Visual Arts

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

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.

Lynette Cook, Scientific Illustrator: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe: Art & Science

Lynette Cook is an award-winning scientific illustrator, recognized by the scientific community for her artwork of extrasolar planets and other space subjects. In this program Lynette shares slides of her work and describes how she creates images that researchers find accurate and also captivate the lay person with the wonder and mystery of space.

This FREE program will be held at the Central Library in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room, Sunday, May 3rd, 2-3:30 pm.  

Quilt Show@Central

2nd floor Historic Lobby and Reference Desk area

The 34th Annual Quilt Show has over 20 larger quilts and many mini quilts and postcard quilts.  Styles and patterns range from traditional to outrageous, and are made and loaned by quilters in the community.  All items are numbered- ask to borrow a catalog for the show at the second floor Reference Desk and take the self-guided tour, reading the story behind each quilt.  The show is available during library open hours: Monday 12-8, Tuesday 10-8, Wednesday-Friday 10-6 and Sunday 1-5.