Mayor to give address on State of the City

Mayor Marie Gilmore will give a State-of-the-City address during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. All are welcome to attend.

America's Cup team to visit Alameda Theatre

The city's America's Cup Committee will host an evening with Artemis Racing on Feb. 28 at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, 2317 Central Ave. Free tickets are available at the box office and seating is limited.

The one-hour program will include a presentation about Artemis Racing followed by a question and answer session with CEO Paul Cayard and members of the team.

Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. The team represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club and is based at Alameda Point.

The event begins at 6 p.m. an doors open at 5 p.m. The first 100 guests will receive a free poster.

New board members at Education Foundation

The Alameda Education Foundation has announced the recent election of Timothy Coffey, Nancy O'Malley and George Phillips to its board of directors.

Coffey is vice president of research for FIG Partners, an employee owned broker/dealer specializing in financial institutions. He is also a father of two pre-schoolers who will be attending Alameda public schools.

O'Malley is the Alameda County District Attorney, while Phillips is the former executive director of the Alameda Boys and Club.

A nonprofit, the Alameda Education Foundation was established in 1982 and works is to engage the public, raise money and coordinate programs to support public education in Alameda.

Among its programs are middle school sports and Adopt A Classroom, which provides $500 grants to teachers, and Enrichment, which serves approximately 4,500 students annually with after school classes and day camps and summer camps.

For information, go to www.alamedaeducation.org.

Alameda artist's show to include oil paintings

Landscape oil painter Matthew Frederick's work will be on view at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's Community Art Gallery in Berkeley until March 1. Frederick is part of the "Visual Variations" show featuring Alameda artist Bonnie Boller and Nancy Overton.

Matthew received his bachelor's degree in art from CSU Sacramento, and was heavily influenced by the Impressionists. Frederick paints in oils on canvas, and in this show, all the landscapes will be familiar to Northern California residents.

"Landscape painting is such a serious subject matter that I like to break that up with whimsical gestures and puzzle-like formation," Frederick said. "By abstracting from the surrounding landscape, it is my intent to create dynamic imitations that will hopefully encourage viewers to examine the countryside with a fresh perspective."