Meet Local Painter at Reception

Leon Kennedy- Paintings

The Alameda Free Library invites community members to meet Oakland artist Leon Kennedy at a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in the first-floor meeting room at the Main Library.

Kennedy’s paintings are on display on the second floor of the building through Saturday, May 31.

The Houston native is considered one of the top 100 self-taught artists in the United States, and the folk artist has lived and worked in Oakland for over 25 years.

The painter does his art on bed sheets, as well as on wood, glass, metal and even hubcaps.

Janet Levaux