Who We Are

ArtRoot currently comprises the following individuals:

Nick Demske
Poet, librarian, cofounder and curator of the Bonk! Performance Series

Maureen Fritchen
Visual artist, cofounder and chairperson of the Racine/Kenosha Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour, and coordinator of the Racine Art Museum’s Professional Artist Development Series

Samira Gdisis
Founder and owner of the Black-Eyed Press and Director of Gallery on 16th at the Racine Business Center

Dee Hutch
Tattooist, visual artist, and co-organizer of The Origins of Hip Hop

Danielle Johnson
Program Associate at the Johnson Foundation and participant in the 2017 Leadership Racine program.

Debra Karp
President of the Racine Arts Council Board and Interim Executive Director of Continuing Education and Community Development at UW-Parkside

Emily Montgomery
Manager of Gallery on 16th at the Racine Business Center and Curator of the Spirit of Racine Entrepreneurs exhibit

Robert Osborne
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

Nick Ramsey
Musician, poet, cofounder of Family Power Music, cofounder and organizer of the Grassroots Open Mic and Artist Showcase

Vera Scekic
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation

Jessica Zalewski
Visual artist, art writer and Marketing and Publications Manager at the Racine Art Museum