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JANUARY SCHEDULE

THE FRANK BETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY
WILL BE CLOSED MOST OF JANUARY 
DROP OFF FOR SECRET ART SALE JANUARY 16-18

SCHEDULED CLASSES AND PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE 
WHILE THE GALLERY IS CLOSED
COMING UP
CALL FOR ART
Drop off artwork: Frank Bette Center for the Arts 1601 Paru Street
January 16-19 • Thursday - Sunday • 11-5  or make other arrangements by emailing Glenda McDowell at: mcdowell.glenda508@gmail.com
PLEASE NOTE YOUR ARTWORK IS A DONATION
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Love is in the Air • Feb. 7 - March 28
Feel the love, positive energy, good vibes, possibilities, warm surroundings, romantic atmosphere, puppy love, fragrant essences. 
Receiving Day: Sunday, February 2
Opening Reception: Friday, February 14
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NEWS
We are pleased to announce that Joe Graceffo has joined the board as our new Development Director. Joe is an Alameda writer. Perhaps best known for writing and directing Chance Reunion, a finalist in the 2015 Bay Area Short Film Festival, he is the author of numerous screenplays, radio plays and short stories. Some of his work can be read, listened to and/or viewed at Facebook.com/SumWorx.
MUSIC
Acoustic Jam
Facilitator:  Janet Lenore 
Date:  January 15 • 
 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Day & Time:  3rd Wednesday of each month
Description:  This is an open folky-60's pop song acoustic jam. Although this is a ukulele-centered jam, other acoustic instruments such as guitar, hand percussion, and other string-based instruments are welcome.  You could just sing too! The first half hour is devoted to easier songs and may include some basic instruction. Intermediate level after that. 
POETRY
Alameda Island Poets 
Wednesday, January 8 • 7:00 - 9:00 pm Host: Nanette Deetz
Featured reader:   Charles Curtis Blackwell and Mary Loughran 
Description:  Featured readers followed by open mic from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is a free event although we pass the hat for donations. 


Poetry and Prose 
Hosted by:  Wulf Losee
Featured poets: Florence Miller, James M. LeCuyer and Robin Michel ​
Saturday, January 11 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Showcasing local talent, mostly poets and writers but also singer-songwriters, dancers, storytellers, stand-up comedians, and other creatives. 
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Alameda Island Poets Workshop
Facilitators:  Cathy Dana and Marilyn Flower
Second Thursday of each month, 
January 9— 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Group members are also encouraged to volunteer to guide monthly meetings with any of the following:
  • free-writing exercises of 10-20 minutes with themes (and/or prompts) 
  • provide material/readings related to the creation and shaping of poetry (8 copies at most)
  • guide sessions where participants share poetry created/revised outside meetings (one-page maximum)
Free-write periods end with participants sharing their work with minimal feedback; or with specific feedback they request.
CLASSES

Dynamic Painting in Soft Pastels
Instructor:  Mandar Wagholikar
Dates:  January 11           
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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iPhone Photography

Instructor: Amy Patick
Sunday, 
 January 19
2:30 - 5:00 pm


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Begin Again in Oils
6 Session Workshop

Instructor:  Peggy Cotton
Dates:  January 25 and February 1, 8, 15,22, 29 in 2020           
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Color Theory with Watercolor

Instructor:  Wendy Soneson
January 26, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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EVENING 
Life Drawing: Weekly Sessions with Model
Instructor:  No instructor
Dates:  Ongoing  every week
Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm                   
Description: Practice your drawing skills and study gesture poses with a nude model. Bring your own materials.
Cost: Members only: $80 per month (payable the first Tuesday of the month). Limited drop-in spaces; $20 per session.
Notes: All skill levels welcome. Space limited, so come early. Now in larger space.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
for info: programs@frankbettecenter.org
Interested in Teaching at the Center?
Click here for more info
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Thank you to Lary Heath and Enluma Lighting
for our electrical project upgrade. Now on to phase 3.


A Big Thank You to
Alameda Shade Shop
for donating new shades
for our upstairs classroom. 
They look wonderful!

A Big thank you to the
Alameda Community Fund
for a grant to pave our
back yard!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST 2019
ALAMEDA ON CAMERA SPONSORS
VOLUNTEER!

Please sign up to Volunteer!
We could always use a hand.
Thanks for your loyal support! 
If you have questions, please visit FrankBetteCenter.


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  • Monthly Newsletter
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  • First opportunity at limited classroom space to teach classes and workshop 
  • Eligible to hold monthly art related group
  • Lower exhibition fees 
  • Eligibility for members only exhibits, solo shows and Satellite Gallery exhibits. 
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