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Highway 101 in the Neighborhood: Memories Across Fractured Landscapes
July 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Rosa Arts Center at Chroma Gallery
co-sponsored by the
Anthropology Dept./Sonoma State University
July 13 – 27 2018
Reception and SOFA Block Party Sunday, July 22 11am-2pm
Current and former residents of our neighborhood are invited to a SOFA block party in the back yard at 312 South A Street.
The construction of the 101 Freew
ay between the late 1940s and mid 1960s radically transformed Santa Rosa’s landscape. This exhibit uses the original 1940s Caltrans survey documents, black and white photographs and survey maps that detail the pathway through the neighborhood that used to unite South Davis and South A streets–a richly diverse immigrant community that included small shops, a park, a school and a church, along with a wide array of homes.
There will be a reception and block party at the Santa Rosa Arts Center on July 22 bringing together former neighborhood residents dislocated by the highway construction and their family members, with current residents of the vibrant SOFA (South of A) Arts District neighborhood.There will be an open gallery walk followed by story-telling and conversations by exhibit visitors sharing memories and stories about neighborhood places and people.
“Highway 101 in the Neighborhood” complement and localizes “Landscape and Memories” the current Santa Rosa Art Center exhibit. The highway exhibit also shares materials with the “Lost Santa Rosa” exhibit at the Sonoma County History Museum.