Apr 11, 2019-
Apr 11, 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Art Opening: Porter Creek - A Portrait of Home
Porter Creek: A Portrait of Home is a photographic exhibit that seeks to tell the story of the destruction, loss, renewal, and hope of Camp Newman.
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael
Event Description

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

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.


"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."


Presented by Osher Marin JCC.

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Iris Lax     Email:
Phone: 415-444-8015



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