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 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!
Bridge Walkers will be showing a second time – tba – I’ve gotten great feedback, and helpful reflections. I am really grateful to everyone who came out on March 11, 2011 to the de Young Museum. That date will be etched forever in our minds, for the terrible news of the triple tragedy that struck Japan that fateful day. The installation reflects on volcanos and tsunami in very subtle ways, but rather than a harbinger, these brief visuals were a reflection of the tension in the air, as, in the past 10 years, we have witnessed, as a world, so … Continue reading Early Spring, Sacred Sites and San Francisco