Tues., 2/24 at or after 4pm – Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan Presentation
After nearly 3 years of development the Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan is nearing completion! Thank you to all who participated along the way- your involvement was greatly appreciated.
The final plan was approved by the Art in Public Places Committee on January 5, 2015, and will be presented to the Santa Rosa City Council for adoption on February 24. The item will be presented sometime after 4pm.The public is welcome to attend the Council meeting on February 24. If you wish to speak about the item, please remember to fill out a yellow comment card upon arrival at the Council Chambers, and hand it to the City Clerk.
To view the final Public Art Master Plan, or for more information, visit the website at www.srcity.org/arts. Bound copies of the plan will be available after adoption by City Council.
Wed., 2/25 – 6pm – Talk on the History of Ethnic Neighborhoods in Santa Rosa
The Historical Society of Santa Rosa’s next event will be held on February 25th starting at 6:00PM at the 6th Street Playhouse. It will be a talk on ethnic neighborhoods in Santa Rosa.
Topics will include stories of living in Santa Rosa during a formative period of the town’s history. There will be short presentations by representatives from different ethnic groups, such as Chinese, Japanese, Black, Hispanic, and Italian, then questions from the moderator and audience. Gaye LeBaron will be the moderator for the evening and Nick Tipon from the HSSR Board has been in charge of organizing the event.
Email Staci Pastis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 332-1437 if you would like to attend. There’s still space, but seating is limited so reserve a spot today. (This event is free.)
Thurs., 2/26 – Museum Lecture: Early California African-Latino Presence by Carlos Salomon
Museum Members: $10
Non Members: $15
Meet the Speaker Reception: 6:00 PM at the Sonoma County Museum
Lecture: 7:00 PM at the USF Santa Rosa Campus, 416 B Street
Among the earliest non-indigenous residents of California were hundreds of people of African ancestry who descended from slaves taken to Mexico during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by the Spaniards. These Afro-Latinos, as they have come to be called, helped shape the character of California much as Puritans shaped the character of New England. They blazed trails and established towns and ranches that grew into major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey, and San Jose. Several amassed considerable fortunes and acquired high-ranking positions in the military and government, including Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California.
Carlos Salomon will be giving a talk about these early Afro-Latinos and their impact on California. Carlos is currently an Associate Professor at California State University, East Bay, in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and is the author of Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California, University of Oklahoma Press (2010).
Tickets will be sold at the door
To purchase tickets in advance go to the events calendar on the Museum’s website:
JAMES CURTIS: “IN APPRECIATION OF LUTHER BURBANK”
THE NINTH STREET MURAL SKETCH, 1979
Artist’s Reception: February 13, 5-7pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Here’s a chance to hear about the first mural that was painted on the 9th Street undercrossing (before Cal Trans removed part of it when they had to modify the undercrossing to support the expanded the freeway above). This exhibition showcases the final sketch for the mural “In Appreciation of Luther Burbank”, which was up for nearly 30 years. Referencing Luther Burbank’s botanical innovations, and our own Sonoma landscape, this mural captures a special moment in our history while it serves as a living document of a mural that was once an integral part of the Santa Rosa landscape.
MY FAVORITE BARBRA:
A Tribute to the Songs of Barbra Streisand
February 14, 8pm & February 15, 2pm
Kelly Brandeburg tributes the life and career of the legendary Barbra Streisand in her highly acclaimed one woman show. Take a journey from the very beginning of Streisand’s career as a cabaret singer in New York City to her starring roles on Broadway to her critically acclaimed roles in Hollywood films. Hear Brandeburg share rare anecdotes and stories of how Barbra became the superstar she is today all while singing many of your favorite Streisand songs, including selections from Funny Girl, Yentl and her some of her greatest hits including You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Evergreen, and The Way We Were.
6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street
LYRICAL JOURNEY, WITH DYLAN MCKINSTRY
February 14, 8pm & February 15, 2pm
The Sonoma County Philharmonic present a program featuring Young Artist Award recipient Dylan McKinstry on mandolin and Reginaldo Nascimento, as guest conductor. Enjoy Dorman – Mandolin Concerto and Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 (“Lyric”). Click HERE to purchase tickets.
SRHS Performing Arts Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave.
For the complete events calendar please visit: www.santarosaartsdistrict.com