Toronto Poetry Map – includes the poem “Shift Change”, which appears in MESS: the hospital anthology (Tightrope Books, 2014). The map is hosted by the Toronto Public Library as a “way to explore the city through poetry.” (Dec ’15)
The Litter I See Project – The poem, “All That’s Left”, is part of this online project in support of literacy and Frontier College. Initiated by Carin Makuz, the TLISP presents new poems and prose by Canadian writers: “from coast to coast to coast each received a different picture of litter with the request that they submit a response in any form, inspired by that debris.” (Oct ’15)
Listed Favourite – The miniature ‘re-portrait’, “The Narrative of Marie“, was featured in venus febriculosa‘s competition based on UK artist Tom Phillips’ altered book, A Humument. Phillips selected, and both winners and favourites can be viewed on the web site. Venus febriculosa, published by LA architect John Bertram, is “dedicated to fostering interest in the relationship between literature and the visual arts.” (Jun ’15)
Listed Author – “Ten great authors living, writing in Durham Region“. (May ’15)
Art Show & Event – The textwork “A Place to Stand” was part of “Drawing for Art” show and gala fundraiser at Whitby Station Gallery and featured in a WCDR workshop hosted at the gallery. (Apr ’15)
Book Listed & Reviewed – The Essential Anne Wilkinson was named a 2014 “Book of the Year” by CNQ Canadian Notes & Queries editors and contributors. Read other reviews of the collection on CanadianPoetries.com, Word to Word, and Foreword Reviews. (Jan & Feb ’15)
Exhibition & Award – The diptych “Mary S.”, from the “Heads of Fate” textwork series, was awarded 2nd prize at Station Gallery’s “Slice of Life” juried exhibition in Whitby, Ontario. (Nov ’14 – Jan ’15)
Reading – “Lay Your Word Down” poetry series in Cobourg, Ontario. (Dec ’14)
Reading – With Stuart Ross, at “Writers in my Residence” salon in Whitby, Ontario. The event was documented in “You say salon, I say pass the cheese ball” by Carin Makuz. (Nov ’14)
Poems – Autumn issue of The Antigonish Review #179. (Nov)
Book Release – The Essential Anne Wilkinson, poems, introduced and selected by Ingrid, from the works of the late Canadian modernist poet, published by the Porcupine’s Quill. It is volume 11 in the Essential Poets Series, which presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets. (Nov)
Open Book Toronto Feature– about location and inspiration, in “At the Desk” column. (Nov)
Reading – “Words of the Season” in Pickering, Ontario, part of Durham Region’s Culture Days celebration. (Sep)
Cover Art – The textwork “Antoinette’s Head” won the cover art competition and was featured on the Writers’ Community of Durham Region 2014 Short Fiction Renaissance anthology, edited by Sarah Selecky and published by Piquant Press. (Fall)
Feature Reboot – Numéro Cinq feature reappeared on Bookmarking Book Art – Ingrid Ruthig. (Jun)
Event Host – 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference Festival of Authors. Ingrid hosted and interviewed authors Karen Connelly, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, and Catherine Bush. Psst, there was cake! (Apr)
2014 Miscellany – “Antoinette’s Head” exhibited at Station Gallery’s “Drawing for Art” 2014. || Poem in MESS: The Hospital Anthology (Tightrope Books). || Contributor to “A Rewording Life” project, an anthology edited by Sheryl Gordon in support of language, memory, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation, to be released in 2015. || In fall, a community TA for the University of Pennsylvania’s Coursera MOOC “Modern & Contemporary American Poetry” (or “ModPo”), facilitated by Professor Al Filreis.
Artist-Educator – The Royal Conservatory of Music & Ontario Arts Council’s Artist-Educator Foundations Course. (Mar)
Interview – “On the Weaving Together of Writers and Editors” on Gwen Tuinman’s “Stories, Words and Whispers” blog. (Jan ’14)
Artist’s Book – “The Arbitrary Text Of Wreckage” (call number: 225.58-8) joins the “BinaReCodings” artist’s book at the Brooklyn Art Library. Part of The Sketchbook Project 2014, the book toured Canada and the US from March to October. (Jan)
Group Show – The textwork, “dBooked”, at Ajax’s McLean Recreation Complex, Ajax, Ontario. (Jan & Feb ’14)
Textwork Featured – “Confluence”, a privately commissioned textwork, was the 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference “Story Starter Contest” featured image for the month. (Jan)
Small Works Show & Reading – Four “TexTiles” featured at The Vault. Ingrid was a featured reader at the official opening event. (Dec ’13 – Jan ’14)
Feature Article – For Open Book Ontario‘s “Focus On” series: “Here Be Writers – Charting One Writer’s Journey in Literary Durham Region.” (Dec ’13)
Exhibition & Award – “TexTiles” took first prize at Whitby Station Gallery’s Mind & Matter juried exhibition, selected by jurors Anik Glaude, Gil McElroy, and Alice Teichert. (Nov ’13 – Jan ’14)
Event Host – Ingrid hosted an evening with and interviewed Red Maple Nonfiction Award-winning author Bill Swan at Whitby Public Library’s 2013 “November Noir” event.
Artist’s Book of the Moment – Slipstream listed in the Art Gallery of York University’s “Artist’s Book of the Moment 2013” (ABotM) exhibition and competition. (Nov)
Shout-out – Journalist, author, and military historian Ted Barris mentions Ingrid and other Durham Region writers in his article “The Face of Writing.” (Fall)
Cameo Appearance – Textworks appear in “Take a City”, an insightful article by Carin Makuz on her Matilda Magtree blog. (Sep)
Art Festival – OshawaSpaceInvaders: “Contemporary Art in Temporary Spaces – A Celebration of Visual Art in Downtown Oshawa.” (Sep)
Reading – At More2Life4Women magazine’s “Summer Solstice Open Mic” in Whitby. (Jun)
Emails Astray – If you’ve tried to connect with Ingrid (using the email address provided on her business card, in show programs or other information) and didn’t receive a reply, please try again, using the full address, which must include the word “contact” and all the dots. Otherwise it goes to another Ingrid. In Oregon. Really. (Spring ’13)
Reading – In Toronto, at the book launch and celebration of the late Daryl Hine’s posthumous collection “A Reliquary and Other Poems” (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) at Ben McNally Books. Ingrid read with other poets, including Montreal’s Norm Sibum (photos: Fitzhenry & Whiteside). (May)
CBC’s Hyperlocal Piece – Read “Driving Away” on CBC-CanadaWrites HYPERLOCAL – “stories of changing neighbourhoods from Canadians across the country”. (May)
Event Host – Blue Heron Books’ “Books & Brunch” at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ingrid hosted and interviewed New York Times and Globe & Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley about her latest book, The Firebird. (Apr ’13)
Reading – At Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, with fellow Durham Region poets Helen Bajorek-MacDonald, Stephanie Curry, and James Dewar. (In photo, this page: Ingrid reading beside a driftwood sculpture of artist Sally Thurlow’s “Reclamation” show.) (Apr)
Poem Broadsides – A package including “Rumours Of Sky” and “Timekeeping With A Friend” is available for purchase from ARKITEXWERKS. Contact Ingrid to purchase a set. (May)
Artist’s Book – 2013. “BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word'” toured North America with Art House Co-op’s “Sketchbook Project 2013” and the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY. Read about the project in the Wall Street Journal.
Recommended Read & Curator – Richard Outram: Essays on His Works listed in Open Book Ontario‘s “Recommended Reads – Cobourg and Port Hope”. Ingrid also curated the March entry about Outram’s former home at 81 Pine Street South in Port Hope, Ontario — Open Book Ontario‘s featured Ontario Literary Landmark.
Essay – “Only the Words” (archived text only) accompanied by selected photos of the textwork “The Etymologist’s Collection”, featured at CanadianPoetries.com. (Feb ’13)
Show & Fundraiser – Station Gallery, Whitby. A piece created for the “BinaReCodings” series was the second artwork selected by a patron from among over one hundred available at the draw. (Apr ’13)
Chair Affair 2013 – Eleven local artists and designers were invited by Durham Community Foundation to re-create a chair for the first “Chair Affair” at “La Grand Nuit” Odyssey Ball fundraising gala and auction. (Feb ’13)
Sketchbook Project 2013 – The project, run by Art House Co-op, an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects, toured North American cities from March to August and is permanently housed in the Brooklyn Art Library. View “BinaReCodings: ‘In the beginning was the word'” here, or online in the Digital Library, or in person at the Brooklyn Art Library. Search for “Ingrid Ruthig” or request call number: 196.3-4.
Juried Exhibition – “Shift”, Station Gallery, Whitby. Rumour: Ingrid is one of only two artists whose work has appeared in three consecutive shows at the gallery. (Dec ’12 – Jan ’13)
Work Featured – CanadianPoetries.com, in the “Poets on Art” section. (Nov ’12)
Event Host – “Cracking the Mystery of the First Novel”, Whitby Public Library. Ingrid interviewed authors Ruth E. Walker and Allison Baggio (see photo) during the library’s annual “November Noir”.
Artist’s Talk – Station Gallery’s “Super Sunday: Text Collage”, Whitby. Ingrid spoke to participating families about her work, focusing on “The Etymologist’s Legacy”, which was on display. (Nov ’12)
Curated Exhibition – Station Gallery, Whitby. In photo below (left to right) the artists: John Di Leonardo, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Olex Wlasenko (SG curator, kneeling), Helen Bajorek MacDonald, Kal Honey (kneeling), Toni Hamel, and Ingrid. Watch the intro video below. (Photo & video: Station Gallery.) (Oct – Dec ’12)
The Best Canadian Poetry – Ingrid’s work included in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2012 anthology, launched in Toronto in October 2012. The series, edited by Molly Peacock along with a poet guest editor (this year’s being Carmine Starnino), chooses “the fifty best Canadian poems published in Canadian online and print literary journals for the calendar year.” (Tightrope Books, publisher)
Review in National Post – written by Ingrid appeared in July 28, 2012 print edition.
Six Fall Shows in 2012:
Sept 8 – Oct 14 “Off the Page”, Surfacing, Station Gallery, Whitby
Sept 22 – 29 “Book<>Art”, Blue Heron Studio & Books, Uxbridge*
Sept 20 – Oct 25 “Slipstream”, Ajax Town Hall
Oct 20 – Dec 2 “Reading the Image”, Station Gallery (view SG intro video below)
Nov 3 – Dec 23 “Allan’s Artists”, Silverstone Gallery, Pickering.
Dec 8 – Jan 6, 2013 “Shift” Annual Members Exhibition, Station Gallery
Prizewinning Textwork – *”dBooked” (shown at Blue Heron Studio) took first prize at the Book<->Art exhibition in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Poem Included – Poet to Poet anthology “written to, about, or in the manner of other poets” (Guernica Editions).
Book Reviewed – Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2011) was reviewed on Northern Poetry Review and NewPages.com.
Two-Book Review – written for Northern Poetry Review.
Spring Show – “Drawing for Art”, Station Gallery, Whitby. (Apr)
Editorial Post – Northern Poetry Review (NPR). Ingrid joined poets Alex Boyd, Alessandro Porco, Lori A. May, and Jacob McArthur Mooney.
New Poems – Gloomcupboard magazine online.
Interview – Northern Poetry Review (NPR), with fellow poet Leigh Kotsilidis.
Poems Selected – Poet to Poet anthology (Guernica Editions, 2012) and Mess: the hospital anthology (Tightrope Books, 2013).
Feature & Cover – East of the City magazine, Arts issue, “Caught in the Slipstream” by Heather O’Connor. (Fall ’11)
Juried Exhibition – “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Station Gallery, Whitby (Fall 2011).
Event Host – “November Noir”, Whitby Public Library. Ingrid interviewed author Robert Rotenberg onstage.
New Books – Slipstream (ARKITEXWERKS) and Richard Outram – Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions). Launches took place in Toronto and Bowmanville. Visit Books page for more. (Fall ’11)
Haiku to Music – Great Canadian Haiku Project anthology, with 16 other writers whose haiku were set to music by Hawksley Workman, Royal Wood, Emm Gryner, and Catherine McInnes then performed at Home County Folk Festival, London, ON. Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, streamed live and recorded by 94.9 CHRW radio. (Jun ’11)
Interviews – “On Writing and Mixed Media, with Ingrid Ruthig” in Open Book Ontario | “Who’s Who” by Heather O’Connor for WCDR’s WordWeaver.
New Poems – The Antigonish Review Volume 42, No.165.
Spring 2011 Shows – April, “Drawing for Art“, Station Gallery. Jan – Apr, “Slipstream” textwork series, Aurora Cultural Centre.
Juried Exhibition – “Japanese Staging Of An Ontario Play” textwork, Whitby Station Gallery’s “Looking Forward, Looking Back” show. (Dec ’10 – Jan ’11)
Reading – Pandora’s Box Salon “Some Like It Hot” event, Aurora Cultural Centre, in conjunction with the exhibition of “Slipstream” textwork. (Feb ’11)
Listed Author – Durham Region Local Authors Database, hosted by Ajax Public Library.
Guest Facilitator – WCDR “Reading As Writers” (RAW) website, with colleague Ruth Walker, about Rabindranath Maharaj’s first novel Homer in Flight. (Nov – Dec ’10)
Solo Exhibitions – “Fragments of the Missing” series, Central Whitby Public Library. The textwork series “Slipstream” was also at Artspace on the Mezzanine, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville. (Oct – Nov ’10)
Poems Selected – by Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Pierre DesRuisseaux, and featured on the Parliamentary “Poem of the Month” website, where they remain archived. (June & July ’10)
Solo Show – “Fragments of the Missing”, Ontario Power Generation Information Centre, Pickering, ON (part of PineRidge Art Council’s “Art in Public Places” initiative). (May – Jun ’10)
“Seven Questions, Now and Then” – Ingrid featured on RAW “Reading As Writers” website.
Event Host – Whitby Central Public Library, interviewed NY Times bestselling novelist Susanna Kearsley. (May ’10)
Group Show – Whitby Station Gallery, “Drawing for Art“. (Spring 2010)
Book Review – Northern Poetry Review. Moez Surani’s poetry collection Reticent Bodies.
Anthology – Rogue Stimulus, eds. Stephen Brockwell & Stuart Ross, Mansfield Press. Ingrid read at the book’s launch, Monarch Tavern, Toronto. (Mar ’10)
Interview – Maisonneuve magazine, with Rabindranath Maharaj about his novel The Amazing Absorbing Boy.
Experimental Poems – Ditch, anthology 4 (canadian) (innovative poets), Trainwreck Press.
Writing Scholarship – Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR) scholarship. (Spring ’10)
Group Show – Artspace on the Mezzanine, Bowmanville, along with work by Jane Eccles, Olex Wlasenko, Jean-Michel Komarnicki, Sally Thurlow, Margaret Rodgers, David B. Gillespie, and others. (Dec ’09)
Reviews – Quill & Quire (Dec ’09) and Northern Poetry Review.
Profile – Surfacing arts magazine. (Fall ’09)
Reading & Discussion – “More Than Meets The Ear: Artists and Writers in Dialogue”, an evening of readings/discussion among artists & writers with work featured at ‘Artspace on the Mezzanine’, Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville.
Editorial Board member – 2000 to 2007, of Lichen Literary Journal/Lichen Arts & Letters Preview (editor, poetry & visual art).