FamFest Board Members

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

President & Founder

Janice LoRaso

Janice LoRaso

Vice President

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of film making, a first gallery show experience and a first curtain call.  I’m excited for our community to join us FAMFEST weekend and experience all the talents our artists, performers and film makers have to share.

Dan Moder

Dan Moder

Treasurer

Explore Licking County

FAMFEST is that rare opportunity in our community for the general public to get an up close look at the enormous amount of talent that lives, and chooses to do art in Licking County.  It is such a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors, and it is amazing to see them come together for the sheer love of the arts.  I can’t imagine what my year would look like if FAMFEST wasn’t a part of my calendar.

Kaitlin Brucker

Kaitlin Brucker

Secretary

Weathervane Playhouse

The reason I joined the FAMFEST team is because this event brings together and unites the many facets of arts culture that are present in Licking County. It is a wonderful celebration of the arts that engages the community, which is crucial in developing and continuing the success of the arts in our area.

Virginia Cope

Virginia Cope

Member

Ohio State University Newark

Natalia Halmbacher

Natalia Halmbacher

Member

Mills – James

Megan Hancock

Megan Hancock

Member

Denison University Museum

Lenise Sunnenberg

Lenise Sunnenberg

Member

Canal Market District

FAMFEST shows off the passion in Licking County, hidden behind studio and dressing room doors. Actors, dancers, film makers, musician, sculptors and painters come out to bring Licking County alive and celebrate what makes us most human – the arts. As an artist myself, I am proud and delighted to be a part of the FAMFest community

Jon Vega

Jon Vega

Member

Denison Newark Art Space

Chris & Janice were some of the first people that I met when arriving to Newark. Their passion for the arts, involvement in the community, and belief in the impact that art can have on individuals is what led me to become involved with FAMFEST.

Hilary Zuhorst

Hilary Zuhorst

Member

Newark City Schools

I am an elementary art teacher  for Newark City Schools. My want to get my students artwork out in the community got me involved in FAMFEST. FAMFEST provides great opportunities for students to create and learn more about art and art appreciation.