Visions of the Wild Festival

Visions of the Wild

Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act

The Wilderness Act is turning 50! Join us September 3-6 for a celebration of wildness in our own backyard. Visions of the Wild is 4 days of entertainment, education and activities for all ages.  See http://www.visionsofthewild.org/ for updates and more information.

All events held at the Empress Theatre and the Field Trips require a Visions of the Wild Festival Pass :

3 Day Festival Pass: $20 Students / $40 General / $60 Family of 4
Single Day Pass $15
Napa River Cruise $20 with Pass

Wednesday, September  3
4:00 pm  Walk for Wilderness [FREE]  Vallejo Ranger Station
7:00 pm   Ramble with  William Russ Jr   ($9 online – $11 at the door ) Empress Theatre
7:30 pm  Culture, Voices & Continuities  McCree Goudeau Gallery

Corrina Gould (Cjochenyo Ohlone) – Local Indigenous Sacred Site Issues

Thursday, September  4  
1:39  pm  Film Screening: Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness – with Robert Redford and Terry Tempest Empress Theatre
3:30 pm Film Screening: Rebels with a Cause  Empress Theatre
7:00 pm Opening Welcome   Empress Theatre
 Wilderness and Politics Panel  with speakers Audrey Peterman, Jon Mooallem, Mark Harvey   Empress Theatre

7:30 pm  Culture, Voices & Continuities  McCree Goudeau Gallery
Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Algonquin) – Bay Area Environmental Issues, Idle no more San Francisco

Friday , September 5
10:00 am – 4:00pm  Hub Talks [FREE]  The Hub
A series of talks, panels, and performances that take place throughout the day.
10:00 am – 4:00pm  Family and Youth Activities [FREE] Pocket Park at Georgia near Santa Clara
Camping demonstrations, wilderness survival techniques, the roving ranger, and a variety of exhibits.
10:00 am – 8:00 pm  Exhibit: Pacific Crest Trail [FREE] River Bank
Virtually walk the entire Pacific Crest Trail and Learn how maps are made!
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Culture, Voices & Continuities  McCree Goudeau Gallery
Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu) – Ceremony is not a Crime documentary, Wintu cartography, Q&A
3:30 pm Wilderness and Culture Panel Empress Theatre
4:00pm – 6:00 pm  Culture, Voices & Continuities  McCree Goudeau Gallery
Children’s Activity: Circle of Life
4:00 pm  – 8:00 pm Gallery Opening: Youth Art Show [FREE] Artiszen Cultural Art Center
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Gallery Walk [FREE] – Temple Art Lofts, Artiszen, McCree-Goudeau and Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Gallery Walk & map pdf
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exhibit: Celebrating Western Wilderness [FREE]  Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Ten recognized Bay Area artists have been invited to exhibit their wilderness-inspired paintings, drawings and prints.
5:30 pm  – 7:30 pm Juried Art Show Opening reception [FREE]  Temple Art Lofts
8:00 pm Film Screenings: Short Wilderness Films  Empress Theatre
9:00 pm Film Screening: Standing on Sacred Ground- Pilgrims and Tourists  Empress Theatre
The first of a four part series about the meaning of sacred lands for indigenous people around the world. One of the film’s central figures Caleen Sisk and the filmmaker Christopher (Toby) McLeod will answer questions after the film. More information at: http://www.sacredland.org/

Saturday, September 6
8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Field Trips! – A wide range to choose from, varying from 45 min to 3 hours in length. The locations range from Benicia to Sonoma, and feature hiking, biking, kayaking, birding and more.  See Details  and Sign Up Here.  Included in Saturday or 3-day pass
9:00 am Napa River Cruise #1  Vallejo Municipal Marina 
10:00 am – 4:00pm Hub Talks [FREE] The Hub
A series of talks, panels, and performances that take place throughout the day.
10:00 am – 4:00pm Family and Youth Activities [FREE] Pocket Park at Georgia near Santa Clara
Camping demonstrations, wilderness survival techniques, the roving ranger, and a variety of exhibits.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Exhibit: Pacific Crest Trail [FREE] River Bank
Virtually walk the entire Pacific Crest Trail and Learn how maps are made!
11:00 am Film Screening: Mile, Mile and a Half  Empress Theatre
1:00 pm Napa River Cruise #2  Vallejo Municipal Marina
1:00 pm Eco-Poetry and Environmental Hiphop  [FREE]  John F. Kennedy Library
1:30 pm  – 3:30 pm Film Screening: Walking the Camino,  followed by talk by Stephanie Dodaro Empress Theatre
http://walkelcaminoreal.com/
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Wilderness and Spirituality Panel Empress Theatre
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  Wilderness Jam- music, song, spoken word and dance Empress Theatre
10:00 pm  Closing Night Party USA World Classics Event Center


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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wed, Sep 3, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Vallejo CA - Multiple Sites
various, Vallejo

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