I AM HERe Collaborating Artists

Group Art Exhibition – BriarPatch Co-op Gallery

290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA

Exhibition Dates: June 7 – July 2, 2019

I AM HERE is pleased to present a group exhibition from the I AM HERe Collaborating Artists. Thirteen outstanding women artists reflect on their experiences of living in a rural community as it relates to their individual sense of belonging. Artists, Lisa Barker, Ruth Chase, Sheila Cameron, Sarah Clark, Sherri Dauphinais, Dee Anne Dinelli, Juli Elin, Flo Fahrenheit, Kathleen Fenton, Jenny Hale, Lori Lachman, Terra Nyssa, Tara Rose, Jennifer Rugge, and Valerie Stuart have co-created the exhibition in order to explore and encourage others to explore what it means to belong here, especially as a woman.

The exhibition includes photography, painting, fiber art, interactive public engagement, video, collage, and multimedia works. QR Codes have been incorporated as an interactive feature to view artists perspectives, which are quite diverse.

The exhibit is part of the Nevada County Arts Council’s year-long I AM HERE arts initiative, led by Artist Ruth Chase and generously funded in part by California Arts Council through its Artists in Communities Program.

The I AM HERE initiative is making use of many different platforms to look at the question of women finding and maintaining their sense of belonging in our changing rural landscape. These platforms include not only this art exhibit but also social media, public art-making salons, a performance art piece, a short film, and an interactive I AM HERE Public Art Installation in Robinson’s Plaza (this May – June).

Above photo by Lori Lachma