Our Team - Staff

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Annie Roth.

Annie Roth-Zang

Faculty
Staff
Department
Art Lab

Annie Roth is a painter and illustrator at heart, but is happy to explore a variety of mediums.  Her work varies from large scale paintings on wood panels, to small illustrations for greeting cards and wedding stationary.  Annie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture, and Planing program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She has participated in both local and national art shows, and has a coloring book featured in the permanent collection of the Chattanooga Public Library's zine library. 

Annie has been involved in various Cincinnati based art organizations including membership in Broadhope Art Collective, interning at Homemeadow Song Farm, and consigning art through Robot Inside and Rock, Paper, Scissors, and instructing painting parties at Painting with a Twist.  She has also participated in local craft fairs such as Luminocity, Crafty Supermarket, and Craft Menagerie.

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Cathy Cordes

Cathy Cordes

Faculty
Staff
Volunteer
Department
Music
Instrument or Specialty
Family Music
Musik Kids
Preschool Music
Position
Office Manager
Committees
Marketing/Communications Committee

Cathy graduated from Shenandoah University with a BM in French Horn Performance in 1997. She and her husband Walt moved to Wyoming in 2006 to be closer to family. A mom to 4 girls, Cathy and her children took our Musikgarten class in 2006, and she started teaching several Family Music classes and Preschool classes with Ms. Mary in January 2015. She is currently the Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, and the Registrar/Office Manager here at The Center.

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Lainey Schwaner

Lainey Schwaner

Faculty
Staff
Department
Art Lab
Position
Intern

Lainey Schwaner is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She has lived and worked in Cincinnati since 2017. She is set to graduate with her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati in the spring of 2022. Her current art practice focuses on printmaking and performance art. Her work aims to create a visual representation of memory, and is influenced by the things she sees, feels, and experiences. Interaction with the world around her is vital to making her work, as it is reflective of her life and experiences. 

Schwaner’s work has been featured in shows, including at PIQUE gallery’s 24-hour Perform-A-Thon at  the close of This Time Tomorrow, Basketshop Gallery’s Transmission 21: Circut Bending Event, and Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s National Juried Printmaking Exhibition: Aspiring Artists Debut. Schwaner’s involvement in arts organizations includes working as a Gallery Assistant at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. She also runs an online art gallery, Alternative Gallery Space, and is working on forming an artist collective with like minded artists local to Cincinnati.