William M. Denihan - The Art Of A Change Agent

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Date: Thursday May 26, 2022 | 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Thomas F. Campbell, Ph.D. Exhibition Gallery
Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

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About This Event

denihanWilliam Denihan, a friend of the Levin College of Urban Affairs and Cleveland State University (CSU), passed away on May 23rd.  Bill served as a change agent during his long career in public service, serving the City of Cleveland (Public Service Director, Director of Public Safety, and acting Chief of Police); the State of Ohio (Director of Highway Safety the Ohio Highway Patrol and Bureau of Motor Vehicles); and for Cuyahoga County (Executive Director of Children and Family Services, Executive Director of the Mental Health Board, the CEO of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.)

A lesser-known part of Bill’s legacy was his passion for painting. A self-instructed artist, Bill painted with acrylics. He loved the quick drying time and the ability to use water to transform the medium-thin as watercolor -or thick as cement. His paintings, often part impressionistic part realism, captured his love of Cleveland-y and the people that make it special.

Join Levin College for an artistic reception celebrating the life of Bill Denihan and Showcasing a collection of his art.