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.
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,
a writer, he is a researcher of allegorical symbolism and a theorist
on the historical evolution of art, science, and creativity. His
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
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
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.
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).