“It is with great pleasure that I express my highest regard to Felicia Zavarella Stadelman and her artist biographical lecture series, “Through the Eyes of the Artist.” This series became an immensely popular event at our library, as our patrons enjoyed furthering their knowledge of the appeal of some of their favorite artists. As a part of our monthly series, Felicia’s artist lectures drew crowds of at least 80 people, and became a program our patrons were eager to attend. Felicia’s warm personality and presentation style made her a crowd favorite at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Our audience was drawn to her sincere, hospitable approach to subject matter she is clearly so passionate about. Her depth of knowledge, personal insight, and visually rich presentations were fascinating as each lecture was a special event. We have been delighted to host Felicia as a speaker—again and again people comment “I just love how Felicia makes the artist come alive!”
Emerging Technologies/Reference Librarian
Hudson Library & Historical Society
“I found myself immersed in the stories. I always looked forward to the next week, excited to hear about another artist. I am in the arts myself, and have many books on the subject, but I learned more in the weeks with Felicia than I had in all the years I studied.”
“Her approach is captivating and from a very unique perspective.”
“Felicia opened up an entire world to me. I have a new appreciation for art, and art history, one that I have savored and delighted in as I continue to share it with my family and friends”.
Rocky River Senior Center has presented more all 30 artists more than once, and has an audience of over 125 for their weekly lectures. Call Margaret Allen (440) 759-5941, she would love to talk about her popular series.
Wesleyan Village, Twinsburg Library and Westlake Community Center has offered several lectures to their community and have had over 50 people in attendance every week! The series continues with different artists for the fall, winter and spring! Call Jenny Yoo at Westlake (440) 899-3544
We had the same amazing results at Hamlet Village Senior Center, Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, as well as Judson Park, Judson Manor, South FranklinCircle, and Laurel Lake Retirement Communities - in each location, almost 90 people attended every week, and in several locations, we have completed the series with 30 artists, and are scheduling sessions to start from the beginning again. You can reach Susan Busco at Laurel Lake (330) 650-0681. She would love to tell you about her success with this program. Lin Bartel or Gwen Parker from Judson Smart Living can be reached at
The program was a success in New England as well. In Rhode Island, we had over 150 residents attend the weekly artist series at two different libraries. Laurie Burke would love to talk to you from Barrington Public Library (401) 247-1920, as well Joyce May, director of the East Providence Public Library (401) 435-1986.