Reconnecting the Artist with the Art
Art of the Americas Show, Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 McInnis Parkway (San Rafael CA 94903)
9am-2pm, $75-$120 ($60/$100 CIBA members) tax-deductible contribution
Yesterday & Today: The Symposium - Reconnecting the Artist with the Art offers insights into one of California’s oldest art traditions, basket weaving. The two day symposium explores the challenges of identifying early California Indian basketweavers whose names were not recorded at the time their art was collected by museums and others.
Key presenters include California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) Board Chairman and Master Weaver Clint McKay Dry Creek Pomo/Wappo/Wintun and Jan Timbrook, Ph D, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Topics will include how to buy a basket to art in the lives of California Indians and more. Attendees will also conduct a “study tour” at the Art of the Americas Show California Indian Basketry booth to meet contemporary weavers and look at historic baskets.
CIBA is a non-profit organization established in 1992 with approximately 1,000 members statewide. It provides opportunities for weavers to convene, learn, exchange information and showcase their work and also offers non-members educational opportunities throughout the year, such as “Tending the Wild – The Workshop” which focuses on California Indian environmental stewardship methods that come before the basket.
Registration details: 530-668-1332 or http://ciba.org