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Material as Kin – Panel Discussion at Sierra College

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Tiffany Adams and Sierra College Professors: Brenna Chapman and Melissa Leal, Ph.D

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April 1 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This public panel event aims to expand interactive opportunities between Indigenous artists and the community, and raise public awareness and appreciation for the cultural traditions and wealth of artistic expression within Indigenous communities.

Featuring: Tiffany Adams (Chemehuevi/Koyoomk’awi/Nisenan, multidisciplinary artist), Professor Melissa Leal, Ph.D, and Professor Brenna Chapman in conversation around place-based arts and visual representation solutions for community health and Native identity reclamation.

This Panel Discussion will be moderated by a Native Americans of Sierra College Club Member. This program is made possible thanks to support from Upstate Creative Corps and Sierra College.

“Material as Kin” will be on display at Blue Line Arts: April 6th – May 18th, 2024.

Location: Sierra College Board Room, Library/Resource Center Room 113
Date: April 1, 2024
Day: Monday
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Member Price: free to the public
Non-member Price: free to the public
Suggested Age Range: 18+

Tiffany Adams is a California Indigenous, Chemehuevi/Koyoomk’awi/Nisenan, multidisciplinary artist who believes that place-based arts and visual representation are crucial to community health and Native identity reclamation. Adams’ artistic practice includes painting, clothing, performance, jewelry, sculpture, and California red abalone in regalia and contemporary finery.  By using a variety of art mediums, her work focuses on community engagement and education to cultivate a visual story that celebrates her deeply rooted sense of identity.  

She received her BFA in Studio Arts (Painting and Jewelry with Honors) from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an Indigenous Liberal Studies minor. 

Tiffany has exhibited artworks at the R.C. Gorman Museum at UC Davis, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, and received the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Blue Ribbon. Her artworks have appeared in museums, galleries, and public spaces for 15+ years throughout California. Tiffany’s commissions have included Sacramento State Esactima Center, cover artwork for Ope’ by Yulu Ewis (2022), Abalone Woman painting for California Indian Legal Services (2020). Adams’s cultural exchange work includes; Toi Kiri World Indigenous Art Festival New Zealand 2023, City of Roseville Mural Camp 2023, Ancestral Ink in Santa Fe (2020), Ngā Uri Muturnag Tattoo Festival in New Zealand (2020), Sacramento Native American Health Center (2019) California Tribal College (2018), and NCORE New Orleans (2018). Recently, Adams served as the Chemehuevi Tribal Vice Chairwoman and council member. 

You can find more information about Tiffany Adams’ artwork and career at tiffanyadamsartist.com and on Instagram @tiffanyadamsartist

Date & Time

April 1 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sierra College
5100 Sierra College Blvd, Library Resource Center Room 113
Rocklin,CA95677United States
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