Center for Arts holding first juried art show
Piedmont Center for the Arts will hold its first juried art show with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 801 Magnolia Ave.
Thirty-three Bay Area artists chosen by Oakland Museum senior curator of art Rene de Guzman, of Piedmont, will be on display through Dec. 1. De Guzman has selected an array of paintings, mixed media, collage, photographs, gouache, prints and more to be displayed from noon to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, except Nov. 29.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three artists courtesy of the Thornborrow Memorial Trust. The show is titled "Return to Simplicity."
There will be a Berkeley Symphony chamber concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at the center featuring concertmaster violinist Franklyn D'Antonio.
Modern music for clarinets will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, featuring clarinetists Matthias Mueller and Cynthia Krenzel, and musicians Larry London and Tom Rose performing contemporary works for clarinet and strings. A wine and chocolate reception will follow.
For details on these and other upcoming events, visit www.piedmontcenterforthearts.org.
-- Linda Davis
Filing period for council and board seats is open
Filing is now open for candidates who wish to run for either a City Council or school board seat for the Feb. 4 election.
Three seats are open on the council; two seats are open on the school board. Candidates may pick up papers through Nov. 8 at the Piedmont City Clerk's office, 120 Vista Ave. in Piedmont.
The last day to register to vote is Jan. 20. Residents may do early voting by mail-in ballot or Jan. 6 through Feb. 4 at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office. For more information, call City Clerk John Tulloch at 510-420-3040 or 510-420-3041.
-- Linda Davis