Visual Arts

Exhibits and talks about photography and visual arts. Quilt show, etc.

Hidden Legacy@Central

Meet filmmaker and koto player Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong at a special screening of her film, Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps. Ms. Muramoto-Wong will begin the program by performing koto music, and answer questions after the film screening.

Faces of Fatherhood: Celebrating Bay Area Dads @North

The North Branch Library celebrates Fatherhood and the art of Photography with an exhibit by local artist Nancy Rubin.

Nancy Rubin is the photographer of the popular photoblog, Humans of Berkeley and the Bay Area, and a former Berkeley High School teacher. Since her days as a teacher, she has been aware of the importance of having fathers be engaged in the lives of their children, and the dearth of this kind of involvement. From behind the lens, she has captured men of Berkeley and the Bay Area lovingly involved with their children.

Caterpillar Puppets@South

Caterpillar Puppets is the artistic collaboration of Joe and Ronna Leon.  These long-time favorite puppeteers return to Berkeley Public Library  to perform the bilingual show "Aztec Pinocchio."  It is the story of Maldo the Magician and how he turns his little marionette boy alive using a butterfly for a heart. One of the first things the lively puppet boy, Piñata, must do is somehow rescue his "father" Maldo from the deadly spell placed on him by an evil magician.