Featured Artwork: Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Featured Artwork: Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Question of Time
30 x 40 in.
Oil on Panel

The 12th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is pleased to welcome New York artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz to this year’s event. Ruiz is joining 22 plein air artists participating this year.

During Plein Air at Grand Canyon from September 12th through September 17th, visitors can watch the artists at work, painting along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. These artists know the canyon intimately and are successful in capturing its beauty, its mystery, and its wonder on canvas. They face and overcome the challenges the canyon presents—its over-whelming vastness, ever changing light and color, and always unpredictable weather.

All of the participating Celebration of Art artists submit a Grand Canyon themed studio painting prior to the event. Of her studio painting Question of Time, Ruiz reflects:

How many nights turned to day,
How small we are compared.
When did the stone give way to wind and rain?
Why does this place move us so.
Why direct us to describe, represent, wander amidst
capture, hold on to, be awed by
but then let go?
All of these questions down to one.
The question of time.

Beginning September 20th, 2020, and open daily through January 18th, 2021, Ruiz’s work and the work of the other CoA artists will be exhibited and available for purchase at the historic Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Admission is free and open to the public. The work can also be viewed at the website below.

For more information visit:
https://www.grandcanyon.org/get-involved/events/celebration-of-art/
or contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or 480-277-0458 for more information.