Contact Education and Academic Affairs

Novak, Cliff
Teaching Artist
Reeves, Shelli
Community Engagement Specialist

Shelli manages Studio Go and CMA in Your Neighborhood, a community engagement initiative that began in July 2015. This initiative brings a variety of classes and experiences to 15 sites throughout Cuyahoga County including locations with Cleveland Public Library, City of Cleveland Recreation Centers, Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Rencz, Joann
Teaching Artist
Summanen, Grace
Teaching Artist
Sustar, Ralph
Art To Go Driver

Ralph prepares art suitcases for presentations and delivers them to different schools and community organizations. He works with the docents to make sure the art is handled properly by the public and then safely returns the objects to the museum. He comes to us from the Pappy Mann School of Driving, taught for 31 years in the Cleveland Heights Schools, and also holds a Master's degree from Kent State in Early Childhood Education.

VanLear, Robin
Community Arts Director

As director of the department of Community Arts Robin has created 4 of the museum’s signature outreach programs: Parade the Circle, The I Madonnari Chalk Festival, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival, and the Community Festivals program. She sets the overall department vision, creates the annual program themes and develops the community partners. Robin joined the museum in 1989 and has an MFA in sculpture and performance art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Weaver, Julia
Teaching Artist
Wienke, Lori
Associate Director, Interpretation
(216) 707-2677

Lori leads the interpretation team in the development and implementation of interpretation initiatives for the permanent collection and special exhibitions. She holds a MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University and a MLIS from San Jose State University.

Wilcox-Clay, Liz
Pre-K Program Administrator
(216) 707-2181

Liz develops and leads a wide variety of programming for preschool teachers, students, and families. She came to CMA in 2010 from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and holds a degree in English from Baldwin Wallace University (formerly Baldwin-Wallace College).