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Exhibitions

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS, ETC.

Opening November 30, 2018 Reclaimed: Environmental Art Today. At the Box Gallery, Akron. My film with Hope Schultz and Lisa Miralia, Earth Prayer, will be part of this show.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

January or February 2019. The 16th Annual Standing Rock International Short Film Festival at the Kent Stage. For more info: http://www.standingrock.net/Film.html.

2019. TBA. Video Fall-Out: Imagine. 20 video installations by 20 artists. Sponsored by Independent Pictures. More info to come soon.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS, ETC.

2018. The Pith and the Sleep continues. Opening at Doubting Thomas with Matt Kiroff sound designs. Two video projections. Video of Performance: Pathologies from The Pith and the Sleep

2018 Dia de Muertos. Altars at the Icon Church at Cleveland Pubic Theatre. I created an "Altar of the Lost Artists" to honor artist friends who have passed.

2018. Fire Fish Festival. September 2018.

2018. Rooms to Let. July 2018.

2018. CAN Triennial Cinex Film Series curated by Rian Brown Orso. W.78 Studios. For more info: CAN

2018. CAN Triennial Cinex Film Series curated by Robert Banks. W.78 Studios. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249670269140758/

2018. Standing Rock International Short Film Festival. At the Kent Stage, Main St, Kent, Ohio. Films from all over the world in competition followed by two artists highlighted from last year. Last act will be a new dance film by Cynthia Penter with live on stage dance by Hope Schultz and sound by Lisa Miralia.

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Off The Wall Members Showcase. Cleveland Print Room.

2017. Photographer, Spaces Benefit, Spaces in Wonderland.

2017. Fire Fish Festival. Invited to create a special video installation about the year in its' seasons. A two day event.

2017. We are Artful. Heights Arts. One of 10 artists featured at the show of artists with studios at the Coventry School.

2017. A self portrait in The Artist Trust, part of Constant as the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, highlighting regional artists living and producing in Cuyahoga County.

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. Rooms to Let, Slavic Village. Participating artist in one of five houses in the Slavic Village neighborhood changed by area artists. flickr Rooms to Let 2015

2017. Elementals:Fire and Water, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls.

2017. Standing Rock International Shorts Festival. Kent, Ohio.

2016. Westward Ho: Great Expectations, Spaces Annual Benefit. Silent Auction and 12 x 12. I also photographed the benefit. Westward Ho by C.Penter

2016, 2015. FireFish Festival, Lorain, Ohio. Asterisk on Broadway @FireFish. 20 some artists exhibit art and installations, curated by Dana Depew and Scott Pickering. FireFish Fest on Facebook

2015/2016. Roy Bigler Memorial Art Exhibit, "Good Things to Life." A show of art by Roy Bigler and friends. Roy was the gallery coordinator at CCC Gallery East up to his death last year. Cuyahoga Community College Gallery East. Through January, 2016. Roy Bigler Memorial Exhibit

2015. Guide to the Galaxies, Spaces Annual Benefit. Silent Auction and 12 x 12. I also photographed the benefit. Guide to the Galaxies

2016, 2015. Photo Now, a photography show organized by the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. Cuyahoga Community College Gallery East. Photo Now in Cool Cleveland

2014. Panelist for 2015 grants Ohio Arts Council Media Arts panel. Columbus Ohio.

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS PRODUCED, ORGANIZED, CURATED BY CYNTHIA PENTER

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015. Director of the Standing Rock International Shorts Festival, held annually at the end of January at the Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio. Standing Rock International Shorts Festival

2014. Curated a special program of local music videos for the Standing Rock International Shorts Festival, and showed an edited version of my film, Flower Power, with a live music accompaniment by Richie Kindler on sitar and Cliff Syder on flute. Standing Rock Film Fest 2015

2014. Films by Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artists Olivia Mihaltianu of Romania and Huda Lutfi of Egypt, plus a dozen Cleveland-area filmmakers. Curated by Cynthia Penter assisted by Shari Wilkins and Robert Banks. Cleveland Print Room

2013. Video Fall-Out: Dreams of the Past, Delusions of the Present, Visions of the Future, a show of 22 video installations at Loren Naji Studio Gallery. Sponsored by Independent Pictures.

2011. Video Fall-Out: The Music, a show of 22 video installations at the Bank on Waterloo. Sponsored by Arts Collinwood and Indie Pictures.

2010. Rock That Spot, a video installation of music videos made in N.E.Ohio by 12 artists at the Ingenuity Festival of Arts & Technology.

2010. Referential: Homage. Montage. Sabotage. At Asterisk Gallery, Tremont, 30 artists making installation art about art.

1999-2001. Ohio Independent Film Festival. Curated special themed programs of shorts, including 2001 Processing Imagination and, 2000 Films about Youth, and 1999 Motion Pictures.

1995. Crudarama. Films by students and invited guests on a theme. Kent State University School of Art.

1994. The Artist Speaks. Artists as Activists. Kent State University School of Art.

SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS

2014. Members Show, Cleveland Print Room. Work for sale.

2014. Photographer for the recent SPACES Benefit: Optical Delusions. View my photos from the benefit at: Benefit 2014-Cynthia Penter

2014. Participating artist in 12" x12", during Optical Delusions, a benefit for SPACES artist collective, Cleveland, O.

2014. Participating photographer in Cleveland Print Room Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Mahall's, Lakewood. Cleveland Print Room

2014. Western Reserve Open Photography Competition. Two pieces in show, chosen by Diane Waggoner, Associate Curator, Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Western Reserve Photo Competition

2014. Flower Power. A show of flower and flower related photographs, by Daiv Whaley, Deborah Pinter, and Cynthia Penter. Also included were a video by Penter, a floral sculpture by Moe Dixon, and a Digital Display of flower photos from an Open Call-to-Artists. Maria Neil Art Project

2014. Rooms to Let, Slavic Village. Participating artist in one of three houses in the Slavic Village neighborhood changed by area artists. Rooms to Let, Slavic Village

2014. Hidden Mother. Group show of photographs on a theme. Cleveland Print Room. Hidden Mother

2013. Photographer, Spaces Benefit, Disco Da Da Dreamscape. View my photos from last year's benefit at: Check out images from last year's party!

2013. Participating artist in 12" x12", during Disco DaDa Dreamscapes, a benefit for SPACES artist collective, Cleveland, O.

2013. Cleveland Print Room Members Show.

2013. Beyond the Brook at the Shaker Nature Center. A group photography show curated by Daniel Levin. Doan Brook Images of an Urban Watershed

2013. Western Reserve Open Photography Competition. Curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, CMA. @ the Beachwood Branch C.C.P.Library.

2013. Unaltered Images. Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Oh. Group photography show curated by Bill Pappas. Valley Art Center

2013. May Show. Annual juried exhibition at Lakeland Community College.

2013. 20 Years of Tremont, participating artist to celebrate the Art Walk anniversary.

2013. Video Fall-Out, curator, organizer, and artist in a show of 22 video installations at Loren Naji Studio Gallery. Sponsored by Independent Pictures.

2013. Homage to the Beachland, video installation. Space: Rock gallery Collinwood.

2012. Object of Beauty, Photo&Video exhibition with Michelle Murphy @ the Brandt Gallery. OoB Brandt2013

2012. Full Circle, installation video at West 78 St. Galleries

2011, 2006,2003,1999. 48 Hours of Making Art. Lake Erie College. A collaboration with a group of artists to create, document, and exhibit work.

2011. Video Fall-Out, curator, organizer, and artist in a show of 22 video installations at the Bank on Waterloo. Sponsored by Arts Collinwood and Indie Pictures.

2011,2005,2004. Pandemonium -annual fundraising benefit at Cleveland Public Theater (CPT): Amuse Me, Addicted to Love, and Ticket to Hell: Dante'. Video installations.

2011. Brandt 21, invited to display photographs in a retrospective show with work at both the Brandt Gallery and Mastroianni Photography and Arts.

2010. Participation in Lake Effect, a show of 12 photographers at Heights Arts.

2010. Community Through the Arts One person show of video installations and photographs at Hiram College.

2010, 2005, 2003. Photographs included in the Power of Women, a benefit auction/ exhibition of photographs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland.

2010. Curator, organizer, and participating artist in Rock That Spot, a video installation with 12 artists at the Ingenuity Festival of Arts & Technology.

2010. Referential: Homage. Montage. Sabotage. Curator and exhibited in video art show at Asterisk Gallery, Tremont involving 30 artists making installation art.

2009. Faculty Art Show, Combined Eastern, Metro, and Western campuses Eastern Art Gallery, Cuyahoga Community College.

2009. Frigidart, an exhibition of works using recycled refrigerator doors. Asterisk Gallery, Tremont.

2009. Illuminating the Past, video installation, Detroit Superior Bridge Project.

2009. Temporality: Spirit of the Earth. One person video and photo installation, Brandt Gallery, Tremont.

2008. Faculty Show, Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus.

2008,2007,2006. Faculty Show, Cleveland Institute of Art.

2005. Memento Mori, an anti war exhibition at the Cleveland State University School of Art Gallery. A two piece video installation, "A Hollywood Dialectic."

2005. Participating photographer in benefit auction for Ohio Citizen's Action.

2002. "Secrets of Knot Tying," a video installation included in Scouts, a show of art works around the theme of scouting at Newsense Enterprises, Lakewood, Ohio.

2002. "Goddess in a Box," a video installation included in The Divine Feminine, of women and spirituality, Open Space Gallery, Kent, and at the Artcade.

1998. Digital photos in Animus/Anima, North Water Street Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

1991-1996. Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, School of Art, Kent State University.

1989. Inclusion in Retrospective/Introspection, 10-year survey of Ohio Arts Council's Aid to Individual Artists Program, Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

1989. The Focused Eye exhibition, Ft. Hayes Metro Center Gallery, Columbus, O.

1988. Details of a Voyage, a one-person exhibition of photography, Kent State University Student Center Gallery.

Selected Screenings

2001 -2016. Standing Rock International Short Film & Video Festival.

2014. Screening of Quilt Square for Diane. A nite of films by Creative Fusion artists and Cleveland-area filmmakers who studied with Richard Myers. Cleveland Print Room

2011. Prospect and Refuge, Cleveland Public Theatre, DanceWorks series and at Allegheny College. Produced 5 short video pieces in collaboration with the group, Antaeus Dance.

2010. Cleave/Verge collaboration with Antaeus Dance, CPT DanceWorks series.

2010. Winter Play, a film commissioned by SRCA and screened with live music by Brad Bolton at the Standing Rock International Short Film & Video Festival.

2009. Film screened at Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology, Cleveland.

2002. Summer Shorts on the Plaza, a week-long screening of my film and video work on the Jumbotron screens at Playhouse Square sponsored by Adelphia / OIFF.

1999-2001. Ohio Independent Film Festival. I curated special themed programs of shorts.

1988. Amnesty International Film and Video Exhibition, Moscow, Russia.

1986. ILIS International Women's Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, screening.

1981-1983. Preview / STV (Channel 61), Cleveland, Boston, Dallas, broadcasts.

1982. Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, honorable mention film.

1982. Cincinnati Arts Festival, screening.

1981, 1982. Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, screening.

1981. Cleveland International Film Festival, First prize, Ohio Film Competition.