Sunday, May 31, 2020

See What's New at the Clarke Museum ... Virtually

Posted By on Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:14 PM

The Clarke Museum is closed due to COVID-19, but lovers of local stories, artifacts and history can still step inside the museum virtually. Visitors to the museum's website can explore the museum's permanent collections and current exhibits  such as — “Immigration Expulsion Homecoming: The Legacy of the Chinese Expulsion in Humboldt County” in the Main Hall and “Women's Ceremonial Dresses: From Long Ago to Today” and “When Designs Escaped Baskets” in Nealis Hall — through photos and descriptions. The website also has new digital content such as live Q+As with curators, virtual tours, Ask the Curator and Behind the Scenes looks with museum staff and volunteers.

Since the museum is closed to the public, its stewards are asking those who enjoy the museum’s online content to send a few dollars the museum’s way or, better yet, become a member. There are links to both options on the website. Visit www.clarkemuseum.org for more information.
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dell'Arte-Wiyot Rural Residency in Place

Posted By on Sun, May 17, 2020 at 5:34 PM

Dell'Arte International's rural residency program has adapted itself for the times. The 10-day program normally sees Dell’Arte students living and camping in a rural community, engaging in a cultural and artistic exchange with residents. However, in light of COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing, this year's program will take to social media to carry out its mission.
From the 2019 Rural Residency. - WINGSPAN MEDIA, SUBMITTED
  • Wingspan Media, submitted
  • From the 2019 Rural Residency.
According to a press release from Dell'Arte International, this year, instead of camping on the Wiyot Tribe’s Table Bluff reservation as participants have the last two years, Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program students will engage with members of the tribe remotely, with a focus on learning Soulatluk, the Wiyot language. Additionally, some of the program's online offerings will include digital workshops for kids on clowning, juggling and physical comedy, as well as a food recipe exchange via video.

Read the full press release below:

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Fizzle: Fourth of July in Old Town Canceled

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 2:22 PM

While California and Humboldt are loosening some restrictions on shelter-in-place orders, safely gathering in large crowds is still far off. With this in mind, Eureka Main Street has announced the cancelation of the annual Fourth of July street festival. In a press release, EMS says it joins Arcata and Southern Humboldt in skipping the fireworks and festivities this year.
 
PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson

You can still express your patriotism on the nation's birthday by grilling outside, blowing some bubbles and keeping your fellow Humboldters safe by keeping your distance as you listen for the illegal M-80s that one guy in your neighborhood will definitely still be setting off.

Read the organization's message below:


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Saturday, May 9, 2020

KEET's 'Asian Americans' Panel Kicks off Series

Posted By on Sat, May 9, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Nobody knows what day it is anymore but it's definitely May, and that means Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. KEET is kicking off a series of programming about the history and cultural impact of Asians and Pacific Islanders with an Ovee preview screening and panel discussion this Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m. (free).
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Yours truly will be hosting with Zoom-ed in panelists, including Malina Syvoravong, Ali O. Lee and Sue Y. Lee. We'll be diving into how the stories of detention at Angel Island, Patsy Mink's historic election to Congress as the first woman of color and her fight for equal treatment for women and men in education, the racist murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982 and the original DREAMer, Tereza Lee reverberate now. Sign up at www.ovee.itvs.org and select Asian Americans KEET to see the screener followed by discussion and send your own questions and comments via chat. Invite your mom.
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