Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work as a vehicle for self-discovery a means of navigating different aspects of his life and identity during a time when ideas about Native peoples were often driven by outside forces, including commercial markets, tourism, and historical clichés. Fonseca was an instrumental force in reshaping Native art with his trademark blend of traditional imagery, contemporary experience, and vibrant color and form. As he used his art to explore both his personal journey and the role of history in shaping Native consciousness in the present, Fonseca sought to expand definitions of American Indian art and to shatter the expectations and stereotypes that had long confined it.
Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca:
In 1980’s New York, five African American and Latino teenagers were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were unjustly convicted of a Central Park rape but exonerated through DNA evidence thirteen years later. Davis’ opera is a passionate story about an issue that still rocks America today. Sung in English with supertitles. Libretto by Richard Wesley.
Luminario Ballet will perform ballet, modern dance and aerial dance repertory from 2009-2019 including Lewitzky Dance Company’s “TURF” which is about guarding our “turf” from outsiders and each other; excerpts from “LedZAerial”- aerial and dance with the music of Led Zeppelin; and other repertory. Special Guest: superstar aerialist and aerial choreographer Dreya Weber (Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Britney, PINK) Stay with us afterwards for drinks and dancing!
TAIKOPROJECT’s annual taiko concert Rhythmic Relations returns to the Ford as 50 taiko drummers of all ages perform on drums of all different sizes. The evening will include a mix of classic and contemporary taiko songs blended musically with koto (Japanese harp), vocals, marimba, shinobue (bamboo flute), and dynamic choreography and dance. Joining TAIKOPROJECT in performance are Bombu Taiko and youth performing group Kitsune Taiko.
Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…
Irish Fair and Music Festival will have Irish bands, dancers, bagpipers, an Irish dog show, arts and crafts, sheepherding, Irish food, a bar, and a kids’ area. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday