I AM HERe brings the community together through exploration of our shared rural experiences – both the similarities and differences.

Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7PM
Robinson Plaza
132 Main St., Nevada City, CA

May 18 – June 16

Tie on Tags are offered as a way to interact with the art. Here are some of the many tags I have recorded so far. Click here to learn more about the I AM HERE project.




May 21, 2019

On the second day, this Tie on Tag showed up.

I have lived here for 25 years – Deep in the woods and right here in town. I do feel I belong here! I raised my daughters here, I midwifed many women as they became mothers. I’ve been going through cancer treatment – my community completely supported, nurtured and cared for me. It was beautiful, humbling, magical and made me feel so loved and truly belonging.



About the Author Ruth Chase

My work documents the human spirit and the powerful insights that allow people to find a sense of belonging within their community. The public plays a vital role in the outcome of my work, taking a journey with me that can last up to two years. I produce multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. Self-aware subjects with strong belief systems fascinate me and draw me in.