2022-2023 Painted Violin Raffle
Ginnie began her professional life playing oboe and English horn with a number ensembles in the Pittsburgh region, including the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and substituting with the Pittsburgh Symphony. In 1992 she earned a graphic design degree, after which she free-lanced as both musician and graphic designer. In 2001 she was hired as PPG’s corporate in-house graphic designer. Retiring from PPG as manager of visual communications in 2016, she now runs Smoliar Design. Visit www.smoliardesign.com to view her variety of artwork, which includes paintings, collages and creative repurposing of various objects.