Saturday, July 25, 2009

Not Silent About the Silent Auction, 2009

The Dragonfly Gala silent auction has become THE place to find artwork you cannot find anywhere else, and this year is no exception. 
Here are a few items:
Navajo purse

Bear gourd box, open

Same bear gourd box, closed

This beautiful gourd box is very large, with hand-carving and painted designs of acorns and oak leaves.

This was found in an antique store. It looks like New Mexican pottery, doesn't it?
It IS a Pueblo pottery design, and it is signed by the Native American artist. But it's a GOURD!

Dragonfly Gala Details Are Here:
• Celebrating Indian Cowboys on Aug. 8.  from 4 to 8 p.m.
• Morongo Community Center, Morongo Reservation
• Good food!
• Indian cowboy history exhibits and demonstrations.
• Yucca and dogbane cord-making demonstration.
• Photo art exhibit of contemporary Indian cowboys, by Carlos Puma.
• Art exhibit.
• Gilman Ranch 1800s ranch gadgets game.
• Silent auction (thank you to our auctioneers from the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society).
• Traditional singing and dancing.
• Dragonfly Award.
Tickets: $45, or tables for $1,000; $2,000; $3,000. RSVP 951.849.4676 or info at

All will benefit the Nonprofit 501(c)(3) work of Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, which saves and shares Southern California Native American cultures, languages, history, and music and other traditional arts. 

We thank our major gala sponsor, San Manuel Band of Serrano Indians.

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