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On Saturday, October 4, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA), HMA will unveil an exhibition of 21 large-scale, mixed-media sculptures by internationally-acclaimed, contemporary glass artist Ginny Ruffner. Aesthetic Engineering will explore Ruffner’s energetic and imaginative molding of blown glass, bronze, and stainless steel into whimsical, futuristic forms inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bioengineering.

The exhibition will run through January 18, 2015.

Three events over three days kickoff this exhibit and serves as a fundraiser for HMA. On Wednesday, October 1st, there will be a docent tour of the exhibition at 10:30 a.m. followed by a social at 11 a.m. Ruffner and Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs Peter Baldaia will follow as the guest speakers during a luncheon from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.  This event is sold out.

On Thursday, October 2nd, the Guild and HMA will host the Exhibit Premiere and Cocktail Party, celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with artfully-paired food, wine and beer, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the artist during this event.

On Friday, October 3rd, the Guild will host a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and a black tie Bacchus Dinner at 7 p.m. featuring a menu by Chef James Boyce of Cotton Row.

Tickets for each event can be purchased online at