Gallery will present 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-Roods 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 coastside at the time
of the expedition.
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
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 will be gifted to him at the event.
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 11.
For more information, email info@SanchezArtCenter.org
or call 650.355.1894.