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August 16, 2004

"Rumme: The Pajaro River Watershed Experience" comes to Gavilan College Art Gallery

The communities of Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, and Morgan Hill will now get a chance to view ?Rumme Living River: The Pajaro River Watershed Experience? a fine art exhibit celebrating the Pajaro River. The exhibit features art of various media by 30 professional artists as well as the installation of a ?River of Photos," a 100 foot long photo montage created by Janet Martinez. To create the montage, she drew upon photos taken by 100 community members, and video interviews that chronicle the human experience of the Pajaro River and its watershed. The Project Directors are Dr. Jennifer Colby and Lois Robin. An accompanying CD/DVD interactive exhibit catalog with video interviews and multimedia stories is available at the project web site:

Exhibit: September 7 through October 30, 2004
Library Hours: M ? Th: 8 ? 6, F: 8 ? 3, Saturday viewing 10 ? 4 pm on October 16th and 30th

Receptions for the Artists and Public:
September 10, 12 ? 2 pm, Gavilan College Library
September 11, 5 ? 7 pm, Galería Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista

River Day: October 30, 2004, 12-4 pm, Gavilan College Library and Patio
Celebrate the exhibition, the community stories, children?s art and poetry and the play ?River of Birds? as we gather our community partners for a river festival.

Teacher River Education Workshop: October 16th with CSUMB Watershed Institute and Youth Community Service, CEU?s available

at the Gavilan College Library in Gilroy and satellite exhibits in Morgan Hill, San Juan Bautista and Hollister
Gavilan College Library: Gilroy main campus, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

Satellite Exhibitions:
Hollister: Gavilan Center 365-4th St. and San Benito County Library. 470 5th St.
Morgan Hill: Gavilan College at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17060 Monterey Road
San Juan Bautista: Galería Tonantzin, 115-3rd St. (831) 623-2783

The Ohlone Indian word ?Rumme? means the sound, movement and granite bed of a river. From beyond the Pinnacles to the Pacific, the Pajaro River and its tributaries span 1300 miles in the heart of Central California. This area, and the Uvas, Llagas, Santa Ana, Tres Piños, San Benito, Corralitos rivers that feed into the Pajaro, impact our livelihood and life style, and help to mold the stories that create our cultural heritage. Two years in the making with many community partners, this California Stories Project and Multimedia Exhibit increases public awareness of the need to preserve the Pajaro River Watershed?s scenic beauty, biological features, habitat needed for wildlife, and resources for human livelihood. This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities .

For more information on Teacher Education workshop call (831) 582-5045.
For information about the Gavilan College exhibit and events call (408) 848-4724.

Last modified: August 17, 2011
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