BALLSTON SPA, NY – From early October to mid-November the National Bottle Museum on Milton Avenue hosted a show of the collected art works of late Executive Director Jan Rutland. The highlight of the show was the dedication of “The Artists’ Space at the National Bottle Museum” to her memory. » Read more
The following tribute was presented by Ann Hauprich at the celebration of National Bottle Museum Executive Director Jan Rutland’s life on November 12, 2010.
Jan – who used to let me call her “Bubbles” as long as I responded to the nickname “Troubles” — would sometimes joke that while there was plenty of history on tap inside of the walls of the National Bottle Museum, she had yet to find a way to put TIME IN A BOTTLE.
But if time had permitted her to place a MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE before her recent passing, it would surely have included some of the things I feel honor-bound to share with you today.