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Posted 4.23.07

The Weatherhead School of Management, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), hosted a panel session on May 10 to discuss art and business. 

MOCA is a unique and dynamic place for the visual art of our time. They challenge, inspire, and teach a wide range of audiences. MOCA's purpose is to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and exploration through exhibitions, publications, and education and outreach programs. In fulfilling its mission, MOCA strives to enrich the cultural life of the community by bringing the latest and most important developments in contemporary art to Northeast Ohio.

On the cutting edge of art and business, MOCA collaborated with the Weatherhead School on a panel discussion that provided a venue for students, alumni, donors and professionals in business, on contemporary and visual art. Panelists explored the dynamics of an emerging artist's career and discussed the discovery of how the art business works. Featured panelists included:

Toby Lewis
Toby Devan Lewis is a philanthropist, art collector, author and curator. Over more than 20 years, Lewis amassed a collection of artworks by emerging artists for Progressive Corporation, the nation's third largest auto insurer. This collection now numbers more than 6,300 works and has been rated as one of the country's top collections by Art and Auction magazine.

Ron Puzutti
Ron Puzutti is a champion of the arts having served as a trustee for the Columbus Museum of Art, trustee of the Wexner Center for the Arts, chair of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Board and chair of the Ohio Arts and Sports Facilities Commission. He also served as chair of the board of trustees at Kent State University.

Carla Chammas
Carla is cofounder of CRG Gallery. She has extensive professional and academic experience in contemporary art and also has worked for major galleries in both the U.S. and Europe. She has established a worldwide reputation in both the primary and secondary art markets.

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