Sun Valley Film Festival: Idaho Premiere Ruffner

March 16, 2012

Friesen Gallery brought this award winning film to the SV Film Festival; "A Not So Still Life" was a sell out and an over-all audience favorite. Ginny Ruffner, can’t be summed up in one word, but the most commonly used term is “inspiring”. Ruffner was also recently honored at the Smithsonian’s prestigious Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. with a special screening of the award-winning film.

Ruffner’s extraordinary story is as one who revolutionized popular and critical opinions about lampworked glass with her unique and globally acclaimed art.  The inspiration sky-rockets with the discovery of her astounding recovery from a near-fatal car accident in 1991 which left her in a coma for five weeks and confined to a hospital for five months. Doctors were convinced that she would never walk or talk again, but true to her indomitable spirit, Ruffner transformed a potentially tragic accident into a career of even more imaginative creations.

Friesen Gallery since donated the film to The Community Library, Ketchum, ID.