Award-winning Native American photographer Peggy Fontenot will guest at the opening reception for her new solo exhibit, “White Man’s Trash,” at The Main in Old Town Newhall on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Although Fontenot will discount the word professional, bearing in mind she is self-taught, her work has been shown in many prestigious settings.
Among them are the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg and Heard Museums, the Autry National Center, the Briscoe Museum, the Utah Museum of Natural History, Cohokia Mounds, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, the Museum of History and Art Ontario, and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.
Creek Indian and WWII veteran Chief Rolling Thunder built Thunder Mountain Monument (pictured above) as a reminder to all who visit, the price that was paid by a race of people who were marked for genocide in the name of Manifest Destiny.
The monument is built from a collage of cast-off items that would be described by non-Indians as junk and was collected in a radius of 50 miles of the monument. The only material that was purchased during its construction was cement.
The work on the main monument started in 1968 and continued for seven years until 1975. The work on the other buildings would continue from 1975 until 1983 at which time there was an arson fire. The fire destroyed a three-story hostel and Indian school, two cabins, a workshop, a visitor’s center, a bathhouse, and an underground sweat lodge. The main monument, roundhouse and chicken coop were all that were spared and are still standing today.
The inside of the monument is not open to the public. And although most of the artwork is on the outside, many of my images will provide you with a sense of what is on the inside of the monument – a place where a family once lived and thrived.
The exhibit at The Main, located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall 91321, will run through Thursday, December 12.
Ahead of the spring 2020 semester, William S. Hart Union High School District Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman sent a statement to families mapping out school procedures and policies meant to further enhance school safety.
Nearly three years after his conviction on federal obstruction charges, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was ordered to begin serving his three-year prison sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take his appeal.
The Dodgers will hold their eighth annual offseason FanFest presented by Coca-Cola and San Manuel Casino on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission, entertainment, fun and games for fans of all ages.
Wrapping up a weeklong “homelessness tour” in Oakland Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a package of new state resources being deployed to help cities and counties tackle the state’s most vexing and visible social problem.
Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday to accept a $24,219 federal grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program to “enhance existing law enforcement, advance community policing efforts to help reduce crime, address quality-of-life issues, and safeguard public safety,” in Santa Clarita, according to a city staff report.
Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has coauthored Senate Bills 801, 802 and 431 with Senators Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) and Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) to help Californians weather some of the worst side effects of the mandatory public safety power shutoffs, or PSPS.
A nine-page proposal to separate the United Methodist church into two denominations was presented by a group of 16 bishops earlier this month, and if approved, it could result in the Santa Clarita Valley’s Methodist churches being affiliated with different denominations.
California State University, Northridge has received a $1 million gift from design software giant Autodesk to support the creation of a Center for Integrated Design and Advanced Manufacturing at the university.
The new year brings with it many new laws and changes, but the William S. Hart Union High School District wants you to know that 2020 also brings the U.S. Census, a vitally important national effort that will determine federal support for public education in the coming decade.
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