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The Maker-in-Residence program connects the public with art and the people who create it and includes various art forms such as theater and performing arts, visual arts, technology arts, media arts, written arts and music. Two residencies run concurrently, each at the LPLS branch best suited for the artist or maker, and last for three months. Regular open studio hours at the library allow the makers and artists to create on-site as patrons drop in, interact and learn about different artistic processes. Each maker also offers special free workshops for the public each month.

March to May 2023 Makers-in-Residence:

Sheree Feratto, Stained Glass and Glass Fusion Artist In residence at the Domonkas Branch

One of Ohio’s premier stained-glass artists, Sheree Ferrato is the owner  of Verite Glass, Inc. located at 11 S. Main Street in Oberlin. Verite Glass is a working stained-glass and glass fusion studio, specializing in commission work and restorations.

Sheree also teaches with both The Center for Arts Inspired Learning (Young Audiences), and Arthouse, nonprofit organizations whose mission is to “help make the arts an essential part of young people’s education.” Sheree also teaches at many local school districts within their art and science programs.

Besides her studio collection, Sheree’s artwork can be seen throughout the community with her donated pieces to the Avon Library, Ireland Cancer Center in Lorain, North Ridgeville Library, the South Lorain Library, as well as Parma General Hospital and Mercy Cancer Center in Elyria, among others.

Open Studio Hours

Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
April 6, 13, 20, 27;
May 4, 11, 18


Friday, March 10; 1 to 3 p.m. (Adults)
Tuesday, March 21; 6 to 8 p.m.
(Children ages 8 and up)
Friday, April 7; 1 to 3 p.m. (Adults)
Tuesday, April 18; 6 to 8 p.m.
(Children ages 8 and up)
Friday, May 5; 1 to 3 p.m. (Adults)
Tuesday, May 16; 6 to 8 p.m.
(Children ages 8 and up)

Photo of Sheree Feratto

March to May 2023 Makers-in-Residence:

Samantha Pasa, Cosplay Costume Artist In residence at the Avon Branch

Samantha first took an interest in cosplay in 2007. She created her first cosplay, Jareth the Goblin King from the 1986 movie “The Labyrinth” using her brother’s old baseball pants, her mom’s high-heeled boots, and a Hannah Montana wig from Party City.

She is now a full-time Graphic Designer and a part-time character performer working as a professional princess. She will forever be a self-professed theater kid and has performed on stage and worked behind the scenes in the costume department.

She is exceptionally talented at finding space in her already overstuffed cosplay closet. You’ll typically find her sewing yet another costume, playing video games, reading, and counting down the days until Halloween.

Samantha Pasa has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Akron.

Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
March. 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Thursday, March 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15; 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Monday, April 24; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, May 8; 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For additional information about the Maker-in-Residence Program contact

Photos of Samantha Pasa


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