I grew up in the vineyards of Lodi, savoring the remoteness of the countryside, studying and learning that nature was not just around us, but in us. I still strive to quicken that emotional appeal in many of the mediums with which I bring studied craftsmanship and spirit to all that I create.
On Saturday, January 26, 2:30–5:00pm, an afternoon of Storytelling and Culture Sharing will take place in the East Gallery. The afternoon will include the honoring of Patrick Orozco for his legacy of advocacy, honoring truth in history, and protecting sacred sites. A presentation of art by artist Darlene Boyd of San Juan Bautista will be gifted to him at the event.
Darlene Boyd, along with a group of indigenous artists will be exhibiting in the East Gallery of the Sanchez Art Gallery in Pacifica. They are presenting California Indigenous Resilience, an exhibition by nine indigenous artists from the group Cali Native Now, working in a variety of mediums including acrylic, pen and ink, photography, tule sculpture, and jewelry, facilitated by Kanyon Sayers-Rood of Kanyon Konsulting. The California Indigenous Resilience exhibit marks the beginning of a year-long observance by the City of Pacifica and the County of San Mateo of the 250th anniversary of the discovery of San Francisco Bay by Spanish explorers. With this exhibit, Sanchez Art Center focuses on the people and culture that thrived on the peninsula and coastline at the time of the expedition.
Ms. Sayers-Rood, of the Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan Ohlone people, shared, “As Culture Bearers, working with beads, shells and textiles or making baskets is how we pass on the knowledge from one generation to the next, but we are also contemporary people living in 2019. This exhibit demonstrates a continually evolving exploration of the artist’s own relationship to cultural and familial heritage within the larger framework of historical and contemporary Indigenous identities.”
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through Feb 10. For more information call 650.355.1894 or visit SanchezArtCenter.org.