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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

I received my Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and studied at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. I moved to Cudahy 5 years ago & became involved in the community. I was appointed to the Cudahy Design Review Board 2 years ago.


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.

Willey is a lecturer in Creative Technologies at UW-Milwaukee, where he teaches 3D modeling, game engines, and creativity within extended reality. He is also the Founding Director of the Immersive Media Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Willey is also an Adobe Education Leader.

Willey 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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