Monday, October 29, 2018

Global Beadwork

About Beads


They are often small, decorative objects formed in a variety of shapes and sizes. Materials include stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood and pearls with small holes for threading or stringing. 

Curators at the Museum of International Folk Art call glass beads "the ultimate migrants.  Where they start out is seldom where they end up. " 

Considering how as they travel around the world, lending themselves to regional interpretation (and use), they continue to be a source of knowledge, cultural expression, and highly prized items of adornment.

Beadwork Adorns the World is a special museum exhibit that runs through February 3,2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The focus is about what happens to the beads when they do arrive at their final destination- Africa, Borneo, Burma, Mexico, etc.

What do people do with them? How do they make them into items of clothing, jewelry, and more. The results often reveal important information about the makers and users. 


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

5th Mystery Writers in Mausoleum

Special Thanks To Talented Writers/Readers:

John Lynch, Linda Saldana, David Gonzalez, 
Linda Lau, and Rachel Mansfield. 



Santa Rosa Memorial Park hosted the fifth Mystery Writers in the Mausoleum evening Thursday, October 25. The free event took place in the park's 102+year-old Odd Fellows mausoleum that is still without electricity.
                                                                                                      
The juried selection of local mystery and suspense writers and playwrights made the evening spectacular. From flash fiction to short stories to plays to folk legends to dramatic theatrical readings, it was a spell-binding event.


“This is a great way to showcase some of the area’s local talent,” said Tim Maloney, General Manager, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The mausoleum, he added, was be the perfect setting for spine tingling suspense.

This event is sponsored by FolkHeart Press, a Sonoma County boutique publisher of folklore-related material.