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APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!
A Summer Evening in Ginny Ruffner’s Garden
Thursday, August 13, 2015 (5-9 pm) Studio garden in Ballard (zip code 98107; address will be provided to registered guests)
Photos courtesy of Ginny Ruffner
Ginny Ruffner trained at the University of Georgia as a painter (MFA, 1975) and works with a wide variety of media (including paint, glass, metal, and even pop-up books!). She has written two books, has lectured and taught extensively, and has served as an artist in residence at schools and universities. She has also been the subject of an inspiring, award-winning documentary titled Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life.
Ruffner’s artwork has appeared in 74 solo shows and in several hundred group shows, and is in 53 permanent museum and public collections around the world. Her public art installations in the Seattle area include a 30-foot tall kinetic water feature in downtown Seattle (The Urban Garden, 2011), and an installation in the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park (Mary's Invitation - A Place to Regard Beauty, 2014).
APLDWA is incredibly fortunate to have this rare opportunity to get to know Ginny and to enjoy her provocative garden!
5 pm – Enjoy finger foods, beverages, and socializing in garden
6-6:20 pm – APLD announcements and introductions
6:20-7pm – Informal conversation with Ginny Ruffner
7-9pm – Continue grazing and socializing in garden
The cost for this event is $40 per person. This is an APLDWA members-only event and space is limited. The registration deadline is Thursday, August 6th, but the event will likely fill up before that date! If you have any questions please send them to Susanne O’Trimble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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