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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 - Sunday, Jan. 13,  2019

Gallery Open: Thursday-Sunday  11 am - 4 pm

Public Event, Artist Talk with Kim Abeles

Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 6- 8 pm

El Dorado Arts Council, in collaboration with the Institute of Forest Genetics (IFG) in Placerville, embarked on a month-long residency with noted artist Kim Abeles. The project engaged students at Independence High School in Diamond Springs and concluded with an installation at the Confidence Lab.

Abeles spent a month at IFG working with and observing staff and events while exploring the topic of resilience and how it intersects with forest genetics research. Abeles also worked closely with art teacher Jennifer Tomei at Independence High School and, through a series of field trips and in-class projects, explored the topic of resilience with a group of students.

The result was an artistic project that examined and reflected the idea of “resilience” in all its complexity - as a scientific phenomenon, as a philosophical concept, and as a way of living.