California native stories, songs and dance take form in poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Based on the publication by Heyday Books, The Dirt is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California, this exhibition shares the lives, stories, songs and dances of the artists. The Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California exhibition tour is organized by the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA). The exhibition was developed in concert with Heyday Books and is made possible by generous grants from The James Irvine Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Columbia Foundation, LEF Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation and The Clorox Company Foundation, the institute of Museum and Library Services.
Exhibition: From May 10 through June 29, 2008, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
Related Programs: Shellmound - During the clearing of a site for a regional shopping a center in Emeryville, California in 1997, the discovery was made of a Native American burial site. This documentary focuses on how the developer, the archaeologists and the Native Californians handled the challenges of managing what became a construction site atop a cemetery. Filmmaker Andres Cediel will lead an audience discussion after the film.
Sunday, June 22, 2008, 1–3 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Sing Me Your Story: Native American Poetry Night - Join us when poets Greg Sarris, Linda Noel and Kim Shuck read and discuss their work. Moderated by publisher Malcolm Margolin. A book sale and signing follows the reading. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 6–7:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)