Artists Investigate the Environment

20 Forest

Resilience: An Artist Residency

Nestled in Camino, at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest, the Institute of Forest Genetics houses an arboretum, several cabins, and a team of researchers dedicated to the study of our forests. It will soon play host to something quite different: an ambitious, cross-disciplinary arts and education program centered on the evocative concept of “resilience”.

Organized by El Dorado Arts Council, the Resilience Project will house resident artist Kim Abeles in an IFG cabin, where she will work with the students of Independence High School to develop an artistic project that examines and reflects the idea of “resilience” in all its complexity—as a scientific phenomena, as a philosophical concept, and as a way of living.

Once completed, the students’ work will be publically displayed in Placerville. Kim Abeles one-month residency begins fall 2018.

Resilience was funded in part by El Dorado Savings Bank, the Teichert Foundation, the Society of American Foresters
and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Teichert Foundation

Society of American Foresters

Society of American Foresters

El Dorado Savings