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C’ville Arts Features – “Color My World” - During December

Charlottesville, VA, November 19th, 2021

Gillian Ruffa, gifted jeweler and experienced textile artist shares her new collection at C’ville Arts during the month of December. She will be at the gallery during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday celebration on December 3rd, from 5 – 7 p.m. to share her versatile talents just in time for the holidays.

Gillian has assembled an exhibit that features her latest work in copper jewelry involving the use of new and different finishes such as verdigris and other patina-type techniques. She develops a textural surface using a variety of methods such as hammering and etching, then the natural surface patterns are emphasized with her patina finishes and highlighted with hints of copper peeking through. Each piece has a certain type of wisdom about it. Her layers of technique produce a unique quality and a spectrum of color as wide as an ocean.

Also known for her sterling silver jewelry, Gillian takes her audience on a tour of color ranging from the deep red richness of precious gems like garnet, through purple hues of amethyst to the subtle blues of aquamarine. She ends your tour with winter white droplets of pearl. This collection is fashioned for the holidays with a wide range of color coordinated jewelry and handmade scarves to make your gift giving needs much easier to find. Her decades of experience combined with a sophisticated sense of design produce one of kind pieces that are high quality and affordable, beautiful gifts for any occasion.

To contact Gillian about her work, use email:

For additional information, contact Genevieve Story at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

C’ville Arts is open 7 days a week - Monday - Thursday 10-6; Friday/Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 12-5. We’re updating hours of operation as much as possible, check us out on social media for current information.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, metals, mosaics, jewelry, leather, candles and wood.

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