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Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people.

The Tongva, which means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.

Believed to be the birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva, Puvungna is considered sacred by indigenous people. It is also believed by many remaining modern-day Tongva people to be the place of creation.

You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long forgotten history which took place at the village.

The last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek that today is little more than a drainage ditch paved over with concrete.

While little is known about the ancient Tongva people today, the names for many of their villages live on as the names of cities and places across Southern California, including Azusa, Cucamonga, Pacoima, Tujunga, Topanga, Cahuenga, and many others.

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37-mile Trans-Catalina Island Trail opens today.

A decade in the making, the new 37-mile Trans-Catalina Island Trail spotlights the varied landscapes, dramatic changes in elevation and different ecosystems of the island’s interior, where most tourists never venture.

The Trans-Catalina Island Trail climbs, dips and winds through the island’s back country, which has remained largely unseen by the public and is essentially unchanged since Tongva Indians roamed the 76-square-mile island going back thousands of years.

Hiking permits are required by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Permits can also be obtained at these locations:

Conservancy House in Avalon, at
125 Clarissa Ave. Open daily from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for
lunch. (310) 510-2595

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, open daily 10 AM to 4 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day (closed Thursdays all other months)

Airport in the Sky Open daily from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter) 7p.m.
(summer), call (310) 510-0143

Two Harbors Visitor Information
Center Open daily from 7:30 a.m.
to 4p.m. (winter) 6:30 p.m.
(summer), call (800) 422-8475

Camping reservations and permits can also be obtained through Two Harbors Enterprises, (310) 510-8368

 

The Taliesin Artist Residency

The TALIESIN ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM is inviting experienced visual artists to engage and respond to the unique characteristics of the architectural sites of Taliesin and Taliesin West and their vibrant communities.

 The Residency Program is open to visual artists living in the U.S. or abroad with a graduate-level academic background and/or a record of work within the art field, focusing on site-specific installation and contemporary works. Priority will be given to artists who respond to natural, architectural or community settings.

 The Taliesin Artist Residency is based at Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright established the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, which was based on the idea of the allied arts fostered in a community of learners that could be an alternative to the traditional university. The program developed into what we know today as Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. From its origins, Taliesin has served as a living, working, educational space, forming a creative and diverse community of professional architects, artists, faculty, students and staff.

 Individuals must be willing to participate inTaliesin life and actively interact with community.

 Applications will be accepted once a year and reviewed by a selection committee.

Application Requirements (download application guidelines and forms below)

  • Application Form
  • Resumé
  • Brief Artist Statement
  • 10 .jpg Images on CD that best represent your work (3-5 min. if submitting video/DVD or audio on CD)
  • Image script with thumbnails of images (you may write a one-line description next to title only if necessary for understanding the work)
  • Financial Aid Form (optional)
  • Application fee $ 20 non-refundable, payable to Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (domestic payments – money order or check; foreign payments – U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank only)
  • SASE with enough postage for return of your materials

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 20th, 2014

(NOTE: This is not a postmarked deadline)

For APPLICATION FORM and more information on the Taliesin Artist Residency Program please click here> download PDF.

Grow a small culinary herb garden

Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, chef or gardener, you can grow a small culinary herb garden (providing fresh and ever-ready herbs) in a decorative container right at your fingertips! Join us on the morning of March 22nd when Chef Debbi Dubbs will help you to create your own take-home start-up container herb garden.

Location: Rancho Los Alamitos 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815 – (562) 431-3541

Space is limited and will sell out soon. To sign up or get more details, please go to our website at http://www.rancholosalamitos.org or call the rancho at (562) 431-3541.

 

Native remains uncovered during construction at Round Rock, Texas subdivision

KB Homes uncovered human bones, and stopped immediately as Round Rock, Texas police were called in.  Anthropologists from Texas State University worked until darkness.  KB Homes will bring in their own specialists on Saturday. Since developers own the land, they are responsible for searching for other remains.

Under state law, even a single body constitutes a cemetery and a qualified anthropologist must determine if there are the remains of others.

So far, three remains have been found in an area that has long been popular with people searching for Indian arrowheads.

Forest Ridge is a new 225 home subdivision located just south of Highway 79 in Round Rock.

John Sergeant at Taliesin West, February 24th @ 7pm #franklloydwright

John Sergeant offers his compelling lecture, A Spatial Analysis: What Drove Wright’s Forms?, on Monday, February 24th at Taliesin West. Sergeant is a current Visiting Scholar at Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Sergeant is an Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, and former University Lecturer in Architecture with principal research and practice interests in Responsive Architecture. He is the author of the definitive volume: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses.

This special Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please RSVP to mail@franklloydwright.org.

More: http://www.franklloydwright.org/about/events.html

Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people.

The Tongva, which means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.

Believed to be the birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva, Puvungna is considered sacred by indigenous people. It is also believed by many remaining modern-day Tongva people to be the place of creation.

You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long forgotten history which took place at the village.

The last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek that today is little more than a drainage ditch paved over with concrete.

While little is known about the ancient Tongva people today, the names for many of their villages live on as the names of cities and places across Southern California, including Azusa, Cucamonga, Pacoima, Tujunga, Topanga, Cahuenga, and many others.