A retrospective of the creative life of Ruth Levinson
Saturday, May 30 through Saturday, June 20, 2015
CLOSING reception Saturday, June 20, 6-8 pm
Ruth Levinson's passion for the goodness in life spilled over into her art, and she saw potential for artistic expression in every media and material. Her boundless creativity dictated her philosophy: nothing need be considered a mistake, just an opportunity for redirection. This attitude propelled Ruth to become a superb watercolorist; her paintings embody movement, spirit and freedom. One can also note this trait in her oil and acrylic paintings. After her death, one article about Ruth Levinson in a national magazine stated "She was a creative fire expressing the joy and love of life, in her art and her life: choosing to focus on the lyrical, positive, fun and beautiful, rather than pain and loss."
Ruth was a lecturer at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cedar Village, and an instructor at the Chautauqua Institute. She had solo shows at the Carnegie Mellon Faculty Club and the Warren Art League, as well as having had her work shown in Juneau, Cincinnati and Jerusalem.
One of her sculpted bronze busts of a famous scientist was collected by a German museum. She was commissioned to paint a full-wall mural in a violin shop, and a huge sculpture of hers is on display at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Countless of her paintings are now owned by private individuals, and Ruth contributed many of her works to benefit nonprofit organizations.