Current HCA Events & Exhibits
by Rae Ruff
JUNE 5-JULY 24, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, JUNE 5 AT 6PM
My re-awakening of painting vivid abstracts created through synesthesia, in the form of visualizing colors through the vibrations of music and then painting that
which I see. I cannot describe a song in words; in a work of art, I can.
At CNN, Ruff produced Emmy award winning medical documentaries and created the first-ever “World Aids Day” documentary. Ruff served as a Vice President for Porter Novelli, a worldwide advertising
agency, where she used her journalistic insight and extensive CNN experience to oversee digital media and broadcast projects.
She wrote and self-published “Defriending Facebook,” a memoir on the intense pressures and addictions she fell into with social media. Her narrative details how she came dangerously close to taking her own life and how she healed herself by going offline. Ruff says, "My book was written to share my experiences to help others silently suffering online."
She holds a communications degree with a pre-medical concentration from the University of Florida. She also has a Pastry Arts degree with Honors from L’ Academie De Cuisine. After graduating, she worked for White House chefs Anne Amernick and Frank Ruta.
When Ruff was eight years old, she began studying and practicing oil painting in traditional Renaissance style. In her forties, Ruff's work was rebirthed into acrylic painting in the form of vivid abstracts via synesthesia, using her pastry palette knives, her "dancing" fingers, and drip painting onto an array of canvas mediums including linens, plywood and masonite.
VIRTUAL VIDEOS FROM HCA:
"Rebirth" An Exhibit by Rae Ruff 2021
Community Moving Education Youth Program 2021
"Portraits in Passing" A Sumi-e Exhibit by Ann Koseliski 2020
APALACHICOLA BLM RALLY AND MURAL AT HCA 2020
S.O.L.A Exhibit "Support Our Local Artists"2020
Women's History Month "Celebration of Women in Art" 2020