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

WOMEN – Independence Interdependence

Women by Ruth Chase

Ruth Chase Woman 2020“Women: Independence, Interdependence”
by Ruth Chase
acrylic, thread, cotton yarn on cardboard with video
24 x 48″

I am exploring independence and interdependence of women. Through the use of cardboard, acrylic paint, thread, and cotton yarn, this piece is a meditation on how pain is stored in the female body. With phrases like I am afraid to be vulnerable, I am not lovable, and childhood fear taught me not to trust, were written on each disc, and used to create the breast element in the work. Within the work, there are references to gender dysphoria, menses as independence and interdependence, and the female body as being in service.


THE ART OF COLLABORATION – RUTH CHASE AND CHANTELLE GOLDTHWAITE

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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March 21, 2020

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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WHAT I KNOW ABOUT SECLUSION

 

  1. It takes 3-5 days, or more to embrace it
  2. You may feel lost, not knowing what to do
  3. You will feel things you did realize you felt
  4. Random memories will begin to surface
  5. Your imagination will wonder
  6. Social media will be your companion, maybe too much
  7. You will amaze yourself by what you create
  8. Then you may wonder why you were amazed
  9. You will know yourself better
  10. You will long for real people
  11. You may comfort eat and drink
  12. You will emerge with a new outlook

My life as an artist in the studio, a 35 year practice and counting.

HOME – OF/BY/FORALL and #Miami

Last week Eliza Tudor of Nevada County Arts Council, Tracy Pepper of Color Me Human, Donn K. Harris of California Arts Council, and I were in #Miami for four days joining the #changenetwork of OF/BY/FORALL.

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Ruth, Tracy, Donn

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.

Documentary ‘Belonging’ featured at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Laura Peterson                                                
Special to The Union
January 15, 2019

Ruth Chase by Lori Lachman 2018

In her film, “Belonging” local artist and director, Ruth Chase documents the stories of people living in Nevada County, including Shelly Covert, spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria, Nisenan Tribe.

The film is an initiative of Nevada County Art Council and funded in part by California Arts Council through its Artists in Communities Program. Chase and Covert are scheduled to show the film during this week’s 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Nevada City and Grass Valley.

The pair are scheduled to participate in activities such as opening reception, art shows, fireside chats, coffee talks, workshops and film panels throughout the five-day environmental and adventure film festival that attracts filmmakers, change-makers, and activists from around the globe.

The two sat down and answered a few questions. Chase had this to say:

What inspired you to make the film, “Belonging?”

“Belonging” is about how people find a sense of belonging through the land, the earth, and the environment. I was initially interested in examining the unique connection people have with the land they were born on and if that connection changes when residing in a place other than their birthplace.