faculty bios

 
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A.D. (ALAN) PETERS

A.D. Peters was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest son of an inventor and electrical engineer; creativity was valued and encouraged in his family...

 

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ANDREA SERAFINO

Ceramic Artist and instructor, Andrea Serafino, has been teaching and showing her work in the Cleveland area for over 25 years.  Very knowledgeable in the ceramic arts, she is known as “the” person with whom to study ceramics in the Cleveland area. She freely shares her techniques for wheel throwing, hand-building and clay sculpture with her students...

Annie Peters

Annie Peters attended Kent State University earning a Masters of Art in Fine Arts and Akron University earning a Bachelor of Art in Art Education...

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BETH CARPENTER

Beth was first drawn to clay nearly 40 years ago while watching a potter working on a wheel at an art show. She began taking classes from a private teacher, then at Royal Oak Community College in Michigan...

 

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DEBRA ROSEN

Debra began teaching at the Orange Art Center in 2004. Throughout the years the center has proven to be a dynamic environment where students of all skill levels can come together and improve on their abilities, learn a craft, and share ideas and experiences...

 

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DINO MASSARONI

The paintings of Dino Massaroni have been awarded numerous competitive prizes in national, regional and local exhibits.  He has exhibited his artwork in such nationally renowned venues as the Butler Institute of American Art’s Annual Midyear Show, Ohio; American Artists Professional League Annual...

 

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GEORGE KOZMON 

George Kozmon, an internationally collected artist, is best known for his monumental paintings which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including...

 

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GRACE CHIN

Jewelry designer Grace Chin creates one-of-a-kind artistic and fine jewelry.  With a background in sculpture, she was formally trained in jewelry at the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. After working for many years as an arts manager...

 

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GUY VINCENT

GUY-VINCENT is an internationally exhibited and collected interdisciplinary artist.  His art practice has investigated a great variety of modes of expression including: traditional media, concept-based performative endeavors, moving images, and photography...

 

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JENN SZALKOWSKI

Jenn Szalkowski is a fused glass artist born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Her love for creating art began at an early age with inspiration from her mother, an artist who ran a home ceramic studio and her father, a musician...

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JESSIE HAAS

Jessie Haas is a North Eastern Ohio native and currently lives in Cleveland.  Her family is diversely artistic and encouraged her to pursue a life of creativity and expression in all aspects possible.  Educated at Kent State University under Kirk Mangus and Eva Kwong, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts...

 

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JOSH USMANI

Josh Usmani is a Cleveland-based artist, writer, instructor and curator. In addition to being Cleveland Scene Magazine’s Visual Arts Editor, he’s been teaching kids cartooning classes since 2013 at venues such as the Cleveland Institute of Art and Campus International School...

 

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LOUIS GRASSO

Lou Grasso’s career has spanned five decades in the design and illustration field, with experience in every aspect of the business. He has worked as an illustrator and art director for numerous publications and magazines...

 

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ROBERT RAACK

Mr. Raack a figurative painter who works from direct observation. It is the life, clarity and presence of information in the moment that informs his creative process. In the summer months he is primarily a plein-air painter, painting landscapes on location...