May Gallery

Sketch for My Ewaa Ah

My Ewaa Ah

Johnny Bear Contreras’s Sculpture and Kumeyaay Works from the May Collection

On View:

22 September 2017 - 18 May 2018
David W. May American Indian Gallery

In 2016, local artist Johnny Bear Contreras received a commission from USD to create a public artwork for the Kumeyaay Garden that borders the North east edge of campus. This exhibition explores the artist's proposal through sketches past creations, as well as by pairing his work with examples of Kumeyaay basketry and ceramics from the May Collection. 

Image at Top: Johnny Bear Contreras, Sketch for My Ewaa Ah, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday
1:00pm - 4:00pm


Related Events

Kumeyaay Garden Dedication
Friday, 22 September
3:00 – 5:00pm
Kumeyaay Garden

The Office of the Tribal Liaison, together with the USD campus, celebrates California Native American Day with the dedication of the university’s Kumeyaay Garden, a space that honors indigenous plants and the Kumeyaay people’s connection to this land. The event will include bird singing, storytelling, ethnobotany tours, and Kumeyaay cultural activities.