File #: 190792    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/10/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: Recognizing and honoring Rebecca Rutstein for her dedicated service through art to the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19079200
Recognizing and honoring Rebecca Rutstein for her dedicated service through art to the City of Philadelphia.
WHEREAS, Rebecca Rutstein, the proud mother of two sons and a loving wife, has been awarded artist residencies in Iceland, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies, Washington's San Juan Islands, California's Santa Cruz Mountains and along the banks of the Gihon River in Vermont. Her City ties include 24 years of residence or maintaining an art studio including her current studio on the 1400 block of North American Street and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Rutstein holds a BFA, Magna Cum Laude, from Cornell University, with study abroad in Rome, and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been a visiting artist at museums and universities across the country and enjoys speaking about the intersection of art and science. Rutstein has been represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia since 2001; and
WHEREAS, Rutstein has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Foundation Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, and an MIT Ocean Discovery Fellowship. Recently, she was also awarded the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding from University of Georgia, an award given to leading global scholars and creative thinkers including a year-long solo exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art; and
WHEREAS, Part artist and part ocean explorer, Rutstein - whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation, and public art - creates work at the intersection of art, science, and technology. With interests in geology, microbiology, and marine science, Rutstein is passionate about creating visual experiences that shed light on places and processes hidden from view, forging a dialogue about environmental stewardship in the face of climate change; and
WHEREAS, Most recently, Rutstein has collaborated with scientists as an artist-in-residence on board research vessels on fiv...

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