MEDIA ADVISORY John A. Ruthven featured speaker at Cincinnati State Middletown
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May 7, 2014
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John A. Ruthven featured speaker at Cincinnati State Middletown
The Middletown Community Foundation and Cincinnati State President, Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens will
sponsor a guest speaker event May 12th at the Cincinnati State Middletown Campus. The featured guest
speaker is John A. Ruthven, a naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of
wildlife art. He is also known as the “20th Century Audubon.”
A Walnut Hills native, John’s childhood dream was to become influential in preserving wildlife through art.
“I continually took my sketch pad with me wherever I went.” He went on to paint a brilliant career that has
earned recognition from the highest. In 1994 Ruthven was honored by the Cincinnati Museum of Natural
History with a major retrospective exhibit displaying 100 of his most important works.
The event takes place at the Cincinnati State Middletown campus, 1 North Main Street, Middletown, Ohio
from 9:30am-11:00am. The event is RSVP only as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Maria
Gruber by May 9th at 513-569-1494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation providing
grants to area organizations and scholarships to area students.
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