It was an exciting day at the San Francisco Mint on March 04, 2017. What a great turn-out, over 6200 people walked through the historic Mint halls and restored public rooms where miners and savvy businessmen alike traveled to exchange their gold for newly minted dollars and coins. Today, The Mint serves the City for private and public events, and is slated to be converted for a more consistent use. The building has a wonderfully expansive feeling on the street level, with some of the larger rooms- long glass windows, and smooth stone floors – reminding me of the feel … Continue reading ‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media
I’ve been working behind the scenes on breaking down the ‘Open Doors’ preview – I was quite surprised by the impact the creative process had on me personally, opening doors in ways unexpected. I am grateful to grow and develop, and learn each day. As that work continues, here is a new spoken word poem I wrote this week. This time, I have a recorded reading. I am available for readings of my spoken word poems so reach out by email if you are interested in booking a reading. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I am also available to screen ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and talk … Continue reading Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera
I want to thank Audible Observatories 2012 for the invitation to preview ‘Open Doors‘ which officially launches in 2015. San Francisco is a very meaningful place to me to launch a new anthropological archive of the Ohlone people – ‘Open Doors‘ involves an inter-generational process focused on healing. The entire Ohlone community is the center of ‘Open Doors’ and for 2013, ‘Open Doors’ presents a model for facilitating dialogue that can travel and be of healing to other communities. The Ohlone Youth Cultural Revitalization is fast at work creating a new generation of art, writing, music, song and revitalization of … Continue reading Still Healing…’Open Doors’ preview before 2015 Official Launch
— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact: Catherine Herrera, 415-202-5204, email@example.com BRIDGE WALKERS – INSTALLATION/DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF SACRED SITES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND BEYOND – Worldwide Release – Filmmaker and photographer Catherine Herrera has completed a multi-year project with the culmination of a three-screen video installation and documentary Bridge Walkers showing at the de Young Museum on September 07, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. In 1907, Nels Nelson discovered and plotted on a map over 400 Ohlone Sacred Sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. So large were some of the Shellmound and Sacred Sites of the … Continue reading Bridge Walkers – de Young Museum September 07, 2012 6-8 p.m.
I have just watched the first episode of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthoney’s new reality television program, Q’Viva The Chosen, bringing together 27 professional performers, singers, and dancers from all over Latin America to compete for a spectacular extravaganza show in Las Vegas as finale. ‘The largest Latin talent showcase the world has ever seen!,’ says the announcer during the opening montage. As Jennifer Lopez said in the emotional ending in Episode One – she and Marc Anthony want to show the talent, passion and soul of Latin America to the world. Jennifer and Marc Anthony criss-cross Latin America, meeting … Continue reading Q’Viva The Chosen
There is so much talk about 2012. 2012 has long been on my mind. Well, since about 1999, to be exact. I had a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Mayan calendar and met practitioners who shared the philosophy and history, and attempted to help me delve into a way of seeing the world that I had not known before. I stumbled around, and more learning, and over time, I came to better understand, again from those learned masters who had dedicated their lives, generations of their families, to understanding the cosmology of the Mayan people. Recently, I learned from … Continue reading Glorious 2012
On March 11, 2011, I presented a four part, interactive video installation at the de Young Museum. Technical issues with my DVD burner, on top of the tragic news in Japan, all moved me deeply that day. In fact, I doubt I had ever been so nervous. Today, I feel very calm and hopeful. I was taught that when I add a shell to a necklace I am making, whether for myself or someone else, it is a prayer. Ever since my work began with the de Young, having the opportunity and space to work over time, slowly depending on … Continue reading Ohlone Sacred Sites – Walking Bridges