Art Reception, Discussion Set for Today at Library

The Alameda Free Library is hosting a new exhibition on its second floor, entitled the Illuminated Page/

The show started Sunday, Jan. 27, and will be up through Saturday, March 2.

A reception for the artists and community members, as well as a discussion, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Regina K. Stafford meeting room at the Main Library on Oak Street.

The new show includes the work of students from the Center for Arts, Religion and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

According to the library, the exhibit focuses on the creation of personal prayers formatted as medieval illuminated text and contemporary work. As part of their course work, the participants learned how to use medieval quills, ink and calf-skin vellum.

Janet Levaux