Joy has worked as an actress and teacher for over 60 years. She began by performing in her parents’ musical variety shows as a child, and has made entertainment her life-long passion. She recently retired from Cuyahoga Community College as a professor of film, theater, and dance, and is enjoying a post-retirement career as a lecturer/teacher. She particularly enjoys teaching the history and music of Broadway and Hollywood.
Through the Eyes of the Artist is an artist biography lecture series created by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman. Inspired by her own enthusiasm for art, coupled with her education and background in art history, this program has been designed to provide a richer insight through the artist’s personal perspective. For the past 15 years, Felicia has trained over 400 Art Docents and delivered art history lectures in schools and communities in the Cleveland, Rhode Island and Massachusetts area.
Dr. Ferro earned his doctorate degree at Pennsylvania State University. He is a renowned history teacher and lecturer. He has been interviewed numerous times and was a host of his own radio show “Straight Talk with Dr. Ferro.” Currently, Dr. Ferro teaches courses at the Chautauqua Institute.
Director of The Butler Institute
Dr. Louis A. Zona has been associated with Youngstown State University since 1962 when he began his baccalaureate studies, graduating in 1966. Following his earning a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, Dr. Zona joined the YSU Art Department faculty. In 1973, Dr. Zona earned his doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University and that same year introduced classes in museum studies and twentieth century art at YSU.
After graduating from YSU with a degree in Biology, Ellen worked at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh as Director of Horticulture before coming to Mill Creek MetroParks in 2004. She served as the Assistant Horticulture Director at Fellows Riverside Gardens for ten years and is now Plant Curator.
Speech Langugage Pathologist
Shakespeare/English Language History