Ruby Re-Usable will NOT make it up north to see Kerfuffle: The Uneasy Relationship Between Humanity and the Environment at Bumbershoot in Seattle; Michael Upchurch writes “This isn’t agitprop “” this is fun, with a conscience.” Read the Seattle Times review HERE
and while Ruby has art work included in the City of Sammamish Eco Art Show at City Hall, we will not get there to see that exhibit, either
Ruby DID get to see the lovely light box suitcases of Joline El-Hai (aka Bella Luz) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle, as well as drop in to Francine Seders Gallery while Alison Keogh was working on her new show, Breathing Rythm (which includes wall pieces made from newspaper)
and we visited Fabled Grove by Larissa Podzaline a few times before the City of Olympia Here Today ’09 downtown temporary art forever disappeared. We appreciated the dynamic way the paper trees were changed by the artist in response to the unexpectedly heavy rains; this project, in all of its disarray and degradation, embodied the spirit of site-specific, temporary installations that react and interact with their environment and the unpredictable elements.