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Ms. Ruth T. Summers

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Executive Director

Grove Arcade
1 Page Avenue Ste 270
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Louisburg College
107 Total References
Web References
Arts North Carolina » Contact Us, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Ruth Summers Executive Director, GAR, LLC Grove Arcade
According to Ruth Summers, ... [cached]
According to Ruth Summers, director of the Grove Arcade, plans for the Portico Market to become a part of downtown Asheville's scene were integral to the arcade's resurrection.
"It was part of the original plan when the building was renovated," she said.
Grove Arcade - Foundation Staff, 11 Sept 2010 [cached]
Ruth T. Summers Executive Director Since September 2004, Executive Director of the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation; Executive Director, Southern Highland Craft Guild June 1996-May 2004; American Craft Council Trustee,1966-2003, chair Nominating Committee; Advisory Board American Craft Council/Southeastern Region; Board of Directors, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce 2001-2004; Buncombe County Tourism Advisory Board 2003-2006; Governing Board, Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, UNC-A, 1998-2002; Glass Art Society, Board of Directors, Seattle, Washington, 1994-2000. Chair of the Leadership Committee, 1994-1998; Board of Trustees, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ, 1990-1997; 2nd Vice-President, 1992-1995; President, 1996-1999; Chairperson, Fellowship Selection Committee, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ, 1989-1993. Ruth Summers has been in non-profit and private sector arts administration for over 35 years.
Past Board Members, 11 Oct 2012 [cached]
Ruth Summers 1994-
NBO History | National Basketry Organization (NBO), 12 Oct 2012 [cached]
The first advisory committee included Sandra Blain, Director of Arrowmont; Martha Connell, Owner/Director of Connell Gallery; Alan Dubois, Curator of Arkansas Arts Center; Marcia Docter, artist and collector; Carol Eckert, artist; John Garrett, artist; Lissa Hunter, artist; Jane Sauer, artist; Karyl Sisson, artist; Bruce Hoffman, Director Snyderman/Works Galleries; and Ruth Summers, Director of Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild.
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