board members:

Joyce Cronin, President, was the fundraising chair for the Maryville Downtown Community Renewal Committee. During that time, she and others discussed the role of public art in reviving court square. As a result, Joyce and fellow board member Diane Sudhoff volunteered to establish and lead the Maryville Public Art Committee. She has over thirty years of experience in media and marketing, and she is the owner and operator of the Nodaway Broadcasting.   

Diane Sudhoff, Vice President, served on the Maryville Downtown Community Renewal Committee. During that time, she rewrote building codes for signage, lighting, displays, and awnings in an effort to beautify downtown. Along with fellow board member Joyce Cronin, Diane volunteered to establish and lead the Maryville Public Art Committee to continue progress around downtown. Professionally, Diane has been a small business owner for 25 years. She owns a product design company that specializes in home decor. She has designed for and been featured in several national publications. Her work can be found at

Kirk Poppa is a tattoo artist at Westside Tattoo and Body Piercing in Maryville. 

Kathy Rice is a reporter for the Nodaway News Leader. In addition to being on the board of the Maryville Public Art Committee, Kathy also holds office in the Maryville Pride Lions and the Local 26 Freedom of Road Riders (FORR). Previously, she ran the Maryville Festival of the Arts from 2001 to 2005 and, for her work, she received the Spearhead Award from the Chamber of Commerce. Additional service awards include the Engineer of Freedom from FORR, the Melvin Jones Award from the Maryville Pride Lions, and others. Kathy has 25 years of small-business experience and community involvement. 

Stuart Robinson, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Northwest Missouri State University. For seven years, he worked in art museums to develop school tours, adult education programs, and teacher resources. He has also worked as an art instructor at a K-5 charter school and a private high school. Stuart studies visual culture and community-based art education, and he has presented his research at national and international conferences. He is a member of the National Art Education Association, the Missouri Art Education Association, the International Society for Education through the Arts, and the Midwest Art History Society. He currently operates the site

Ashlee Hendrix


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