The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Cynthia Penter

Adjunct Professor Hiram CollegeArts and Design ARDE
Home 1385 Burlington Rd.
Cleveland Hts. Ohio 44118 United States
Home Phone: 216.802.8084 Membership: October 13, 2023 Birthday: November 10, 1951 Website: Cynthia_Penter_Viddhartha


Cynthia Penter is a media artist who teaches filmmaking, photography, and contemporary media full time at Hiram College and Photography at Cleveland State University. She received her BFA and MFA in Cinematography with a minor in Photography from Kent State University. She has practiced film and video production and photography for over 40 years, primarily producing event, wedding, and fine art photography and video.

Cynthia is Director of the Standing Rock International Shorts Film Festival located in Kent, Ohio. She has curated many shows of film and video installation art at various locations in NE Ohio. She has worked with many area dance troupes. And she is tireless in promoting the work of her students, former students,  and her many artist friends.

Her work has shown in numerous festivals and galleries. She has received artist fellowships twice from the Ohio Arts Council, an Ohio Arts and Humanities Fellowship, and an American Film Institute Regional Media Arts Fellowship. She has enjoyed many artist residencies, including five times at the Experimental T.V. Center in upstate New York, four times at Lake Erie College’s 48 Hours of Making Art, and at Hiram College’s Building Community Through the Arts. Her interests range from portraiture to dance and movement to documentary and social activism.


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