Thursday, December 12, 2002
Not every student in the program takes part in the festival, but, Davis says, "we strongly encourage it." Most graduates use their Capstone projects as part of their professional portfolios, Davis says. "The strengths of those works have gotten our students into the American Film Institute, into jobs as Hollywood editors, and into prestigious film festivals like the Mill Valley and Sundance festivals."
LAND, HO!...Have California''s early Spanish explorers been getting a bad rap? Or were they really the rapacious, money-hungry, brutal bigots we now think they were? This weekend, the Monterey History and Art Association is focusing on Sebastian Vizcaino, the first European explorer to land on Monterey''s shores. This Saturday from 11am to 4pm at the Maritime Museum there will be a free panel discussion on Vizcaino''s writings--a look at how much of the story is believable and how much was wild exaggeration. Sunday at 9:30am there will be a reenactment of Vizcaino''s 1602 landing on the south side of Fisherman''s Wharf. The crew will row ashore, be blessed by Monterey Mayor Dan Albert in a recreation of the role his forebear played four centuries ago, and then everyone trundles up the hill to the Presidio for a re-creation of the first Mass celebrated. In conjunction, reproductions of twelve 1930s-era panels by California artist Jo Mora, depicting our area''s history with the artist''s usual tongue-in-cheek humor, will be on display inside the Maritime Museum until Jan. 2.