KGO's Cheryl Jennings co-presenting "Our Fertile Ground" exhibit in Dominican's Alemany Library Gallery

The Alemany Library at Dominican University of California is presenting a photography exhibit -- “Our Fertile Ground: Helping South African Children With HIV/AIDS” -- that began July 16 with an Opening Reception in the library's first-floor gallery.

(From left) Jan Giddings, Dr. Marty Nelson, Cheryl Jennings and Sandi Chin attend Opening Reception for Our Fertile Ground exhibit

The exhibit, which will be on display during normal library business hours through August 31, highlights the photographs of “Our Fertile Ground” founders Jawaya and Robert Shea, in addition to photographs and images by Ren Chin, John Harris, John Nisely and Joe Blumenthal and Monotype Collage. The opening reception was co-hosted by the School of Health and Sciences at Dominican and Cheryl Jennings, ABC 7/KGO Television news anchor.

Jennings, a Marin resident, has won two Emmy awards for a special presentation on HIV/AIDS.  Her story featured “Our Fertile Ground,”  a non-profit organization that aims to inspire hope for youth and families in South Africa infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is currently creating community camps where HIV/AIDS affected children can thrive in a supportive and healthy environment.

Photographs and images of “Our Fertile Ground” at Alemany Library are accompanied by text composed by Jennings.


For further information about the “Our Fertile Ground” exhibit in the Alemany Library Gallery, contact Sandi Chin, Director of University Community Exhibitions, at 415-482-2453 or e-mail