Tuesday, July 22, 2008

AIM For Freedom Reception July 30, 2008

Friends and Relations,

Thanks for your continued support and encouragement for the AIM 40 years retrospective exhibition. Make plans to attend the reception, July 30. Here's the latest painting from Leonard Peltier. It is for sale! A silent auction will be held at the Somarts Gallery during the time of reception! See you there!
Tony Gonzales
Painting Chief Red Crow by Leonard Peltier

A 40 Year Photography & Art Retrospective of the American Indian Movement
July 16th - July 31st, 2008
SomArts Bay Gallery
934 Brannan Street (between 8th & 9th Streets)San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday-Friday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturdays: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Featuring Photography and Art by J.R. Auginash, Dick Bancroft, DaveCordova, Ilka Hartmann, Brenda Norrell, Paul Owns the Sabre, LeonardPeltier, Kerry Richardson, Michelle Vignes, Floyd Red Crow Westerman,and traditional Dine rugs.
Opening Reception Thursday July 17th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Honoring thewomen in the movement with special guest AIM co-founder PatriciaBellanger. Also featuring the Vallejo Sweet Medicine Singers, TheCalifornia Traditional Pomo Dancers, The All Nation Singers, and TheTlingit Women's Dance Group.
Friday July 18th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - A lecture and screening ontraditional basket weaving by Orie Medicine Bull and a performance byMedicine Warriors Dance Troupe care of Gilbert Blacksmith.
Tuesday July 22nd 2:00pm - 8:00pm Storytelling, poetry and musicFeaturing California Indian storyteller Anne Marie Sayers, all ageswelcomed.
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 Brightmanand the completion of the Longest Walk II, a book signing by AIMauthors 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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