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Remembering Ginger Womack Taylor

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

The Center for Contemporary Arts has lost a deeply beloved and devoted artist member, Ginger Womack Taylor.

Ginger, who lived to be 95 years old, was an artist member at The Center since our founding in 1989. She was considered the life of the party and profoundly impacted the lives of artists and community members through her beautiful art, loving compassion, and vibrant spirit.

The Center and our artist members will truly miss Ginger. Read more about Ginger's impactful life in her obituary here.

We will update this page throughout the day with photos and memories of Ginger from our artists members and supporters.



"I don't know if I can express enough how I will miss Ginger. She was inspirational and colorful and just a vibrant being. She always made me feel that I was loved and thought about. When she visited it made my day." - Allison Bitten, CCA staff member and former student

"This was is how she dressed for our Rock 'n Roll Show at the CCA. She was always eager to participate and join in the fun. Ginger was a friendly and joyful person to be around." - Patty Rae Wellborn, fellow artist member, referencing the photo above showing Ginger in a red headband

"Ginger will be sorely missed. From the day we met she made me feel welcomed and encouraged. I will miss the twinkle in her eye that made you think she was up to something mischievous but fun. Young and vibrant always she will be missed. She was the jewel of the Center for Contemporary and will forever be one of my fondest memories." - Manny De Los Santos, fellow artist member and CCA staff member

"I put together an exhibit that was hung after our tribute to Seuss. It was a show with five of my former art students that have made art their life's work. The walls at the Center 

were every color imaginable painted to accommodate Dr Seuss's images. The Center did not have the funds to get it repainted. Mary Kay Huff was one of my exes and we came up with a thousand and Ginger heard of our need to get the center repainted and she paid several more thousand to get the walls painted for our exhibit.. She was a friend, a mentor and a patron to the art world. I'll never forget this kindness." - Russell Ellison, fellow artist member


Ginger's Celebration of Life Video

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