Who We Are

ArtRoot currently comprises the following individuals:

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

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

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

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

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 and Director of OS Projects

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