Monday, June 27, 2011

Save the Date: Saturday, July 9 to meet Ginny Ruffner

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Save the Date to meet the artist and to see the documentary film, a not so still life, about artist Ginny Ruffner, Saturday July 9 / 2 – 4 pm

Presented by the artist herself, this film explores the mind of Ginny Ruffner who is hailed for her magnanimous spirit and determination to recover from a near-fatal accident. Ruffner will answer questions following the film’s screening.

Ginny Ruffner, can't be summed up in one word, but the most commonly used term is "inspiring." A world-renown artist at the age of 39, she was involved in a near-fatal car accident, which left her in a coma for five weeks and confined to a hospital for five months. Doctors were convinced that she would never walk or talk again, but true to her indomitable spirit, Ginny Ruffner transformed a potentially tragic accident into a career of even more imaginative creations. From pop-up books, to room-sized installation pieces, to public works, Ruffner's art has blossomed and continues to expand.

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

[image and text from the Museum's website and from the film's producers]

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