Category: Kettering Arts Council

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Christian Davell

Christian Davell is a lifelong resident of Kettering. This year will be his fifth year on the Kettering Arts Council, and he currently chairs the Youth Arts Education Committee. Christian has also organized KAC events, including Walk + Bike the Arts. He has had a great time volunteering within the community and planning various events … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Pene Miller

“Art bridges differences in age, culture and economics, drawing people together through a common interest. I believe this is something we need more of in the world today.” As a longtime resident of Kettering and a lifelong artist, Pene Miller is proud of the support this community shows for both public art and art education. … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Laura Arber

Laura has served on the Kettering Arts Council for three years. She is not an artist, but she loves art and believes art makes the world a better place, be it a mural on the concrete wall, the landscape in an art museum, or a picture colored by her nephew. Laura is a ‘wannabe’ athlete … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Shayna McConville

Shayna V. McConville is the division manager of cultural arts for the City of Kettering, where she oversees Rosewood Arts Centre and the CitySites Percent for Art Program. One of the best parts of her job is working closely with the dedicated residents of Kettering on the Kettering Arts Council and the Art in Public … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Thom Meyer

Thom Meyer was born in Rochester, New York. He attended college at the University of South Florida, received his Masters from Wright State University, and earned post-grad hours at Miami University. Thom retired after 35 years of teaching Art Photography at Fairmont High School, where he was also the Muse Machine advisor and Art Department … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Tracy McElfresh

Meet Kettering Arts Council member, Tracy McElfresh! Tracy is the former co-owner of Sew Dayton, and is now the owner and founder of Tracy’s Sewing Studio. She has 10 years experience in alterations and custom sewing in the industry and her goal is to inspire the public by designing time period pieces, costumes and creating … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Meghan Dillon

Meghan Dillon is an art teacher at Kettering Fairmont High school. An active member of the local arts community, she has served on the Kettering Arts Council since 2013. Meghan’s artwork was recently selected for exhibition in Ohio University’s School of Art + Design’s “State of the Arts” exhibition. An image of the piece is … Continued

Kettering Arts Council Spotlight: Susan Bennett

Meet Susan Bennett, a member of the Kettering Arts Council! Susan has lived with her husband, Kevin, in Kettering for 31 years. Susan is a graduate of Centerville High School, received her Bachelors of Art Education from The Ohio State University and her Masters of Art Education from the University of Dayton. Susan recently retired … Continued

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