Wa Hinthil Come North: Pomo Worldview Group Exhibition Opens Today

Press release from Cal Poly Humboldt: 

bear, basket, and lightning, digital drawing

Meyo Marrufo, Power and Strength, 2023, digital drawing

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents Wa Hinthil Come North group exhibition curated by Meyo Marrufo. Exhibition runs March 28th through May 11th, 2024. 

Featuring a group of 11 artists curated by Meyo Marrufo (Eastern Pomo), Wa Hinthil Come North focuses on Pomo worldview through visual language and storytelling. Wa Hinthil is “the People” in the pomo language, this exhibition is a cultural exchange here north into our local tribal lands. Featuring regalia, digital media, photography, basketry, painting and more, this exhibition expands on the curatorial work of Maruffo that has been showcased at the Mendocino Art Museum, Grace Hudson Museum and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. 

Katie Williams-Elliott, Baby photography, 2021, Photograph and basket

The exhibition will host an Opening Reception on Thursday March 28th from 4:30pm-6pm at the Goudi’ni Gallery. All are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be served. An artist talk with participating regalia makers will be held the next day, Friday March 29th at the Goudi’ni Gallery 10am-11:30am. Future artist talks on basketry and contemporary art are forthcoming. 

Open to in-person viewing four days a week, and presented virtually at art.humboldt.edu/galleries. We welcome visitors to our in-person viewing hours at the Goudi’ni Gallery starting Friday March 29th: Wed/Thurs 12pm-6pm, Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-2pm. Closed Sun/Mon/Tues. Also open via appointment, please contact the Gallery Director at [email protected], or call 707-826-3629. 

The Goudi’ni Gallery is located on the bottom floor of the Behavioral & Social Sciences Building at Union/17th streets in Arcata Ca. on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus, BSS room 104. Parking is available through the City of Arcata at meters along Union Street, or at the campus lots near the BSS building. See https://parking.humboldt.edu/ for current campus parking information. 

basket on displayWa Hinthil Come North was installed by the Art + Film Dept Museum & Gallery Practices class under the direction of Assistant Professor Berit Potter and Gallery Director Brittany Britton, this exhibition was partially funded by Instructionally Related Activity Fees. For more information contact the Gallery Director Brittany Britton at [email protected] or 707-826-3629 or go to https://art.humboldt.edu/galleries/goudini-native-american-arts-gallery/recalling-source 

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