David Fair, a native of Houston, moved to California as a young adult, enjoying camping, star-gazing and nature with his family. He has traveled extensively in his work and has savored the beauty of nature, capturing his awe of it in landscape photos.
Bring your neighbors and other fans of excellent photographic images of dramatic landscapes to Lakeview Branch Library. The artistic works by local photographer, David Fair, are featured from August 2nd through August 29th in both the main room at Lakeview and Lakeview's meeting room.
The theme for the 12th annual African American Quilt Guild of Oakland display is featured fabric. Members were given one piece of three fabrics (small orange/green print, small brown/red flecks and pink/orange) to make a small piece. Each quilter was only to use three other fabrics - for a total of 4 fabrics for the entire piece. It will be interesting to note how each piece of fabric inspired the outcome of the small piece.
The African American Quilt Guild of Oakland meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at the West Oakland Library at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome!
The Oakland History Room has mounted a new exhibit that will explore how the East Bay region mobilized for World War II, the mass migration that changed the area demographically, the industries that changed the area economically, and the social and political movements that sprung from the war years. The exhibit will feature historic documents, photographs, maps, posters, and other materials.