Hiram College

February 15-19, 2010

Cynthia Penter

Cynthia Penter is an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College Department of Visual Communication. She is currently an artist educator on the roster of Progressive Arts Alliance. She received her B.F.A in Studio Art: Film, as well as her Masters in Cinematography from Kent State University. She has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the Film, Video and Photographic Arts department, Cleveland State University School of Communication, Kent State University School of Art, Cleveland Public Schools, and for Cleveland Filmmakers and Cleveland Film Society Workshops.

In 1981, Cynthia won first prize for the film “Dream Dance” at the Cleveland International Film Festival in the Ohio Filmmakers Competition. Her work has shown in numerous other festivals since. She has received several Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, a Regional American Film Institute Fellowship, and has enjoyed many artist residencies.

Her interests range from dance to documentary to social activism. She works in film, video, photographic, and digital formats. She makes personal, experimental work in a variety of media.

The Artist in Residence event is made possible by a grant from Building Community Through the Arts.