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Promo Project Exhibition

posted Jan 1, 2015, 10:44 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jan 1, 2015, 10:44 AM ]

Museum joins Pomo Project to show Batikletcawi Was Here

Pomo Exhibit


Opening Thursday, September 4th and showing through the 28th of December, The West County Museum joins with The Pomo Project of Sebastopol to present Batikletcawi Was Here Honoring the First Ancestors.

The past and present meet in this exhibit which combines modern images and regalia items by Pomo Project artists, the Sonoma County Pomo Youth Dancers and other California Indian contributors with historical pieces from the museum’s holdings as well as loans from the community of historical finds and contemporary examples of traditional items.

Excerpts from lectures and talks given by Greg Sarris, Chairman of the Graton Rancheria, and Vana Lawson, daughter of Essie Parrish recorded during previous Pomo Honoring Month events of the past 5 years, help tell the story of the relationship to the land the first people had and how the events of history changed everything. The exhibit also reflects how attitudes about cultural exchanges change over time.

The exhibit reception will be Saturday, September 27th, from 1-4 pm kicking off Sebastopol’s 5th annual Pomo Honoring Month in October.