Megan Van Voorhis Welcomed as a New Member to ADAMHS Board of Directors for 2020

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Several new Board Members were appointed to the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County Board of Directors in late 2019. The Board welcomed new members Crystal L. Bryant, Esq., MS, LSW, Megan Van Voorhis and  Patricia James-Stewart, M.Ed., LSW. Crystal L. Bryant, Esq., MS, LSW is Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry,…

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At Its Very Best

Photo by Donald Black

Arts and culture can play a powerful role in the lives of those affected by trauma and in helping communities cope with violence. “At Its Very Best,” created by local artist, Donald Black Jr., was commissioned by Arts Cleveland to explore this idea. Read about the discussion led by Black at the video premier event…

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Valerie Schumacher

Acting Managing Director Valerie Schumacher feels a gravitational pull toward drawing. Not surprisingly, at at Baldwin Wallace University, her major was studio art and arts management. She’s also studied photography, including at Italy’s Umbra Institute, and has won awards for her work in that medium, but although she enjoys shooting pictures, she just isn’t as…

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LeAundra Richardson

Associate of Programs and Marketing LeAundra Richardson discovered her love for music early — she began piano lessons at age six and was playing violin with her school orchestra by fifth grade. “I was just always talented at [music] and enjoyed it,” the Oberlin, Ohio, native says of her germinal attraction to and immersion in…

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Kristin Puch

Senior Researcher Kristin Puch’s perspective on arts and culture is perhaps more numeric than aesthetic — as a researcher, she looks at arts and culture through the lens of data. “Data infuses all the work we do,” she says. “It’s a tool for understanding what’s going well [in the sector] and what the challenges are.”…

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Meg Matko

Community Relations Manager Meg Matko’s interest in artists and in arts and culture is personal — she’s a visual artist herself. “I know what it is to go to art school and graduate not knowing how to survive as an artist,” she remembers. And trying to figure out how to make a semblance of a…

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Kristen Levy

Development Manager Kristen Levy wasn’t born and raised in Cleveland, but she’s been here her entire adult life (excepting a four-year sojourn to Los Angeles), and she’s “definitely a Clevelander,” she states. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Kristen moved northeast in 2002 to attend Case Western Reserve University. She’s passionate about her adopted city, its strengths…

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Abigail Del Rio

Business Manager Abby Del Rio’s feelings about arts and culture don’t fit the narrowly stereotypic outlook of a numbers-driven bean counter. “Life without the arts would be pretty boring,” she says, pointing out that there’s more to life than just one’s daily, prosaic routine. “I definitely appreciate [live theater],” she adds, and her amateur interest…

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Arts Cleveland Releases Economic Impact Report on Literature Industry

Study shows Cleveland’s literature sector makes significant contributions to the area CLEVELAND, OH, September 27, 2018 – Today, Arts Cleveland, formerly known as Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, released Inside the Margins: A Cleveland Literature Industry Study. The summary report shares employment and income data alongside case studies on local authors and others in…

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Public Officials Honored for Supporting Arts And Culture

Cleveland, OH, June 15, 2018 – The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) honored the following public officials today for their work in fostering a robust arts and culture sector in Northeast Ohio: Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell for his active support in building a new Cleveland School of the Arts and his continued…

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