Who We Are

ArtRoot currently comprises the following individuals:

Tricia Blasko
Curator of Education of the Racine Art Museum/RAM’s Wustum Museum, artist, designer and co-lead of the Connecting Culture and Community Visioning a Greater Racine W.A.V.E. Team

Kristina Campbell
Owner of The Branch at 1501, chair of the Revitalization Wave Team for Visioning a Greater Racine, leader of the Art for Uptown movement

Trace Chiodo
Owner of Chiodo Design, creative director, graphic designer and visual artist; Board Vice President of the 16th Street Studios Artist Association; Gateway Technical College Advisory Board member

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

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

Debra Karp
Director of Community Engagement at UW-Parkside and member of the Board of Directors of the Racine Arts Council

Katie Matteson
Co-Publisher and Editor of Belle City Magazine and Board President of the Racine Concert Band

Robert Osborne
Board of Directors of Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation and co-founder of OS Projects

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

Vera Scekic
Visual artist, Board of Directors of Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, co-founder and Director of OS Projects

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