Art Center Opens Boutique, Hires Facilities Director

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts is hosting its holiday boutique starting at 11 a.m. and running through 7 p.m. today, Black Friday, Nov. 23. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Paru Street.

The holiday boutique offers Alamedans the opportunity to buy gifts locally from Island artists.

Handcrafted gifts created by some of Northern California’s finest artisans include jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, wood, mixed media and paper arts.

The Frank Bette center also has announced that is has a new director of facilities: Xiomara Cisneros. Cisneros was born in San Francisco and grew up in Fairfield. She has worked as a project management for a commercial real estate trade organization.

She also has completed internship work at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Limited Brands Inc., Universal Lending & Realty and TMG Partners. Cisneros has an MBA from Mills College and a BA from UCLA.

The Frank Bette show Reflections is available for viewing at the center through Dec. 22.

Also, the center is accepting donations for its Déjà Vu silent auction of pre-owned arts & crafts, which takes place from Jan. 18 to Jan. 26, 2013.

Janet Levaux