Our Team - Staff
Lydia Collins, BFA
Lydia is an artist, educator, and avid creative based in Westwood, Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Drawing, with extensive studies in Printmaking and Art History. A creative jack-of-all-trades, her current exploration includes drawing, print media, embroidery, and textiles.
An educator at heart, Lydia’s true passions lie in fostering community, connection, and understanding through creative exchanges. She brings 12 years of experience in nonprofit administration and education, specializing in youth programs; including extensive work with the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education department, Artworks, Contemporary Arts Center, and the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library.
Curious and a natural problem solver, she is an avid reader and hobbyist researcher. In her free time, she enjoys baking, exploring nature, camping, gardening, and archery.
She aims to pursue a Masters degree in arts education with a focus in museum studies, and is training for a wildlife rehabilitation certification!
Ramona is a knowledgeable and proven nonprofit leader. She brings experience and a solid track record in grant-writing, fundraising, and community engagement. Her genuine passion for the arts and arts education has fueled a successful career of over 25 years, including work at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Music Hall. She serves on several nonprofit art organization boards and enjoys personal artistic pursuits in music, dance, and theatre performance.
“Everything in the world is created twice, a vision in the mind and again in the world. Creativity is the source of everything. I am thrilled to take my vision of community engagement to the Wyoming Fine Arts Center”.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Star's passion for the arts ignited in her youth. Throughout high school, she immersed herself in self-guided learning, mastering programs like Photoshop and Final Cut Studios. Fueled by creativity, she spent the last two years of high school attending the Warren County Career Center for Digital Design. Remarkably, by the age of 17, Star secured a position as a Graphic Web Designer before even graduating high school.
An enthusiast of self-expression, she would describe herself as a dabbler having dipped her hands into various pots like drawing, painting, dancing, flow arts, aerial arts, tactile arts, photography, filming, digital arts, and singing. With every phase of interest Star found herself experiencing different facets of communities all throughout Cincinnati that helped continually shape her artistic journey.