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2017 December Party

2017 December Party

Current & Past Members of Friends of Ethnic Art will be emailed an invitation to FEA’s 2017 December Party Piedmont Center for the Arts (PCA) 801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA Dave DeRoche will present and project his photographs of India: Cultural Portraits Dave has won several awards for his travel photographs, including Photographer of the Year for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. In addition to selling travel photographs to several books and magazines, Dave has lectured on travel photography and had several gallery...

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Gold, Turquoise, and Feathers

Gold, Turquoise, and Feathers

Gold, Turquoise, and Feathers: How the Merchant-Warriors of Chichen Itza Sported the New Bling by Annabeth Headrick, PhD; Associate Professor of Art History, University of Denver de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Koret Auditorium The 2017 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture Share Positioned in the Yucatan Penunsula of Mexico, Chichen Itza inherited many of Teotihuacan’s traditions and arose after the collapse of many great Mayan cities. The keys to its success seem to have been...

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2017 Annual Party, Luncheon, Fundraising Auction, Meeting, and new FEA-Traders’ Treasure Market

2017 Annual Party, Luncheon, Fundraising Auction, Meeting, and new FEA-Traders’ Treasure Market

Friends of Ethnic Art’s Annual Party/Luncheon/Meeting/Fundraising Auction and the debut of a newly conceived event FEA-Traders’ Treasure Market on a Sunday in October 2017 in the central East Bay Thanks to all who joined us in their festive ethnic clothing and jewelry for a catered lunch of Pre-Columbian moles and other traditional Mexican dishes, and live ethnic music.  with plenty of cash and/or a pile of checks for the  FEA-Traders’ Treasure Market An Elegant Ethnic Flea Market, Swap Meet and Auction of Donated Art Where...

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FEA Members Tour of “People Made These Things”

Grandchildren, children, nieces, nephews, etc. accompanied by members of Friends of Ethnic Art are welcome to join an FEA Members Tour in June of the newly renovated and re-opened Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology – University of California – Berkeley Inaugural Exhibit- People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World The date and time will be emailed to current members. If you (and yours) would like to join us for the tour, please RSVP by Tuesday, June 13th, with names of adult members of FEA and # of young...

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FEA Members Docent Tour of Tomb Treasures

FEA Members Docent Tour of Tomb Treasures

FEA Members Only Docent Tour of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Special Exhibit  Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty Friday, April 28th, 2017 – 10.30am The group was limited to 20 reserved participants. We had Julia Verzhbinsky as our guide. She is a highly respected  Asian Art Museum docent and enthusiastic admirer of this exhibition The Exhibit: Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty as described on the Asian Museum’s web site and in their Spring 2017...

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The History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began

The History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began

February 19, 201710:00 amto11:00 amThe History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began By Steve and Diana Begner Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10-11 AM Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA  Share   Steve and Diana Begner of Turkey Mountain Traders will share stories and images of the history and traditions of Southwest jewelry. The lecture will begin with early examples of Navajo, Zuni and Pueblo silverwork, through the history of this beautiful artistry...

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Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding …and what makes a great piece?

Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding …and what makes a great piece?

February 12, 201710:00 amto11:00 amRevealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding…and what makes a great piece? 10am Sunday, February 12th, 2017 Festival Pavilion Lecture Room, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco  Share Watch the Panel: Ten slides and ten minutes each with world authorities offering insights into their area of passionate expertise! Thomas Murray, moderator, introducing the Austronesian roots of Indonesian Tribal art and later influences of India, China, Islam and Europe James Willis, senior expert, revisits...

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2016 Annual Meeting, Auction, and Party

2016 Annual Meeting, Auction, and Party

In a lovely city park in the East Bay. Share The FEA Annual Party & Fund-Raising Auction, always a delight, was in a warm and welcoming close-in East Bay venue easy for driving and parking. It was a perfect occasion to wear some of your ethnic jewelry and dress. We welcomed new folks and new members. Guests every year have loved the party and the auction. MENU (catered by the same chef that got such rave reviews at our 2014 event) Farm Table – Dried Fruit, Seasonal Berries, Local Cheeses, Spiced Nuts, Beads, Olives Fresh Summer...

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Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl

Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl

The Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl: Art and Transnationalism in West Mexico’s Late Antiquity by John M. D. Pohl, PhD; Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, UCLA de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA October 29, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Koret Auditorium The 2016 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture The ceramic arts of ancient West Mexico are renowned for their refined execution and inventive design. The abstract treatment of such subjects as fierce warriors and playful dogs appealed to collectors in the 1960s and remain highly...

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Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife

Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife

“Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife” Suzanne Preston Blier, Ph.D. Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm Foad Satterfield’s art studio – 4333 Holden St., Studio #57, Emeryville Share Those of you attending the FEA event will thrill to both a ground-breaking, intellectually challenging speaker/researcher/author and to an aesthetically stimulating and artful environment. Our venue will be at the painting studio of artist, art professor, curator and collector Foad Satterfield. We will not only be able to observe Foad’s workspace and paintings,...

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