OPEN STUDIOS 2020

#19 Ruth Chase

A Free Self Guided Tour in Nevada City

October 10, 11, 17 & 18 

10AM – 5PM

VIEWING OPTIONS

In Person #19 on Tour, Schedule Private Viewing, Live CAM, or Pre Recorded Video.


Ruth Chase is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute whose work engages and activates community bridge-building. She created the West of Lincoln Project, which was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for Art in Action, as well as a grant to an individual artist from the Carl Jacobs Foundation. Granted a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in NY, published in Professional Artist Magazine, Catapult Art Magazine and Huffington Post, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum. Ruth was awarded an Artist in Residence at Nevada County Arts for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for BELONGING, I AM HERe, and most recently HOME. BELONGING screened at 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (AKA “Sundance of the Sierra”), and at Wild & Scenic Film Festival during 2019.


LIVE CAM DURING TOUR

Stop by Ruth’s Studio via Zoom Live CAM October 10 & 17 from 11AM – 3PM

Opening Reception | Center For The Arts Thursday, October 8, 5 – 7 PM. Show runs through October 25.

There will be a 25% (58 people) capacity for the gallery and masks will be required.

RSVP Open Reception: https://sforce.co/2QY9FrD 

Private Viewings:  Reserve time to privately view the show here: https://sforce.co/2EZAAAX 

The Granucci Gallery 
314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

SCHEDULE A PRIVATE STUDIO VISIT Optional

Choose a day and time that works for you.

October 10, 11, 17, 18

9:30 AM or at 6PM

Events


Opening Reception 

Center For The Arts  | The Granucci Gallery 
314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Open Studios 2020

Self Guided Tour
October 10 – 11 & 17 – 18 | 10AM – 5PM

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What Does It Mean To Be A Woman

A Solo Exhibition
Aug. 3 – Sept. 21, 2021
The Granucci Gallery, Grass Valley, CA

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ONGOING

Skill Share, an online class with Ruth Chase

Artist as Activist

Saturday Morning Question

Now in Year Three, Belonging manifests as HOME, and elicits perspectives on cultural identity from our less represented populations. Ideas of “home” are being explored through the lens of art salons, our gold country history, our recovering native population, and our recent immigrants. Critical bridge building tools are emerging through creative practices, as we meet. Saturday Morning Question ran from 2017 – 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOME is an initiative of Nevada County Arts Council led by Artist Ruth Chase, generously funded in part by the California Arts Council through its Artists in Communities Program.

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I AM HERe Installation

Women in a Rural County

Women are an essential part of any community, yet their sense of belonging is often tied into gender roles, not always satisfying their sense of belonging. Mother, sister, partner, we all have women in our lives. I AM HERe is intended to mirror the voices of how men and women view women’s unique sense of belonging against the backdrop of our rural community. Lead artist Ruth Chase has sought to examine her own sense of belonging over the course of a year by asking questions through social media and taking her personal journey alongside the community. Now, the public is invited to share their own stories about themselves or the women in their lives by participating in the public art installation.

Sketch Artist for Dead Files

In 2015 Ruth Chase created sketches for No Vacancy”,  filmed at The Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, CA. for a TV reality program called The Dead Files on The Travel Channel.

Sketch Artist Ruth Chase on Dead Files

MEETING AMY ALLEN
Amy was freaking trip, in all the best ways. An incredibly interesting, strange, distant, focused person, the real deal. Sitting with her was like being with someone who was hallucinating, my guess is that she was reading spirits and energy the whole time. As we sat in a hotel room to film the scene, sitting across the table from each other, it felt like she was reading me, or the room around me, her eyes were darting back and forth, over and around me, but never looking at me, even when I spoke to her. I loved every minute of it. After our scene together, I then sat to draw what she described both on camera and off. Texting her photos of the progress to make sure the image was matching what she saw. The hardest thing about drawing a quality piece was all the distractions that took me away from being in my own place of channeling. Though I wouldn’t have wanted to mix in with the energy there, so I guess it worked out for the best.

NO VACANCY

Retired NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan investigate paranormal activity at a small-town hotel in Grass Valley, California. Their separate investigations take harrowing turns as Steve uncovers the hotel’s history of destructive fires and scandalous violence, while Amy comes face-to-face with the deranged dead during her overwhelming walk.

The Travel Channel

A brief clip from No Vacancy