Celebrate Indigenous Women
of the Americas:
Art & Poetry at Gathering Tribes
Saturday, March 8
From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Chicana Codex of
Illustrations & Paintings
Meet the artist:
Celia Herrera Rodriguez
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
We are excited to be able to share the profound paintings and illustrations by Celia Herrera Rodríguez. Each image is full of indigenous symbols which help us remember our relationships to life that is not human and our place in the world.
Celia Herrera Rodríguez (Xicana Odami) is a painter, installation and performance artist, originally from Sacramento, California. She teaches Xicana Indígena art theory, history, and practice in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Diversity Studies program at California College for the Arts in Oakland, California. Her work is permanently housed in a number of private and public collections, including the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Gorman Museum of the University of California, Davis. Herrera R. has exhibited her work and performed at locations throughout the world, from Medellin, Colombia, to Brussels, Belgium, to Alanya, Turkey.
Click on the link to see a video on Celia discussing her installation piece on view at the Triton Museum of Art. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTD5c0CDKxs
Also on Saturday, March 8 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The 6th Annual Celebration of
Indigenous Women Poets
Reading poetry about Mother Earth's
Biosphere & Water
Indigenous women have a lot to share and
many use poetry as the vehicle. This year's poets include:
- Desirae Harp (in the photo above), Kim Shuck, Brianna Lea Pruett, Indira Allegra, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Shunkila Black Calf, Sherry Wilson, Pennie Opal Plant
It's usually a packed house for this annual event. Come early for a good seat! Feel free to bring a pillow for floor seating.
There is no charge for these events.