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October 2020

Sunbelt Spotlight: Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest with Anne Morgan

October 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Across the deserts of the American southwest are one of the largest concentrations of geoglyphs outside of Peru’s Nazca Lines. These ancient Native American works of earthen art can be…

November 2020

Sunbelt Spotlight: Kumeyaay Cosmology with Michael Connolly Miskwish

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Kumeyaay cosmology was traditionally intertwined with ceremonies, harvest & hunts, burning schedules and the acquisition of spiritual power. Personal conduct was subject to cosmological constraints and rewards. Cosmology was so…

Sunbelt Spotlight: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany with Michael Wilken-Robertson

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of…

December 2020

Sunbelt Spotlight: Coyote Claus with Cory Cooper Hansen

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Coyote Claus: A Southwestern Desert Tale, is an original manuscript which brings the cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert to life through the familiar genre of Clement C. Moore’s A Visit…

Sunbelt Spotlight: Native Masterpiece Baskets | Weavers, Art, & Technology

December 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Join Alexander Schwed and Alan Garfinkel for a discussion of basketry collectors, masterpiece baskets, and native basket weavers. Topics covered will include art, technology, and religious metaphor behind the designs…

January 2021

ONLINE: Sunbelt Spotlight: California’s Masterpiece Basket Weavers with Lucy Parker

January 6 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Our guest speaker for this Sunbelt Spotlight is Lucy Parker, descendent of masterpiece basketweaver Lucy Parker Telles. Lucy Parker is a masterpiece basketweaver in her own right. She will share…

*Postponed* ONLINE: California Indian Basketry: Ikons of the Florescence at ABDNHA

January 8 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Join the author, Gene Meieran, and editor, Alan Garfinkel, for a talk about California Indian Basketry, a richly illustrated photographic overview that captures the beauty and artistry of the remarkable…

ONLINE: California Indian Basketry: Artistry and Symbolism at Bowers Museum

January 16 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

*EXCLUSIVE PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ARE VIEWABLE FOR 24 HOURS! While basket weaving using natural reeds, plants, and fibers is a world-wide craft, the North American Indian tribes produced many of the…

ONLINE Sunbelt Spotlight: Geology and Enology of the Temecula Valley

January 19 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Join Luke Weidman for a talk about the second edition of the SDAG book “Geology and Enology of the Temecula Valley.” The San Diego Association of Geologists (SDAG) is very…

February 2021

ONLINE Sunbelt Spotlight: Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region

February 17 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

This Sunbelt Spotlight will feature on of Sunbelt’s favorite places, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We will hear from Mike Wells, co-author of A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region. The…

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