Community arts activist:
The Naumann Gallery
100 Route 139, North Branford, CT, 2005.
News Cafe 694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT, 2002,
Hygienic Arts Co-op 79 Bank Street, New London, CT,
Art Cinemas 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT, 2003
Ruta has worked with artists from all over the world. He's been
an independent curator since 1988, presently Art Director for the
New Haven Free Public Library, from September 1, 2005 to August
31, 2015. -- From 1988, he was art director for the York Square
Cinema Gallery in the Yale campus area of New Haven, Connecticut,
until the Cinema closed its doors in July 2005. He is a Contributing
Curator of Lyric Hall, Westville, CT, and the Hagaman Memorial East
Haven, CT Library. He was also Art Director for Playhouse-on-the-Green
in downtown Bridgeport from 2003 to 2007, and
has intermittently consulted for the Madison Art Cinemas, Good News
Cafe' in Woodbury, CT, and the Naumann Gallery in North Branford.
In New York City, Mr. Ruta is an Associate Curator for Gallery
RIVAA 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island NYC, Walter Wickiser
Gallery, 568 Broadway, NYC, Gregory Gallery, E. 57th
Street, NYC; and with such past New Haven area galleries as Art
In Heaven, Immortality, Windows Gallery. From 1995 to
2000, he worked closely with The Chris Butler Group, at Bittersweet
Farm, Branford, CT.
As a writer, he is a researcher
of allegorical symbolism and a theorist on the historical evolution
of art, science, and creativity. His novels, Fires
Eternal Morning, a "coming-of-age-story"
set in World War III, and The Rain of Ti' amat, an Alchemical-Landscape
allegory, are both written entirely from dream experiences.
In May and November 2001, June 2004, December 2007, October
2010, and April 2014, he created, sponsored, and organized three-day
forums and symposia on Scientific history, Ancient Philosophy, Mythology,
From 1972 to 1978, Mr. Ruta was Managing Editor and theatre critic
of The Entertainer, an arts newspaper published in Fairfield
and New Haven Counties. In 1989-1991, he was Secretary of The New
Haven Artists' Coalition, and liason to the New Haven Mayor's Commission
on Cultural Affairs. From 1997 until June 1999, he was Program Committee
Co-Chair of the "Artists Congress 1999," sponsored
by the New England Artists' Trust of New Bedford, MA. He presently
serves on the Board of the William Meredith Foundation and the William
Kent Charitable Foundation. He also serves as a representative of
the City of New Haven on the Cable Television Advisory Council,
which reports to the CT Department of Public Utilities Regulatory
Authority for south central Connecticut.
is an experienced Business Analyst, and a freelance Database &
Web designer, also working in business partnerships with Terrell
& Dana Naumann of the Naumann Gallery (Branford, CT), former
NYC fashion jewelry designer Wendy Gell (Ashland, Oregon), and systems
inventor Ray Coutant of Harbor Loft Technologies, Inc. (Bear, Delaware).