An Evening with
Kashaya and Russian Cultures
Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
Consul General of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vinokurov visiting the Kashaya Strawberry Festival
Join us on June 30, for a Kashaya benefit to build
a travel fund to go to Russia, the homeland of the
founders of Fort Ross.
Fort Ross was established
200 years ago on Kashaya Pomo ancestral land. The
evening will honor the peaceful and harmonious thirty
year (1812 - 1842) relationship between the Kashaya
and the Russians.
- Savor a dinner created by the Kashaya, the Russian
Consul General of San Francisco and Gualala Arts'
own Culinary Guild.
- Listen to a consummate story-teller, a Pomo
matriarch, share Kashaya oral history which goes
back to Fort Ross days.
- Bid in an auction featuring local arts and crafts
honoring the Kashaya tradition and a special Fort
Enjoy an informative and stimulating evening and donate to help create this historic journey. The
itinerary includes St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tot'ma.
The Kunstkammer Museum in St. Petersburg proudly
displays priceless, ancient Pomo Kashaya artifacts.
Tot'ma is the historic starting place of expeditions to
North America for trade and exploration. It is also
the birthplace of Ivan Kuskov, founder of Fort Ross.
Symbolically, this trip "completes a circle."
Gualala Arts is proud to be a part of this unique
adventure, which extends across cultures and
continents and promotes our common humanity and
Those wishing to make a tax deductible donation to support the cultural exchange can make checks out to "The Sea Ranch Foundation." Enter "Kashaya" in the memo and drop them off at the Arts Center office or mail to
The Sea Ranch Foundation
A reservation for the fundraising dinner is $25, and can be made online at
Brown Paper Tickets (BPT), by calling BPT at 1-800-838-3006, or in person by visiting the Gualala Arts Center.
PO Box 58
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.