|Art exhibit will honor Parjaro River
Photographers have until October 30 to submit work
The Ohlone Indian word “Rumme” which means the sound, movement and
granite bed of the river is featured in a forthcoming art exhibit, “Rumme
Living River: The Pajaro River Watershed Experience,” scheduled for January-February
2004 at the Pajaro Valley Art Gallery in Watsonville. Afterwards, the exhibit
will travel to other venues in Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister.
The Ventana and Loma Prieta Sierra Club Chapters are sponsoring a “River
of Photographs,” an important feature of the exhibit. Contributors are encouraged
to submit photos which will then be scanned onto canvas which will wind through
the rest of the exhibit.
Photographs of the tributaries of the Pajaro are eligible and include Uvas/Carnedero,
Llagas and Pacheco Creeks in Santa Clara County; the San Benito River, Tres Pinos
Creek, Santa Ana Creek, Tequisquita Slough, and Quien Sabe Creek and their tributaries
in San Benito County; and Corralitos and Salsipuedes Creeks in the lower reaches
as well as the Pajaro itself.
The best way for participants to locate these rivers is to look on an AAA map
of the Monterey Bay. Although much of the river flows through private lands, views
of it are available whenever the river or a tributary crosses the road. In Gilroy
levees are available for public use but in Watsonville only some stretches of
the levee are accessible.
Participants may submit entries by mail or electronically by October 30. Specific
entry instructions can be obtained by calling 722-3062 or visiting The
Pajaro River Watershed Experience website.
Photos must include views of the actual riverbed. Images of wildlife or plant
materials, human activity, scenic vistas or desecrated areas are all welcome.
Lois Robin and Jennifer Colby, Ph.D., co-curators of the exhibit, welcome volunteer
help from Club members with this project. If you can help, call Lois Robin, 464-1184.
The exhibit will eventually be available on the web site and distributed on CD
Rom to schools and libraries.