Upcoming Exhibits

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Monday, March 30, 2015
Three Paintings by Michelle Champlin, Melani Tormos and Nanci Price Scoular

The March 2015 Lakeview Exhibit features three local artists with Masters of Fine Arts degrees:

Michelle Champlin, who works with acrylic paint, mixed media and digital apllications, is a Bay Area artist, educator, and playful creative coach whose work explores emotion, human perspective, joy, love, and their significance.

Melani Tormos, who creates her pieces with acrylic paint and paper-mache', works and play as a visual artist, dreamtime innovator, soul medicine guide and techyogi whose secret weapons include balance, stealth and the ability to be a excellent listener.

Nanci Price Scoular, who uses acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas, is a San Francisco-based visual artist and creative coach whose artwork weaves together her North American experience and her South African roots.


Green anole lizards can regenerate their tails; they can lose a tail and regrow a new one.

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines regeneration as "restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological System..." Or "spiritual renewal..."

The origin of the word regeneration comes from the Latin word "regenerare," which means "create again."

How does one create again? How do we grow new parts of ourselves?

When we create again, we are confronted with processes of growth, healing, renewal--phases of movement in which we release the past and draw from rich memories and experiences that shape our intentions for something different...We re-create, we grow stronger, we begin again.

Observe regeneration through the lenses of three artists. What might it mean through your lens?



When: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Photo of Alan Leon and Temescal Public Art

The April Lakeview Art Exhibit features A Survey of Landscape + Architecture + Caligraphy by painter, Alan Leon. These works are in watercolor, acrylic and ink and include pieces from seven different series of work over the last 25 years.

Alan Leon is a lover of form, color, and observation. He is a yoga insructor and a public artist/muraist. In 2011 and 2012 he created the murals, Temescal Flows, on the highway structures near 52nd Street and Shattuck Avenue.

Mr. Leon's colorful and lyrical work is always a favorite of Lakeview patrons. You can see more of Mr. Leon's work on his website:




Where: Main Library
When: Monday, April 6, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015

The Emeryville Historical Society will mount an exhibit in the Oakland History Room to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Oakland Oaks baseball team's departure to Vancouver, British Columbia. The exhibit will feature photographs and memorabilia of the popular team.