Won't back down
She was in a coma for five weeks. Then a wheelchair for five years. But through all the dark days, the famous Seattle-based glass artist Ginny Ruffner never let the car crash that almost stole her life in 1991 affect her tireless journey to continuously re-create her style and the medium of lampworking in general. And you can clearly see in the film A Not So Still Life — which screens at the Toledo Museum of Art on August 24 — that the misfortune that left her with speech and mobility problems didn’t make her bitter, it just made her stronger. Free. 7:30pm.
2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. www.toledomuseum.org —SR