Women Making Art, a Hands-On workshop with Holly Calica
Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 1-4 PM
Location: NJAHS Peace Gallery 1684 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact Info: 415.921.5007
Take this opportunity to share a handmade item from your ancestors from which you draw inspiration with us during this hands-on workshop. You may begin and/or complete your own creative art piece based on the work you are sharing. I will provide some drawing, painting and beading materials for your use, but please bring special art materials you may need.
Women taking part in this workshop will have the opportunity to share their small works, along with their ancestor's handmade item, in a display case (depending on number of submittals and size limitations), to be installed in the “Deep Roots, New Shoots” exhibit in NJAHS Peace Gallery. For more information, contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Calica is a cultural worker, teacher, activist, mother, grandmother, dancer, poet, artist....Third generation Pin@y, she teaches art to children in San Francisco, as well as studies and performs the music and dance of tradtitional Phillipine, African and African Diaspora of the Caribbean and Brazil. Currently a member of DIWA Kulintang Ensemble, she maintains her love of music and dance and shares that love with the broader community, most recently at Swinomish Reservation in Washington. Maintaining tradtitional culture, connecting with indigenous peoples and listening to the elders and the ancestors occupy much of her time. As a Fulbright- Hays Scholar and Teachers Fund Fellow, she researched tribal ways of being in the Philippines. Her art and and poetry are published in CALYX: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas and "Maganda" Magazine. A former Fort Mason pintmaker and San Francisco Open Studio Artist, she has participated in a variety of group shows in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979. She is currently a part of the KPFA Kru for its API "INDO-PACIFIC EDGE 2011," "Pilipino OURSTORY" & "Radyo Kalayaan."