November 16, 6 p.m.
The Art of Gerald Clarke, Jr.
Gerald Clarke is a contemporary Cahuilla artist. There seems to be no limit on the media he explores, whether it's bronze or video or a combination of both.
We'll be posting more about Gerald Clarke's art.
BIO: He was born in Hemet in 1967 and is a tribal leader on the Cahuilla reservation near Anza.
He has a bachelor of arts degree in painting and sculpture from University of Central Arkansas along with an M.A. (1992) and MFA (1994) from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.
He then spent about 10 years teaching at the community college and university levels, but he left his teaching job at East Central University in Oklahoma in 2003 and returned home to the reservation after his father's death.
He and his wife Stacy run cattle and own a storage business. Gerald teaches art classes at Idyllwild Arts.
Gerald has devoted his life to saving and sharing Cahuilla culture and songs.
Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
Ernest Siva: The bighorn sheep songs.
Our Dorothy Ramon Learning Center president's first Dragonfly Lecture at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center will be about the Serrano bighorn sheep songs.
Ernest Siva is believed to be the only person singing these songs recently. In 2008 he taught the songs to an apprentice and Dorothy Ramon Learning Center has been working to document and share these songs more.
Read more about the bighorn sheep songs here.
DETAILS: Lectures start at 6 p.m. at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning.
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