Second Fridays Art Walk in the Park Street Business District

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Redux Studios & Gallery, Alameda

Alameda Art Walk, Estuary Art Attack, Second Fridays… whatever you might call it, Second Fridays is a monthly showcase and celebration of creative life along the Alameda/Oakland Estuary. On the second Friday of every month, participating galleries feature new and exciting exhibits with an opportunity to meet the artists. The receptions are free to the public.

Take a stroll in the Park Street Business District on Friday, April 12 in celebration of Second Fridays and enjoy food, drink, art, and other entertainment. This month’s evening event features exhibit openings and receptions at the following locations:

Redux Studios & Art Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave
The Altered Paintings Project
Opening Reception 6:00-9:00pm
Redux unveils a collection of artist-altered “found” paintings featuring the clever talents of over 30 local EastBay artists who have added new themes to vintage mass-produced paintings. Expect to see ninjas, dinosaurs, and family photos inserted into idyllic landscapes and still life images. This exciting art reception will have live music by The Up and Down, food by Kitchen of Champions, drinks, and open studios. More info: www.facebook.com/ReduxStudiosandGallery

popUp Gallery @ Autobody Fine Arts, 1517 Park Street
City Live: Urban Visions by Eight Bay Area Artists
Artist Reception 6:00-9:00pm
Eight fantastic Bay Area artists show their Urban Visions, presenting an exciting mix of paintings, mixed media, photography, video, sculpture, and printmaking. The show includes the work of acclaimed photographer and video artist Chris Johnson whose “Questions Bridge Project – Black Males” has been shown in museums across the nation. The gallery also showcases an intriguing collaboration between painter Gabriele Bungardt and photographer Avi Stachenfeld, offering a rare opportunity to experience different interpretations of the same scene — subjects carefully caught and held in suspended animation by Mr. Stachenfeld seem to have been reanimated in Ms. Bungardt’s paintings. More info: http://popupautobody.wordpress.com

popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Arts, Alameda

Pixies & Peony, 2305 Santa Clara Ave
Meredith Snow, A Retrospective, 1995-2013
Artist Reception 6:00-9:30pm
Meredith Snow is an Art Therapist and designs art intervention programs for adults, allowing them to explore their creativity, relieve stress, and uplift their spirits. Meredith’s own art is inspired by myth, medical illustrations, and anatomy. Refreshments will be served.

Rhythmix Cultural Center, 2513 Blanding Ave
Nurture/Nature
Artist Reception 7:00-9:00pm
Ginny Parsons, Jacqueline Cooper, and Stephen Keyton exhibit their paintings and sculpture inspired by the natural world. Ginny Parsons paints shorebirds dripped with varnish and oils, evoking environmental questions. Jacqueline Cooper’s large-scale drawings of herself as a child are an attempt — in pencil, ink, and watercolor — to address vulnerability and strength. Stephen Keyton’s organic sculptures are constructed entirely with found objects. More info: www.rhythmix.org/events

Additional art exhibits are on display at the following businesses during their regular hours:

Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street

Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors, 2424 Central Ave

Studio 23, 2309B Encinal Ave

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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! For more happenings in the Park Street Business District, visit our website at www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook and Twitter.

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