Artist of the Month

Ruth Wolf

Installation: October 19 - November 23
Reception: Saturday, October 18 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fireside Room Hours:    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday,    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Ruth Wolf’s installation introduces the 72 Virgins on separate canvas portraits. These “objects of femininity,” often considered naïve, have been eroticized and perceived as rewards. Ruth’s installation transforms their status as a conjoined group into authentic individuals with singular identities, names, and stories. Like an archival portrait gallery that gives a family history, this portrait gallery presents women who share an essence and spirit. In doing so, they form a family of their own.

“NAMES” addresses gender politics as it concerns education, equal pay, and healthcare. Events like the Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai, the abduction of school girls in Nigeria, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, bring focus to women’s need to take leadership roles in society. Ruth chose the 72 Virgins as her vehicle to explore and discuss this concept.

photoAs an artist working today, this is my response to intolerance. I feel it is necessary to speak about the world I live in, to put a focus on what art can say, and to help others see alternatives. My intent is to educate, challenge, and inspire.” - Ruth Wolf 



Past Exhibits

Pam McLean Parker (September 5 - October 12)

Visual Arts Group Made You Look (July 5 - August 31)

Noah Addis: Future Cities (June 1 - 29)

Members Art Show (May 1 - June 6)

Nancy Agati (April 2 - April 27)

Mark Mellett (February 26 - March 31)

Select Invitational Show and Fabric of Peace Quilts (January 17 - February 23)
Featuring paintings by Leslie Bowen, Giuliana Calabi, Mary Kane, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Valetta

ArtWell Group Exhibit (December 7 - January 12, 2014)

Laszlo Bagi: Almost All Trees (October 27 - December 1)

Betsy R. Miraglia: Paper / Print / Collage (September 15 - October 20)

Members Art Show (May 4 - September 8)

Amie Potsic: Made in China and Endangered Seasons (March 21 - April 28)

ARTsisters: Recycled, green art (February 16 - March 17)

Dumpster Divers: Upcycling Trash to Treasure (January 5 - February 10, 2013)

Emmy Lou Packard: Retrospective presented by her son Don Cairns (November 25 - December 31)

Kassem Amoudi: Narrative figure and color field paintings (October 13 - November 18, 2012)

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