Gala Event Celebrates Off / Ruthven / Kane Collaboration


Gala celebrating the Ruthven/Off/Kane’s Collaboration of “Audubon’s Flat Boat took place in Cincinnati in December 2014.

A gala party was held in Cincinnati on December 4th to celebrate the collaboration of roombox artist Robert Off, wildlife artist, John A. Ruthven and Wildlife sculpture, Beth Freeman Kane.

Gala celebrating the Ruthven/Off/Kane’s Collaboration of “Audubon’s Flat Boat took place in Cincinnati in December 2014.

A gala party was held in Cincinnati on December 4th to celebrate the collaboration of roombox artist Robert Off, wildlife artist, John A. Ruthven and Wildlife sculpture, Beth Freeman Kane.
The  work represented the interior of John Audubon’s flat boat which he took from Cincinnati to New Orleans in 1820 during which he did most of the preliminary work for his famous “Birds of America” folio. Click Here to View the Flat Boat Book PDF.

The gala was well attended and the work sold almost immediately and will become part of the world renound Kaye Savage Browning Collection at the Kentucky Gateway Center and Museum in Maysville Kentucky. The work was accompanied with a companion publication about the collaborative process and Audubon’s work. A total of 5 books were reproduced and were bound in similar style to the original “Birds of America” For more information on John A. Ruthven can be found at http://www.ruthven.com/ For more information of Beth Freeman Kane can be found at http://www.bethfreeman-kane.co.za/



Click Here to View the Flat Boat Book PDF.

All Stars

  • Ruth McChesney

    Ruth created and oversaw the creation of numerous museum quality miniature rooms and was a very talented artisan herself,  specializing in needlework. She lived in Pittsburgh and worked closely with Dick Smith an interior designer and miniature painter. Her rooms are in the permanent collections several museums including the Carnegie Museum of Art , Winterthur, the Westmorland Art Museum, The American Museum in Britain and many others.

    • Kaye Browning

      Kaye is an avid collector of miniatures, and currently serves as the Miniature Curator at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center located in Maysville,  Kentucky, which is  just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The museum collection contains evidence of her many years of astute collecting and collaboration with many of the best artisans in the world. The museum collection includes miniature e rooms and furniture from the finest artisans in the  world including Kevin Mulvany, Susie Rogers, the Kupjack Studios and William Robertson, who also designed the installation.

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