Connie Fritz – Director
Kayce Ackerman – Marketing Director
Kayce Ackerman has created hundreds of graphics for various organizations. She is the primary designer for all of the Arts Center’s flyers, posters, and digital media. She also manages their social media accounts and website. She currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing with minors in Art, Advertising and Promotions. Although she has been involved in the arts all her life, she started as a digital artist in 2009 and now designs and builds costumes for fun and competition.
Ashlee Parrish – Curator
As curator of the Colquitt County Arts Center, Ashlee Parrish is responsible for overseeing the Art Center’s permanent collections as well as the Vereen Gallery Exhibitions. She is dedicated to creating exhibits that inspire and create unique spaces in which students and visitors are able to gain insight and see artists as not only creators but as extraordinary thinkers who bring light to not only art history but to social commentary and cultural history as well.
Parrish grew up in Moultrie, GA and graduated from Colquitt County High School in 2014. She is currently working to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Valdosta State University. Prior to attending Valdosta State University, she studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Art has always played a large role in Parrish’s life, even as she made attempts to study other disciplines in college, she always found herself drawn back to her creative instincts which led her to realize her passion for cultivating creative environments and her love of art history. When she is not in class or busy planning the next exciting exhibit to come to the Arts Center, Parrish enjoys spending time in the studio with her ceramics students, traveling every chance she gets, visiting with friends and family, attending concerts, and even occasionally sleeping.
Kim Yarbrough – Program and Education Director
Kim Yarbrough is a native of Colquitt County. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree from Valdosta State University and is also certified in Art Education. She also holds a Masters in Teaching in Special Education and an Education Specialist in Special Education degrees. Prior to joining the Arts Center family, Kim worked with Head Start, the Colquitt County school system,
and Southern Regional Technical College. Kim has been the Program and Education Director at the Colquitt County Arts Center since May 2017. She manages grant funded programs, community partnerships, and seeks additional grant funding for the Arts Center. Kim has been creating art her entire life and works in mixed media paintings as well as resin jewelry.