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Shari Wilkins
Executive Director

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Emilie Molkentin
Assistant to the Executive Director

Emilie is a ceramic artist born and raised in the Cleveland area. She recently graduated from Baldwin Wallace University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. When she’s not in the ceramics studio or at CPR, she is either watching Netflix, petting dogs, or traveling the world.

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Jeff Curtis
Gallery Manager

Jeff has been with Cleveland Print Room since before our doors opened, having been involved early on, during the initial planning stages, and helping to get the Print Room facilities ready for business. 
 
Holding a Master's degree in Library and Information Science after majoring in Studio Art and English at Kent State University, Jeff has worked as a professional Law Librarian, and is an active musician, artist/cartoonist, and pinhole photographer. Says Jeff, "If you see what looks like an old oatmeal box sitting around the Print Room, DON'T THROW IT AWAY, thanks. That'll be my pinhole camera."

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Julie Brannigan
Program Director, Multiple Exposure Lead Instructor

Julie C. Brannigan is an artist and educator who received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. When not teaching at CPR, she teaches Photography at Cuyahoga Community College. She also enjoys plain vanilla ice cream.

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Nikki Follen
Program Director, Project Snapshot Lead Educator

Nikki Follen is a Cleveland native who attended the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she has a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. She holds a MFA in Photography from the Kendall College of Art and Design located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at graduate school, Follen taught black and white film and digital photography. She specializes in the color darkroom and many different alternative processes. 

While not teaching at CPR, she teaches graphic design and photography classes at Baldwin Wallace University. In addition to her teaching, she is a freelance portrait photographer who specializes in the fine art of visual storytelling.

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Tiana Ortiz
Teaching Assistant

Tiana first started working with the Cleveland Print Room during her junior year at Saint Martin de Porres High School. During that time, she learned essential techniques in film photography. Shortly after high school, Tiana attended Cleveland State University where she studied Studio Art and Design. As she studied, she also gave her time to work with the Cleveland Print Room in their Multiple Exposure program. She is most excited about being able to teach others her passion.

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Saiida Bowie-Little
Teaching Assistant for mx and project snapshot

Saiida Bowie-Little is a student at Cleveland State University (CSU) where she studies Mathematics and is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Peer Teacher. Along with being a student and teacher she is co-founder of BeYOUtiful Cleveland, a movement that focuses on the growth and success of young black women. 

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Justus Harris
Teaching Assistant for mx, in transformations, and project snapshot

Justus Harris is a student at Cleveland State University and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He is always up for a challenge and is eager to learn something new. He is willing to help if there is ever a need or problem- he considers himself batman when it comes to helping others.

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John W. Carlson
Teaching Assistant

Always artistically gifted, John began his career as an artist by attending Cleveland’s Cooper School of Art. Inspired by the works of Egon Schiele, Franz Kline, Edward Hopper and Lucien Freud, John strives to find a balance between expressive drawings and boldly executed paintings. John has been accepted into numerous juried shows including the prestigious Butler Midyear Show at The Butler Museum of American Art and recently juried into The Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery First Juried Show in Columbus OH. In July of 2015, he was the first non-photographer to show paintings in The Cleveland Print Room. He was nominated for the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2009 and in 2004 his charcoal drawing "Viewpoint" was purchased by the Erie Art Museum and entered into their permanent collection. His work can be found in collections across the United States and in Europe.

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Deb Pinter
in transformations curriculum consultant and program manager

Deborah Pinter has been working in education for over twenty-five years. She earned a B.F.A in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an M.A. from NYU/International Center of Photography.  From 2005 to 2016 she was Executive Director of the Orange Art Center where she oversaw programming and the day to day activities. Prior to becoming ED of the OAC, Pinter was an Associate Educator at the Akron Art Museum where she developed childrens workshops and classes based on the exhibitions in the gallery. At that time she received funding from the NEA for her “Art and Self” Program, a theme-based art and writing program combining analysis and discussion for sixth graders. Trained as a photographer Deb has taken a break from photography and since 2013 has been using printmaking as her way of expressing her artistic voice. 

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Sally Winter
Residency Liaison

Sally Winter holds a degree in Speech, Theatre and Communication from Baldwin Wallace College. After trodding the boards for a few years, she worked with Playhouse Square in the beginning years, doing a variety of jobs as did everyone! She was on staff at the Cleveland Area Arts Council before moving on to the Ohio Arts Council, serving as the Northern Ohio Field Representative and later as a team member of the International Artist Program. After retiring from the OAC, she joined the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion as the Artist Liaison. She currently happily serves as a consultant to the Cleveland Print Room's International Program. In her spare time she reads, gardens and dotes on her family!

 
 

 
 

Board of Trustees

Tim Arai
Nolan Beck
Ryn Clarke
Becky Grasser
Thomas P. Hart
David Joseph
Christopher Klasa
Chris Korllos
Sabine Kretzschmar
Jeanine Maddox
Laura Lee Martin
Christopher Mason
Mark Noble
Patrick Walker
McKinley Wiley
Walter Wright

ADVISORY BOARD

Hadley Conner
Diana Hlywiak
Nancy McEntee
Colin McEwen
Greg Martin
Charles Mintz
Deb Pinter
Shari Wilkins