Jance Lentz ….. Artist
“For some years, Jance Lentz has painted in the woods, fields and lakes near her home in Kent. More recently, she has sought subjects in more far-flung places — New England, France, Italy and England. As she has searched more extensively for motifs, there has been a corresponding growth in her powers as an artist. The glowing colors and intricate pattern of light and shadow, and the rich textures of her paint are woven together into a lovely fabric, and these views are so fundamentally satisfying because her paintings have their basis in strong drawing. Like the American Impressionists of a hundred years ago, Lentz never abandons the integrity of her subject in favor of superficial dazzle.”
Ryan Dalton ….. Comedian
Ryan Dalton is a homegrown Cleveland comedy favorite whose standup has led him to regular appearences in the country’s best comedy clubs. Ryan is a regular on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Radio Show,” and he was featured as one of “Myspace.com’s Featured Comedians”. His performances landed him a spot in the third season of Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.”
Kerry Kean ….. Musician
Growing up in southern Ohio in the 1960’s, Kerry Kean was influenced by the music of the day, from Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan to the Beatles and the Stones. The guitar was the sound, and from the moment his dad brought home an old Harmony arch-top, he was hooked, spending endless hours and wearing out countless records learning songs and riffs. This fascination with music also led Kerry to study piano technology, open a piano service and rebuilding business and eventually come to Kent Ohio where he served as Kent State University’s resident piano technician for 15 years.
Fred Tribuzzo ….. Author,Pilot,Musician
Fred Tribuzzo is a professional pilot who has flown aircraft from the Piper J-3 Cub to the fastest corporate jet ever made—the Citation Ten. Currently flying a Boeing 737 Business Jet, his trips can range from thirty minutes to ten hours. It was on the far side of the world that he wrote Saint Nick.
Caroline Oltmanns ….. Concert Pianist
Pianist Caroline Oltmanns has performed extensively in Germany, France, Switzerland, South Africa and the United States. Reviews rave about her “focused and heartfelt emotion” (L’Alsace, France) and her “mature creativity” (Fürther Zeitung, Germany). Her playing has been broadcast on radio and television stations in the US, South Africa and Germany.
Pete Kenworthy ….. News Anchor
Pete Kenworthy, a graduate of the College of Wooster, is NewsChannel5’s “Good Morning Cleveland” anchor. Kenworthy joined WEWS in April, 2007 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he was the morning anchor/reporter at television station WKBW. While working in Buffalo, Pete’s achievements included international reporting from Rome where he covered the death of Pope John Paul II. He also profiled local Marines preparing for the Iraq War during their basic training at Parris Island. Prior to his experience at WKBW, Pete worked at KWTX in Waco, Texas. A native of Philadelphia, Pete’s undergraduate degree is from The College of Wooster. He said he is glad to be around family and friends in Ohio. Pete earned his Masters Degree in television and radio from Southern Methodist University