Haven Public Library Gallery
133 Elm Street, New Haven,CT, Curator since 2005.
York Square Gallery 61 Broadway, New Haven,CT, Curator
177 State Street, Bridgeport,CT, Curator 2003-2007.
Editor "The Entertainer" an Arts,
Music,Theatre, and entertainment
news magazine, 1972-1978.
Ethical Criteria of Art Criticism"
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, since September 2005. --
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 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.
New York City, Ruta has collaborated with 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,
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.
and November 2001, June 2004, and December 2007, he created, sponsored,
and organized three-day forums and symposia on Scientific history,
Ancient Philosophy, Mythology, and Metaphysics.
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 Others
Are Us, an international childrens' art exchange. 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 Commission for south central Connecticut.
Ruta 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).