Remaining Themselves: The 75th CIA Student Independent Exhibition

The 75th annual CIA Student Independent Exhibition is of unusual interest, not just for all the perennial art and education reasons, but also as creative testimony to the deep impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and on artists generally. Organized by a student committee, the works on view were selected by a group of artist/educator jurors recruited from around […]

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CIA Faculty’s Community-focused Projects Have Impact in and out of the Classroom

The Cleveland Institute of Art’s world-renowned faculty are known for the difference they make in the classroom teaching and mentoring future generations of artists and designers. But their work at CIA represents only one facet of their creativity and ingenuity. They’re also highly-accomplished working artists, and their personal practices often involve projects in which community engagement is central. Interaction, connection, […]

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CIA’s Mission: Keep the Learning on Track

The Cleveland Institute of Art has always touted the problem-solving skills of its artists and designers. Coronavirus gave the CIA community a dramatic chance to prove it. When the virus first hit Ohio in March, state restrictions on public gatherings affected everything from the education of its bachelor’s degree students to delivery of continuing education and Cinematheque films in the […]

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A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Grad Examined in Reinberger Gallery’s T ITL E TB D

Ask someone to describe the life of an artist and you’re likely to get one of two accounts: a starving artist who ekes out a living by sacrificing everything, or a cosmopolitan artist living and working amid an embarrassment of big-city riches. Both extremes are rooted more in fantasy than fact. The reality is that there’s a vast middle ground. […]

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New School Year, New Faculty Work

It’s one of the unofficial markers of the start of the new academic year: the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Faculty Exhibition. The 2019 show opens Thursday, August 29, and remains on view in Reinberger Gallery through October 6. “It’s equal parts a welcome-to-CIA tradition and an extraordinary overview of recent work by our current faculty,” said Nikki Woods, director of […]

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Joking the unspeakable: No More Tears at Survival Kit

No More Tears is an exciting showcase both of local artists and an emerging curatorial talent. The show, closing this upcoming Friday, was the first show assembled for Survival Kit by Anna Tararova.  Tararova works as Gallery and Artists Opportunities Coordinator at the Morgan Conservatory. She is also a print artist who has completed fellowships at Paper Circle and Columbia […]

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Timothy Callaghan discusses place, process, and his life as an artist

It’s autumn in Timothy Callaghan’s temporary studio at The Madison apartment building in Glenville. Afternoon sun illuminates a wall filled with walnut-ink streetscape studies. Around the apartment, Callaghan also has hung gouache paintings depicting scenes from the surrounding neighborhood. A large sketchbook contains the beginnings of future paintings; tubes of acrylic gouache hint at how they’ll be finished. Callaghan grew […]

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