Our Team - Art Faculty

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Annie Roth wearing a pink crochet pig hat.

Annie Roth-Zang

Faculty
Staff
Department
Art

Annie Roth is a painter and illustrator at heart, but is happy to explore a variety of mediums.  Her work varies from large scale paintings on wood panels, to small illustrations for greeting cards and wedding stationary.  Annie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture, and Planing program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She has participated in both local and national art shows, including having a coloring book featured in the permanent collection of the Chattanooga Public Library's zine library. 

Annie has been involved in various Cincinnati based art organizations including membership in Broadhope Art Collective, interning at Homemeadow Song Farm, and consigning art through Robot Inside and Rock, Paper, Scissors.  She has also participated in local craft fairs such as Luminocity, Crafty Supermarket, and Craft Menagerie.  Besides teaching art at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, she currently instructs painting events at Painting with a Twist in Mason. 

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Cathy Brewer

Cathy Brewer

Faculty
Department
Art

Cathy Brewer, long-time Wyoming resident,  Art Educator & devoted literacy advocate through calligraphy-lettering arts. With husband, Richard and four young adult, launched "Cowboys", she is enjoying the next chapter with 4 preschool age grandchildren. 

A Calligrapher-handmade paper artist since 1982  began with wedding work, chalkboard art/lettering & one-of-a-kind lettering jobs. Teaching with Bachelor of Art Education degree (OSU ‘84) led to public school & early childhood classroom art process & project based curriculum.

Certified in both American Cursive Handwriting & Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, she also studies & presents with professional associations: Greater Cinn. Calligraphers Guild & IAMPETH annual Conventions (International Association of Professional Engrossers & Teachers of Handwriting). 

Cathy's devotion to literacy led her volunteer handwriting instruction to elementary & middle school students in Lincoln Heights/St. Simon’s Church, Summer Reading Camp and cursive workshops with the Blue Manatee Literacy Project.

Her visual arts-exhibits include: One woman/Featured Artist shows of CGBrewer...by Design (tm) unique handmade paper creations at the Framery, Inc., Hyde Park , Summerfair , Wyoming Art Show, The Gallery Of West Chester in addition to years of private Calligraphic commissions.

 

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Melinda

Melinda Welch, MA Ed

Faculty
Department
Art
Position
Art Director

Melinda E. Welch earned her Master’s degree and teaching license in Art Education from the University of Cincinnati's school of Design Architecture, Art and Planning. Melinda’s Masters thesis focused on developing a visual arts curriculum for a community art center.

Melinda’s teaching experience includes Kennedy Heights Art Center, after school art at Pleasant Ridge Montessori, student teaching at Walnut Hills high school, Sherwood Elementary, North Avondale Montessori, and Anderson high school. For Arts Wave, she taught an arts integration curriculum at Bond Hill Elementary. She has completed internships at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, Manifest Gallery and Prairie Gallery. She was part of a youth community photography program in conjunction with Happen Inc, Prairie Gallery and the Mill Creek Restoration Project.

In addition to Art Director at the Center for the Arts, Melinda brings art programming to three public library branches in Cincinnati.

Melinda is an active and experienced artist who works in ceramics, photography, collage and whatever else strikes her artistic fancy. She and her husband reside in Camp Washington with their two children. 

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Ron LaCour

Ron LaCour

Faculty
Department
Art

Ron LaCour is a native Cincinnatian, graphic artist and illustrator. He has taught children to draw since 2003.  He is inspired by the enthusiasm and joy that cartoon classes generate.  His training is in fine arts, so drawing principles and concepts are a big part of his lessons. Through teaching watercolor painting, cartooning, sequential art, and visual story-telling he is able to explain to others the methods and aesthetics of the art form he loves so much.  It’s his personal drive that keeps him going and his optimism that fuels his creativity.

He obtained an Associate Degree in Graphic Design and is employed by Nash, Finch Company of Cincinnati.  His competitive drive has led him to work in animation, conceptual arts, marketing, and teaching. Ron is currently working on illustration projects including a graphic novel adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe works and a children’s book entitled “As the Chicken Flies.”