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Lewis deSoto and Erin Neff: Tahquitz

Saturday, February 25, 2012
  Noon–5 p.m.

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Location: Culver Center of the Arts Center Atrium Gallery
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Category: Exhibition

Description: “Tahquitz” is the name of a primordial creature, a nukatem, part of the creation story of the Cahuilla people who live in the Southern California areas of Palm Springs, San Gorgonio Pass, Hemet and Anza Borrego. This primordial being, according to the Cahuilla, wanders in the San Jacinto mountain range where a peak is named for him. In collaboration with mezzo-soprano Erin Neff, Lewis deSoto will bring to life two Tahquitz stories told him in the Cahuilla language by Alvino Siva, a traditional Cahuilla Bird Singer. Using sound and light technology, deSoto’s installation will animate the majestic forty-foot atrium of the Culver Center of the Arts. 

Additional Information: Exhibition: Tahquitz

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: Admission is $3 for the general public and free to members, students and seniors.
Sponsor: ARTSblock

Contact Information:
Tyler Stallings
951-827-1463
tyler.stallings@ucr.edu