By Wednesday, “hump day’ to some, as the glorious weekend looms on the nearing horizon, most of us start thinking about what to do with those precious hours away from the grind. While I was checking my inbox this morning, still feeling like it’s Tuesday because of our holiday-shortened week, I found a note from Malcolm Margolin, telling me about an interesting upcoming event.
With Malcolm’s permission I thought I would share it with you in time for you to make plans. Mark your calendars, you’ve just found an excellent excuse to spend a little time this Saturday in Berkeley!
CALIFORNIA INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL AT OHLONE PARK’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
11 am to 4 pm
I’m inviting you to a most remarkable event. Along with the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Friends of Ohlone Park, Heyday Books, and others, we’re sponsoring a California Indian Arts & Culture Festival in Berkeley. We’ve invited some twenty of Native California’s most skilled and accomplished artists, boat builders, storytellers, basket weavers, bead makers, singers, and others.
Carefully curated by Jennifer Bates (founding board chair of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association), it provides a rare occasion to experience a world of highly evolved skills and deep passions rooted in thousands of years of habitation in a place we’ve only begun to know. This is a world I’m sure you’ll find inspiring. It’s a personal honor to be hosting this. It’s free, open to the public, and family friendly. It would be a joy to see you there. Anyone can come, but if you can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll know to expect you.
For more information, click this link.
California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature
Map and Directions:
Free parking is available at the North Berkeley Bart Station. Better yet, take Bart.
Rich Turner explored, photographed, and aerial photo-mapped Antarctica as a Navy photographer, was a newspaper photojournalist for 19 years, and has operated his own fine art photography studio since 1990. “Delta Grandeur”, his traveling exhibit, is now touring California museums and libraries. His his most recent passion is spreading the word far and wide about what an amazing place the Delta and Greater Bay Area is. With the help of very talented writers, artists and photographers, publishing this magazine seems a good way to do that.