ORIGINAL Fine Art by Beach Cities local Artists, Artisans and Musicians from the South Orange County Coast, CA - San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, the Laguna's, the Viejo's and the Rancho's
Experience It! Beach Cities Artists paint the American Indian landscape along the South Orange County Coast. Paintings by Philip Journeay, Evie Fernandez, Terry Lyle, Lieschen Rypel, Pat Welliver and Barb Ross
Explore the village of San Juan Capistrano along the South Orange County Coast where Takic speaking tribes including the Cupeņo (who occupied the Warner Hot Springs Ranch area) and Cahuilla (who occupied the hills and valleys to the east of the Mission. The Indians in the San Juan Capistrano area lived in autonomous village groups with specific hunting, collection, and fishing rights.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month Let's honor and recognize the original peoples of this land.
The United States 1996 proclamation details their contributions to the past and to the future:
Throughout our history, American Indian and Alaska Native peoples have been an integral part of the American character. Against all odds, America's first peoples have endured and have remained a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence. Tribal America has brought to this great country certain values and ideas that have become ingrained in the American spirit: Knowing that humans can thrive and prosper without destroying the natural environment, Earth; Understanding that people from very different backgrounds, cultures, religions, and traditions can come together to build a great country; Awareness that diversity can be a source of strength rather than division.
August is National American Indian Heritage Month Let's honor and recognize the original peoples of this land.
The United States 1996 proclamation details their contributions to the past and to the future
...the Life of the Indian is like the wings of the air... the Eagle is the same... the Indian is always feathered up.... as he is relative to the wings of the air - Black Elk (1863 - 1950)
the Indian Chief Original Oil Painting by Terry Lyle
Experience It! Visit the Los Rios District, 2nd Saturday Art Fair "the Cactus Garden" - Los Rios District Original Painting by Evie Fernandez
Imagine It! Some of the houses are over 200 years old...constructed during the long period when the original mission, its' outbuildings and the Great Stone Church were being built. It was a time when the Spanish and the Acjachemen Indians were beginning to merge their cultures. The Montanez, the Rios, and the Silvas adobes are all that remain on Los Rios Street of the about 40 adobes that were here at that time.
Wind yourself around the new walkway and view the valley hills and imagine life back in the 1800's with the beautiful vistas...
Experience It! The Jewel of the Missions, San Juan Capistrano, CA Original Painting by Evie Fernandez
...you can still admire the well-organized site where the Indians crushed grapes, in fact, the first wines made in California. The Indians also learned to read, write, carve, paint and sing at the missions...
For more interesting history about the Missions, go to website: traditioninaction.org/History/ B_003_MissionSanJuanCapistrano.html
THANKSGIVING... Make a Difference... Join the Hunger Walks.. EXPERIENCE IT! TURKEY TROT - DANA POINT HARBOR - THANKSGIVING MORNING - Sunflowers Painting by Barb Ross
Experience It! Native American Heritage Month .. Buy or Commission a Painting of the American West by Philip Journeay
EXPERIENCE IT: San Juan Capistrano Village Art Fair - Second Saturday of the Month - SoOrangeCounty Original FineArt Local Landscape Paintings
EXPERIENCE IT: Laguna Beach First Thursday's Art Walk Beach Cities Artists Paint Local Scenes - Visit us Year-Round at our local Fine Art Gallery Events
VISIT AND SHOP: San Clemente Village Art Event - 1st Sunday of the Month; Visit the San Clemente Art Gallery Downtown - Open Daily 12-4pm - FineArt Original Ocean and Sealife Paintings Experience It! Arts and Crafts Festival in August
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