Bay as well as the Frank Bette Center and has participated in several of our Center’s juried Plein Air events. Beth feels awe in the beauty of the ordinary, using her subject matter as a jumping off place to leap to a creative interpretation, and in the process, inviting the viewer to share in her experience.
And we invite you all to join us for the Artists’ Reception for these two remarkable artists on June 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Eyewise Optometry, 2561 Blanding Ave., Suite B, near Nob Hill Grocery.
The Lodge Gallery exhibition with photographer Charlie Lucke showing “V Bridge" as part of his show "All in Alameda."
Artist Reception - open to community
Thursday, July 13th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
On Display June 16 to July 30
The Lodge at Harbor Bay is located at
801 Island drive, Alameda, CA 94502
Viewing hours are 10 AM to 5 PM daily
"All In Alameda" has two meanings. All eleven of the images being from Alameda is the first, while the "All In" also refers to my ongoing commitment to photographing and exhibiting in Alameda. I've had the good fortune to be a participating photographer in eight of ten "Alameda On Camera" contests and, in fact, many of the images displayed in The Lodge Art Gallery were made during those 48 hour weekends. My first introduction to the Alameda art scene was exhibiting monthly for two years at the Alameda Art Center on Webster.
I discovered the Frank Bette Center for the Arts when I noticed an opening reception for "Alameda On Camera 2007" in the East Bay Express. I was amazed at the energy and the size of the crowd and decided I wanted to be part of it. In addition to participating on a regular basis in the themed Frank Bette exhibits, I've volunteered to photograph artists painting up a storm during the annual Plein Air Paint Out. I had a solo exhibit in the Signature Gallery under the title "Now and Then," which was a retrospective of my photography efforts from 1964 to 2011. "All In Alameda" will be my fourth solo exhibit thanks to Margaret Fago President of the Frank Bette Center and Allison Rodman curator for The Lodge Gallery.
The Lodge at Harbor Bay, an assisted living community (RCFE# 011440777)
and a member of AEC Living, a group of award winning communities and full continuum elder care services developed by the Zimmerman family to serve the needs of seniors in the East Bay.