Who we are and from
where we came
Red Tie Arts Founders, John Griswold & Jerry Cooper
Jerry Cooper, President & Business Functions
John Griswold, VP & Entertainment & Event Director
Liz Angelo, Secretary
John Bettencourt, Treasurer
RTA's Top Line
Red Tie Arts' first function is to present great concerts and arts events. Talent that is, or is influenced by, arts and music from around the globe for our winter series at the McHenry Museum in Modesto. Normally, we do one presentation per month except for December. A summer concert series on the beautiful grounds of the Lucca Winery in Ripon is more focused on larger high energy groups for fun and dancing.
Funds raised from these events go directly to our Red Tie Kids Granting Program.
RTA's Bottom Line
In a nutshell, our Red Tie Kids programs are designed to help underprivileged children who show great promise and talent in the arts have an equal chance to excel. We provide "outside" lessons with the top private instructor in our area. In the case of music, we try to hire instructors who also have practical stage and touring experience to give students more than knowing a sharp from a flat. The purpose of the lessons is to help these sometimes "At Risk" children to become more productive adults. More info on that on on the "Kids" page.