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About Us

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Joan Houlehen

After 30 years in the art industry, I co-founded the Cudahy Art Coalition, LLC, in order to provide scholarships for students interested in the visual and performing arts. I was born and raised in Cudahy, Wisconsin, and am active in civic affairs. 

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Tonia Klein

Tonia received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and studied at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. She moved to Cudahy eight years ago & became involved in the community. She was appointed to the Cudahy Design Review Board four years ago. She co-founded this organization with Joan Houlehen in order to give back to the community. She currently works for Adobe as the K-12 Education Community Operations Manager.


Christopher Willey

Chris Willey (he/him) is the Director of Technology for the Islands of Brilliance, a non-profit focused on changing the perception of individuals living with Autism through creativity. Willey is also an Adobe Education Leader. Willey has had a career as a lecturer at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, where he founded the Creative Technologies program and taught digital art. Willey also Founded the Immersive Media Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Willey attended the .dschool at Stanford University, earned a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

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