Call for participants
ELDERS PROJECT looking for participants
Invitation from SixFootWingspan artist, Frances Sedayao:
I, along with SBDP, dream of a legacy project honoring the voices of elders in our community. The hope is to highlight visual and written creative expression and personal stories inspired by birds. The crow will be a highlighted bird in this collection. We’ll explore rites of passage — birth, death and other transitions. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this legacy project, please contact: FSEDAYAO (at) gmail (dot) com
TOMORROW Sunday 3/28, 10am-12:30pm Pacific
Vision of Love Workshop with Richelle Donigan
Once we master the art of self-love, we open ourselves up to a powerful sense of love that comes from within. In the journey of loving ourselves, we grow a beautiful sense of connectedness with our loved ones. Information and registration
WEDNESDAY 3/31, 6pm Pacific
Year Gone By premiere and conversation with the artists
Sarah and musician Katie Cash premiere their new music video Year Gone By, and participate in a conversation about co-directing and their creative process. They’ll be interviewed by Waxsimile Productions record label Co-Founder Briget Boyle. Tune-in here.
Last November Katie proposed, “If you could make a video for any song on my Gift Horse album, which song would it be?” I paced my house and yard, my headphones filling my head with her music. Listening to Year Gone By, I got choked up. My body started to move, to tense and release, to cry. In her lyrics and the swelling instrumentation, I heard and felt the loss, the growth, the frustration, the rage, the hope that had been living in my body through the pandemic. The song seemed to fully capture both the range of emotions and the surrealness of pandemic time and space. I easily saw in my mind the worlds and journey this solitary character would go through. Reflection. Nostalgia. Confrontation. Fresh air.
Katie said my first description of the video storyline gave her chills and she was 100% onboard with bringing it to life. Cinematographer Sara St. Martin Lynne joined the team as our third co-director and in February we made the whole thing in basically two weeks.
I’m grateful to be a dancer, with this opportunity to process emotions through my body, to continue to learn more about myself and others through art-making. Our second day of filming culminated in the adrenaline rush of walking into the chilly waters of the Bay. I had prepared for and anticipated the cold, the unknowns of the depth and texture of the ground below my increasingly weightless feet. What I did not anticipate was the peace, the steady strength of forward motion I would find, the sense of ritual, the power of emerging, and then, numb to the cold, the urge to twirl, hair flinging, shedding droplets of water from my body like scales, like skin, like armor.
Human Right to Nature — California Bill Addresses Green Space Access Inequality
As more and more people seek respite outdoors during this global pandemic, we have the opportunity to invest in our public lands and recreation—doing our part to make our state healthier and more resilient—while also increasing access to these green spaces for those who already suffer the worst impacts from environmental injustices. Read more from Audubon CA