Ruthie Ballen will have over twenty paintings hanging in the lobby of the Shaffer Hotel, a space that the owner of the hotel, Ed Von Kutzleben, now generously shares with La Galería @ The Shaffer. For the opening of Ruthie’s show on December 4, Linda Marie, Ruthie and Rebecca will decorate the lobby as if it were Ruthie’s living room, complete with sequined pillows, throws and boot wearing furniture from her own home. That’s part of the reason the show is named, “Down the Rabbit Hole With Ruthie Ballen.” We will be inviting attendees to a sort of magical and quirky fantasy land. It will be like no other art show you’ve ever attended. Unless you’ve been to Meow Wolf. “It’s sort of like that but better.” Certainly nothing the town of Mountainair has ever experienced.
“Down the Rabbit Hole With Ruthie Ballen” will open on December 4 from 4-7PM. Black’s Smuggler Winery will be serving their wares in the lobby so you can buy a glass of wine and have it while perusing the gallery or dining at The Shaffer Café. Ruthie Ballen will be available throughout the evening to answer questions and spread her joy as will many of the other artists who show their art at La Galería @ The Shaffer. Ms. Ballen’s artwork will hang through February 2022 but her sequined pillows and furniture may turn into pumpkins well before that so come soon to get the full effect.
Down the Rabbit Hole With Ruthie Ballen; an art opening
- 103-C West Main Street
- Mountainair, NM 87036
- The Shaffer Hotel/Art on the Gray Hill
- Free to all ages. Black’s Smuggler Winery beverages available to purchase by the glass or bottle.