Molding the future in CIA Ceramics

The typical high school art class tends to offer limited experience with clay. “You make a cheeseburger, you make a dragon, you make a girl with really, really big eyes, and then you say I love ceramics,” says Seth Nagelberg, chair of Ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Yes, students do tend to love it—even when they know only […]

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Creative Fusion: Cleveland Institute of Art – Yasniel Valdes (Havana) & Matthew Hollern (Cleveland)

El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Traveling Talent When Matthew Hollern visited La Havana with Creative Fusion to scout for a talented visiting artist at CIA Jewelry Department, he had some candidates in mind. The one that really impressed him was Yasniel Valdes, not only for his artistic sense and quality of craft, but also for a formal […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Cleveland Institute of Art: Yasniel Valdes (Havana), Matthew Hollern, (Cleveland)

El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Before focusing his work on jewelry, and being recognized for it with prizes and prestigious mentorship by both commercial-savvy artisans and conceptual designers, Cuban Yasniel Valdes developed his craft in fashion and art installations. Valdes fabricates beauty in a border area between creation and financial investment, marrying practical instances with esthetically thought-through […]

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CIA illustrator Groman makes monstrously creative career

When illustrator and CIA instructor James Groman (’86) was creating designer monsters for the Cleveland Institute of Art’s annual recruitment posters, he reined in his estimable gifts for the grotesque and pulled out the winsome instead. In the first of three Groman edition posters for CIA, a hopeful-looking young student is flanked by a menagerie with almost Muppetlike appeal: A […]

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Cuba, Cleveland and the Arts: An Import-Export Relationship

“As a former US diplomat, I can tell you that there is not a country in the world, rich or poor, that you can’t learn something from.” That’s Ronn Richard, president of the Cleveland Foundation, speaking of the Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program, and specifically its focus on Cuba this Spring. This week, a delegation of Cleveland nonprofit […]

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CIA’s Bruce Checefsky is your wry art tour guide in Gallery Guy

Art galleries: They can be settings for divine experience and transportive beauty. And they can be showcases for donkeys and donkey doo. What to make of such contradictions? That’s a question for Bruce Checefsky. The director of Reinberger Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art is the host of “Gallery Guy,” a short-video series highlighting artists and exhibitions. The episodes […]

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