Belonging was about how people find a sense of belonging in relation to the land. Ruth interviewed 13 featured participants and created the Belonging film with Radu Sava, and used social media to engage the community in a dialog about their sense of belonging. She created paintings that reflected the Nisenan tribe, local rancher, small batch cannabis growers, and the Chinese immigrant communities, along with public speaking engagements. The Belonging film was accepted into the Nevada City Film Festival and Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
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Belonging is an initiative of Nevada County Art Council led by Artist Ruth Chase, generously funded in part by California Arts Council through its Artists in Communities Program.