Stellar Gallery Exhibits
Sierra Art Trails presents...
For All my Relations
A Native Way of Life
Nov 10 to December 9, 2009
An art exhibit focused on traditional and contemporary Native American Arts
Demonstration Day - Saturday, November 21st, 11am to 5 pm
Basket Weaving with Sandy Clark and Leona Chepo
Manzanita Carving with Alex Lewis
Beadwork with Anne Bredon
Judy (Little Wing) DeRosa
Alex ( Black Sheep ) Lewis
Julia Parker & Family
call the Four Directions to hear our innermost prayer. We know that we
are here for a short visit on Mother Earth and we ask to stay in a place
of respect. Knowing that we are all related we show respect to all. The
four legged, the swimmers, the flyers, the plants and the air, the fire,
the water and the earth.
We are here learning together to become better in all ways. As we remember that we are walking this earth together, we may also understand that our goal is not to think that we are better than anyone or anything else. All that we come into contact with becomes our teacher.
Art Trails is proud to participate in Native American Cultural Heritage
Month by hosting this unique exhibit of Native American arts and crafts.
, located in the Sierra Foothills outside
Reeds are cut for a basket. Bark is stripped from the branch to be woven into a pattern for a baby’s cradle board. Roots are soaked and used to dye the wool to create a blanket. Minerals are ground and used as pigment or glaze. The earth’s gifts are everywhere. These gifts are here to inspire and remind us that creativity flows like the rivers of the world. Is this discovery what we now call fine art? Join us for inspiration and admiration of the Indigenous sense of creativity and beauty.
Indigenous people know that the gifts from all creatures and plants are
tools that are here for the people to discover and use with respect.
With a profound beauty and inspired spark streaming through us, we
are urged to connect to the basic innovative force from within. Answering
the call from the Great Spirit we can not refuse these gifts. May all we
touch turn to beauty.
Creative Spirit -
Wisdom of Then and Now -
wonder is part of the dance of life. As the human inventive spirit flows
through the artist something awakens from within. Use my hands to create
things of beauty, use my eyes to see all the gifts that surround me. Help
me to remember that we are always connected to the Great Mystery.
elders watch with a smile. The young ones use the old tools in ways
that we have not. And so it goes. Life continues to change. We continue to
evolve, to learn and to teach. With respect we move forward, ever aware
that our prayers never stop. No matter what age we are we learn to
remember who we re
Judy DeRosa aka Little Wing
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