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Founded in 1882, The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent college of art and design committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. The Institute makes enduring contributions to art and education and connects to the community through gallery exhibitions, lectures, a continuing education program and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.


GRAFTON J. NUNES IS CIA’S 10th PRESIDENT In 1979, the film scholar and producer Grafton Nunes came to Cleveland to work on the script of director Paul Schrader’s film, Light of Day. The city made a good impression. “I remember going to lunchtime concerts in the Flats and there, at the bar, you had construction workers, lawyers, cab drivers, architects — every type of person listening to rock ‘n’ roll. That spoke to me about a quality of social interaction that was very, very appealing and that I had not seen in any other city,” Nunes recalled. His memory of Cleveland as “a city of great audiences” sprang to mind when Nunes received a phone call last winter from an executive recruiting firm assisting The Cleveland Institute of Art with its presidential search. “When I got the call, I thought ‘this is perfect.’” said Nunes, who took office on July 1 as CIA’s 10th president. “Cleveland was definitely a draw for me when I considered pursuing this position. People here like gathering together and having cultural experiences; and I contend that great audiences make for great cultural institutions and great art.” A Film Lover at Heart

Because film is his art form, Nunes was also drawn to The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. He called the Institute’s year-round film program “one of the great cinematheques in the country directed by John Ewing, who is one of the best film curators in the United States.” Nunes speaks from authority, having earned an MFA from Columbia University in film history, theory, and criticism. After graduate school he came to Cleveland

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to research bar band rock ‘n’ roll for the script of Light of Day, which starred Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett and was shot at the Euclid Tavern in University Circle. Nunes later co-produced The Loveless, the first feature film by academy award winning director Kathryn Bigelow. On his way to becoming a film scholar and producer, he took the job of administrator of the film school at Columbia, where he held roles of increasing responsibility over the course of 22 years. Nunes then spent 12 years at Emerson College in Boston, where he was founding dean of the School of the Arts. During his tenure, the school grew to 3,000 students taught by 111 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members. At both Columbia and Emerson, Nunes was centrally involved in extensive capital projects, including a $45 million performing arts and television production facility in downtown Boston that helped revitalize a neglected neighborhood.

he is delighted to be surrounded now by University Circle’s cultural institutions. “In this circle you have world class museums, a botanical garden, some of the best hospitals in the country, along with arts institutions, music institutions, a natural history museum. It strikes me as being like an acropolis. It’s this vital center of human

“There’s nothing more exciting than the moment of discovery.” culture that not only I, as president, can experience, but that students can experience. Having a sophisticated arts culture has to be inspirational to our students.” A father of six, Nunes said he is passionate about seeing young artists come from high school to art school to make art. “There’s nothing more exciting than the moment of discovery. When young people come to those key moments of realization, they can create extraordinary art.”

An Agent for Social Good…

Art School Matters

in an Acropolis

Nunes takes the helm of CIA during an uncertain economic and political time when, he said, people need the inspiration of good art and design more than ever. “One of the really vital things that CIA students, alumni, and faculty do is they make objects of beauty. We can’t underestimate the importance of having objects of beauty in our lives. Good design, clean lines, color, they give our spirits joy. We must honor that. Never was it more important than it is now. People just simply need the uplift of being moved by what is reaffirming of their lives in a narrative way, or by what takes them outside of their daily worries in a visual way.”

“Emerson is at the gateway to Boston’s theater district and from that gateway, the college really started to advance the neighborhood. I see our campus project as having very similar potential. CIA is at the gateway to University Circle and our modernized, unified campus will be a real anchor for that northeastern portion of the circle,” he said. “Academic institutions can be extraordinary agents for social good and I see that as being a great opportunity here.” As impressed as he was with the downtown Flats entertainment district and the rock ‘n’ roll scene in Cleveland, Nunes said

He has already witnessed “the extraordinary relationships” between CIA faculty and students that help cultivate inspired art and design. “There’s a very strong one-on-one mentorship, a personal investment in the students and their work, and a strong investment in the integrity of the field. There’s a love of the students

creating but there’s also a love of the art,” Nunes said. He was equally impressed with the level of engagement by members of the board of directors, the faculty and alumni who participated in the presidential search process. “What that showed me was a real commitment and an extraordinary love for the institution,” he said. “The thing that I’m looking forward to doing is telling this CIA story to a more national and international audience. I want young people across the country to know they are going to see an extraordinary return here on their investment of their money, their time, and their talent.” In addition to his graduate degree in film, Nunes also holds a master of philosophy degree in theater history and film studies from Columbia, and a BA in English and religion from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He succeeds David L. Deming ’67 who retired after a 12-year presidency to return to his sculpture studio full time. Editor’s Note: Watch for announcements of visits President Nunes will make to meet alumni and friends in Northeast Ohio and around the country in the coming months.

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CIA enrolls largest incoming class ever The Cleveland Institute of Art enrolled 192 new students for fall semester, the largest group of incoming students in its 128-year history.

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to welcome this large, diverse, and enthusiastic group; we’ll be ‘first years’ together,” said CIA’s new President Grafton Nunes. “I know our admissions counselors logged in thousands of miles and hundreds of visits to reach this many students. In addition to contacting more high school students than ever before, our counselors were better able to tell the CIA story, thanks to new materials developed by our Marketing Department.” B Enrollment numbers are up in every category with the largest increase in students coming from the Southeastern United States, according to Bob Borden, executive director of admissions and financial aid. Seventy-two students in the incoming class are from outside Ohio, the largest number in the history of the school. B “The admissions counselors and the financial aid staff worked very hard but it’s truly a team effort with involvement from our colleagues from the faculty and marketing. Our success is also attributable to the reputation the school has been built up over several decades,” Borden said. B To ensure that students in the class of 2014 get the same attention that smaller classes have enjoyed, the Department of Academic Services is launching a few new initiatives, according to Director Todd Emery. B New efforts include a freshman lunch early in the semester to

“Dear Diary, CIA journals are on sale at Barnes & Noble!” Journals with covers designed by one former and one current Communication Design major are now on sale at some 500 Barnes & Noble stores across the country with the bookseller’s back-to-campus merchandise. Both six-inch by eight-inch hardcover journals have lined pages and elastic band closures. Anthony Zart ’08 created the concept for Envy. It features a word processor on the cover with “I have a handwriting font too” displayed on its screen. On the back cover, along with the CIA logo, are the words “writing is right.” Jessica Obando, now in her final year at CIA, created the concept for Another Day, a montage of text and color. Designer and adjunct faculty member Chris Ramsay offered the journal design project to his “Advanced Studio” class to teach students first-hand about interacting with clients. The assignment required students to research Barnes & Noble and its top competitors, generate 16 hand-sketched concepts, and refine the best of those concepts in consultation with the client. Barnes & Noble contracts with art schools every year to design journals for its back-tocampus sales campaign. Richard Konisiewicz ’76, CIA’s director of corporate, foundation and government relations, worked with Ramsay to contract with the book store chain.

introduce students to the many services available to them; a specific academic advisor assigned to each student; enhanced communication with parents; and efforts to help students make more informed decisions about second semester electives. B “We get to know each student on an individual level,” Emery said. “With the larger class, we are making extra efforts to ensure that each student has the best experience possible.”

lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Art Museum, UH acquire artwork by Glass Department HEAD The Cleveland Museum of Art became the fifth major American museum to acquire a piece from Glass Professor Brent Kee Young’s current “Matrix Series” when it added “Catenary Ellipsoid....Bi” (pictured at left) to its permanent collection this past summer. The sculptural form was a gift to the museum from Linda Burwasser Schneider and is the fourth piece of Young’s work to be acquired by the museum. “I chose ‘Matrix Series: Catenary Ellipsoid…Bi’ principally because of the profound beauty of its form and composition,” said Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design. “Of all the works in Brent’s current series, this one seems the most serenely beautiful to me…

carefully balanced, complex, intricate, glowing. It’s hard to understand how he achieves these qualities in a single work.” For his Matrix series, Young flameworks thin strands of clear Corning Pyrex glass into complex matrices that he works into bold, iconic forms. The other museums that have acquired pieces from this series are the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Museum of Fine Art Santa Fe; and The Toledo Museum of Art. Cleveland’s University Hospitals Case Medical Center purchased a piece from the Matrix series last fall. UH will install “Chimney Vase…” in the lobby of its new UH Ahuja Medical Center scheduled to open in Beachwood Ohio in early 2011.

Trudy Wiesenberger, curator of the UH art collection and a former member of the Institute’s board of directors, chose “Chimney Vase…,” which was a gift to the hospital from the Lawrence C. Sherman Family Foundation. Head of the Glass Department, Young began teaching at the Institute in 1973 shortly after earning his MFA at Alfred University in New York. His glass work is in the permanent collections of more than 25 museums internationally and countless private collections. Young is represented by Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and the Thomas R. Riley Galleries in Cleveland ( and

Call him “Monsieur Ewing”

CINEMATHEQUE DIRECTOR IS KNIGHTED IN 25th ANNIVERSARY YEAR In recognition of 25 years of promoting French cinema, the French Ministry of Culture has named Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque Director John Ewing a chevalier (knight) of the Order of Arts and Letters. The ministry informed Ewing of the honor in July. An awards ceremony will be planned later in the year. “I’ve been aware for many years of the quality programming and creative leadership demonstrated by John Ewing, and the national reputation that he and the Cinematheque have earned,” said CIA President Grafton Nunes. “It is very fitting that this international recognition comes during Cinematheque’s silver anniversary year.” Between July 1985 until August 1986, Cinematheque presented 53 different movies in Case Western Reserve University’s Strosacker Auditorium. Then on August 8, 1986, Cinematheque moved to its current home, CIA’s Aitken Auditorium. In celebration of its 25th anniversary year — actually the 14 months from July 2010 through August 2011 — Cinematheque is presenting a variety of special films (several by acclaimed French directors), events, and guests. To receive weekly e-mails, most with links to the trailers for that weekend’s movies, contact To view schedules online, go to or call 216.421.7450. Ewing (right) and Assistant Director Tim Harry (left) will save you a seat.


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FALL GALLERY SHOWS PLANNED The Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition 2010 Through Oct. 9 Join us for the annual exhibition of new artwork in multiple media and see how the nationally known artists who teach at The Cleveland Institute of Art continue to redefine the boundaries of contemporary art and design. Anatomica Aesthetica: Photographs from the Mütter Museum and H.R. Aitken Illustrations from the Dittrick Medical History Center Nov. 5 – Dec. 18 Opening reception Nov. 5, 6 – 8pm Mark your calendar and plan to view this multimedia exhibition that will include contemporary and traditional approaches to medical illustration, photography and instrumentation, highlighting the roles of artists and designers in illuminating medical science and advancing health. Reinberger Galleries, Gund Building 11141 East Boulevard Gallery hours: 10am–5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 10am–9pm Fridays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Call 216.421.7000 to confirm times.




Biomedical Art major Trisha Shah took on a summer assignment that might have intimidated a veteran in her field: illustrate the first near-total face transplant performed in the U.S. for an article to be published in the Journal of Anatomy. The historic procedure performed in 2008 by a team of eight Cleveland Clinic surgeons lasted nearly 22 hours and transformed the appearance of a trauma victim. Shah’s Cleveland Clinic internship lasted nine weeks and was transformational for her too.

“I feel like I’ve grown so much,” she said. “It was an awesome experience. I had to do so much research on the anatomy of the face.” Shah worked directly for plastic surgeon Frank Papay MD, chairman of the Clinic’s Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute. She met weekly with the Clinic’s staff medical illustrators, including CIA graduates Joseph Pangrace ’83, Ross Papalardo ’00, and Elizabeth Halasz ’89. Papalardo, Halasz and Clinic medical illustrator Dave Schumick all teach in CIA’s Department of Biomedical Art. Shah worked from several references — including photographs, other illustrations, x-rays, and 3-D skull models — starting each illustration as a hand drawing, then scanning it in to a computer and finishing the work using a digital Wacom drawing tablet. “It’s the same way we work at CIA. The first semester in the biomed major, we only use traditional media, like colored pencil, graphite, and carbon dust, which is excellent for really realistic images,” Shah explained. “Then we move into digital art. (Department Head) Amanda Almon always stresses that for biomed, you need strong traditional skills and strong digital skills; so she calls it ‘tradigital.’” While art was always her favorite subject, Shah said she also enjoyed science as a student growing up in Mumbai, India. “We’d been taught science very inten-

sively, so I knew it and it fascinated me. And if you combine art and science, what do you get? This is the major,” she said of biomedical art. Shah chose CIA, from among five American art schools she applied to, partly for its small size and the individual attention she knew would be important to her development as an artist. “Especially in art, you need one-on-one critiques and I go to my teachers very often because I like to discuss my work with them. I’ve never come across a teacher at CIA who wouldn’t help you after class.” Her hard work and that individual attention have already paid off. In addition to the coveted internship through Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Civic Education Initiatives, Shah has received the Institute’s only scholarship designated specifically for her major, the Gertrude Hornung Award for Excellence in Medical Illustration. Almon said “Trisha has worked hard within and outside the Department of Biomedical Art to develop her skills and talents. She has proven that communication is not just visual but also involves professional research, writing and collaboration. Trisha has demonstrated to her classmates that challenging illustrations and research are meant to be taken head on.” 3

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Career opportunities strong

Animation, game design, and video added as new majors A lot has changed in the decade since The Cleveland Institute of Art first established its digital arts major, T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts (for technology and integrated media environment). Among the most compelling developments has been the extraordinary growth in career opportunities in animation, game design, and video. In response, faculty in the Integrated Media Environment spent more than two years developing a detailed plan to create new majors in each of these areas. In May the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, one of the Institute’s key accrediting bodies, approved this plan for the three new majors. The first students will enter these majors in fall 2011. “These new majors draw on the current strengths of our faculty and our facilities to offer students new options in the areas of animation, game design, and video which are in line with contemporary developments in digital arts,” said Associate Professor Kristen Baumlier, chair of the Integrated Media Environment, which includes the T.I.M.E. Department.

Highlights of the new majors


%The animation BFA will focus on areas such as character design, the study of

Teresa Crockett ’10 and Technical Assistant Jeff Mancinetti ’09 test the green screen setup for a video shoot for her T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts BFA project, “Medianoia.”

2D /3D computer animation, stop-motion animation, acting, choreography, motion-capture mechanics, lighting, texture mapping, background plate and set creation, rendering methodologies, voice recording, and video and sound design. Students will also be able to work with CIA’s new motion capture system, which will be accessible this fall.


game design video

Students majoring in game design will work with innovative production processes including 3D modeling, animation, programming, visual design, audio, interactive storytelling, and game production while exploring theory, criticism, and contexts of videogame culture and digital media.

majors will focus on using the entire linear media production pipeline, including using digitally-based art and design strategies, storyboarding, sequencing, concept mapi Video ping, acting, pre-production, and post-production. The curriculum will provide historical context to film and will explore the cultural and social effects of video and digital media. In addition, video majors will enjoy using CIA’s new 40-seat, HD, surround-sound screening room, which will be named in honor of Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel. The T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts major will remain an option for students, as a more interdisciplinary and less specialized approach to time-based media.

McCullough building transformed after productive summer

The Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts was a hive of activity this summer, with construction workers reconfiguring space by tearing down some walls and constructing others, replacing windows, recreating historic molding; and installing the last of the ductwork that allows the entire building to be air conditioned for the first time in its 96-year history. To keep students up-to-date on construction as it is completed during the fall semester, the Institute’s marketing and facilities departments will post messages on a special Facebook page. Faculty and staff members receive weekly e-mail updates, and the CIA website will feature monthly updates at The Facilities Department also hosted tours of the McCullough building during the first week of school. Facilities Director Howard Weiner said some sections of the building will be completed as “shelled spaces” by the end of the year, with final touches to be added when the Institute is ready to move the appropriate departments into those spaces. For instance, a large portion of the ground floor on the Euclid Avenue side will house the library, once CIA has vacated the Gund Building, where the library is now housed. Until that major transfer of the library collection takes place, the future library space will remain empty. The McCullough renovation, which is Phase I of the overall campus modernization and unification project, will be completed by the end of December. Phase II, the construction of a visually distinctive new building immediately west of and fully interconnected to McCullough, is slated to begin in 2011.

Studio spaces for glass (left) and painting (above) have new, energy efficient windows, lights, and air conditioning.

Windgate intern explores museum’s glass collection

Glass major Robert Coby spent an illuminating summer researching the studio glass collection at the


Cleveland Museum of Art in a highly coveted Windgate internship. His assignments were to use the museum’s library to research glass art from around the world; study the museum’s collection of 20th and 21st century glass; compare it with public collections in Toledo and Pittsburgh as well as two prominent private collections in Greater Cleveland; and complete a report with ideas for acquisitions, exhibition display, and interpretation of the museum’s glass collection. Funded by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD), Windgate internships are open to graduate and undergraduate students nationwide. “I was thrilled when it worked out that Robert was from CIA but that wasn’t a prerequisite,” said Coby’s supervisor, Stephen Harrison (pictured at left with Cody), curator of decorative art and design. “We received applications from all over the country; so it speaks to the quality of CIA that Robert rose to the top. It’s been extremely beneficial to us. I think it’s worked out really well for Robert too.” For Coby, the opportunity was golden. “I’ve learned a lot and seen a lot of glass. I’m supposed to be getting a finger on who will be the famous glass artists of the future and I’ve found hundreds.” Asked whether his research sparked any new ideas for his own work, Coby said “I already have an idea of what I’m going to start making for my BFA but this research is definitely going to influence the way I think about growing from that point.” This is the fifth year CCCD has partnered with museums in the U.S. and U.K. to provide art students with internships to work with craft collections. The other three museums chosen to receive internship underwriting this year were the Oakland Museum of California; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.







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notes Submissions received after July 23, 2010 will be printed in the next issue. Submit Link notes by contacting or 216.421.7957. Submissions may be edited for length and style consistency

alumni Paul Travis ’17* – is one of the artists featured in the exhibition, In Honor of the Cleveland Arts Prize, on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art through March 13, 2011. The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Arts Prize by displaying a rotating series of works from the museum’s permanent collection that were created by arts prize winners. Other CIA alumni featured include Richard Anuszkiewicz ’53, Clarence Carter ’27*, Claude Conover ’29*, David E. Davis ’48*, Joseph O’Sickey ’40, Paul Travis ’17*, and Wenda von Weise ’75*. Also included are faculty members William Brouillard, Judith Salomon, and Brent Kee Young; staff member Amy Casey ’99; and former long-time faculty members Kenneth Bates*, H.C. Cassill*, John Clague ’56*, Kenneth Dingwall, Carl Floyd, Joseph McCullough ’48, William McVey ’28*, Ed Mieczkowski ’57, Frederick Miller ’40*, John Paul Miller ’40, Holly Morrison, Viktor Schreckengost ’29*, Julian Stanczak ’54, Toshiko Takaezu, and Ralph Woehrman ’66. Clarence Carter ’27* – see Travis ’17. Claude Conover ’29* – see Travis ’17. Joseph O’Sickey ’40 – see Travis ’17. Anita Rogoff ’41 – had a solo show at Hamlet Atrium in Chagrin Falls, OH, in May. Mary Ann Scherr ’45 – her “Stainless Steel Necklace” was recently accepted in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also had work included in Launching the Imagination, a college textbook, and in an exhibition at the Collectors Gallery in Raleigh, NC. David E. Davis ’48* – see Travis ’17. Ed Axel ’52 – continues to design and produce fiberglass architectural ornamentation for universities, municipal buildings, and churches. Richard Anuszkiewicz ’53 – had work in Op Out of Ohio, a group exhibition at D. Wigmore Fine Art in New York City this summer. Faculty emeriti Julian Stanczak ’54 and Ed Mieczkowski ’57 also had work in the show. Also see Travis ’17. Elinore Schnurr ’55 – had work in a group exhibition this summer at the Washington Art Association in Washington Depot, CT. Nijole Vedegys-Palubinskas ’55 – traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, in September 2009 where she exhibited her prints at her first solo show at the Moncys Museum. The exhibition was sponsored by Lithuania’s Ministry of Culture. Sally Louis ’56 – a solo exhibition of her drawings, oil portraits, and seascapes was recently held at the Manchester (MA) town hall. Lou Ann Magden ’57 – her film Café received First Place in Experimental Film at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. Café was also screened at the Bryon Bay (Australia) International Film Festival, Athens (OH) Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the International Vampire Film Festival in New Orleans. Herbert Friedson ’58 – his piece “Attractions in the Realm” was included in the Best of 2010 exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Designer Craftsmen at the Ohio Crafts Museum in Columbus. The traveling exhibition will be on view at Owens Community College in Toledo August through September. A solo exhibition of his work, Six Decades of Enameling, a Retrospective by Herbert Friedson, was on view in August at the Lawrence (KS) Arts Center, where he currently teaches. Ron Testa ’65 – had a solo show, In Retrospect… And Life Goes On, at the Illini Union Art Gallery in Urbana, IL, in July and August. David Wood ’71 – continues to produce gum bichromate prints and is currently represented by the Butler Institute of American Art’s Fine Arts Gallery in Youngstown and the Denis Conley Gallery in Akron. Stephen Wohleber ’72 – received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement in February. Bonnie Dolin ’73 – had work on view in Urban Images, an exhibition at the Howson Gallery of Judson at University Circle in Cleveland in May and June.

Constance Pierce ’73 – was one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in The 4th Art On Paper Exhibition 2010 at the Museum of Art in the Toyota City complex in Aichi, Japan, in March. Her article “OPUS CORDIS: Reflections of a Contemporary Artist Embracing the Drama of Religious Imagery” is included in Art Inspiring Transmutations of Life, a book published by this summer as part of the Analecta Husserliana series. Gretchen Foran ’74 – her piece “Summer” was juried into the Best of Ohio Designer Craftsmen 2010 Exhibition in Columbus. Ken Foran ’74 – was invited to the North American Model Engineering Show in Detroit in April, where he exhibited his scratch-built 1911 Ford Model T. He also organized the Concourse De Elegance Model Exhibition in Canton, OH, where he exhibited scratch-built automotive and WWII aircraft.

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Celeste DeSapri ’79

Wenda von Weise ’75 – see Travis ’17. April Gornik ’76 – curated Other As Animal, a group exhibition at the Danese Gallery in New York City this summer. Richard Heipp ’76 – in April he completed a public art commission for the second recreation center paid for by the Orlando (FL) Magic. He also had a solo exhibition at the Mindy Solomon Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL, in June, and was named interim director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Florida Gainesville. Bruce Pollock ’76 – exhibited new paintings and drawings in Magic Well, a solo show at the Shenzhen (China) Museum of Art in April and May. His paintings were included in Fuzzy Logic, an exhibition at the Thompson Gallery in Weston, MA, April though June. Scott Johnson ’77 – is primarily working as a show and set designer for immersive entertainment and theme park design, events, and storyboarding. His clients have included Paramount, Universal Studios, Warner Bros./ Abu Dhabi, and Landmark Entertainment. He continues to work as a home office furniture designer. Barbara Klar ’78 – taught a two-day jewelry drawing workshop at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City in June. Shawn Messenger ’79 – had work in Ohio Glass Masters, a group exhibition at the Mansfield (OH) Art Center in August and September. Brent Marshall ’83, Michael Mikula ’87, Carrie Battista ’06, Scott Goss ’06, Jon Cotterman ’07 and faculty members Brent Kee Young and Susgsoo Kim also had work included in the show. Riva Siegel ’79 – currently teaches chemistry and physics in El Paso, TX. Shan Goshorn ’80 – received two blue ribbons, for photography and basketry, at the Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City. Linda Arbuckle ’81 – had work on view this year in the following exhibitions: 1895 Years of Pottery, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia; NCECA Invitational, NCECA Gallery, Philadelphia; La Mesa, Santa Fe (NM) Gallery; Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Harn Museum at the University of Florida Gainesville; Small Favors, Clay Studio, Philadelphia; and in It was 20 Years Ago Today… : An Exhibition and Teaching Collection, a group show at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, late September through early November that also featured the work of Pete Scherzer ’95 and Rebecca Chappell ’03. She also had work included in the book Masters: Earthenware: Major Works by Leading Artists, published by Lark Press this year. Annie Kmieck ’83 – was one of eight American artists who participated in “International Art Dialogue in Chinese Gardens” in Suzhou, China, last October. Brent Marshall ’83 – see Messenger ’79. Steven Ramsey ’83 – was in the group exhibition Southeastern Art Celebration at Vespermann-Cooper Gallery in Atlanta May through July. Mark Sudduth ’83 – along with Michael Romanik ’89 and Emily Blaser ’91 participated in the Bella Design Art Fest in Bainbridge, OH in May. Paul Dacey ’84 – had work on view in the 92nd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art in July and August, and in Myths and Marks, a show at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey August through October. Michael Mikula ’87 – see Messenger ’79. Deborah Pinter ’88 – along with Mark Inglis (staff) had work in a photography exhibition at River Gallery in Rocky River, OH, July through early September.

* Deceased

“White Daffodil”

Paula Gillam ’75 – is a docent at the Boca Raton (FL) Museum of Art and the Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Museum of Art.

Kevin Geiger ’89 – has been a resident of Beijing since 2008, where he is president of Magic Dumpling Entertainment, an animation development company. TofuBoy, an animation picture produced by his company, was included in the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival in June. Michael Romanik ’89 – see Sudduth ’83. Emily Blaser ’91 – see Sudduth ’83. Kristen Cliffel ’90 – and Bill Brouillard (faculty) had work included in Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics at the Canton (OH) Museum of Art, April through July. Terrance Gess ’91 – is chair of the Creative Arts Department at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC, where he is also a design instructor in the college’s Professional Crafts Program. Marc Petrovic ’91 – is represented by Riley Galleries in Chagrin Falls, OH, and has new work available. Heather Moore ’93 – was recently recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business in its 2010 Women of Note issue and her jewelry won this year’s Couture Design Gold Award, one of the industry’s highest achievements. ( Margaret Yuko Kimura ’94 – had a solo exhibition at the Verne Gallery in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood in July and August. Scott Holmes ’95 – is the director of graphic services for the departments of surgery, pediatric surgery, and pathology and laboratory medicine at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He works on a wide range of applications including surgical illustration, copy editing, web design, graphic design, and animation. Pete Scherzer ’95 – see Arbuckle ‘81. Kevin Anderson ’97 – a solo exhibition of his work, Based on a True Story, was on view at the Canton (OH) Museum of Art April through July. Lori Kella ’97 – had work included in Lake Effects, a group exhibition at Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights in June and July. Ann Toebbe ’97 – and Amy Casey ’99 (staff) were two of six artists included in an online art exhibition titled The Lounge, at The show was online for two weeks in May. Eric Stoddard ’98 – worked on the design of Hyundai’s 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8, which recently won Motor Trend’s Hustlecar Comparison, which compared it to the 2011 Mustang V-6 and 2010 Camaro RS, among others. Ray Nelson ’99 – is living in Fombell, PA, has set up his own hot glass shop and works in kitchen design. Andrea Gaydos Landau ’02 – her installation was included in a group exhibition at the Philadelphia (PA) Art Alliance May through August. Jen Omaitz ’02 – had work on view in Objectophilia, a group exhibition in Denver, CO, in July. She is currently working a large installation project for the city of Denver. Aaron Sechrist ’02 – and Wesley Burt ’04 were recently featured on the regionally focused online magazine Aaron is a self-employed artist who lives in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood and his clients have included Live Nation, House of Blues, and New York Times bestselling author Philip Carlo.

Justin Wisniewski ’02 – recently earned his MFA from the Edinburgh College of Fine Art, where he sold all the pieces in his MFA show, Perceptual Romanticism. Rebecca Chappell ’03 – see Arbuckle ‘81. Ben Grasso ’03 – a solo exhibition of his work, New Territory, was on view in May at the Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery in Milan, Italy. Wesley Burt ’04 – works for San Franciscobased firm Massive Black to provide art for video game developers, movie production houses, and advertising agencies. Also see Sechrist ’02. Yumiko Goto ’04 – had work on view in East Winds, an exhibition honoring Asian Pacific-American heritage at the Sandusky (OH) Cultural Center in May and June. Lauren Gutierrez ’04 – is the owner of Lux Fine Art, a Philadelphia-based full service art consulting firm servicing corporate clients, designers, architects, and individuals throughout the country who are looking to integrate art into their environment. She recently redesigned her company’s website, Michelle Murphy ’04 – had work included in After the Pedestal: the 6th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region, at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland in June. Also see Polster ’10. Chris Jungjohann ’05 – and Tim Zeller ’05 created, a website encouraging Cleveland Cavaliers fans to donate their LeBron James jerseys in exchange for a t-shirt. All donated James gear will be sent to homeless shelters in Miami, FL. Ben Kinsley ’05 – participated in the group exhibition Main: Detour at Spaces Gallery in Cleveland in May. Lauren Yeager ’09 also had work in the show. Ben and Jessica Langley ’05 were married in August. Jessica Langley ’05 – was one of two artists featured in Running Animal, a show at the Mahan Gallery in Columbus in May. Also see Kinsley ’05. Valerie Mayen ’05 – made it into the top 30 contestants for the past season of Lifetime’s Project Runway and was chosen as one of 16 contestants for the 2010 fall season. View her work at Thu Tran ’05 – the Independent Film Channel renewed her cooking show, Food Party, for a second season of ten episodes. Tim Zeller ’05 – see Jungjohann ’05. Carrie Battista ’06 – see Messenger ’79. Christi Birchfield ’06 – a recent graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, had work in an exhibition, As You Like It: Part II, at Heidi Cho Gallery in New York City during July and August. ( Scott Goss ’06 – and Jon Cotterman ’07 both had work included in a group show at Geode Gallery in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood in July and August. Goss also has work in Construction Zones: Out of the Box and Around the Block, an exhibition at the Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth, OH, in September and October; in From There to Here, a solo exhibition at Legation: A Gallery in October in Cleveland. Scott is represented by Archer Gallery in Houston, TX, and The Butcher’s Daughter Gallery in Detroit. Also see Messenger ’79. Slate Grove ’06 – was awarded a collaborative residency at the Corning (NY) Museum in September. Aaron Kantor ’06 – see Hughart ’10.



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Sara McClelland ’06 – is currently employed as a director at Montessori Children’s School in Westlake, OH, teaching art and design. Mark Reigelman ’06 – created the installation “White Cloud” for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Summer Solstice Party on June 19 that featured 100 weather balloons. Salvatore Schiciano ’06 – had work on view in a group exhibition at the Coleman Burke Gallery in New York City in July and August. Denise Stewart ’06 – is a resident artist at Zygote Press in Cleveland and teaches Continuing Education classes at CIA. Janet Bruhn ’07 – received her MFA in painting from the Virginia Commonwealth University in May, where she was awarded the 2010 Joan Mitchell Award in Sculpture and Painting. Jon Cotterman ’07 – recently debuted his new series, Balloon Vessels. ( Also see Messenger ’79 and Goss ’06. Alex Kelly ’07 – in July he and Beth Whalley ’07 opened Proximity, a Cleveland art gallery. Beth Whalley ’07 – see Kelly ’07. Laura Bock ’08 – see Hughart ’10. Zena Verda Pesta ’08 – her sculpture piece “In the Middle, Smack Dab in the Middle,” was included in an outdoor exhibition in Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY. Michael Abarca ’09 – together with Karl Anderson ’09 and Nicholas Gulan ’09 opened the Forum Art Space gallery in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District in April. ( Karl Anderson ’09 – see Abarca ’09. Jerry Birchfield ’09 – his work was included in the 84th Annual International Competition: Photography, a group exhibition at The Print Center in Philadelphia May through July. Jessica Jurca Birchfield ’09 – was recently hired as a designer at Balance Product Development in Chagrin Falls, OH. Nicholas Gulan ’09 – see Abarca ‘09.

Nama Khalil ’09 – curated Another Way of Looking: Influences from Islam, a group exhibition at Cleveland State University’s Gallery C in late May and June. She began a master’s program this year in Modern Middle East Studies at University of Michigan. Daphne Knox ’09 – illustrated Our House Is Round: A Kid’s Book About Why Protecting the Earth Matters, a children’s book that was published in April. She is currently a graduate student in illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Anna Robertson ’09 – recently moved to Kansas City (KS) and is employed at the Adcuda marketing firm designing websites for clients. Lauren Yeager ’09 – see Kinsley ‘05. Matthew Barton ’10 – see Wiser ’10. Cory Hughart ’10 – is lead interactive designer at Lachina Publishing Services in Beachwood, OH, working on a large interactive learning prototype for an online geology instructional tool. This prototype will be presented to a major scientific publishing company this fall. He is working with three other alumni, Laura Bock ’08, Aaron Kantor ’06, and Jackie Watson ’10. Also see Wiser ’10. Andrew Kuhar ’10 – see Wiser ’10. James Park ’10 – was recently hired as a designer at Balance Product Development in Chagrin Falls, OH. Barbara Polster ’10 – had work on view in Sin Titulo (Untitled), an exhibition of work by Northern Ohio artists with Latin American roots at Cleveland’s Walleye Gallery in June. She, Michelle Murphy ’04, and Liz Maugans (faculty) also participated in a home show in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood as part of the Ohio City Home Tours in May. Jackie Watson ’10 – see Hughart ’10. Jim Wiser ’10 – was lead artist on a team of T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts students who collaborated with engineering students from Case Western Reserve University to develop a game for the iPhone platform. Their game, called ChromaWaves, was accepted for sale on the iTunes app store in July. Also on the ChromaWaves team were Matthew Barton ’10, Andrew Kuhar ’10, Cory Hughart ’10, and Kurt Tacastacas ’11.


Creativity found a new home when the archives of CIA’s 1929 graduate and faculty emeritus Viktor Schreckengost were transferred to Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library this summer, and the adjacent section of East 17th Street was to be re-named “Viktor Schreckengost Way.” The archives will be dedicated on September 30 starting with a 4pm panel discussion on “Creativity in Cleveland,” followed by a 6pm ceremony and reception. The event, in the atrium of CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at 1717 Euclid Avenue, is open to friends and alumni of CIA by advance reservation only at 216.687.5205 or Space is limited. The dedication is hosted by CSU, CIA, and American Da Vinci, LLC, the entity dedicated to preserving and promoting Schreckengost’s work through exhibitions, reproductions, and new product licensing. A fine artist and prolific product designer, Schreckengost founded the country’s first modern, college-level industrial design program at CIA in 1933 and taught at the Institute for more than 70 years. In 2006 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the country’s highest cultural honor. He died in 2008 at 101. “Viktor envisioned that his legacy — his art and archives — would become a gift to the region and to the world of industrial design,” said Edward (Ned) Hill, dean of the College of Urban Affairs. “The archives are a window to Cleveland’s and Ohio’s industrial past but also a doorway to a vibrant future. The archives offer a connecting point between CSU and CIA in the areas of museum curatorship and management, industrial design and entrepreneurship, and in art and art history.” A small exhibition of works from the archives is on display this semester in the Thomas F. Campbell Ph.D. Exhibition Gallery on the first floor of the Urban Affairs building. Call 216.687.7495 for gallery hours. The Schwartz library’s special collections are available to the public for research and educational uses. For special collections hours, call 216.687.2449.


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FACULTY & STAFF Amanda Almon (Department Head and Associate Professor, Biomedical Art) – was promoted to associate professor in July. She and Megan Ehrhart (faculty) had a joint artists’ residency at the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France in June, working on a collaborative film. The film was shot at a historic French convent and will debut later this fall in Cleveland. Almon and Ehrhart gave a visiting artist lecture at Macromedia University in Munich, Germany in June with former CIA faculty member Jurgen Faust. While there they critiqued the work of more than 15 international students studying animation and interactive media. William Brouillard (Department Head and Professor, Ceramics) – see Travis ’17 and Cliffel ’90. Amy Casey ’99 (Project Coordinator, Reinberger Galleries) – had a summer residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA as an Ohio Arts Council visual arts resident. She had work in the San Francisco Fine Art Fair in May and a group exhibition, Community & Loneliness, at Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, MO in May and June. In August and early September, she had work in the exhibition, State of the City, at the Rochester (NY) Contemporary Art Center. In early September, she had work in Art San Diego 2010. Through October, she has work in House WARNING, a group show curated by Melissa Vogley Woods at Hopkins Hall Gallery in Columbus. Also see Travis ’17 and Toebbe ’97. H. Carroll Cassill* (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17. Barbara Chira (Adjunct Faculty, Foundation)– had paintings in two juried shows this summer, the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights and in the Lakewood (OH) Arts Festival. She was one of a handful of regional artists commissioned to create a large-scale chalk drawing for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s 2010 Chalk Festival Sept. 18–19. Lane Cooper (Interim Department Head and Assistant Professor, Painting) – is spending fall semester in an artist residency at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. Her project, titled “What Persists,” will include paintings, video, and an artist’s book. The gallery will include this work in a show set for February 2011. Her work completed over the course of the residency will also be included in an end-ofthe-program catalog. ( Dan Cuffaro ’91 (Environment Chair, Design, Ann Fluckey Lindseth Professor of Industrial Design) – was co-organizer of the first Cleveland Furniture and Millwork Fair, held in mid-July in the downtown District of Design that Cuffaro co-founded. The show served as a platform to connect manufacturers with designers and new wholesale and retail customers. The Halle Building in downtown Cleveland housed more than 30 exhibitors, including Cleveland-area manufacturers, carpenters from Holmes County’s Amish community, and industrial design students from CIA. Cuffaro addressed the Richland County Community Development Group at its Innovation and Design Forum, an event

focused on re-envisioning the Richland County economy. He was a juror at the 2010 Lakewood Arts Festival in August. At the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Career Day in May he talked with groups of students about careers in art and design. David Deming ’67 (Former President) – has a show, TransFORMations: The Rocker and Centurion Series, at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland from Sept. 24 to Dec. 18 ( He had an outdoor sculpture, “Rocker,” installed at the 27 Coltman development of new town homes in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood. Maggie Denk-Leigh (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Printmaking) – and Charles Beneke of the University of Akron co-curated an exhibition, Premiering Print Portfolios, which was on view at the Morgan Conservatory through July 30. The show offered a glimpse into the diverse media and engaging work of contemporary printmaking. Denk-Leigh is co-founder and current board president of Morgan Conservatory, a Cleveland-based nonprofit art center dedicated to the production and preservation of hand papermaking and the art of the book. Also see Rom (faculty). Kenneth Dingwall (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17. Megan Ehrhart (Assistant Professor, T.I.M.E.Digital Arts) – had an artist’s residency at DRAWinternational, Drawing Research Action Workshops in Caylus, France, where she created a media installation. She had two public exhibitions in Caylus. The first was “Cauchemars Gérables: Films by Megan Ehrhart” at the Place de la Mairie; the second was an installation, “Grounded - Bien fondé,” at Salle Ossip Zadkine. Also see Almon (faculty). Carl Floyd (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17. Megan French (Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations) – earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration and Leadership degree from Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Michael Gollini ’86 (Department Head and Associate Professor, Interior Design) – recently completed the top-to-bottom re-design of a cluster of 1960s-era warehouses into a showroom, sales headquarters, and design and production facility for Benchmark, a Seville, Ohio-based designer and fabricator of trade show and museum exhibits and other custom environments. He launched a new website at David Hart (Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts) – delivered a paper, “On Guest of Cindy Sherman: Performing Gender Identity and the Crisis of Masculinity,” at the joint conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations in St. Louis in April. He was invited to give two guest lectures on African-American art. The first was at the Malcolm Brown Gallery in Shaker Heights (OH) in February; the second was sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic’s Arts and Medicine Institute in cooperation with the Malcolm Brown Gallery in April. In May he delivered a talk to a docent group at the Cleveland Museum of Art on art in the museum’s collection that was created after 1980.



FACULTY MEMBERS HAD ARTISTS RESIDENCIES FROM FRANCE TO CAPE COD TO UTAH Again this summer, CIA faculty members held residencies at prestigious art centers around the country and in Europe. Associate Professor Amanda Almon and Assistant Professor Megan Ehrhart had a joint residency at the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France, where they collaborated on a film project. Amy Casey ’99, project coordinator for CIA’s Reinberger Galleries, was the only visual artist from Ohio chosen by the Ohio Arts Council for its sponsored summer residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA at the tip of Cape Cod. Barry Underwood may be going for a record of most consecutive summer residencies served. The assistant professor and head of the Film, Video and Photographic Arts Department had artists residencies this past summer at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, UT and at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. In recent years, he has had residencies in Alberta, Connecticut, and California. Charles Tucker, associate professor and head of the Sculpture Department, had a two-month artist residency this summer at Art Farm in Marquette, NE where he built a site-specific work. Looking ahead, Assistant Professor Lane Cooper, interim Painting Department head, will spend fall semester in an artists residency at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. Tucker, along with Associate Professor Saul Ostrow, chair of the Visual Arts and Technologies Environment, and Assistant Professor David Hart, from the Liberal Arts Environment, will spend two weeks in Cuba this October thanks to a generous grant from the Cleveland Foundation. There, they will interview candidates for an artists residency to be established at CIA.

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the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, UT.

Matthew Hollern (Dean of Faculty, Professor, Jewelry + Metals) – provided narrative for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s audio tour on the craftsmanship involved in creating objects in the Guelph Treasure, a collection of jewelry and liturgical objects from Medieval Germany. The audio commentary is available to museum visitors and online at Mark Inglis (Vice President, Marketing and Communications) – see Pinter ’88.

Saul Ostrow (Environment Chair and Associate Professor, Visual Arts and Technologies) – wrote an article for the September issue of the journal Art in America on the exhibition, Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968. The show was organized by Sid Sachs, gallery director at the University of the Arts gallery in Philadelphia, and will be on view at the Brooklyn (NY) Museum from October 15 through January 9. Cristine Rom (Director, Gund Library) – gave a talk on the rich history and contemporary role of artists’ books at the Morgan Conservatory in July. In “Artists’ Books: Re-defining a Familiar Object,” Rom presented examples from CIA’s nationally recognized collection, which she developed. Her talk coincided with an exhibition at the Morgan Conservatory co-curated by Maggie Denk-Leigh (faculty).

Sarah Kabot (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Drawing) – completed a commission for the Cleveland Clinic this summer. She has work in Fabrications, an exhibition at Wayne State University’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery through Oct. 15, and in Eye Spy, Playing with Perception at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, through May 2011 ( and She will have a solo show at the Akron Art Museum in February.

Judith Salomon (Professor, Ceramics) – see Travis ’17.

Kasumi (Professor, T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts) – was featured along with Scott Ligon (faculty) on Applause, the weekly arts program that airs on WVIZ, the Cleveland PBS affiliate television station. The program explored their use of technology to create fine art. She had new and rarely exhibited works in an exhibition at Asterisk Gallery in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood during May and June. She was executive producer, in association with Naked Faces and Filmy Wiktora, for a feature film, Aardvark. Directed by Kitao Sakurai, the film premiered in July with a screening at Open Road Rooftop in New York City sponsored by indieWIRE, Snag Films, and Rooftop Films.

Gary Sampson (Professor, Liberal Arts) – presented a paper in June, “Fluid Imaging of the Emerging City,” for the international conference Emerging Landscapes: Between Production and Representation, at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster, London. He also gave a talk on early photography in India for the Historians of British Art at February’s 98th annual College Art Association conference in Chicago. He is serving as a SAGES Fellow (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship) at Case Western Reserve University this fall.

Maureen Kiernan (Professor, Liberal Arts) – was invited to give a presentation on global initiatives in higher education at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in April. Next spring she will participate in a faculty seminar on “Globalism and its Histories” hosted by Case Western Reserve University’s Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

Anthony Schepis ’55 (Faculty Emeritus) – had a two-person exhibition of his oils, The Search for Truth, at the Ormond Art Museum in Ormond Beach, FL in March and April.

Sungsoo Kim (Adjunct Faculty, Glass) – see Messenger ’79.

Julian Stanczak ’54 (Faculty Emeritus) – a solo exhibition of his work will be on view at Danese Gallery in New York City from October through December. Also see Travis ’17 and Anuszkiewicz ’53.

Chadd Lacy (Technical Assistant, Glass) – had a piece of glass art included in the 2010 edition of New Glass Review, an annual juried survey of glass in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design published by The Corning Museum of Glass. Scott Ligon (Assistant Professor, Foundation) – see Kasumi (faculty). Liz Maugans (Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking) – see Polster ’10. Joseph McCullough ’48 (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17. Nancy McEntee ’84 (Professor, Film, Video and Photographic Arts) – was promoted to full professor in June. She had a summer residency at Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland. Ed Mieczkowski ’57 (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17 and Anuszkiewicz ’53. Frederick Miller ’40* (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17. John Paul Miller ’40 (Faculty Emeritus) – his jewelry is the subject of a retrospective exhibition on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art through January 2, 2011. See story on page 8. Also see Travis ’17.

Viktor Schreckengost ’29* (Faculty Emeritus) – his archives are to be moved to Cleveland State University. See story on page 6. Also see Travis ’17.

Garrett Thompson ’06 (Adjunct Faculty, Interior Design) – returned to his alma mater to teach in the Interior Design Department. He spent the last four years working as a retail designer for Interbrand Design Forum, where he was recently lead designer for JC Penney’s new flagship store in Manhattan. Prior to joining Interbrand, Thompson worked for design firms Miller Zell and Richardson Design. Charles Tucker (Department Head and Associate Professor, Sculpture) – had a twomonth artist residency this summer at Art Farm in Marquette, NE where he built a sitespecific work that continues his exploration of building processes and their relationship to the environment. His piece for this residency references home construction and is meant to act as a site of meditation for future residents attending the program. ( Barry Underwood (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Film, Video and Photographic Arts) – has work in a group exhibition, Deep Space: Ohio Photographers, in the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus through Oct. 17. He had work in 2010 NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago in April and May and in the San Francisco Art Fair in May. He served residencies this past summer at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, UT and at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Virginia Gore ’33 – died at age 99 in Akron in December. She was briefly employed as a fashion model and exhibited her work at the Akron Art Museum. She is survived by her two sons and grandchildren.

Ralph Woehrman ’66 (Faculty Emeritus) – see Travis ’17.

Frank Borth ’40 – died in August 2009.

Brent Young (Department Head and Professor, Glass) – had a piece from his Matrix series acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. “Catenary Ellipsoid....Bi,” a gift to the museum from Linda Burwasser Schneider, is the fourth piece of Young’s work to be acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is the fifth from his Matrix series to be acquired by a major museum, the others being the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; New Mexico Museum of Art; and The Toledo Museum of Art. He will have work in Seeking Radiance at SPACES gallery in Cleveland from Sept. 24 – Oct. 3. ( Also see Travis ’17 and Messenger ’79.

Martin Linsey ’39 – passed away in March in New Mexico at age 94. He is survived by his wife. Margaret Finnerty-Ray ’47 – the Moreland Hills, OH, resident died in June at age 85. Kenneth Webb ’53 – passed away in May at age 86. The Massachusetts resident served in central Europe during WWII and was employed as brewery production manager until his retirement. He is survived by his wife and three children. John Van Tilburg ’54 – the Michigan resident passed away in April. John Pink ’60 – died in March at age 70. He worked as a visual designer at Amana Refrigeration in Iowa before retiring in 2001 as Manager of Industrial Design. He is survived by his wife and six children. Sandra Heiser ’62 – died this May in Austin, TX, where she had enjoyed a successful career as an artist and art conservator. Gerald Herdman ’64 – passed away in July. He was a fine arts professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Alumni assist future students Special thanks to the 42 alumni who helped CIA this past year at college fairs, in other student recruitment efforts, in panel discussions, and with career networking: Joel Alpern ’97, Diana Attie ’62, Jennifer Axner ’04, Patrick Baran ’83, Robert Brown ’86, Emily Bute ’07, David Buttram, Sr. ’89, Tommy Campanella ’01, Michael Carrow ’03, Maria Deacon ’02, Lis Diaz ’98, Theresa Galido ’02, Marc Gervait-Stale ’05, Nicole Hanusek ’00, Jed Holtz ’05, Bridget Jesionowski ’05, Susan Kaesgen ’61, Charles Kiss ’91, Raymond Kowalski ’57, Sarah Lohman ’05, Patricia Lundeen ’97, Michael Mikula ’87, Heather Moore-Frontini ’93, Ryan Nagode ’05, Tom Page ’92, Zack Petroc ’97, Rene Polin, Jr. ’94, Mary Rudd ’83, Candice Shedlarski ’03, Dustin Shedlarski ’05, Joy Shefter ’66, Zack Simmering ’05, Paul Sobota ’05, Denise Stewart ’06, Corwyn Strout ’01, Annie Taylor ’91, Kate Terry ’97, Carol Traynor ’06, Zena Verda Pesta ’08, Eric Whewell ’05, and Daniel Whitely ’83.

Career Center serves alumni… for life The Career Center offers CIA alumni lifelong access to services to assist in career transition. Alumni who are looking for a first job, changing jobs, or pointing their careers in a new direction may turn to the Career Center for: b b b b b

One-on-one career advising Assistance with resume and cover letter writing Coaching on interview techniques and job searching Handouts on job search strategies, networking, and interview techniques; and Access to College Central, the online job board at

Visit the Career Center in its newly renovated space on the first floor of the Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts or contact the center’s Director Amy Goldman at

Why Give? For Scott Goss ’06, the answer was obvious Q: What motivated you to make your first gift to CIA’s Annual Fund? A: I had a positive experience as a student of CIA with the faculty and the staff, and there was great camaraderie with the other students. And it’s still the same. There are still people reaching out to me. I guess I decided to reach back.

Photo by Payal Gandhi

Barry Underwood (faculty) works on an installation as part of his residency at

in memoriam — ALUMNI

Tommy White (Assistant Professor, Painting and Visual Arts and Technologies Environment) – joined the faculty this summer from the University of Oklahoma where he was assistant professor of painting. He earned an MFA in painting from Clemson University and a BA in ceramics from Michigan State University. His work is included in many private and public collections including the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama and the Capital One Corporation.

Q: As a student, did you benefit from scholarship assistance? A: Every year at CIA I received scholarships. It’s important to me to give something back to the current students, the way someone gave to me. Goss is a glass artist living and working in Cleveland. He is represented by galleries in Houston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. To make a gift to the Annual Fund, you may use the remittance envelope enclosed in this issue or contact Amy Bartter, director of annual giving and alumni relations at 216.421.7412 or

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2010 FACULTY EXHIBITION (left to right) “Rustic Table and Dinnerware” William Brouillard Wood and stoneware clay “Vessel Form....Spheroid” Brent Kee Young Flame worked borosilicate glass “Miwok Trail” Barry underwood

“Human Influenza” Amanda S. Almon, C.M.I. 3D Animation “Ocean sad boyfriend” Kasumi Video Art “TOTEMIC SEED PODS” BARBARA STANCZAK ‘90 FROM LEFT: BLACK WILLOW, ASH, POPLAR, MAPLE AND BUTTERNUT

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of the artists

A retrospective of the stunning work

of Faculty emeritus John Paul Miller ’40 is on view

at the Cleveland Museum of Art through January 2, 2011.

The world renowned goldsmith is also a gifted designer,

curator, and photographer. Miller taught

at his alma mater from 1944 to 2000.

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