Carnevale in Oakland!

Let us revel in each other’s company, delight in each other’s creativity. This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty – this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism. —Thomas Mann, Death…

By A Waterfall

People are still talking about the grand opening of the new pool murals at the Bellevue Club featuring a “water ballet” by the famous DecoBelles! The Art Deco Society had just moved their offices to the site, and co-hosted the open house with members of the club to celebrate the new mural, “Birds of Lake Merritt,” by Cleo Villet…