Chautauqua and photo workshop at Dangberg Ranch |

Chautauqua and photo workshop at Dangberg Ranch

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The Dangberg Home Ranch is hosting two arts presentations Saturday.Dianna Maria de Borges will present a free Chautauqua portrayal of noted Nevadan Sarah Winnemucca at 10 a.m., followed by a cyanotype photograph workshop at 11 a.m. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (1844-1891), a Northern Paiute author, human rights activist, and lecturer, was influential in the development of U.S. Indian policies in the 19th century. Her book, “Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims,” is an autobiographical account of that tribe during their first 40 years of contact with explorers and immigrants. Her statue stands in the Nevada state capitol in Carson City, and represents the state in the statuary hall at the U.S. capitol in Washington.Borges, a long-time resident of Carson Valley, operates the Borges Carriage, Sleigh, Hay Wagon and Pony Rides along her husband, Dwight. She has offered guided history tours on carriage and sleigh rides in Genoa, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe. She performs in local community theater productions and has been presenting her Chautauqua of Sarah Winnemucca since 2005. She is a published author.The Chautauqua is a free outdoor event. Chairs are provided, but the public is also welcome to bring their own lawn chair. The workshop on making cyanotype “blueprint” photographs will be led by Nancy Raven, a Minden-based photographer. The workshop begins at 11 a.m., but participants can arrive anytime before 12:30 p.m.Participants will be able to make their own cyanotype photographs using the patterns of natural materials and the sun’s light to create the image. The workshop is for all ages, 8 years and up. Participants will pay $1 for each print they make, with materials provided by the instructor. This is an outdoor event.Raven has worked with lensless photography for 10 years, and her pinhole photographs are on exhibit at Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery in Minden.The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, Minden, one-half mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. More information can be found at or by calling 783-9417.

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