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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Magan Ruthke

Magan Ruthke

Artist Work

The Frozen Stream: Raphine, Virginia
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x40"
Natural Bridge in Winter
2018
Acrylic on Canvas
18"x18"
For Noah #1
2018
Gouache, Pencil, and Spray Paint on Paper
5"x5"
For Noah #2
2018
Gouache, Pencil, and Spray Paint on Paper
5"x5"
Inflammation
2018
Gouache & Pressed Plants on Recycled Paper
10"x11"
Kidney Stones
2018
Gouache & Pressed Plants on Recycled Paper
11"x14"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

A self-taught artist, Magan has been a long time resident of Baltimore City, Maryland, where she spent 15 years with the Children’s Museum in Baltimore. She re-directed her path to become a master naturalist, professional artist, and informal educator. Magan evokes connections between human traditions and nature by working through abstract themes with water and mixed media on canvas and paper. She highlights her travels, her love of the natural world, and folk design. Magan holds a M.S. and B.S. from Towson University where she studied theatre arts and human resource development. Most recently, her work has been seen at the Circle Gallery, in Annapolis, MD, the Studios of Key West, in Key West, FL, the John James Audubon Center in Audubon, PA, the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, MD, Atomic Books in Baltimore, MD, the Lemonade Stand Gallery, in Key West, FL, the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD, and on the cover of the Baltimore Review.