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Art Opening: Porter Creek - A Portrait of Home

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Opening reception April 11, 7-9pm, exhibit runs through May 31, 2019

"When we got to camp, it was quiet. There was an Autumnal peace in the air. It felt like the first Fall Camp I worked, the first time I saw my new friends and old loves after that first summer on staff. It somehow felt wet, and cold. But it wasn't that time and everything was different." -Lily Gottlieb

The Osher Marin JCC and URJ Camp Newman are proud to host Porter Creek: A Portrait of Home. This is a photographic exhibit that seeks to tell the story of the destruction, loss, renewal, and hope of Camp Newman, the beloved local institution whose Santa Rosa location was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2019.

The exhibit and photographs were conceived of and created by Lily Gottlieb, artist and the Regional Advisor, NFTY Southern California, in direct response to the devastation of the Tubbs fire. This is the first public exhibition of these images.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I arrived at Camp Newman ten days after it had been destroyed by the Tubbs Fire. Suited up in hiking boots and an N95 particulate respirator mask, I waded through a sea of debris. Disoriented by the alien geography of a place I had once mapped for others, I found myself standing on the ashes of hundreds of burned books. I started shooting photos, even though each step I took further destroyed the pages beneath my feet. The week after I made these photographs, a rainstorm washed the pages away.

My desire to document the destruction was rooted in the anticipation of our constituents' needs. Because the community craved information, I produced a gallery show as part of our re-envisioned summer camp experience at a local college campus, hoping to present a picture of what still remained as we moved into the harsh realities that accompany the next phase of our life as a community "risen from ashes."
Opening reception April 11, 7-9pm, exhibit runs through May 31, 2019

"When we got to camp, it was quiet. There was an Autumnal peace in the air. It felt like the first Fall Camp I worked, the first time I saw my new friends and old loves after that first summer on staff. It somehow felt wet, and cold. But it wasn't that time and everything was different." -Lily Gottlieb

The Osher Marin JCC and URJ Camp Newman are proud to host Porter Creek: A Portrait of Home. This is a photographic exhibit that seeks to tell the story of the destruction, loss, renewal, and hope of Camp Newman, the beloved local institution whose Santa Rosa location was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2019.

The exhibit and photographs were conceived of and created by Lily Gottlieb, artist and the Regional Advisor, NFTY Southern California, in direct response to the devastation of the Tubbs fire. This is the first public exhibition of these images.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I arrived at Camp Newman ten days after it had been destroyed by the Tubbs Fire. Suited up in hiking boots and an N95 particulate respirator mask, I waded through a sea of debris. Disoriented by the alien geography of a place I had once mapped for others, I found myself standing on the ashes of hundreds of burned books. I started shooting photos, even though each step I took further destroyed the pages beneath my feet. The week after I made these photographs, a rainstorm washed the pages away.

My desire to document the destruction was rooted in the anticipation of our constituents' needs. Because the community craved information, I produced a gallery show as part of our re-envisioned summer camp experience at a local college campus, hoping to present a picture of what still remained as we moved into the harsh realities that accompany the next phase of our life as a community "risen from ashes."
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