Dia De Los Muertos at the Davis Cemetery District

The community is invited to the annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in a multicultural society.

The festivities will include Danza by Kulpulli Tlayolotl, Marachi Puente, Escritores del Nuevo Sol poets, Zapato Viejo led by David Campos, Free Range Singers.

Traditional hot chocolate and pan dulce treats also will be provided. Guests can also purchase tamales and churros.

There will be a collective altar honoring all ancestors. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to contribute to the altar or create their own.

For more information or to display an altar on Oct. 22, contact event co-coordinator Melissa Moreno at mmmorenophd@gmail.com or Kristi Dvorak, Community Outreach Director, at cemcod@dcn.org.

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Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting October 18th Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date: 10/18/2017

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board Members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfied, Stephan Souza.

Public Comment: Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserved the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

Announcements: None

Approval of Minutes: Approval of September 27, 2017 Monthly Meeting Minutes

Consent Calendar: None

Correspondence: None

Superintendent’s Report: Written and Verbal

Community Outreach Report: Written and Verbal.

Financial Report: Written and verbal.

Old Business:

  1. Superintendent Evaluation
  2. Status of Legal Actions on IRS Non-Profit issue.
  3. Results of factual review and potential settlement option on Anderson encroachment.
  4. Oral subcommittee reports on:
    1. Policy and Procedures separation and updated.
    2. Potential 360 review process.New Business:
  5. Signature Authorizing claims and Deposits.
  6. Proposed Veterans Services plot purchase.
  7. LAFCO- representative to Consolidated Redevelopment Oversight Board.
  8. Pollution Liability Insurance Coverage.

Adjournment and scheduling of net meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 by 4:00 pm at the Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent

 

Gene Kennedy Solo Exhibition “Reflect and Repeat: Images from the Gladding, Mc Bean Factory

Join us Sunday, October 15th for the opening reception for photography Gene Kennedy. His solo exhibition “Reflect and Repeat: Images from the Gladding, McBean Factory” will run throughout the month of October. Come meet the artist, enjoy his works and experience the most unique gallery location in town. The afternoon artist reception will include a free concert with the New Harmony Jazz Band.

Gene Kennedy has been photographing for more than forty-five years. He gained recognition nationally for his photography of the evolving California Landscape. Regionally I am known as a photography of the evolving California landscape. Regionally he is celebrated as a photographer, teacher, gallery, administrator and former director of the popular Gladding McBean Photography Workshops.

Gene’s photographic projects have focused on the man-impacted environment, with a few nods of appreciation to the natural world, and the occasional touch of humor. His documentary-style landscape reside in the collections of the California State Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

“It makes sense in a place whose job is to make multiple identical copies of products, ranging from roof tiles to gigantic sewer pipes to delicate figures for architectural decoration that pictures made in that place might also reflect the same repetitious quality. That is, repetitious in the best sense of the word. Such was my intent in selecting the images for this show. Most of them have never been exhibited before, but a few old favorites also appear.

The Gladding, McBean & Co. factory, in the Placer County town of Lincoln, opened in 1875 and has operated continuously since then, surviving two World Wars and the Great Depression. Starting as a clay pipe manufacturer, “the pottery” expanded its product line and by the end of the 19th century was producing architectural Terra cotta ornamentation for buildings, most notably after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Ernest Hopkins, columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, said in July, 1928:  “From a hole in the ground, here in the lower end of Placer County, the modern city of San Francisco has come.” (Not to mention thousands of other buildings in San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle, and places as far-fetched as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and London.

I was privileged to be able to organize and lead photographic workshops at Gladding, McBean for 16 years. Close to 300 enthusiastic photographers made it into the pottery during that time, and many of them came back time after time after time, simply because they weren’t finished taking pictures there. If we had been able to continue after 2011, I’m sure many of them would have come back again.

I’m sure all those photographers would join me in expressing their sincere gratitude to the workers and management of Gladding, McBean for the extraordinary gift of being allowed to visit and photograph this magical place.”

Gallery 1855 is located at the historic Davis Cemetery District office at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA. . It is a non-profit community space that celebrates local artists  as well it’s unique history. For more information about upcoming exhibitions please go to www.daviscemetry.org.

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Davis Cemetery History, Plant and Bird Lists

The Davis Cemetery District is the oldest cemetery in Yolo County. It was founded in 1850 on donated farm land by one of the region’s pioneer families. The earliest grave marker in today’s Cemetery District date back to 1855.  The cemetery was incorporated into a special district with tremendous support from the residents in 1922. Dedicated volunteers planted trees, mowed the grass and transformed the space into a garden park cemetery.

Cemetery History Time Line

Arboretum Plants 2017

EarlyHistory with map

Davis Cemetery Arboretum Bird List

 

Davis Cemetery District September Board Meeting

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Date: 9/27/2017

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, Board members Dennis Dingemans , Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall.

Approval of agenda.

Public comment: Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements: Joe Cattarin is on vacation.

Approval of minutes:  Approval of July 19, 2017 Monthly meeting.

Consent Calendar: None

Correspondence: Letter from Jennifer Anderson

Superintendent Report: Written

Community Outreach Report: Written and Verbal

Financial Report: Written and Verbal

Old Business:

  1. Policy and Procedure revision update, and possible sub-committee appointment.
  2. 360 Evaluation considerations for the District

New Business:

  1. Non-Profit Statue update.
  2. LAFCO Final Report 2017; Cemetery Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence

Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 by 4:00 pm at the Davis Cemetery District, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA  Joe Cattarin, Superintendent

Sukhee Kwon Solo Exhibition and Reception

Gallery 1855 (located at 820 Pole Line Road) is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of artist Sukhee Kwon from September 8-September 30th. The special artist reception with light refreshmentss will be held September 10th from 1-4:00 pm.

Sukhee is known for her colorful abstract works painted on a variety of mediums such as fans. The vibrant florals and powerful brush work will capture the imagination of the audience.

Born in Korea in the 1950’s, Sukhee grew up playing among wild flowers and war remnants while dreaming of living in America as an artist. After a lifetime of turns and tribulations purusing her art, she now lives in America as an artist.

As a contribution to the artists of the world, she created an international Fine Arts Collaborative to promote artists, their works new attitude, new cliché “Artist Abundance!” and to educate parents of young children with dreams.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the historic cemetery district office. Visitors are welcome to view the art Monday-Friday from 9-3:00pm and on the Second Sunday of every month from 1-4:00pm.

More details on this show and a calendar of upcoming events can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

We Are Hiring: Seasonal Part-Time Arboretum Assistant

Part-Time Seasonal

Arboretum Grounds Assistant:

General: Under the supervision of the Community Outreach Director the individual will perform tasks involved in the continuous care and maintenance of cemetery arboretum as well as provide on-site assistance during public community events.  Work M-F and occasionally Saturday/Sundays.

Example of Duties:

  1. Perform landscaping work such as pruning, deadheading, controlling weeds, monitoring garden pests and diseases.
  2. Mowing, string-trimming, and edging as needed.
  3. Assist in the building and establishing of new gardens. This work will include planting new trees, perennial, and annual gardens.
  4. Assist in the setting up and clean-up of arboretum and community events. Duties will include setting up chairs, working with the public, providing onsite support.
  5. Ability to communicate in a professional manner with the community.

Qualifications:

  1. Perform manual work.
  2. Able to lift fifty pounds (soil, plants, chairs)
  3. Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines