Connie Fritz – Director
Connie Fritz brings over 30 years of nonprofit experience to the Arts Center having served as program manager during the initial renovation of the facility in 1989 and as the Program and Marketing Director in the mid 90’s for three years. Connie is the founder of the Arts Center Youth Theater program and has developed the program to the point it has been divided into three age groups to accommodate all students interested. As a volunteer of the Arts Center, Connie served as chair of the Festival on the Square for three years and has served as the Technical Director on several community projects through the Arts Center. Connie has served as an instructor leading theater and art classes for over twenty years for children and adults.
MaryAnn Robinson – Financial Officer
Mary Ann Robinson is currently the Arts Center Financial Director and has been employed as a part-time staff member since May of 2010. She handles all aspects of the finances for the Arts Center as well as program enrollment, maintaining student class payments, Patron membership and overall office duties. Mary Ann reports directly to the Executive Board monthly reviewing the Arts Center’s progress and financials. Mary Ann graduated with a BS degree from Auburn University in Organizational Management in 1983. Upon graduating college she worked at a family business where she worked in showroom sales. Upon relocating after marrying her husband of now 31 years she was employed by SunTrust Bank as a trust officer for 4 years having completed their Trust Management Trainee Program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
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.
Sunni Macarri Rosa – Curator/Visual Arts Director
As Curator/Visual Arts Director, Pike is responsible for overseeing the Colquitt Count Arts Center’s permanent collections as well as the rotating Vereen Gallery Exhibitions. She is dedicated to creating exhibitions that captivate its audiences with creativity and new scopes of the art world. Her goal is to
educate students and visitors with a new perspective through the eyes of an artist, highlighting topics in not only art history but social commentary and cultural history as well. Pike has ties to the Colquitt County Arts Center during her younger years spent in the Summer Art Camp program. Her passion for art grew after which she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State University. As an artist and lover of art history, she has been involved with art all her life. Pike hopes to use her knowledge and passion of the artistic community to help provide a diverse and creative space. “It’s all so fascinating and beautiful that you find yourself touching history”.
Kim Yarbrough – Education and Programming Coordinator
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.