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#StayHome Open Studios with Liz Ritter
06/25/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.
Join NoMAA live on Zoom each Thursday at 7:30pm at this link:
Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube
This Thursday, view artwork collected by Liz Ritter over 17 Uptown Art Strolls. Liz Ritter is the Chair of Community Board 12’s Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee and was an honoree during the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll.
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Elizabeth Lorris Ritter (Liz Ritter) is a new Inwood resident (following 37 years living in Washington Heights) and an ardent supporter of the arts. As the Chair of Community Board 12’s Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee, Liz is a powerful voice for arts funding and programming in northern Manhattan, including early advocacy to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone for the funding which helped create the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and longstanding efforts with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs literally to put northern Manhattan on the map. Liz was the founding President of the Hudson Heights Owners Coalition, the original fiscal sponsor of the Uptown Arts Stroll which she helped co-found with Martin Collins, Mike Fitelson, Zead Ramadan, and the late Homer Young Kennedy. Thanks to that first Uptown Arts Stroll Liz bought her first piece of art, part of the large and highly eclectic collection of work by local and international artists, a portion of which you see here this evening.
There’s hardly an uptown arts initiative or organization in which Liz isn’t involved in some way, as a contributor, participant, donor, booster, or behind the-scenes matchmaker. She currently serves on the Board of UP Theater Company. Liz has used art for political statements, including pop-up theater in the subway, and a rainbow installation on the GWB following the suicide of Tyler Clementi. Her photographs restoration work in Jewish cemeteries in Jamaica have been shown in New York City & Kingston, and her work has been included in two NoMAA Women’s History Month exhibitions. She is a published writer of essays and poetry, a teacher of Improv, a preacher of sermons, an avid crocheter, and a singer in choirs. Liz’s greatest creative endeavors are her 30-year (and counting!) marriage to Barry, and their two fabulous adult children, Tina & David: competent, moral, and civically engaged adults who are gainfully employed in their respective fields of study.
July 2 – Emmanuel Abreu
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek
July 16 – Cornerstone Studios
July 23 – Laurence Elle Groux
July 30 – Rafaela Luna
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is also made possible by Inwood Pharmacy
Support provided by NYC Department of Small Business Services