Connected: Contemporary Works by Native American and Indigenous Artists

This exhibition is produced in partnership with concept: art + movement and the Exhibits and Collections Department of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and brings together recent works of Native American and Indigenous artists from throughout the Sacramento region.

While examining the ways in which the artists are connected – to the environment and to each other – the exhibition simultaneously articulates the broad diversity that exists within the Native American and Indigenous communities themselves. Featured Artists include: Tiffany Adams, Gemma Benton, Monique Sonoquie, Frank LaPena, Meyo Marrufo, Kai LaPena, Virginia Hefner, Noxium Berrios, Charley Burns, Jacky Calanchini, Sonia Camp, Sharon Campbell, Melissa Melero-Moose, Stan Padilla, Devany Rain Royalty, and Gerald Stone, as well as a community project produced by the Shingle Springs Band Community.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Confidence Gallery, located at 487 Main Street. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be on hand along with complimentary herbal infusions. The public is invited to attend.

Connected runs from Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, July 7. Confidence Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

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Artist Talk

Thursday, June 27,  from 6:00-8:00 PM

Confidence Lab
487 Main Street
Placerville, CA

Join us in learning from several of the artists featured in our current gallery show, Connected: Contemporary Works by Native American and Indigenous Artists.

They will join in a group discussion exploring their creative processes, as well as the symbolism and concepts that inform their work.

Participating Artists include: Stan Padilla, Gemma Benton, Jacky Calanchini, Devaney Rain Royalty, Noixium Berrios, and Monique Sonoquie.