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A Thread of Gold

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BENEFITING: El Dorado Arts Council

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 400

Jaime Jensen

THE STORY:

Placerville is a rural gold country community in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The town reeks of gold rush history, and wild, wild, west memorabilia. It is quiet, quaint, and quirky, and the people here are proud, hardworking and kind.

This project is about people who, like me, live, work, and grow in rural California, specifically Placerville. This project is about living in the country on the west coast, it is about community building, and it is about the strength in culture and community ties that takes place in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

When I recently came back to town the adobe man that decorated the entrance to historic ‘Hangtown’ was no longer dangling from his hanging post, and the building where he once hung was condemned, emptied out, and surrounded by an unappealing chain link fence. The down town merchants thought that the fence was a blight on the face of down town Placerville, so myself, Sheri Hoeger, and the El Dorado Arts Council decided to do something about it.

We created an artpiece, titled ‘A Thread of Gold’, which included over a hundred and fifty community members in the making. Each person involved created a painting in response to prompts asking them to paint pictures about what they most value about their rural culture.

I facilitated mural workshops with several school groups, and community groups, encouraging students and adults to explore what it is about this country community that makes them shine. Through these workshops local community members created art pieces that show the stories of their lives. I heard adults talk of driving down the winding highways, falling in love with the river community, and comparing apple orchards to works of art, and I heard dozens of children who find it invaluable to have a place to play outside.

The goal for this project is to have the artwork from all of the participants up on panels that hang on the face of the chain link fence. When the panels are complete the first thing that you will see when you come into town is a collection of art that tells the story of who we are and what this community is worth.

So far we have raised enough money to hang four panels, which allows for about half of the collected artwork to hang. This site was created to raise the remainder of the money we need so that all of the participants can see their art publically displayed on the face of their hometown.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,329

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jaime Jensen

    $20

  • Deb Jensen

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Laura Jensen & Greg Clark

    $40

  • Erin!

    $15

  • Courtney Richmond, Brie Billett, Erica Lee, and Inga Skogberg

    $50

  • Emogene Marbut

    $24

  • Kenny Erickson

    $20

  • Cara Hutchinson

    $10

  • Jeff Jensen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • PA Grices

    $50

  • Paula Lee

    $25

  • Dorothy Laik

    $50

  • Dan Belsky

    $20

  • Christina Mason Clark

    $15

  • Eric, Erin and Ella Tompkins

    $10

  • Patty Kennedy

    $25

  • The Rose Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alicia diVittorio

    $50

  • Albert di Vittorio

    $50

  • A&J

    $40

  • Michael & Tiffany Kinzel

    $20

  • Jaclyn & Colin

    $40

  • Dianne P

    $25

  • Dorothy Jensen

    $50

  • Deb and Ron Fitzpatrick

    $25

  • Heidi Weiland

    $10

  • David Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Monika Stephens

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mikie Beatty

    $15

  • Wendy and Kirk

    $20

  • Nick

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Friends of EDAC at APPLAUSE!

    $270

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33% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,329 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Jensen

Amount Raised

$1,259

 

31% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deb Jensen

Amount Raised

$70

 

18% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emogene Marbut

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Friends of EDAC at APPLAUSE!

Friends of EDAC at APPLAUSE!

DONATION: $270

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Nick

Nick

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Wendy and Kirk

Wendy and Kirk

DONATION: $20

goooooo Jamie and Deb! 6 years ago

Mikie Beatty

Mikie Beatty

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Monika Stephens

Monika Stephens

DONATION: $25

It is so nice to see this creative team effort and beautiful artwork instead of looking at the decrepit old building! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

David Williams

David Williams

DONATION: $25

For All the Contributing Artists .. Many Thanks 6 years ago

Heidi Weiland

Heidi Weiland

DONATION: $10

6 years ago