Pyramid Hill adds two new team members as it celebrates 25 years

HAMILTON — Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum has another thing to boast in addition to the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2022. The park has brought on two new team members who will help further the mission of bringing people to art in nature.

Sarah Templeton Wilson has joined the leadership team as Pyramid Hill’s first development director, and Zach Robinson has been named as the new program manager.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah and Zach to the team. Their combined expertise will help Pyramid Hill achieve a new level of success. This milestone year will be a whole community celebration,” said Bryan Knicely, executive director at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum.

Templeton Wilson has had an extensive career in both art and development. As a Miami University graduate from the College of Creative Arts, Templeton Wilson also has a Masters in Photographic Preservation and Collection Management from Ryerson University and the George Eastman House and is a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. Templeton Wilson started in her new role on Feb. 22. She will be leading the fundraising and marketing efforts for the park.

“Since I started my professional career in Hamilton, I fell in love with the city. It’s a little bit of the best of both worlds. You’ve got the small-town atmosphere, but there’s a lot of great things happening. So, it’s nice to get back to this area, and I’m also really enjoying the fact that I can come back to my arts background,” Templeton Wilson said.

Templeton Wilson spent her summers growing up at Chautauqua Institution and credits that experience with developing her love for the arts. She and her husband have two daughters. When she’s not working, Templeton Wilson enjoys photography, and she is an avid gardener. Also, she currently serves as the president of the Miami University Alumni Band.

Templeton Wilson comes to Pyramid Hill after a career serving Miami University’s four campuses and most recently, she was a part of Cincinnati Ballet fundraising team that completed a $30.8 million capital campaign.

“We are really trying to kick off some new programming, especially for our members, to celebrate our 25 years and with the expansion of our mission into Fortified Hill and the preservation of that history, I think that’s going to be a really exciting time,” Templeton Wilson said.

Zach Robinson has a background in theater administration. He spent the last three years with Know Theatre of Cincinnati as the artistic and community relations manager. He brings programming and festival planning expertise to Pyramid Hill.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to create new events, and to re-contextualize and grow the events that we already have,” Robinson said.

Robinson started with Pyramid Hill on Feb. 1. He resides in Fairfield. His hobbies include gardening, writing and playing video games on Nintendo Switch. He has two cats named after pirates, Hawkins and Patchy.

As a theater administrator, one of his biggest jobs was producing Cincinnati’s Fringe Festival, which is a two-week festival of art, dance, visual art, theater art and music. Event planning and organizational skills are a few of the strengths he brings to his new role at Pyramid Hill. He’s excited to start planning for the Art & Music Festival and Journey Borealis.

“I’m excited to bring my expertise in event planning to these big events as well as working on creating smaller, new events that will eventually go out into the park,” Robinson said.

Pyramid Hill has served as the premier cultural tourist attraction in Butler County for several years. With 350-acres of land, over 80 outdoor, permanent collection sculptures and an Ancient Sculpture Museum that displays Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian artifacts, Pyramid Hill attracts over 70,000 visitors annually.

Community members can watch for special events in the summer and fall, which will help to celebrate Pyramid Hill’s 25th anniversary, including art openings and a public opening of Fortified Hill in the fall.

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