These talented instructors will teach our Spring 2018 teacher workshops.
JenMarie Zeleznak received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches at Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Cuyahoga Community College. Zeleznak’s most recent exhibition was at the River Gallery in Rocky River, and earlier this year her works were featured in Animatopoeia, A Post Modern Bestiary at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery. She was featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 17, in 2012. Zeleznak’s work is concerned with social and emotionally driven experiences, proclaiming the animal as autonomous and self-referential, but also as an emblem of the human condition.expand collapse
Keith Berr is an international advertising, commercial and fine art photographer. He has recently custom designed and built a modernistic live/work compound in the center of Cleveland’s Asia town and is involved in the movement to revitalize his art district. Some current projects have included branding campaigns for AT&T, Verizon, Newell Rubbermaid, Aldi, Invacare, McDonalds, Kay and Zale’s Jewelers, Timken Steel, Republic Steel, University Hospitals and Liberty Mutual Insurance. His work recently brought him the honors of being inducted into the Cleveland Advertising Associations Hall of Fame. The American Society of Media Photographers’ has also selected him to be one of the top 10 Photographers in the United States.expand collapse
Beth Halasz, MFA CMI, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA and MFA in Medical Illustration. She formerly worked as a freelance artist for clients in the medical and equestrian veterinary fields, a casting technician at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, a finish artist at American Greetings and a number of medical, veterinary and scientific publications. The last fourteen years she was employed at Cleveland Clinic as a medical illustrator and also as adjunct faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Biomedical Illustration Department. She is currently employed full time at CIA in the Biomedical Illustration department while maintaining her freelance medical illustration business.expand collapse
Mary Urbas has 38 years of experience in the professional art world as a gallery owner, curator, teacher, consultant, and exhibiting fiber artist, bringing a real-world perspective to both sides of the business and marketing of art. Mary received her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art ‘80 with a major in Textile Design and Silk Screen Printing, with minors in Weaving and Printmaking. In 1997 she opened The Gallery in Chagrin Falls which featured contemporary fine art + crafts. Later Mary became the Gallery Curator and Assistant Director at the Valley Art Center in 2001, where she taught adults and children, before becoming the Gallery Coordinator and Exhibition Curator at Lakeland Community College, a position she has held for 12.5 years.expand collapse
Harrison Walsh has been working as a college instructor teaching game design and digital arts for the past seven years at The Cleveland Institute of Art, Hocking Technical College, and Cuyahoga Community College. He teaches courses ranging from 3D modeling, texturing and lighting, and level design to animation, compositing, sound design, virtual reality, and digital art foundations. Besides teaching he works as a freelance 3D generalist, and in the film industry working in both the production and art departments. Harrison has credits in the following motion pictures: "Draft Day", "My Blind Brother", "My Friend Dahmer", "Legacy", and the ESPN documentary series film "30 for 30: Believeland".expand collapse
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Who: K-12 Instructors, any subject!