Thursday, July 17, 2008

AIM for FREEDOM! 40th Anniversary Art & Photography Exhibit

40th anniversary art & photography exhibit
July 16th - July 31st, 2008
SomArts Bay Gallery 934 Brannan Street (between 8th & 9th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103

AIM-West presents AIM for FREEDOM! art & photography retrospective of AIM, plus Longest Walk 2. Opening reception honors the Women in the Movement, special guest co-founder Patricia Bellanger. Performances by traditional singers & dancers
Gallery Hours Tuesday-Friday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturdays: 1:00pm –5:00pm
Featuring Photography and Art by J.R. Auginash, Dick Bancroft, Dave Cordova, Ilka Hartmann, Brenda Norrell, Paul Owns the Sabre, Leonard Peltier, Kerry Richardson, Michelle Vignes, Floyd Red Crow Westerman,and traditional Dine rugs.
Opening Reception Thursday July 17th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Honoring the women in the movement with special guest AIM co-founder Patricia Bellanger. Also featuring the Vallejo Sweet Medicine Singers, The California Traditional Pomo Dancers, The All Nation Singers, and The Tlingit Women's Dance Group.
Friday July 18th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - A lecture and screening on traditional basket weaving by Orie Medicine Bull and a performance by Medicine Warriors Dance Troupe care of Gilbert Blacksmith.
Tuesday July 22nd 2:00pm - 8:00pm Storytelling, poetry and music Featuring California Indian storyteller Anne Marie Sayers, all ages welcomed.
Wednesday July 30th, 3:00pm - 9:00pm - Founder's Day Reception & Fundraiser A silent auction of work by Leonard Peltier and Floyd RedCrow Westerman with MC Bill Means, a ceremony honoring Lee Brightman and the completion of the Longest Walk II, a book signing by AIM authors and photojournalists, The All Nation Singers, The CaliforniaTraditional Pomo Dancers, The Tlingit Women's Dance Group, and Dr.Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band.
Curated by Tony Gonzales, Rene Yañez, and Rio Yañez

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