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Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries are open for the summer!

PAPERCUTS
July 1 - August 8, 2014
Rueff Galleries, Ringel Gallery, and Fountain Gallery
Artist/Curator Talk: Friday, July 18, 12 noon, Rueff Galleries
Reception: Friday, July 18, 6-8 pm, Fountain Gallery

Born in Australia, France, the Czech Republic, Canada, and the United States, the artists (Jaq Belcher, Béatrice Coron, Michelle Forsyth, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon, and Daniella Woolf) bring a broad range of international perspectives to the contemporary art of paper cutting. Using all manner of tools and paper, the artists create works that range from narrative commentaries to complex structural abstractions.

Their works are bold contemporary statements that celebrate the subtle nuance of the artist's hand through a process that traces its origins to 6th century China. Light, shadow, and color play key roles, transforming this ancient technique into dynamic installations filled with delicate illusions.

Join us July 18th when Purdue Galleries will present two events in support of the exhibition.

12 Noon - Exhibition curator Reni Gower will present a brown bag lecture in the Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall.
6-8 p.m. - Purdue Galleries will host a reception in the Fountain Gallery in conjunction with the downtown Gallery Walk. A paper-cutting activity will be presented, and the curator, Reni Gower, will be on hand.

The Robert L. Ringel Gallery is located in Stewart Center on the main campus of Purdue University. Summer hours for Ringel Gallery are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. The Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries is located in Yue-Kong Pao Hall. Summer hours for Rueff Galleries are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. The Fountain Gallery is located at 330 Main Street, Lafayette, in the historic Perrin Building. The gallery is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. All ages welcome

About the Galleries

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, along with the Purdue Galleries, provide a vital component to the cultural life at Purdue University and its surrounding community.  The Rueff Galleries have the unique perspective of being a teaching and research space for students and faculty of the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue. Housed in Pao Hall on campus, the Rueff Galleries offer exhibits and special events that speak directly to its mission of serving the students and faculty, while also expressing perspectives that are national and international in scope. The Rueff Galleries are named after Patti and Rusty Rueff, who were the benefactors instrumental in providing funding necessary to establish the galleries for the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries regularly show over a dozen exhibitions each semester. Our exhibition schedule for the current term is available under Current Exhibition Schedule. Past exhibition schedules can be viewed under Past Exhibitions.