‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media

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

Still Healing…’Open Doors’ preview before 2015 Official Launch

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

Bridge Walkers – de Young Museum September 07, 2012 6-8 p.m.

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —                           Contact: Catherine Herrera,  415-202-5204, catherine@flordemielfilms.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.

Exciting Fall New Screenings and Publications!

I recently returned from a screening of Bridge Walkers documentary which shares the history and importance of Sacred Sites to the Ohlone people of the Bay Area. It was a spectacular day! Warm and sunny, the largest gathering of Ohlone people in Northern California, is a wonderful opportunity to see dear friends, and, in the case of the screening, to finally share Bridge Walkers with elders, the community, and particularly, those who are in the film! The Bridge Walkers documentary grew out of the WIP Bridge Walkers Installation shown at the de Young Museum Cultural Encounters as part of the … Continue reading Exciting Fall New Screenings and Publications!

Ohlone Sacred Sites – Walking Bridges

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

Haste makes…double blog posts!

Well, in my haste this week, I posted the follow-up image in the sage series to http://www.catherineherreraphotography.com and not as I had thought, here, on this site. I had promised to post this photo a while back. I needed a second to sit with the group of images, and found there was only one that really grabbed me. I know I have to come back to this, I know this series, what I’ve shown so far, fragments. I apologize, and admit up front, I am just sharing while this project moves forward. I am going to sign off now. I … Continue reading Haste makes…double blog posts!