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On Site: Art Exhibit and Reception – Ruby Jackson
July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Ruby Jackson has been known to describe herself as a one-time juvenile delinquent saved by art. She grew up in Queens, New York, where she would cut school, smoke cigarettes, and steal late-night bagel deliveries to the deli. After barely graduating high school, she headed to New York City to become an artist. Having no formal training, she developed original techniques in many media, a process which continues to this day. After moving to the East End of Long Island, Ruby earned a degree in Art Education from. Long Island University, survived breast cancer twice, discovered snorkeling, and took up the flying trapeze. For more than a decade, she served as Assistant to the Director of the Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton, New York.
Ruby is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, The South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End. Over the course of many decades, Ruby has created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, hydrocal, pen and ink, polymer clay, oil, acrylic, gouache, and glitter glue. Her imagery typically takes inspiration from natural forms which she abstracts and explores using original techniques. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida. She has had four exhibitions in Tiffany’s windows, and twice been the recipient of the Best Sculpture Award at the Guild Hall Members Show, East Hampton, NY.
Exhibit: July 5 – August 10
Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2:00–4:00 pm