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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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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.
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. (heathermoorejewelry.com) 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 nocommercialvalue.org. 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 OhioAuthority.com. 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, luxfineart.com. 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 breakupwithlebron.com, 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 yellowcakeshop.com. 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. (christibirchfield.com) 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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