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Persona Practice: Melanie Ruston

In her newest body of work, “Persona Practice,” Melanie Ruston pinpoints intimate moments within different types of human relationships, including one's relationship with oneself.  Often using the human figure, she tells stories about how humans of all ages work hard, communicate, succeed, fail, and try again.  While many of her works are autobiographical, she also draws inspiration from her work as an educator of preschool aged children. Her research of the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy led her to the writing of Cesare Musatti, who posited that “A child’s most sought-after goal is to recognize him- or her-self in others,” and that even the development of the youngest child constitutes the “matrix of social life as later developed in adulthood… the foundation for likes and dislikes, for affinities and even for love.” The characters in Ruston’s paintings represent personal and social journeys throughout both childhood and adulthood.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Event Venue

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo Park, MD 20812
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
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