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Southside 3 We Are Ithaca
Photo/Robyn Wishna 2017

Nydia Blas, Executive Director

Nydia was named the Executive Director in January of 2018 after serving as a dedicated Acting Executive Director for one year. She resides with her two children and is a visual artist that was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the school of Visual and Performing Arts. She uses her artwork to delicately weaves stories concerning circumstance, value, and power and uses her work to create a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens.