concurrently in the East Gallery is Along the Ohlone-Portola
Trail, a show of plein air works created in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the first sighting of the San Francisco Bay by Spanish explorers (a historic event that is celebrated in early November). Along
the Ohlone-Portola Trail presents the works of local plein
air artists who, between February and April 2019, created artworks
at four locations along the path of Portola in Pacifica (Rockaway
Beach, Pacifica State Beach at Linda Mar, Shelldance Overlook, and
the Sweeney Ridge Discovery Site).
Supervisor Don Horsley,
SMC District 3, is a sponsor for this show and will participate
in the special event slated to take place on Thursday, July 18,
from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This event is free, and the public is invited
to come hear the artists share their experiences in a Gallery Walk
and Trail Talk. In addition to the artists speaking about their
work, we'll hear from Supervisor Horsley and a representative of
the SMC Parks Department about the plans for the Ohlone-Portola
A second special
event will be held on Sunday, July 28, from 2 to 3:30 pm, with Linda
Janklow of Peopleologie, who will lead a workshop on Native California
Canoes and Rafts. Peopleologie presents programs at schools and
libraries throughout the peninsula, with workshops designed to promote
cultural literacy, celebrate community, and build connections to
the world. You can purchase a workshop ticket for $10 on Eventbrite.com.
Following the slide show with artifacts, all taking you to our own
seashore, bay lands, hills, and backyards to honor our first peoples,
you'll learn about the sustained traditions of making baskets, boats,
and baby carriers, all from native plants, and will weave your own
toy canoe or raft to try out in your favorite body of water!
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 August
11. For more information, email info@SanchezArtCenter.org
or call 650.355.1894.