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A "Signature Piece" Anniversary Celebration for HMA

Thursday, January 26, 2017

When a new work of art was sought, to mark a major anniversary for the Huntsville Museum of Art Guild, a renowned west coast sculptor was chosen for the commission. Known for most of its existence as the women's guild, the museum's longtime support organization chose to celebrate its half-century run by permanently adding a Ginny Ruffner original to the museum's collection and decor. The chandelier now on display in the museum's Richard-Roper Room arrived in our 'Rocket City' in six large boxes, after its many elements were designed and fabricated in the Seattle area. Altogether, the work weighs close to 400 pounds, and HMA's ceiling did require physical reinforcement to safely accommodate the tremendous heft. WLRH host Shane Scott spoke with the artist Ruffner, as well as the museum's Katherine Purves, and David Reyes. Here, you can stream or download their story.

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