FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RUTH WEISBERG
NEW BEGINNINGS
March 25 – May 31, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday,  March 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Ruth Weisberg, “Harbor,” 2003, mixed media drawing, 22 1/4 x 30 inches.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 N. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel (323) 938-5222, Fax (323) 938-0577
E-mail, jrutberg@jackrutbergfinearts.com
Web site, http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com
Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm

A portfolio sampling of artist’s exhibition may be viewed at the gallery's Web site,
<http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/JRutbergFile/JRutbergArtists/RWeisberg.html>

Los Angeles, CA - Recent paintings and drawings by Los Angeles artist Ruth Weisberg will be the subject of an exhibition entitled New Beginnings” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.  The exhibition opens with a reception with the artist in attendance at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.

The exhibition at the Rutberg Gallery extends from a major 29-foot Weisberg mural, titled “New Beginnings,” commissioned by UJA Federation of New York, now being installed in its headquarters’ entrance at 130 East 59th Street in New York City.

In this new series of large and small scale paintings and drawings, Ruth Weisberg expands upon the subject of this commissioned painted mural - themes of diaspora, hope, community, and new beginnings. Weisberg explores personal and collective history through layered images which express both time and memory.

Ruth Weisberg’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The National Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Skirball Museum, Instituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy, and the Biblioteca Nationale of France, Paris.  

Weisberg has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors internationally. She has the distinction of being the first contemporary  painter to ever be exhibited through a commissioned body of work by the historic Huntington Library Art Collection in San Marino, CA. A past President of the College Art Association, Ruth Weisberg is currently the Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.

Ruth Weisberg: New Beginnings extends through May 31 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90036. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For further information phone (323) 938-5222.



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