Roma Ruth Artist Celebration

Visit the Lapp Art Gallery at the Mennonite Heritage Center as it celebrates the work of fraktur artist Roma Ruth. Over almost 50 years, Roma garnered a reputation as a premier fraktur artist who helped contribute to the artform’s revival.

A public reception opens the event on July 16th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The showing will feature an assortment of the types of fraktur that Roma created throughout her career. Her genres included birth, baptismal, and marriage certificates; celebratory pieces, bookplates, and illuminated texts of poems, hymns, and biblical selections. A self-taught artist, many of her designs are based on motifs used by the early schoolmasters which she interpreted with her own sense of color, vitality, and joy.