Thursday, July 07, 2011

Ginny Ruffner: a not so still life

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Saturday July 9 / 2 – 4 pm

In anticipation of her trip to northern Nevada, Ginny Ruffner said "I'm really looking forward to being in Reno and especially to meeting the local creative community. That landscape is particularly inspiring." Following the film, Ms. Ruffner will visit with the audience and answer questions.

The documentary film, a not so still life, peers into the kaleidoscopic mind of Ginny Ruffner, an artist as beloved for her magnanimous spirit as for her evolving "visual thought experiments." Director Karen Stanton explores the full span of Ginny's fascinating journey, from her childhood in South Carolina to her emergence as a world-­renowned artist. Meet the luminaries in her orbit, including Dale Chihuly, Graham Nash, and Tom Robbins. Witness Ginny's determination to recover from the accident that nearly claimed her life, but barely even slowed her constant re-­invention of the world around her.

Tickets for the film may be purchased at the Museum's website: $10/$8 members. For additional information, contact Colin Robertson at NMA:

[image from a Goggle search for the artist; text from the Museum and the film's producers]

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