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California Historical Society will be hosting the acclaimed basket weaving Parker family in San Francisco next month.
Where: California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
When: 19 September 2015 | 1pm
Julia Parker is a Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket weaver. Over the last 40 years, Parker has become one of the pre-eminent Native American basket makers in California. A respected elder of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and long-time resident of Yosemite Valley, Parker is prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller. She has worked as a cultural specialist at the Yosemite Museum since 1960, and as an artist and elder, she is respected as a carrier of indigenous thinking and making. Her work has been exhibited widely including in The Language of Native American Baskets at the National Museum of the American Indian (New York City) in 2003. Following in her footsteps are her daughter, Lucy Parker, granddaughter Ursula Min-ne-ah Jones, and great-granddaughter Naomi Kashaya Jones.
Deborah Valoma, author of Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker, will be introducing the family.
Participate to learn how these four generations of Parker-family women sustained Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket making traditions that “carry the stories of an older California, of bracken fern patch and sedge bed, of all the Native women through the generations who gathered willow together.”
This special event is a part of California Historical Society’s Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, an exhibition, eBook, and public program series. Limited seats are left. RVSP online < here > or by emailing Jason Herrington at: firstname.lastname@example.org