You are invited to attend a special Fundraiser Concert & Art Reception Event benefiting the nonprofit CHIRP – California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project whose mission is to: PRESERVE, PROTECT & PERPETUATE NISENAN CULTURE
Featuring renowned musical artists Lyla June and MaMuse! Nevada City Rancheria Tribe members will share history, stories and song. As part of Nevada County Arts Council “Spring Into Art”, there will be an art reception and gallery featuring CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art ~ Invisible No More Collection. Food available for purchase from The ham stand. All in the soon-to-be-revealed remodeled The Center for the Arts!
CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art Initiative
This project was inspired by the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe’s desire to collaborate with local artists. The goal: to create conscientious art pieces that conversate around the history and culture of the Original Peoples of this land. Our deepest hope is to bring about awareness of local historic and current issues through the medium of art. A successful project will bring together community to reflect on the future, navigating a collective conversation. This is not a simple journey, artists were asked to engage in deep listening to the stories and history shared with them by the Tribal Council and Nisenan Elders. Together each artist collaborated individually with Tribal Members on their art pieces to create respectful and reflective works.
General Admission $25
VIP Experience $75: Special seating. Hors d’oeuvres. Wine. Meet & greet with artists. Limited number of tickets!
CHIRP is a 501c3 non-profit organization and funds raised by this event support Federal Recognition and Cultural Revitalization efforts. The Nisenan Tribal members of the Nevada City Rancheria are original, lineal descendants of the Nisenan, who were here before the gold rush and remain here in their ancestral homelands today.