Ruth Philipon

“After majoring in print-making at the Art Institute of Chicago, I continued schooling in Paris, Mexico, London and Greece. I have since traveled to Africa, Egypt, Peru and China. I am now stretching the properties of paper to create optical and sculptural images. “I have exhibited in many states plus in England and Spain. I have mounted a solo exhibition at the Morean and exhibited at the Mahaffey Theater, Studio @ 620, Temple Beth-El Art Festival, Morean members and holiday shows. “I taught etching at the 7th Street South location, then helped to install the gallery when the Arts Center moved to the current address. At that time the gallery space was where the Café is now. I also enjoyed being a docent during the school children’s tours. “The Morean Arts Center is an incredible presence in St. Petersburg’s cultural, creative and artistic environment. How fortunate we are.”