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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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