The ARTFUL team.

ARTFUL Board members donate their time and skills. The Board is made up of artists, educators, professionals, and local business owners, all with strong ties to the area. We bring with us artistic passion, a love for our community, and a vision for making The Heights even more ARTFUL.

The ARTFUL board.

Shannon Morris

Executive Director

Shannon Morris received her BFA in photography from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.  Being born and raised in Cleveland Heights she returned there years later to raise her children and begin bringing her dream of a collaborative arts center to fruition.  

ARTFUL is the culmination of her life as an artist, gallery owner and an arts advocate.  

Shannon is excited to continue to grow ARTFUL, and work with and among artists that inspire her.

Brady Dindia

Board President

A native of Shaker Heights, Brady now resides in University Heights. A self-described “possible work-a-holic”, Brady enjoys putting her all into her projects and also serves as Board Secretary of Coventry PEACE Campus. Growing up, Brady loved accompanying her artist mother to her studio and watching the artists create. A graduate of Fine Arts from Kent State, Brady looks forward to getting back to her painting and the prospect of learning from new artists.

Nicky Turco

Board Treasurer

Bio to come.

Rachel Williams

Board Secretary

Rachel was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, and has always had a passion and appreciation for the arts, and a great love for people. In addition to a background in advertising, Rachel also has a Masters in Library Information Science, with a specialty in image database management. As ARTFUL grows, her knowledge in this area will be a wonderful bonus! Rachel now resides in Akron with her husband and two children, but maintains an active social and working life in the Heights area.

Sarah Curry

Board Member

Sarah Curry was born and raised in Cleveland, graduated from Shaker Heights High School and received her B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute with a major in Illustration. She has been teaching art to high school students at Brush Highschool for sixteen years. Ms. Curry works in a wide variety of styles and her personal work narrative revolves around storytelling that addresses women’s roles in society. Curry’s work has been exhibited at dozens of galleries both locally and nationally.

David King

Board Member

David King was born in Stow, Ohio and currently lives in Cleveland Heights. He received his MFA in Painting from Kent State University. He retired in 2014 from teaching high school art for thirty years. He has been an Advanced Placement Reader for over a decade and is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University in the Art Education Department. Mr. King’s work has evolved to a contemporary style and has been exhibited in  galleries and businesses both locally and nationally.

Eric Mundson

Board Member

Bio to come.

Ann Koslow

Board Member

Bio to come.

Darius Steward

Board Member

Bio to come.

Robin VanLear

Board Member

Bio to come.

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