Ruthann Harden

Born in Mississippi father worked with railroad then river towboat industry we moved frequently as new ports opened along the MS river Mississippi, a complex society plagued with social and economic problems Beautiful rich land stories told in southern dialect, a treasured memory I’ve a quiet nature; art has always been my form of expression BFAs in sculpture and painting Worked as commercial art illustrator, portraiture After children were born, asked to teach continued to do so for 18 years Teaching in schools, privately, performing arts summer program and as museum studies co-coordinator for Delta State University Exhibited in galleries throughout Mississippi chosen as one of 46 artist to represent state in 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans Moved to North Carolina in 2003 began a wonderful new life with a partner who also loves and is inspirited by this beautiful environment I have had the pleasure of exhibiting at NC Crafts gallery in Carrboro and NC Botanical 2006/2007 Sculpture In the Garden Exhibit We move through life at such a fast pace My work hopefully emphasizes the resplendence which gives me pause the resting gesture of a violinist, the joyous abandon of a cellist, the radiance of a tulip or the intrigue of shadows I continue to feel "A Sense of Wonder."