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THE MEDIUM ISN’T THE MESSAGE One of Mari Hulick’s first decisions as a newly appointed department head in 2004 was to change the name of her department. Out went Graphic Design; in came Communication Design and with it, a new approach to the discipline. “I’m very passionate about this. We need to clarify what our profession is about. It is about communicating ideas,” said Hulick. “The word ‘graphic’ limits the field to print and we do so much more than design for print. We’re rooted in print and print will never go away, but we also design for the web, cell phones and all sorts of PDAs (personal digital assistants); we design trailers and title sequences for movies and television; we design signage and way-finding systems. . . Anywhere you see words and symbols, you’ve got communication design.” For Hulick and her faculty colleagues, design is strategy, independent of the medium used. “I tell my students that if The New York Times said tomorrow ‘Forget print, forget the web; information is going to be conveyed through holograms,’ we would teach communication design for holograms. Design is not about media; it’s about a strategic approach to a problem.” That said, the Communication Design Department still offers a design production class, which includes field trips nearly every other week to printing companies, photography labs and design studios. And students still learn to use a traditional letterpress, offset press and bindery, so they will appreciate the tactility of print on paper and the tradition from which their field evolved.
“Design is not about media; it’s about a strategic approach to a problem.”
TOP: A BOOK DESIGNED BY COMMUNICATION DESIGN GRADUATE BOBBIE FOX ’07
ABOVE: COMMUNICATION DESIGN DEPARTMENT HEAD MARI HULICK DISCUSSES A PROJECT WITH ANTHONY ZART ’08
RIGHT: A SELF PROMOTIONAL PIECE BY ALEX JUNG ’09
Hulick likes to nudge students to think far outside the box — or off the page — about ways to communicate ideas. For instance, last fall her Contemporary Design Studio class experimented publicly with non-traditional means of graphic communication. One student spelled out the word HUNGER in pieces of Wonder Bread™ on a campus lawn; another suspended clear plastic letters Continued on page 2
Communication Design at CIA: Strategy First, Media Second
Medium Isn’t Message Continued from page 1 from a tree to sparkle in the sun, drift in the wind and spell the word DAYDREAM. From that highly conceptual and creative project, they moved to a very practical way-finding assignment in the Institute’s Gund Building, where they proposed creating a more welcoming atmosphere at the entrances and improving visitors’ ability to navigate through the building.
“We’re really looking at what we want the visitor to see and feel when they walk through our front doors. We’re trying to make the place feel more welcoming,” said Anthony Zart ’08. That is exactly the “user-focus” Hulick is trying to instill and is a common thread the Communication Design curriculum shares with the curricula in both the Industrial Design and Interior Design departments.
User Focus is Key “The three questions design professionals ask every day are: what is the project; who is it for; and what do I want them to feel. The emotional experience of the user is what matters,” Hulick said. That’s a big change, she notes, moving away from being strictly wedded to a medium and a set of skills and instead espousing a way of thinking. “If a prospective student is vacillating between business school and communication design, I want that student,” she said. “That’s the kind of thinking we need.” Hulick notes that successful graphic designers collaborate with their clients, often working in teams to strategize and create the best solution or set of solutions for a communication problem, whether the answers are found in print or other media. TOP: PROFESSOR GENE PAWLOWSKI ’65 AND HIS STUDENTS REVIEW A STUDENT PROJECT PRODUCED ON A DIGITAL PRINTER AT GREAT LAKES INTEGRATED
ABOVE: SCREEN CAPTURE OF WWW.HESSLAND.COM DESIGNED BY COMMUNICATION DESIGN GRADUATE JEREMIAH BONCHA ’06
RIGHT: “INFORMATION DESIGN,” BY KARA MASON ’09
The tools of graphic design changed almost overnight with the introduction of MacIntosh desktop computers in the 1980s. Professor Gene Pawlowski ’65, remembers the Institute’s graphic design faculty embraced the change, becoming the first academic department on campus to have computers. “I think we even had computers before the business office because we knew it was going to be a really good thing,” recalled Pawlowski, who has been teaching at the Institute since 1966. Today, students spend most of the first two months of the introductory Design for Communications course exploring their “toolbox:” typography, images and key software programs including Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign® and Flash®. Hulick has also added the web design courses, Graphic User Interface and Information Architecture, to the curriculum. “We’re about design, including web design. We view it as a strategic approach to a problem. What is exciting about being at The Cleveland Institute of Art is that we have the ability to work closely with digital media artists from the T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts Department, where they focus on animation, video game design, sound and film.”
Where do Communication Designers Work? Before graduation, Communication Design majors compete for internships locally and regionally at design firms such as Nesnadny + Schwartz , The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere. Anna Robertson ’09, completed an internship at MOCA last fall, designing a press kit, flyers and museum store gift certificates. She said the experience reinforced her choice of majors. “I chose communication design because it’s a very practical field, but I’m still doing art, which is what I love. I know I can get a job and still make something beautiful.” After graduation, Institute students are indeed consistently landing good jobs. Nicholas Latkovic ’06 is among a growing number of communication designers working exclusively in interactive design. He works for a Chicago firm that counts Sears among its top clients. “I don’t think I’d be in Chicago right now if it weren’t for The Cleveland Institute of Art,” he said. “I learned how to present myself well in my work and in articulating about my work. The whole critique experience at CIA helped me to become a better speaker whether I’m just talking with someone over coffee or presenting my portfolio in a job interview.” Kai-Wei Hsieh ’07 is a junior graphic designer at The Art of Beauty, which manufactures products for salons and spas. She calls on a range of skills honed at CIA to design publications, packaging, brand logos and various collateral materials. “I’m so glad I graduated from CIA. I really learned a lot from my professors,” she said. Many other graduates design publications, including books and magazines; others design way-finding systems or collateral materials, such as posters, postcards, brochures or even product packaging; still others work in broadcast graphics, designing trailers or title sequences for television or movies. Fewer than 10 percent of graphic designers are in advertising, according to Hulick. “What’s really taking off as a separate field of study is information design, or taking dense information and giving it a graphic application so people can understand it. It’s not just graphs and charts; it’s creatively conveying complex information and sometimes it’s absolutely gorgeous,” she said.
THIS PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM: FROM AN ASSIGNMENT TITLED "HOMAGE TO A DESIGNER," STUDENTS CREATED BOOKS THAT SHOWCASE AND CONCEPTUALLY RELATE TO THE WORK OF A LEADING DESIGNER OR FIRM. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: “CAHAN DESIGNS” BY ERIN PILAWSKI ’10, “DUFFY & PARTNERS” BY DIANA PERAITA ’10, “MICHAEL BEIRUT (SMART, BOLD)” BY LIZ COHEN ’10, “CARIN GOLDBERG“ BY DAN SCHNEAR ’10, “LITTLE JACKET” BY KATIE PARLAND ’10
KAI-WEI HSIEH ’07 PRODUCED THIS DESIGN TO
Faculty Walk the Walk As in the Institute’s other academic departments, the faculty in Communication Design are all professionals, active in the field. Pawlowski, who works chiefly in book design, said continuing to practice is “critical” to his ability to teach. “Students will recognize it if you are not relevant. If they are questioning either your abilities or your knowledge, then you don’t belong here. I’m sure they’ll tell me that when it happens,” he added with a smile. The adjunct faculty members teaching in Communication Design this semester are Steve Lageson, art director for Wyse Advertising; Lizzy Lee, senior designer at the Cleveland Museum of Art; Michael Lehto, MFA ’07 informational and interactive designer; Christopher Ramsay, principal, Ramsay Creative; and Danielle Rini Uva, senior designer at MOCA. “We have great faculty. . . we’ve got some of the leading communication designers in Cleveland now teaching at our school,” Hulick said.
“Anywhere you see words and symbols, you’ve got communication design.”
PROMOTE CLEVELAND’S INGENUITY FESTIVAL
“DAYDREAM” BY NICHOLAS BEDELL ’08 AND DANIEL SCHNEAR ’10
KACALIEFF LECTURE SERIES, PUBLIC ART PROJECT, SYMPOSIUM BRING ART AND IDEAS TO CLEVELAND
“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.” James Baldwin
rt will have people talking in Cleveland in the coming months when The Cleveland Institute of Art presents three thought-provoking offerings: a visiting artist’s public art project, a liberal arts symposium and the Kacalieff Lecture Series.
Carl Pope Reveals “The Mind of Cleveland” The Institute’s Liberal Arts Environment, together with the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, commissioned Indiana-based conceptual artist Carl Pope to create a public art project meant to spark a productive community conversation about the future of Cleveland. Pope began his project, “The Mind of Cleveland,” with a website and public presentations to gather thoughts from Northeast Ohioans about their hopes for the region, their ideas about the challenges we face and their visions for Greater Cleveland’s future. He is crafting these ideas into letterpress posters and public billboards to help stimulate further discussion. “This is an opportunity for the community to hold a mirror to itself, ponder its realities, its challenges and its potential for change,” said Pope. “This is a conceptual town meeting where everyone has the opportunity to be heard.” Forty billboards and several downtown Cleveland kiosk posters will be installed in March and April. Pope’s
posters will be featured in an exhibition on view in the Institute’s Reinberger Galleries from March 27 until May 3. Pope, who is a visiting fellow at CIA and CWRU this year, is committed to using art as a productive catalyst for social engagement and dialogue. His previous public art projects in New York, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Hartford received critical acclaim and funding from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pope’s project in Cleveland is sponsored by the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities at CWRU, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and has received additional support from Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library and Councilman Joe Cimperman, Cleveland, Ward 13.
Liberal Arts Conference to Explore “CityScapes” The Institute and CWRU’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will co-host a scholarly conference, “Cityscapes,” March 27–30, to explore the intersections among the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Author and New York University Professor Nicholas Mirzeoff will be the keynote speaker. His books include Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture, The Visual Culture Reader and Bodyscape: Art, Modernity and the Ideal Figure. The conference considers “the city” as a physical, political, economic, and social entity that is at once a real and imagined place which has inspired and continues to inform some of the most important work in the humanities. Lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be listed on www.cia.edu. Keynote for “CityScapes” funding generously provided by the Ohio Humanities Council.
Medal for Excellence
CIA PRESIDENT DAVID DEMING ’67 PRESENTED A SILVER MARTINI GLASS DESIGNED BY JEWELRY + METALS MAJOR JULIE BELFIORE ’08 TO TOBY DEVAN LEWIS AFTER AWARDING HER WITH THE INSTITUTE’S HIGHEST HONOR, THE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, AT THE ANNUAL CHARLES E. BURCHFIELD ’16 SOCIETY DINNER IN OCTOBER. LEWIS, A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SINCE 1991, SAID SHE WAS DELIGHTED BY THE HONOR, GIVEN IN RECOGNITION OF HER SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARTS.
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LEFT: CARL POPE TALKS ABOUT HIS
PUBLIC ART PROJECT WITH (LEFT TO RIGHT) PAINTING MAJORS SHOKO YAMAMURA ’08, JUSTIN MARTIN ’08
Scholastics, through February 2 — The 28th Annual Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition, on view in the Reinberger Galleries, showcases the creative achievement of the region’s junior high and high school students.
AND PETER TABOR ’10
SIE, February 15–March 15 — The 62nd Student Independent Exhibition opens with a reception Friday, February 15, from 6–9 pm. “Cutting edge” is an understatement for this annual exhibition which features work in a variety of media from CIA students of all years.
“CityScapes” Conference, March 27–30 — This academic symposium is co-sponsored by the Institute’s Liberal Arts Environment and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities of Case Western Reserve University. Lectures, to be announced, will be open to the public. “The Mind of Cleveland,” March 27–May 3 — Scheduled to coincide with “CityScapes,” this exhibition by conceptual artist Carl Pope will be on view in the Reinberger Galleries and opens with a public reception featuring a talk by NY-based author Nicholas Mirzeoff the evening of March 27.
Kacalieff Series Looks to the Future
april .E.M.I.T 2008, April 3 — The unbridled creativity of CIA students is unleashed on the big screen during this annual student film, video and animation festival presented by the T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Thursday, April 3, from 7–9 pm with party afterward. Admission is $8; Cinematheque members $6. CIA students, faculty & staff admitted free with CIA ID. High school and other college students also free with valid school ID. Spring Show, TBA — Look for an invitation to CIA’s annual Spring Show, which showcases the award-winning work of students in our Design Environment. Dinner by Design, TBA — An exhibition of the art of the table, designed by students in Jewelry + Metals, Ceramics, Glass, Enameling and other majors, will coincide with the Spring Show. Look for more information online at www.cia.edu/events. VAT Open Studios, TBA — Tour the studios of our students in the Visual Arts and Technologies Evironment (Painting, Sculpture, Fiber and Material Studies, Printmaking and Drawing).
“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: The Kacalieff Lecture Series 2007–2008,” will bring nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars to the Institute for a series of lectures this semester and next fall exploring innovative, creative ways of approaching the complex social, economic and cultural issues of our time and our future. “We are all too familiar with Macbeth’s nihilistic lament of tomorrow as the endless repetition of time and history. But what does tomorrow look like in today’s creative minds?” asked Julie Langsam, Motto chair, painting department head and director of the Louis D. Kacalieff Visiting Artists and Scholars Program. Presenters for this second biennial Kacalieff series will be announced later in the semester. The series is funded by an estate gift made by the late Dr. Louis D. Kacalieff, a respected child psychiatrist who was passionate about contemporary art and art education. Look for more details on the Kacalieff lectures and the liberal arts symposium on the Institute’s website and our e-newsletters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
Ceramics in Pittsburgh, March 19–22 — The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will hold its 42nd Annual Conference in Pittsburgh (www.nceca.net) and CIA ceramics alumni, faculty and former faculty will be featured in an exhibition curated by George Bowes ’84 and Deirdre Daw ’80 at the Borelli-Edwards Gallery in that city (www.borelli-edwardsfineart.com).
BFA Exhibitions, May 5–10 — View over 2,000 works of art and design by graduating CIA students in the Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts, Monday through Friday, 6:30–9 pm; Saturday, 9 am–5 pm. The BFA Reception will be held the evening of Friday, May 9. Design a Life: A Conference on Creativity and Health, May 16–17 — The Institute is partnering with Cleveland State University, the Cleveland Clinic and Euclid Hospital to present this national conference exploring the link between health and creativity. Featuring keynote speakers and hands-on workshops.
New hours for the Reinberger Galleries — 10 am–6 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon–6 pm Sundays; closed Mondays. The Institute distributes a monthly e-newsletter with announcements of exhibitions, events, public programs and other CIA news. To subscribe, please email email@example.com.
IF VIKTOR WAS YOUR INSTRUCTOR AT CIA … Massachusetts Museum calls for Testimonials, Works of Design for Spring 2008 Exhibition
This past October, students from every major and level had a chance to meet — and thank — the generous people behind their scholarships at the reception underwritten by Smith Barney
The Attleboro Arts Museum will celebrate
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Above: Robert J. Jergens ’60, pro-
the outstanding lifetime achievements of
fessor emeritus, with the students who currently benefit from
Viktor Schreckengost ’29 in an exhibition
scholarships he has established, (left to right) Megan John ’09,
this spring and is seeking work and testi-
Elizabeth Orchard ’10, Alexander Haines ’10, Jonathan Sommer ’10,
monials by his former students to include
Melissa Horner ’10 and Laura Jurkiewicz ’10.
in the show. “Viktor Schreckengost — Legacy Exhibition” will be on view at the museum from March 21 through May 16 and will feature 90 of Viktor's works, including paintings, ceramic sculptures and product designs. See www.attleboroartsmuseum.org. In honor of Viktor’s 70 years of teaching, the exhibition will include work by Viktor's Industrial Design students from 1939 to 1998. If you were a student of Viktor’s and would like to have work included in this exhibition, write a biographical statement and testimonial describing how Viktor inspired you as a student and what effect he had on your career. Forward your statements along with images of your work to curator (and 1965 CIA Industrial Design graduate) Chuck Tramontana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVERY DENNISON HONORS SIX STUDENTS IN ART COMPETITION Works Added to Company’s Permanent Collection
Six Cleveland Institute of Art students competed to win cash prizes from Avery Dennison Corporation, which sponsored a student art competition last semester. Seven awards — ranging from a $1,500 first prize to three honorable mentions of $250 — were presented and the winning pieces were professionally installed throughout the Fortune 500 company’s gleaming new 215,000-square-foot building in Mentor, Ohio. “The work that was submitted was very good and is evidence that the Institute is attracting some tremendous talent,” said Christian Simcic, an Avery Dennison vice president, in announcing the awards at the November ceremony. The winning works are not the first Cleveland Institute of Art pieces in the company’s permanent collection. Last year, Institute President David L. Deming ’67 sculpted a relief bust of company founder R. Stanton Avery, which is displayed at the company’s Mentor building. “We have a great deal of space to fill in our new office building and we have decided to have a heavy emphasis on local and regional artists,” said John Wurzberger, vice president and general manager. The company pledged to host a student art competition again next year and officials encouraged Institute students to again participate.
Deming told the gathering of company officials, Institute staff members, students, their families and friends, “Part of the mission of The Cleveland Institute of Art is to ensure that our students are connected to the rest of the community and that means providing opportunities for them to have their work exhibited and evaluated outside of the Institute. We are grateful to Avery Dennison for providing our students with just such an opportunity and we hope their employees enjoy the artwork now on view here.” Best known for its office products, Avery Dennison also manufactures self-adhesive materials; peel-andstick postage stamps; reflective highway safety products; labels for automotive, industrial and durable goods applications; specialty tapes and polymers. The company employs nearly 30,000 people in 57 countries and reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2006.
And the winners are…
First place in the student design competition went to film, video and photographic arts major Laura Bell ’08 for her photograph, “Lake Erie at Night” (above). Bell was surprised and delighted. “I think that sometimes as an art student it is hard to imagine your work having a life beyond a studio critique,” she said. “Knowing that my photograph will be part of so many people's daily lives is an incredible honor.”
Industrial design major Justin Gargasz ’09 won second place for an untitled oil painting. Third place went to painting major Nicholas Moenich ’08 for his painting, “Into the Void.” Communication design major Nick Adorni ’09 won fourth place for a sculptural work, “A Temporary Endpoint,” and honorable mention for a series of photographs of that piece titled “An Exploratory State.” Film, video and photographic arts major Jerry Birchfield ’09 won honorable mention for his photograph, “Wall.” Drawing major Erin Robinson ’08 won honorable mention for “The Travel,” a digital photograph she printed on handmade paper. ABOVE LEFT: AVERY DENNISON EXECUTIVES JOHN WURZBERGER (FAR LEFT) AND CHRISTIAN SIMCIC (FAR RIGHT) WITH (LEFT TO RIGHT) NICHOLAS MOENICH ’08, JERRY BIRCHFIELD ’09, LAURA BELL ’08, ERIN ROBINSON ’08, JUSTIN GARGASZ ’09, NICK ADORNI ’09 AND CIA PRESIDENT DAVID DEMING ’67
ABOVE RIGHT: “LAKE ERIE AT NIGHT,” AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPH BY LAURA BELL ’08
BUILDING A FURNACE, BUILDING SKILLS FOR LIFE AS GLASS ARTISTS
Glass majors added a new set of skills to their portfolios last semester when they built a •
new, high-tech glass furnace in a series of weekly all-hands-on workshops. “Glass artists often end up building their own furnaces,” said Professor and Glass Department Head Brent Kee Young. “By working together on this project, my students gained a better understanding of the equipment they rely on; so it was a very practical learning experience they would not get at most other schools.” Young has long encouraged his students to develop skills in maintaining the department’s furnaces; but actually building a furnace from scratch this year took that skillset to the next level. It wasn’t an unprecedented leap, however. Slate Grove ’06, helped build a furnace at the Corning Museum of Glass during his internship there in 2005. “One of the mainstays of studying in the CIA Craft Environment is learning how to function as an independent artist in the world, not just how to use the materials,” said Grove, who is now teaching glass at Urban Glass and 160 Glass, both in New York City. Glass major Uri Davillier ’08 is photographing the furnacebuilding project for a DVD that Young says will extend the learning experience to future years. Technical Assistant Chadd Lacy is spearheading the construction and design of the unit and coordinating the effort, which began three weeks into the fall semester and was scheduled to be complete by the start of the spring semester. The results: for the $20,000 cost of materials, the department now has a highly efficient new furnace worth $35,000 that should last six to 10 years; the students learned valuable skills; and, says Young, “There was some nice team building with this project.”
The Institute is one of only four member institutions of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design that offers a major in glass leading to a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree and has the distinction of being the only AICAD school in the Midwest with this degree. www.cia.edu/glass LEFT: PROFESSOR AND GLASS DEPARTMENT HEAD BRENT YOUNG DISCUSSES THE NEW FURNACE WITH GLASS MAJOR GILLIAN PRESTON ’09 AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANT CHADD LACY
Cleveland Foundation Hosts Series of Exhibitions Featuring Student Work
Call it a win-win-win situation: work by Cleveland Institute of Art students is featured in shows curated by art history graduate students from Case Western Reserve University and exhibited at the Cleveland Foundation’s downtown headquarters. “For our students, it’s valuable professional experience in that they have to meet a deadline, work with a curator, and allow this person whom they don’t know to create the context for an exhibition that includes their work,” said Saul Ostrow, chair, Visual Arts and Technologies Environment and interim head, Sculpture Department. The current exhibition, the fourth in a series that began in September 2006, is “Brave New World: Confronting the Unpredictable,” curated by Genny Boccardo-Dubey. “I really enjoyed working with the students and hearing about their goals for their work,” said Boccardo-Dubey, who is working on her master’s degree in art history and museum studies at CWRU. “The students were all very excited about participating.” The paintings, drawings and mixed-media works Boccardo-Dubey chose each incorporate elements of daily life in an exploration of modern culture and society’s reaction to an uncertain future. Featured artists are Mike Abarca ’09, Karl Anderson ’09, Amanda Cates ’09, Carla Fontecchio ’09, Nick Gulan ’09, Alex Katris ’09, Melissa Spainhourd ’08, Darius Steward ’08 and Jessica Wheelock ’08. “These students are gaining great exposure, in terms of who sees their work,” said Ostrow. He noted that at least one piece has sold from each of the three shows the Cleveland Foundation has organized to date. “We’re very grateful that the foundation recognizes that the quality of our students’ work is significant enough to showcase. It’s a reaffirmation of the good job our faculty does in preparing our students,” he said. For the Cleveland Foundation, these exhibitions, organized three times a year, are “a way of supporting emerging artists in the community and, at the same time, furthering the scholarship and practical experience of art history graduate students at Case Western Reserve University,” said Kathleen Cerveny ’69, the Foundation’s Program Director for Arts and Culture. “We’re not a gallery, so we don’t have pristine white walls or perfect lighting and we’re not open nights and weekends. But we do have a very significant number of community members coming through our offices every day,” Cerveny said. “It’s a very strong, equal partnership among all three institutions and we’re counting on this continuing as long as it continues to work for us and for the students,” she added. “Brave New World” will be on view weekdays between 8:30 am and 5 pm through February 15 at the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland. (www.clevelandfoundation.org) ABOVE: MELISSA SPAINHOURD ‘08, DARIUS STEWARD ‘08, CURATOR GENNY BACCARDODUBEY AND SPEAKING ABOUT HIS TRIPTYCH, "THE MINDER, THE SEARCHER, THE KILLER," MIKE ABARCA ’09
LEFT: “CITY REFLECTIONS” BY RYAN PATTISON ’07, FROM CIA’S WINTER 2007 CLEVELAND FOUNDATION EXHIBITION, “PROCESS IN ART”
“My education at The Cleveland Institute of Art was really terrific. I’m sure that’s why I was able to get a job in a commercial studio after graduation. It took real chutzpah, working in a man’s field; but they accepted me because of the quality
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raise the roof! Friends, Faculty and Alumni Raise the Roof — and Raise Funds — at 125th Anniversary Gala MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE HELPED RAISE THE ROOF. . . AND RAISE NEARLY $100,000 AT THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY GALA IN OCTOBER. HELD DOWNTOWN IN CLEVELAND’S HISTORIC OLD ARCADE, THE FESTIVE EVENT DREW AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD OF ALUMNI, FACULTY AND FRIENDS. AT RIGHT ARE EVENT CO-CHAIRS (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER MARSHA B. EVERETT ’81, HONORARY BOARD MEMBER JENNIE JONES AND BOARD MEMBER MADELEINE PARKER. ABOVE ARE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN GRADUATES AND CURRENT CHRYSLER DESIGNERS JOSEPH DEHNER ’88, ADAM RABINOWITZ ’06, CASEY SWANSEGER ’07, TODD RABINOWITZ ’02, SCOTT KRUGGER ’01, RYAN NAGODE ’03 AND NICHOLAS VARDIS ’99.
Hellos & Good-Byes Institute Welcomes Five New Members to its Board of Directors At its annual meeting in November, The Cleveland
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Institute of Art’s Board of Directors elected five new
members: Paul Clark, Joseph Dehner ’88, Robert
Glick, Rex Mason (who formerly served on the Advisory Board) and Laura Ospanik ’80. Re-elected to
the Board were Fran Belkin, Barbara Hawley, Sally
Hollington, Don Insul, Carey Spencer, Peter van Dijk and E. John Warner. Kirk Zehnder was elected to the
Board at the July meeting of the Board’s Executive
Committee. Gary Adams and Bruce Mavec were elect-
“FROM HERE TO INFINITY & THE BIG BANG,” the Institute’s 125th anniversary exhibition, was a retrospective show of alumni work presented at two venues last fall.
ed to the Institute’s Advisory Board, as were former
“From Here to Infinity,” in the Institute’s Reinberger Galleries, featured works by
Board members Gordon Anhold and Maxeen Flower
distinguished and established artists and was curated by Reinberger Galleries Director
’76. Harold Douthit and Eleanor McCoy moved from
Bruce Checefsky. “The Big Bang” featured works of painting, sculpture, photography,
the Board of Directors to the Honorary Board, in
digital art and installation by 36 emerging artists at SPACES on Cleveland’s near west
side and was curated by Painting Department Head Julie Langsam. Alumni artists gath-
recognition of their combined 60 years of service. The
ered at the show’s opening in September. From left, Julian Stanczak ’54, William Harper ’67,
Institute thanked Anne Ireland, who left the Board
John Paul Miller ’40, Viktor Schreckengost ’29 (seated), Richard Anuszkiewicz ’53,
after 14 years; George Dunn, who stepped down after
Alberta Cifolelli ’53 and CIA President David Deming ’67. Missed the show? Explore the interactive online catalog at www.infinity2bang.com.
nine years; and Werner Gliebe, who served on the Advisory Board for five years.
Submissions received after November 26, 2007 will be printed in the next issue.
ALUMNI Charles E. Burchfield* ’16 – was one of 54 alumni artists featured in the Institute’s 125th Anniversary exhibition, “From Here to Infinity & The Big Bang,” which was on view through September and October at the Institute and offsite at SPACES. Other featured artists included Clarence Holbrook Carter* ’27, Viktor Schreckengost ’29, Hughie Lee-Smith* ’38, John Paul Miller ’40, Richard Anuszkiewicz ’53, Alberta Cifolelli ’53, Julian Stanczak ’54, Ed Mieczkowski ’57, Robert Mangold ’60, Winifred Lutz ’65, William Harper ’67, Marc Brown ’69,Bruce Claxton ’71, Shelby Lee Adams ’74, April Gornik ’76, Laura Davis ’96, Ann Toebbe’ 97, Tom Vance ’97, Matthew Johnson ’98, Chris McLaughlin ’98, Donna Rogers ’98, Jeff Bechtel ’99, Libby Black ’99, Tim Callaghan ’99, Sarah Chuldenko ’99, Phil Lynam ’99, Ed Mullen ’99, Bill Newhouse ’99, Nathan Tersteeg ’99, Liz Mandeville ’00, Dana Schutz ’00, Charlotte Becket ’02, Lauren Bugaj* ’02, Michael Cirelli ’02, Robert Goodman ’02, Andrea Gaydos Landau ’02, Chris Landau ’02, Nancy Yusko ’02, Ben Grasso ’03, Joann Harrah ’03, Anna Lorich ’03, Jennifer Axner ’04, Lisa Ramsey ’04, Erika Neola ’05, Kelly Simpson ’05, Ryan Divita ’06, Mike Dotson ’06, Derek Gelvin ’06, Scott Goss ’06, Michelle Murphy ’06, Mark Reigelman ’06, and Stephanie Schwallie ’06. Faculty participants included President David L. Deming ’67. Paul Travis* ’17 – was featured in a solo exhibition this fall at Metropolitan Galleries in Cleveland. Clarence Holbrooke Carter* ’27 – see Burchfield ’16. Viktor Schreckengost ’29 – see Burchfield ’16. Hughie Lee-Smith* ’38 – see Burchfield ’16. Charles Louis Sallee Jr.* ’38 – was one of the artists included in “The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper,” an exhibition on view this October at The College of Wooster campus in Wooster, OH. In September, Sallee was inducted into the 2007 Hall of Fame at Karamu House. The Cleveland multi-cultural arts center is the nation’s oldest. John Paul Miller ’40 – see Burchfield ’16. Virginia Bub Moore ’41 – continues painting watercolor portraits and landscapes and recently had her work exhibited at both City Hall and the Kissimmee Art Center in Kissimmee, FL.
Ed Mieczkowski ’57 – see Burchfield ’16. George Zetzer ’57 – exhibited his paintings and sculptures this October at the Beachwood Community Art Center in Beachwood, OH. Joy Praznik Sweeney ’58 – was one of the artists featured in “Art on the Fly,” a multimedia show at Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Kirtland, OH. Mark Sudduth ’83 was also included in the exhibition. Robert Mangold ’60 – see Burchfield ’16. Rolfe Singerman ’60 – retired after 30 years as an art instructor for Harvey High School in the Painesville City School District in Ohio. While teaching there, he designed a photo lab for students to experiment with black and white film photography. He now produces digital landscape and architectural images of western Maryland, and recently had exhibitions at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD, and the Maryland Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD. He is currently working on a book portraying the historic architecture of Allegany County, MD. Fred Gutzeit ’62 – was one of the artists in “Original Sins,” an exhibition which was on view throughout November and December at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. George Roby ’63 – recently exhibited his sculptures and pottery in a group invitational clay exhibition at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH He also had a ceramic sculpture accepted in the regional juried sculpture exhibition at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, OH. Thomas William Jones ’64 – had a one-man show, “Winter Impressions,” in November, at the Portnoy Galleries in Carmel, CA.
Shelby Lee Adams ’74 – see Burchfield ’16. Lauretta Jones ’75 – had work included in the “12th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition opened in September and ran through December 21. Tom Aprile ’76 – had a one-man show at the UM Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. His work was also included in “The Ineffable Object,” an exhibition at The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University. David Pohl ’87 and Patsy Kline ’90 also had work included in the CSU show. Martin Boyle ’76 – had a solo exhibition of paintings at Kendall Gallery, Cape Cod, MA, in August. April Gornik ’76 – see Burchfield ’16. Denise Brunkus ’77 – has been chosen to illustrate a children’s book that is a collaborative project between First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush. The book, which is currently untitled, will be published in the spring of 2008, and the proceeds will be donated to two educational programs. Richard Heipp ’77 – exhibited his work in a solo show at the Duncan Gallery of Art at Stetson University in DeLand, FL, in September and October. He was also commissioned to create a public art installation by Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Barbara Klar ’78 – held her six-week jewelry wax carving class and one-day found object jewelry workshop in October in Marbletown, NY. In addition, her latest creations were included in “Art by the Foot,” an exhibition in September at the BE Gallery in High Falls, NY. Babs Reingold ’78 – has work included in “The Feminine Mystique,” an exhibition on view at the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, NJ, through February. Riva Siegal ’79 – currently teaches high school chemistry in El Paso, TX.
Deborah Teas Lass ’64 – her watercolor Linda Arbuckle ’81 – was one of the featured “Fish I” was recently acquired by the Muskegon artists in “Eat With Your Eyes,” an exhibition Museum of Art in Muskegon, MI, for their perat the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, manent collection. MN, in October. Greg Pitts ’83, Bob Bruch ’94 and Pete Scherzer ’95 also had work included Charlotte Lees ’65 – served as a judge for in the exhibition. the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibition in August. Lees has her own galleries in Akron Loretta Eby ’81 – and her husband own Hot and Columbus, as well as one in Park Desert, CA. Glass, a company that specializes in the handRon Testa ’65 – was one of the artists featured blown creation of oil lamps, ornaments, perfume bottles, paperweights and garden globes. in the Lake County Discovery Museum’s Curt She works out of her studio at Happy Valley Teich Postcard Archives 2007 “Postcard Art Competition/Exhibition” in Wauconda, IL, this Pottery in Watkinsville, GA. past November and December. Greg Pitts ’83 – see Arbuckle ’81. Douglas Ungar ’65 – had work on view in the Cathy Rehn Vella ’83 – exhibited her animal Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery exhibition drawings at the Federated Church of Chagrin “New Horizons: Rewards of Time and Place” in Falls in Chagrin Falls, OH, in October. Columbus. The exhibition ran from November Mark Sudduth ’83 – see Sweeney ’58. through the beginning of January 2008. Bruce McCombs ’66 – had work included in the recent exhibitions: “Biennial of Contemporary American Realism,” Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN; “19th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; “81st International Print Exhibition,” the Philadelphia Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; “71st National Mid-American Exhibition,” The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; “31st Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition,” Bradley University, The Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL; “2007 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors,” Old Forge, NY; “National Watercolor Exhibition,” Juror’s Mention, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MI; and “Festival 2007,” Juror’s Mention, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI.
Brian Joiner ’85 – was one of the artists in “Celebration of Creativity: OAC Fellowships 1980–2005,” an exhibition at the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus that featured a diverse selection of 18 Ohio artists who have received Individual Artist Fellowships in the past 25 years. Lori Kella ’97 was also included in the exhibition.
James Watral ’66 – exhibited his recent drawings and ceramic sculptures in “Shaken and Stirred: Recent Works by James Watral,” at Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX.
Anna Beekman ’87 – recently joined Chowan University’s Visual Art Department as the Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, in Murfreesboro, NC.
Wanda Lewis ’49 – see Albert Lewis ’49.
William Harper ’67 – see Burchfield ’16.
David MacInnes ’49 – was featured in a solo exhibition this fall at the Palos Verdes CenterWalker Gallery in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Marc Brown ’69 – see Burchfield ’16.
Judy Brandon ’87 – exhibited work in the gardens of the former Café Limbo as part of “Gallery in the Garden,” an exhibition that ran in conjunction with the Sparx Gallery Hop in Cleveland.
Marjorie Shaw Kubach ’45 – had a solo exhibition this November at the Edward Williams Gallery at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Milford, NJ. Jean Steiner Unger* ’47 – had two of her paintings recently donated to the Bath Township Museum in Bath, OH. The paintings were a gift from Unger’s nephew. Mary Alice Mathias ’47 – placed second in a Women’s Art League painting show in Richfield, OH, this past June. Albert Lewis ’49 – received the Friend of Education Hall of Fame Award from the Ohio School Boards Association in October. The award was in recognition of “Uncle Al,” the children’s television program he and his wife, Wanda Lewis ’49, hosted for over 35 years.
Benjamin C. Steele ’50 – is 98 years old and continues painting with oils and watercolors, and recently exhibited his “Prisoner of War” collection of 93 drawings and oil paintings. Richard Anuszkiewcz ’53 – see Burchfield ’16. Alberta Cifolelli ’53 – see Burchfield ’16. Jean McLain Turner ’53 – was one of the exhibitors at the “Cleveland Miniaturia Society” show in Rocky River, OH, in October. A portion of the show proceeds was donated to sickle cell anemia research. Elaine Albers Cohen ’55 – had a one woman show this fall at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, OH. Her work included hand-dyed paper collages and dimensional, hand-cut paper assemblages. Five of her pieces were added to the church’s permanent collection.
Bruce Claxton ’71 – see Burchfield ’16. Charles Herndon ’71 – The Charles Herndon Gallery, located in downtown Cleveland, was one of the galleries included in this year’s Sparx Gallery Hop, Ohio’s largest art walk. Candace Knapp ’71 – was one of two American sculptors invited to participate in the 2007 International Exchange Exhibition at the Miaoli Wood Sculpture Museum in Sanyi, Taiwan. Five of her 11 sculptures were acquired by the museum. John Nottingham ’72 – along with John Spirk ’72, gave a presentation on innovation at the Executive Caterer’s Corporate Club meeting in October in Mayfield Heights, OH. The monthly program highlights local corporate leadership. John Spirk ’72 – see Nottingham ’72. Constance Pierce ’73 – was recently promoted to associate professor of art, and awarded tenure, at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY.
Diane Pribojan-Rabak ’88 – had her first solo show at The Little Gallery at BGSU’s Firelands College in Huron, OH. Monica Zimmerman ’88 – is currently a midwife in San Francisco, CA. Michael Romanik ’89 – received a Judges’ Selection Award at the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights in July. In September, he designed and produced a limited edition reproduction of an Aaron Douglas enamel pendant for the Spencer Museum of Art’s gift shop in Lawrence, KS, to coincide with an exhibition of Douglas’ work. He also received First Place in the Fine Crafts at the Historic Shaw Art Fair in St. Louis, MO, in October. Patsy Kline ’90 – see Aprile ’76. Kari Russell-Pool ’90 – had work exhibited at SOFA, the 13th annual International Exposition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Art in Chicago. Also exhibiting at SOFA were Marc Petrovic ’91, Ross Richmond ’94, Kevin Snipes ’94 and faculty members Eoin Breadon and Brent Kee Young. Lucy Schultz ’91 – is currently an independent designer who used to work for Fisher-Price and Mattel Toys. Her two toddler books, Farm Faces and Zoo Faces, were recently published by iKids, a division of Innovative USA Inc. In addition, her game “Gerald McBoing Boing” was published by Endless Games in 2006, and her dice game “Abgezoct!” was published by Spiel Spass in Germany last year. Erik Neff ’91 – was featured in a one-person exhibition of recent paintings and drawings at raw & co gallery in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood in October and November. Marc Petrovic ’91 – see Russell-Pool ’90. Norbert Ziebold ’91 – was one of 25 artists who participated in the memorial exhibition “to masumi,” this October at Doubting Thomas Gallery in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. The work of Adri Wichert ’07 was also included. Kurt Koepfle ’92 – has been named an associate partner in the New York City office of Pentagram, an international design consultancy firm. Frank Tyneski ’92 – became the new executive director of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in October. He is a longtime Society member who has accumulated more than 50 domestic and foreign patents and won numerous design awards. Tracey Halverson ’93 – exhibited “Animal Paintings” at The Purple Tooth Wine Bar in Annapolis, MD, this fall.
Norman Magden ’57 – received an NBA Short Film Showcase Fellowship, and one of his films was chosen for inclusion in Harvard University’s film archives.
Mark Howard ’86 – has designed public art, trash cans and grates, for the Euclid Corridor project in Cleveland. Pamela Argentieri ’87 – has work included in Lark Books’ 500 Metal Vessels, published last fall. In November, she visited Studio Art Center International in Italy, where she had studied between her third and fourth years at CIA. She is also producing a new line of digitally designed jewelry.
Harriet Moore Ballard ’87 – had a onewoman show titled “Order and Chaos” at the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland in October. David Pohl ’87 – see Aprile ’76. Ann Rea ’87 – was featured in the November issue of The Wine Enthusiast. She is a painter who specializes in vineyard landscapes. Philip Lewin ’88 – was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President, Internal Communications for ABB, a company that specializes in automation and power technologies, and will be relocating to the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Deborah Pinter ’88 – was part of “A Tribute to Masumi,” an exhibition in tribute to the deceased artist and educator by her former students which was on view in Cleveland State University’s Gallery C throughout November and the beginning of December. Suzanne Adams ’94 also had work included in the exhibition.
ABOVE: FRANK TYNESKI ’92 WAS NAMED
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, BY CIA PRESIDENT DAVID L. DEMING ’67
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA IN OCTOBER
IMITATION WAS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY FOR JEWELRY + METALS PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR KATHY BUSZKIEWICZ WHEN SEVEN OF HER STUDENTS CAME TO CLASS ON HALLOWEEN DRESSED AS BUSZKIEWICZ! LEFT TO RIGHT ARE COLLEEN TERRY ’10, ANGELA EBERHARDT ’08, LINDSEY HAWES ’09, BUSZKIEWICZ, ERIKA UZMANN ’09, JULIE BELFIORE ’08, ELIZABETH STAIGER ’09 AND AMANDA BRISTOW ’09
Stephen Kasner ’93 – currently lives and works in Sacramento, CA, and recently published an oversized coffee-table book, Stephen Kasner WORKS: 1993–2006.
Phil Lynam ’99 – see Burchfield ’16.
Suzanne Adams ’94 – see Pinter ’88.
Sarah Chuldenko ’99 – see Burchfield ’16 and Toebbe ’97.
Bob Bruch ’94 – see Arbuckle ’81. Dian Disantis ’94 – had a one-woman show, “Zone 9: Subtropical,” this fall at the Shoreby Club in Bratenahl, OH. Her paintings represent the flora and fauna along the shores of Daytona Beach, FL. Margaret Yuko Kimura ’94 – see Kibbe ’04. Ross Richmond ’94 – see Russell-Pool ’90. Kevin Snipes ’94 – see Russell-Pool ’90. Lissa Bockrath ’95 – exhibited her work in “Dissolving Nature,” a solo show on view at The Wooltex Gallery in Cleveland throughout December and January. Timothy Collins ’95 – currently works at The Gathering Hope House in Lorain, OH, as a recovery specialist who leads art therapy classes for the mentally ill. Pete Scherzer ’95 – see Arbuckle ’81. Laura Davis ’96 – was one of three CIA graduates featured in “In Transit: The Road Isn’t Always Straight,” a panel discussion at the Institute this past October. Nancy Yusko ’02 and Mark Reigelman ’06 also participated in the panel. Also see Burchfield ’16. Michael Jimenez ’96 – was one of the designers interviewed in “Hired Guns,” the feature article of the September issue of Event Design magazine. Chris Zielski ’96 – exhibited his etched and glazed wall tiles in “Silver, Bronze and Steel,” at River Gallery in Rocky River, OH, this past November. Chris Harvan ’97 – has spent the past three years getting back into web design and production. He is currently working for a local web design company. His freelance promotional website is http://skipstonemedia.com. Lori Kella ’97 – see Joiner ’85. Ann Toebbe ’97 – was one of the five artists who participated in the panel discussion, “Banging Away in the Studio: 5 Successful Alums Share What It Means To Be a Painter Today.” The discussion was held at the Institute in September. Tim Callaghan ’99, Sarah Chuldenko ’99, Robert Goodman ’02 and Ben Grasso ’03 also participated. Also see Burchfield ’16. Tom Vance ’97 – see Burchfield ’16. Vincent Como ’98 – currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and was one of the winners of myartspace.com’s “New York, New York 2007” competition. A show was held in November in the Chelsea district of Manhattan featuring the competition’s winners.
Ed Mullen ’99 – see Burchfield ’16. Bill Newhouse ’99 – see Burchfield ’16.
Nathan Tersteeg ’99 – see Burchfield ’16. Daniel Amato ’00 – see Skirball ’02. Erwin Angala ’00 – is a designer for General Motors, and his latest design, the Cadillac CTS, arrived in dealership showrooms this fall after winning “Best in Show” at last winter’s Detroit Auto Show. Liz Mandeville ’00 – see Burchfield ’16. Dana Schutz ’00 – see Burchfield ’16. Christopher Zahner ’00 – see Maugans (faculty). Charlotte Becket ’02 – see Burchfield ’16. Lauren Bugaj* ’02 – see Burchfield ’16. Michael Cirelli ’02 – see Burchfield ’16. Theresa Galido ’02 – is a senior designer at Digitas in New York City, a member of the Paris-based Publicis Group. She is currently developing concepts for websites, rich media banners, and email campaigns for American Express. She was previously an Art Director in Tampa, FL. Andrea Gaydos Landau ’02 – see Burchfield ’16. Robert Goodman ’02 – see Burchfield ’16 and Toebbe ’97. Meredith Jorgensen ’02 – works for the Detroit Science Center in Detroit, MI, as the Children’s Gallery Manager, and is helping design exhibits for the museum’s new preschool and kindergarten space. Chris Landau ’02 – see Burchfield ’16. Jen Omaitz ’02 – is pursing her MFA and was recently awarded a teaching assistantship at Kent State University teaching first year drawing. She also exhibited her new paintings and drawings at a show in Denver in September.
Eric Zimmerman ’02 – exhibited his work at the annual “Aqua Art Miami” in Miami, FL. The week-long event was held December 5–9. Joe Bluhm ’03 – has published an art book on the extreme side of live caricature. The book can be viewed at www.RejectsTheBook.com
Joann Harrah ’03 – see Burchfield ’16. Anna Lorich ’03 – see Burchfield ’16.
Libby Black ’99 – is among the 100 alumni and faculty whose work is in “Artists of Invention: A Century of The California College of the Arts,” on view until March 16 at the Oakland Museum of California, in Oakland, CA. Libby also completed a summer residency at SPACES in Cleveland. Also see Burchfield ’16.
Miriam Norris ’03 – lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota working at the Heritage Center Museum in the Red Cloud Indian School system. Her work is part of a two-year grant project to catalog the museum’s three-dimensional collection of contemporary and historical Lakota and other Native American art.
Kim Botkins ’05 – and Nick Hawes ’05 were married July 28, 2007, in Cincinnati. She currently works at LPK in Cincinnati as a designer for Pampers. Ryan Faraji ’05 – worked on EA Sport’s video game “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08,”creating the tree graphics for the game. Nick Hawes ’05 – is attending the University of Cincinnati and working on a master’s degree in Biological Anthropology. Also see Botkins ’05.
Jennifer Axner ’04 – see Burchfield ’16.
Salvatore Schiciano ’06 – was one of the artists in “Tis the Secor – a Fine Art Holiday Exhibit and Celebration,” an exhibition at Secor Studios in Toledo, OH, in December. Stephanie Schwallie ’06 – was recently promoted to Head Designer of the costume jewelry line for Simply Vera, Vera Wang, the fashion designer’s new line at Kohl’s department stores. Also see Burchfield ’16. Denise Stewart ’06 – see Kibbe ’04. Robert Brown ’07 – lives in Orlando, FL, and works at EA Sports as a central character modeler for video game characters. Janet Bruhn ’07 – see Maugans (faculty). Clarke Curtis ’07 – see Lassins ’06. Noah Hrbek ’07 – see Lassins ’06. Michael Marks ’07 – see Lassins ’06. Craig Rockwell ’07 – see Lassins ’06. Brittany Ruccella ’07 – owns her own company, Ccella Bottega, which specializes in making clothing from organic cotton with non-toxic, all-natural dyes and re-purposed materials. Adri Wichert ’07 – was one of two artists featured in “Faces and Family Events At The Front Room” in Cleveland this past November at The Front Room Gallery. Also see Ziebold ’91.
Jessica Langley ’05 – was featured in the “Virginia Commonwealth Painting and Printmaking 2008 MFA Candidates” exhibition this September at VCU’s FAB Gallery in Richmond, VA. Brooke Inman ’06 and Valerie Molnar ’06 also participated. Also see Grasso ’03. Erika Neola ’05 – see Burchfield ’16. Kelly Simpson ’05 – is a designer at Dansk whose “Urban Picnic” table setting was featured on The New York Times website. Also see Burchfield ’16. Thu Tran ’05 – was one of the artists who created a costume and marched in the “Food Party” parade in New York City in September.
Scott Goss ’06 – had work on view in “Footlong,” an exhibition at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, this fall. Also see Burchfield ’16.
Donna Rogers ’98 – see Burchfield ’16.
Craig Kucia ’99 – exhibited his latest body of work, “many sundays were spent talking of rockets,” at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, this fall.
Sandra Williams ’04 – is an assistant professor of art at the University of NebraskaLincoln and recently taught a course on creating mixed media works of art by combining painting with found objects.
Nancy Yusko ’02 – see Burchfield ’16 and Davis ’96.
Chris McLaughlin ’98 – see Burchfield ’16.
Tim Callaghan ’99 – see Burchfield ’16 and Toebbe ’97.
Michelle Murphy ’04 – see Burchfield’16.
Christi Birchfield ’06 – see Grasso ’03 and Kibbe ’04.
Matthew Johnson ’98 – see Burchfield ’16.
Christa Donner ’98 – had work included in the “2007 Drawing Invitational with the Pierogi Flat Files,” in September at Kent State University’s School of Art Gallery in Kent.
Lisa Ramsey ’04 – see Burchfield ’16.
Jennifer Skirball ’02 – was one of the artists featured in the “Cleveland Women in Business” open house at Mulholland and Sachs in Woodmere Village, OH, this past October. She and her husband, Daniel Amato ’00, were also profiled in the October/ November edition of Shaker Life about the renovation of their two-family home.
Ben Grasso ’03 – had a solo exhibition, “Rust Belt,” at Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York City in November. He was also featured in “If I Remember Right,” a group exhibition of paintings and drawings at the Front Room Gallery in Cleveland this fall. The exhibition also included work by Jessica Langley ’05, Christi Birchfield ’06, Michael Dotson ’06, John Haughwout ’06, David Krofta ’06 and Paul Koneazny ’06. Also see Burchfield ’16 and Toebbe ’97.
Susan Danko ’98 – participated in the November print show, “Monothon,” at Zygote Press in Cleveland.
Anne Kibbe ’04 – was featured in “All Women, All Print, All The Time,” an exhibition at Zygote Press in Cleveland in November. Christi Birchfield ’06, Denise Stewart ’06 and CIA technical assistant Karen Beckwith ’87 also had work included in the show. Along with Margaret Yuko Kimura ’94, Stewart and Beckwith, Kibbe also participated in another Zygote Press exhibition, “First Impressions,” which was on view at the Beachwood Community Center in Beachwood, OH, in September.
Ryan Divita ’06 – see Burchfield ’16. Mike Dotson ’06 – see Burchfield ’16 and Grasso ’03. Derek Gelvin ’06 – see Burchfield ’16.
Slate Grove ’06 – was a featured artist in “Glass Works,” a group show at the Hewitt Gallery in Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in November. John Haughwout ’06 – see Grasso ’03. Brooke Inman ’06 – see Langley ’05 and Maugans (faculty). David Krofta ’06 – see Grasso ’03. Paul Koneazny ’06 – see Grasso ’03. Michael Lassins ’06 – is a member of To Be a High Powered Executive, an instrumental band whose first full-length album “We Don’t Want It Safe, We Want It Secret” was officially released in November on the label Ropeadope Records. Clarke Curtis ’07, Noah Hrbek ’07, Michael Marks ’07 and Craig Rockwell ’07 are the other members of the band. Valerie Molnar ’06 – see Langley ’05. Mark Reigelman ’06 – has opened his own studio in Brooklyn, NY. He has designed a number of boutiques in the Chelsea district of New York City, and is now working with Cleveland Public Art to develop a series of planters that will be part of the Euclid Corridor Project. Also see Burchfield ’16 and Davis ’96.
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ABOVE: “BLEU,” BARRY UNDERWOOD, DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FILM, VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
FACULTY & STAFF Kristen Baumlier (Department Head and Assistant Professor, T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts) – performed “Oh, Petroleum” at the annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society in Cleveland last July. Ben Blount (Director, Extended Studies + Community Outreach) – had editions of his book, H.N.I.C., acquired by two library collections: The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Clarence Ward Art Library at Oberlin College. Eoin Breadon (Adjunct Faculty, Glass) – had sculpted glass works from his two newest series, “Lineage” and “Figures,” at the Thomas Riley Gallery booth at SOFA, the 13th annual International Exposition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Art in Chicago. Also see Russell-Pool ’90. Karen Beckwith ’87 (Technical Assistant, Printmaking) – See Kimura ’94 and Kibbe ’04. Kathy Buszkiewicz (Department Head and Professor, Jewelry + Metals) – had a piece, “Savior,” acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for its permanent collection through the Daphne Farago collection. With the addition of Farago’s gift, the MFA now houses the most comprehensive and important collection of international studio jewelry in the world. Buszkiewicz’s piece is included in the show, “Jewelry by Artists: The Daphne Farago Collection,” on view until March. Amy Casey ’99 (Reinberger Galleries) – was included in the 71st edition of New American Paintings. She won an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Amy is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago, where she had a solo show in October. Her work will appear in a three-person show at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco this month. Barbara Chira (Adjunct Faculty, Foundation) – had two drawings juried into an exhibition in July at the Kent State University Downtown Gallery. Her latest installation work was recently exhibited at the annual Tri-C faculty shows (Eastern and Western campuses) and she was commissioned by the Cleveland Museum of Art to create a medium-scale light sculpture for the museum’s annual Winter Lights Lantern Festival. Dan Cuffaro ’91 (Chair, Design Environment; Head, Industrial Design Department) – has been honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of Northeast Ohio’s up and coming business leaders. Cuffaro was named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40,” and was profiled with the other 39 honorees in the November 19, 2007 edition of the publication. Michael J. Danko (Visiting Instructor, Liberal Arts) – presented a paper at the NonfictioNow Conference at the University of Iowa as part of a panel titled “The Infinite Suggestiveness of Common Things.” He participated in a roundtable discussion called “Teaching the Classical Essay.” An edited version of this discussion will be published in Fourth Genre, a literary journal. A poem of his will be published in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of The Journal, a literary magazine published by The Ohio State University. David L. Deming ’67 (President) – was commissioned by Case Western Reserve University to create a stainless steel sculpture for its campus. “Inner Circle,” a nine-foot high by 12-foot-long sculpture, was installed in the fall at East 115th Street and Bellflower Road in CWRU’s North Residential Village. The University’s Putnam Endowment funded the commission.
Matthew Fehrmann (Adjunct Faculty; Film, Video and Photographic Arts) – had photographs included in the exhibition “Future Flux,” at Parish Hall Cleveland last fall. John Garton (Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts) – had two review articles accepted for publication by Renaissance Quarterly, a scholarly journal published by the Renaissance Society of America. One article examined a new publication in German on the artists Titian and Giorgione, the other is a review of a new Renaissance textbook by Carol Richardson titled Locating the Renaissance. Rita Goodman (Chair and Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Environment) – has spearheaded a second international conference for liberal arts to be part of Humanities Week 2008 in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. More than 70 scholars from around the world sent submissions for the opportunity to speak about urban identity and the role the humanities can play in redefining a city. See story on page 4. Gretchen Goss (Chair, Craft Environment; Department Head and Professor, Enameling) – participated in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in November. She brought roughly 30 students from the Craft Environment to Chicago for the 13th annual International Exposition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA). Matthew Hollern (Dean of Faculty, Professor, Jewelry + Metals) – traveled to Italy in November to pursue faculty exchanges and review programs at Studio Art Center International, Istituto Europeo di Design, and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest program in Florence. He will again participate in SIGGRAPH, this year as the head of the output team in “the studio,” which will include 2D, 3D and 4D digital design. Knut Hybinette (Assistant Professor, T.I.M.E.Digital Arts, Foundation) – has a video game installation, “Ripon,” which he created with Troy Richards, installed in a solo show at the Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago during January. Sarah Kabot (Assistant Professor, Foundation) – had work in the exhibition “Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, 1970–2007” at Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan last fall. The show will be on view at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA, from February 9 until June 15. www.readingpublicmuseum.org Kasumi (Associate Professor, T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts, Foundation) – was invited to perform for the opening night at the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual, Guadalajara, Mexico (www.chromafestival.com) and present a retrospective of her work to students and faculty at The Universidad de Guadalajara. Her film “The Free Speech Zone,” was chosen for distribution by a company based in Milan, Italy. She was promoted to senior producer and director of post-production at Second Story Productions, a Cleveland-based media company. www.kasumifilms.com Kevin Kautenburger (Assistant Professor, Foundation) – served as juror for “Open T.A.N.K.,” the regional juried exhibition of The Artists Network of Kent at Kent State University.
Saul Ostrow (Chair, Visual Arts and Technologies Environment; Department Head, Sculpture) – is working on a critical essay for the Whitney Museum’s “Summer of Love” exhibition for the inaugural issue of Routlege’s journal The 60s and an article for Art in America on abstract painter Jack Whitten. Ostrow will have essays included in The State of Criticism, edited by James Elkins and published by Routledge, and Philosophy, Art, History, Future, edited by Vladimir L. Marchenkov, University of Ohio Press, both scheduled to be published this winter. He contracted to curate the exhibition “Color in 3D” for the Westport (CT) Art Center in May.
IN MEMORIAM – ALUMNI
Troy Richards (Department Head, Assistant Professor, Drawing) – had work in an exhibition at the Sarah Meltzer Gallery in New York City last summer. The show, titled “Ceci n'est pas... (This is not…),” was reviewed in The New York Times and several other publications. The New York Public Library purchased an edition of the work for its collection. Also see Hybinette (faculty).
Margaret Twitchell Swank ’40 – died at age 90 in September 2007 in her hometown of Mansfield, OH. Margaret studied the art of portraiture at The Cleveland Institute of Art, and was instrumental in organizing the Mansfield Fine Arts Guild in 1947. She helped guide the guild through various transitions to its permanent and current home at the Mansfield Art Center, where she was made lifetime trustee. Margaret also began children’s art classes at the guild and taught art education at Ashland College. She won awards in many of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Shows, exhibited in regional venues and invitational art shows. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Cris Rom (Director, Gund Library) – organized an exhibition of artists books from the Gund Library collection for the November “Joy of Text Festival” at Heights Arts Gallery in Cleveland Heights. Julian Stanczak ’54 (Faculty emeritus) – was included in the “Director’s Choice” exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art in Canton, OH, in October. Anthony Schepis ’55 was also a featured artist in the exhibition. Also see Burchfield ’16. Anthony Schepis ’55 (Faculty emeritus) – see Stanczak (faculty). Paul St. Denis ’60 (Faculty emeritus) – was the featured speaker at the September meeting of the Western Ohio Watercolor Society. Paul has won several awards from this organization. Barry Underwood (Assistant Professor and Department Head, Film, Video and Photographic Arts) – attended the Photo District News’ Photo Plus International conference and expo in New York City in October and exhibited work at the Photo Miami International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-Based Art, Video & New Media in December at Skew Gallery in Calgary (www.artfairsinc.com/ photomiami/2007). He will chair the 2008 Society for Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference which will be hosted by CIA next November. Clarence E. VanDuzer ’45 (Faculty emeritus) – exhibited his work in two shows this fall: “Decades of Painting and Sculpture” at the Beachwood Community Center in Beachwood, OH, and a retrospective exhibit at the Michael Wolf Gallery in Cleveland. Brent Kee Young (Department Head and Professor, Glass) – has work in exhibitions at the Tucson Museum of Art and the Hickory Museum of Art in North Carolina. His work in the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, “Amphora.....Save,” from his Matrix Series, is now installed with other pieces under the theme “Craft and Lifestyle: Mystery and Manners.” Also see Russell-Pool ’90.
Fuller Bogard ’30 – passed away on October 9, 2007, at age 100. Fuller retired in 1960 from General Motors in Elyria where he was employed as a tool and die maker. He enjoyed traveling in the United States, Canada and Europe. His other interests included photography and taking slides and movies of family and travel. Fuller was preceded in death by his wife Marion Bogard ’33, whom he met while attending the Institute. He is survived by his two daughters, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Richard Hoyt ’50 – passed away April 25, 2007, after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. Richard made a career sketching ink backgrounds for everything from advertisements to a boat company calendar. He is survived by his wife, Doris Rossbach Hoyt ’50, whom he met while attending the Institute. Nicholas Hlobeczy ’52 – died at age 80 in September 2007 in Oregon. He was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and served in the Navy during WWII. Hlobeczy worked as a lithographer for the Photo Litho Plate Company of Cleveland before heading the Cleveland Museum of Art’s photography department from 1967 to 1990. He won numerous awards for his work and in 2005 published a book, “A Presence Behind the Lens: Photography and Reflections.” Louise Snyder Boyle ’61 – died in Boulder, CO in August at the age of 84. She continued to sculpt and paint until the last year of her life. A one-person show was held in Boulder just a few weeks before her death. Most of her career was in California, where she continued the bronze work she began as a sculpture major at CIA. She focused on painting only during the last 20 years of her life, selling to galleries and private collectors, mainly in California. She is survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. John Paul Petro ’64 – passed away September 21, 2007. The former Lakewood resident was 64 years old. Duane A. Piks ’75 – died September 17, 2007 at 59. Before attending the Institute, he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Duane is survived by his brother, sister and several nieces and nephews.
Allen Zimmerman (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – was a featured speaker at an international affairs panel titled “America's Decline as a World Leader” at Oberlin College last May.
Liz Maugans (Adjunct Faculty, Drawing, Printmaking) – is curating “CAMP OUT,” which will be on view at Zygote Press through the end of February. Janet Bruhn ’07, Brooke Inman ’06, Christopher Zahner ’00 and current CIA students Adrian Bertelone ’09, Carla Fontecchio ’09, Alexander Katris ’09 and Jessica Wheelock ’08 are participating.
SAL SCHICIANO ’06 CAPTURED A FEW OF THE REGULARS AT THE BRONZE BOAR IN THIS MURAL, “THE LAST SYMPOSIUM,” MOUNTED AT THE POPULAR TOLEDO WATERING HOLE
NEWS FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART
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From Here to Infinity & The Big Bang (see story on page 8) (LEFT TO RIGHT) “THE FOUR ELEMENTS” (1939) VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST ’29 “SILHOUETTE” (1995) HUGHIE LEE-SMITH ’38 “ANGELIA WITH BANTY ROOSTER” (2004) SHELBY LEE ADAMS ’74 “PSYCHE’S BROOCH WITH CASK: A GIFT FROM THE SEA” (1999) WILLIAM HARPER ’67
“JIGSAW” (2006) ANN TOEBBE ’97 “SAUCER TABLES” (2006) LAUREN BUGAJ* ’02 “X AND O” (2007) ROBERT GOODMAN ’02 “FRAME NECKLACE” (2007) ANNA LORICH ’03
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