Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Walk the Walk! on May 3

Dorothy Ramon Learning Center will showcase free family fun that includes Native American songs, stories and flute music on Saturday, May 3, 2014, and also will host a benefit art show featuring “Visions of Prehistoric Rock Art.”

Free fun
The free music, storytelling, crafts for kids, and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Center’s San Manuel Gathering Hall, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., are part of Saturday’s Art Walk and Art in thePark events along San Gorgonio Avenue, Banning. Explore Banning's Art District at the Center and at the Banning Art Gallery, Bells Studio, and shops along San Gorgonio Avenue.

Join our Dragonfly Wind Flute Ensemble and Center Leader Ernest Siva for Native American songs and stories. Free!

Our nonprofit Center, which saves and shares Southern California’s Native American cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts, also will offer a benefit art show,  “Visions of Prehistoric Rock Art,” featuring artist Charles La Monk.

Discover Prehistoric Art
La Monk explored out-of-the-way and obscure locations to discover prehistoric rock art. He shared his discoveries through his own art. He used eroded sand and rock and applied it over a white lead base to simulate rock. He then used a frayed deer-hide brush to reproduce the strokes and dots of ancient rock artists in his renderings of the prehistoric rock art. The nonprofit Center and California State University, San Bernardino, are selling La Monk’s works to benefit our Center’s work to save and share Southern California Native American cultures and to support the university’s internship programs, which also serve the Learning Center.

For more information: (951) 849-7736.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mary Ann Andreas Remembers

Mary Ann Andreas will talk about leadership at our Dragonfly Lecture on April 21 at 6 p.m. at San Manuel Gathering Hall at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Your $5 will go toward our nonprofit programs saving and sharing Native American cultures. In this 2013 interview for the City of Banning's 100th birthday, Mary Ann Andreas remembers the days when there was no electricity on Morongo Reservation. 

Be Inspired

Mary Ann Andreas (Courtesy of Mary Ann Andreas)
Be inspired. Meet a Leader. Dorothy Ramon Learning Center is honored that our next Dragonfly Lecture on MONDAY APRIL 21 features Mary Ann Andreas. She'll talk about her experiences, and the importance and qualities of leadership. Mary Ann Andreas is Morongo Tribal Council Vice Chairman and former Chairman. She has been an important leader in Morongo Band for many years. She also is a respected leader in state and community politics, as well as cultural affairs. Please join us at the Center and be inspired. Details: Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 p.m., 127 N. San Gorgonio Ave., Banning. Your $5 supports the Learning Center's nonprofit work to save and share Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history, and arts. (Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Andreas)