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UCIRA Artist Jesikah Maria Ross to Debut Restore/Restory: A People’s History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 12-6 PM
Location: Cache Creek nature Preserve
34199 County Road 20, Woodland, CA 95695

Message from the Artist:

Colleagues, friends, and family,

I’m thrilled to invite you to the debut and showcase of my latest collaborative multimedia documentary project, Restore/Restory: A People’s History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.

R/R involved about 200 Yolo County residents in collecting interviews, images, maps, testimonies, and documents that speak to our diverse and changing demographics, traditions, and uses of land and water.  The stories and images have been compiled into a site-based audio tour of the Preserve and an interactive website (currently under construction) featuring a storymap, digital murals, the audio tour, and an image based timeline.   In many ways, the Cache Creek Nature Preserve is a microcosm of California and in telling it’s story we are telling the larger narrative of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.  Telling and listening to the stories will help us understand where we come from, how we got here, and how we want to shape our social and ecological landscape in the future.

I hope you can make this celebration event that features a wide array of activities to engage with the people’s stories, media artwork and the Preserve. For anyone interested in collaborative media art projects, university-community engagement efforts, or place-based storytelling–this is an event for you!

Please share this e-flyer with your networks.  Posters and postcards as well as additional press to follow later this month.

Special thanks to the project funders: UC Institute for Research in the Arts, Quitálpas Foundation, UC Davis Consortium for Women in Research, UC Davis Humanities Institute, UC Davis Center for Regional Change, UC Humanities Research Institute.

Best,
jesikah maria ross
restorerestory.org

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