Welcome to a modern-day art movement that re-envisions the salons of the past with a curator's sensibility.
Stettie Ruth is a roving, ever-changing and hand-curated show of art displayed in unique non-gallery spaces that are featured in a quarterly salon event. At every event, a guest speaker(s) of varying disciplines (Art, Science, Politics, Activism, Literature etc) will present, totaling thirty minutes. The one-night show is a stimulus for attendees to purchase original art and support emerging and established artists. This dynamic gathering is designed for participants to experience art in living environments, where life happens and ideas flow.
Stettie Ruth is named for two American women who, in the early turn of the century, hosted their own salons in New York. Florine Stettheimer, an artist, and one of three sisters known as "The Stetties", privileged to live a life of leisure, yet compelled to engage in artistic work and diverse, worldly circles is one of the muses for this movement. The other, Ruth Logan Roberts, a suffragette and activist during the Harlem Renaissance, hosted salons that centered around politics, community service and the arts.
Stettie Ruth honors the contributions of all women historically, who led the way to open discourse, active engagement and the celebration of art in every day life.