New Haven Public Library Gallery 133 Elm Street, New Haven,CT, Curator 2005-2015
The York Square Gallery 61 Broadway, New Haven,CT, Curator 1988-2005.
Playhouse-on-the-Green 177 State Street, Bridgeport,CT, Curator 2003-2007.

Managing Editor "The Entertainer" an Arts, Music,Theatre, and entertainment
news magazine, 1972-1978.

"The Ethical Criteria of Art Criticism"

 
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Lead Sculptures
  Valeriu Boborelu
New York City


artist originally from Bucharest, Romania
     
Ebenezer Sunder Singh
paintings and drawings

artist of New Delhi, India & NYC
 

Bill Kent

Carved Wood
Sculpure

Slate Prints

       
Victoria
Navin


photography
  Helene Burke
New York City

mixed media paintings
     
Lisie Orjuela

oil paintings on canvas



artist originally from
Buenos Aries, Argentina
  Henry L. Loomis
(1943-2015)

Acrylic Paintings


     
Mounira
Stott

paintings
  Jeanmarie Conlon

Visionary Abstract Art
       
Tibetan Thanka "Rahula" The Sublime Symbolism of Buddhist Thanka Paintings


artists of Nepal and Tibet
 
Claudine Burns-Smith

Ceramic Sculptures

artist originally from
Paris, France

       
MaryLou
Horan

Floral Watercolors
& Watercolor House Portraits

  Ryszard Milek

OIL pastels on
paper


artist of Nowy Sacz, Poland

       
Noriam Agudelo de Mejia
El PrimiModernismo

(Founder of the Primitivist-Modernism
in Colombia, S.A., 1975)
oil paintings on canvas


artist of
Bogata, Colombia
     
       
Art Consultant & Community arts activist:
The Naumann Gallery
100 Route 139, North Branford, CT, 2005.
Good News Cafe 694 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT, 2002, 2004, 2005.
The Hygienic Arts Co-op 79 Bank Street, New London, CT, 2002, 2004.
Madison Art Cinemas 761 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT, 2003 - 2005.
 
 
 
Biography
 
Johnes 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.

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n 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, 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 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.

Mr. 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).