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.

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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.

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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.