The Franklin Family
Visual Arts: Crafts, Illustration, Jewelry, Painting, Textiles; term
Members of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Patricia Ray-Franklin along with her children, Tim (11), Joshua (9), and Sarah (6), make regalia to be worn while dancing. Patricia uses her craft to revitalize the culture of her tribe. Taught beading by her brother, Timothy Ray, Patricia has taught her children to bead.
Among their many activities in the community the Franklins also dance, sing and play traditional instruments. Tim, Joshua and Sarah integrate their sense of rhythm, patterns and colors in their paintings. Patricia has been inspired by her late Aunt Bonnie Elliott, who she watched as a young girl weave baskets and make regalia.
This is a unique opportunity to see dynamic art made by a family that is learning and sustaining the original cultures of Mendocino and Lake counties.