Expressions 2000 features contemporary craft artists of Sonoma County.

Paula Gregerson - Paula makes wooden boxes adorned with unusual and often playful designs. She finishes her boxes with a beautiful textured or antique look.

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Joel Bennet - Joel is a potter and clay sculptor. He uses an unusual technique of pit-firing his ware to achieve beautiful, unglazed yet highly colorful and polished finish.

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Charles Cobb - Charlie makes teapots out of wood. These are no ordinary teapots (in fact, they're not functional at all). He employs top-notch craftmanship and a retro-style flair for design in his work.

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Kara Raymond - Kara uses an ancient Japanese technique called mocame in her unusual metal jewelry.

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Expressions 2005 features non-profit theater groups of Sonoma County.

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Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma.

The visually vibrant Young Rep rehearses “Ruddigore”

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Sonoma County Playback Theater.

A theater of storytelling, created through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. .

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6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa.

New theater encompasses Actor’s Theatre and The Santa Rosa Players. Two actors rehearse a plethora of roles and dance steps for “Stones in His Pockets.”

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Sonoma County Repertory Theater, Sebastopol.

The Rep rehearses the gritty and poignant Mamet classic, “American Buffalo.”

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A little girl rides a big chicken in Petaluma, the once-renown Egg Basket of the World
 

Eggs and chickens were big business for Petaluma in the early 1900s. Find out how the incubator helped turn this small town into the world's egg basket.

The 1940’s were big years for semi-pro football and Petaluma had one of the best teams in the nation. Examine the rise... and fall of pro football in Petaluma.

The accomplished architect Brainerd Jones left his mark on Petaluma and the surrounding North Bay. Get to know the man through his work, which continues to define our region.

Nowadays, getting to Petaluma is as easy as "1-0-1!" But early Petalumans relied heavily on the river that flows through town and into the bay.

There was once a high-speed, interconnected network that helped to put Petaluma on the map. But it wasn't the Internet! Rather, it was the railroads that once criss-crossed early Petaluma and all of Sonoma County.

Visualize the changes (and similarities) between today's Petaluma, and the Petaluma of yesteryear.

A Century of Change

In 1900, thousands of American citizens lived in and around the expanding town of Healdsburg: beneath Fitch Mountain, in the Alexander Valley, and all along the Russian River. Just one hundred years earlier, it was a vastly different place. Explore this "century of change" and the people who experienced it: the native Pomo and Wappo, the visiting Russian fur traders, the settlers of the Mexican Ranchos, and finally, the American squatters— all of whom once called this land their home.


The Buckle of the Prune Belt

A region of great agricultural bounty, the valleys that surround the historic town of Healdsburg are known for a fair number of different crops. But for half a century, the prune industry— from plum trees, to packing plants— dominated the local economy.

 


 

On the Map

Examine the story of how historic Healdsburg came to be. The story of Healdsburg is also the story of an entrepreneurial squatter and pioneer named Harmon Heald.


Credits

Copyright 2007 KRCB North Bay Public Media

Writer & Producer
David Levitt Waxman.

Narrator
Tom McDonald.

Special Thanks
Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society.

 

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