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Professor and Multimedia Artist Kasumi Wins Guggenheim Award Project will probe mysteries of cognition

The ability to think in metaphor is one of

Guggenheim funding allows Kasumi —

the distinguishing characteristics of human

who does not use a surname — to assem-

beings and a source of endless fascination

ble a team of CIA digital artists and anima-

for Associate Professor Kasumi. A $44,000

tors, as well as dancers, actors, and others

Guggenheim Fellowship will allow her to

to collaborate on what she envisions will be

explore metaphoric thinking, as well as

a “very experimental” work, loosely based

other “mysteries of cognition,” in a film/

on a script by Cleveland writer Carolyn Jack.

videoart hybrid that she hopes to complete by the fall. Kasumi learned in April that she is one of 180 North American artists, scientists, and

“It will be a multimedia composition built on live performances of inter-related theater; music; projected, mapped videoart; cinematography; and dance elements,”

scholars receiving the coveted award from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; more than 3,000 applied. Since its establishment in 1925, the foun-

[Kasumi’s) students... credit her with not only teaching the technical skills

dation has granted nearly $290 million in

necessary for exploring new media,

fellowships to more than 17,000 individuals.

but also with encouraging them to

Kasumi is the second CIA faculty member to receive a Guggenheim

find their own artistic voices.

Fellowship, after Edris Eckhardt ’31, who was honored in 1955. Eckhardt, a glass

she explained. In her application to the

and ceramics artist, taught at CIA from

foundation, Kasumi proposed using “tra-

1934 through 1964. Two other CIA gradu-

ditional and modern media to imagine the

ates have won Guggenheim Fellowships:

complex processes of the human brain,

painter Robert Mangold ’60 won in 1969,

synthesizing different methods of expres-

and photographer Shelby Lee Adams ’74

sion into a metaphorical language that not

won in 2010.

only resembles the stream of messages in

“We are so proud to have our accom-

the subconscious connections making up

plished colleague Kasumi receive this

human perception, but also examines the

award,” said CIA President Grafton J. Nunes.

stream’s causes and effects.”

“A gold standard among recognitions for

Her immediate reaction upon learning

excellence in scholarship and the arts,

she would receive the Guggenheim fund-

the Guggenheim Fellowship spotlights

ing to make this ambitious project a reality:

the quality of Kasumi’s work and the

“incredulity.” She said the award “really

contribution that her work is making to

validates all this work that I’ve been doing.

the nation’s culture.”

I have not followed a traditional path.”

Nontraditional path to digital art Raised by “fearlessly inventive” parents — her mother an artist and her father a NASA scientist — Kasumi says that from her earliest memories she knew she was going to be an artist of some kind. She started

Above, Kasumi with her multimedia

college with a punishing double major in

submission to Cleveland’s 2010

music and art at Washington University

Ingenuity Festival projected on

(“I barely slept”); traveled to Germany for

the lower level of the Veterans

more intense music study at Staadliche

Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge.

Musik Hochschule in Cologne; then went to Japan to teach Baroque music at the Tokyo College of Music. Kasumi spent 11 years in Japan, where she recorded four LP records, performed on a soundtrack that was nominated for a Japanese Academy Award (for the 1978 film Oginsama), wrote and illustrated a satirical book in Japanese and English, The Way of the Urban Samurai (1992, Tuttle), and created large-scale ink drawings. Returning to the U.S., she settled in Cleveland where she worked in set design for local theaters; wrote several featurelength scripts; and, at the urging of her book publisher, began publishing opinion pieces on music, politics, and social issues in Japanese and American journals and newspapers. She learned to work in digital media as a matter of practicality. When her teenage son, the actor and producer Kitao Sakurai, needed demo reels, Kasumi bought a computer and learned editing software so she Continued on page 2

Three CIA Students Win Visual Arts Awards All three of the CIA students nominated for AICUO Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts received the award this year, marking the first time in the 42-year history of the organization that any college has seen all of its nominees win. The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio annually recognizes outstanding senior artists from independent colleges throughout the state. CIA’s three award winners are, from left, Rachel Shelton ’11, a printmaking major from Buffalo, NY, Wendy Birchfield ’11, an industrial design major from Parma Heights, OH; and Katherine Richards ’11, a painting major from Chagrin Falls, OH. They exhibited their work and participated in a panel discussion at Ohio Wesleyan University in April. Artwork from all the nominees is available for viewing on the

Prof. Barbara Stanczak retires

awards website,

Professor Barbara Stanczak ’90 has retired from teaching at CIA, where, for more than 30 years, she cultivated a climate of creativity, adventurousness, and daring in the Foundation program. “I will miss teaching very much. The students have always been an inspiration to me because their ideas are so open,” she said. Her former students often credit Stanczak with introducing them to new experiences in art, particularly with her chess set and artist book assignments. Stanczak said she looks forward to focusing on and exhibiting her own sculptural work; spending more time with her husband, Professor Emeritus Julian Stanczak ’54; promoting his work; writing; reading; and gardening. At commencement, she received CIA’s Schreckengost Teaching Award. She has a solo show at the Canton (OH) Museum of Art from June 10 through July 24 ( Her work will be on view in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries in the spring of 2012. If you’d like to honor Stanczak’s retirement, please consider making a contribution to the Julian ’54 and Barbara ’90 Stanczak Scholarship Fund using the enclosed envelope.

Graduate Credit Offered for Continuing Ed Courses For the first time in recent memory, graduate students can earn graduate credits for successful completion of a selection of summer courses offered through CIA’s Office of Continuing Education + Community Outreach. While most of these courses started in early June, the

Guggenheim Award

office intends to continue offering Continued from page 1

graduate-level classes throughout Said acclaimed multimedia artist Ben

could help edit his tapes. “It was so hard to

of film festivals around the world, including

teach myself,” she recalled. “But gradually, I

the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Kinsley ’05, “I owe much of my early

became interested in the artistic possibilities

She has created commissioned pieces for

development and success as an artist to

of this medium.”

New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln

Kasumi. She was an incredibly encourag-

the year. Watch for catalogs at

Center, as well as The Curtis R. Priem

ing and valuable professor to me during my

mental film, a montage she titled Technical

Experimental Media and Performing Arts

time at CIA.” Ian Zeigler ’06, a 3D animator

Alumni: cast your vote

Aids. It won Best Experimental Film at the

Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

at Sportstime Ohio and Cleveland’s NBC

CIA alumni have been invited to join

IFP/Midwest Short Film festival and at the

Her work has been viewed online more

affiliate, WKYC, called Kasumi a creative

board members, faculty, and staff

Athens International film Festival. She was

than 2.5 million times.

role model. ”By utilizing her real-life experi-

this year in nominating individuals

ences as an artist and professor, she taught

or organizations for the Medal for

In 2000, Kasumi made her first experi-

hooked. In her increasingly complex digital compositions, Kasumi manipulates image,

Inspiring to and inspired

me a plethora of crucial information regard-

Excellence, the award that pays

sound, light, and color to create vividly sur-

by students

ing real-world production and freelance

tribute to those who have “made a

real experiences. Her works comment on

Kasumi began teaching digital art at CIA in

practices dealing with clients.”

significant contribution to the visual

human perception, emotion, greed, aggres-

2001, shortly after her first piece hit the film

sion, and mass media propaganda.

festival circuit. She said she is continually

opportunity to have such a talented artist

ally.” For more details and to nominate,

inspired by her students and their hunger

with such a strong professional presence,

go to

of recent kudos. Last year, Kasumi won

for creative opportunities. Her students, in

who also has the patience, ability, and gen-

The deadline is June 30 and the

a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship

turn, credit her with not only teaching the

erosity to teach students with such devotion.”

2011 medal will be awarded next

from Cleveland’s Community Partnership

technical skills necessary for exploring new

Kasumi will be back in the classroom in

for Arts and Culture; earned a Vimeo remix

media, but also with encouraging them to

the fall, after a year’s sabbatical and a busy

award; and produced her first feature film,

find their own artistic voices.

summer of creating, filming, and editing.

Her Guggenheim is the latest in a string

Aardvark, which has screened in dozens 2

And Bill Davis ’06 said, “It is a rare

arts locally, nationally or internation-

fall at CIA’s annual Burchfield Society event.

A Common Design Language Harmonious Designing Helps Students Reinvent a Brand The most successful manufacturing companies use design strategically, with different

“It was interesting how the ID students’ design decisions informed our design decisions,

design disciplines creating harmonious messages that resonate with the customer, CIA fac-

and ours informed theirs,” said communication design major Andrew Frank ’12. Among

ulty say. “Only a handful of companies understand that and do it well, said Dan Cuffaro ’91,

the challenges, students said, were conducting all the research, collaborating in teams,

industrial design department head. “But it’s built into our curriculum that we teach design

and getting all the work accomplished and ready for presentation

that way.”

in just eight weeks.

To that end, students in the junior industrial studio

Critiquing the students’ final presentation were Steve Cencula ’91,

course taught by Cuffaro and Doug Paige ’82,

CIA board member and co-founder of FORM; Anthony DeMore ’94,

teamed up with juniors in Adjunct

director of business development for Balance Product

Instructor Chris Ramsay’s advanced

Development; and David Loomis, director, consulting services

studio communication design course

for NACCO, the Cleveland-based parent company of

to reinvent the Hamilton Beach brand of

Hamilton Beach. Said Loomis, “You all came up with

small appliances. In a play on the com-

some things that may actually be viable products.”

pany’s tagline, Good Thinking™, the 30 students named their project Re-Thinking Good Thinking. They studied common problems and needs in the kitchen, conducted market research, and looked at trends in interiors, colors, cooking, and entertaining. ID students developed 18 new products in three sub-brands aimed at 20-something “trend setters,” more established “social cookers,” and serious “home professionals.” CD students developed new logos for each of the three sub-brands, opting for three versions of a contemporarylooking “HB,” rather than the full company name. They also developed advertisements for both print and web.


visiting artists HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER



















Art Contests Draw on CIA Talent

Excellence Awards from the Ohio

Again this academic year, scores of CIA

Arts Council to pursue their artwork.

students had their work purchased for cor-

Gretchen Goss, professor and head

porate and nonprofit art collections, includ-

of the enamel department, and

ing the collections at Dealer Tire, University

chair of the Craft + Material Culture

Hospitals Case Medical Center, and the

Environment, won in the craft cate-

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

gory. Sarah Kabot, assistant professor

at Case Western Reserve University.

and head of the drawing department,

Right, CIA President Grafton J. Nunes

won in the three-dimensional visual

with Morton L. Mandel, of the Mandel

arts category. Recognized in the two-

Foundation, for which the nonprofit center

dimensional visual arts category were

is named, review submissions.

Royden Watson, a full-time visiting instructor teaching in the Foundation Environment and the painting department; Amy Casey ’99, who is project coordinator for CIA’s Reinberger Galleries; and Jerry Birchfield ’09, who holds a BFA in photography.

Students Helping Students

The $5,000 Individual Excellence Awards recognize “creativity and imagination that exemplify the highest

CIA students taking an art education course gained real-world experi-

level of achievement and advance-

ence (and rock-star status in the eyes of some 285 children) when they

ment” and “give the artists who

taught weekly art lessons last semester. The CIA students—including

receive them the time and resources

Alessandra Andaloro, left—were enrolled in an evening course taught by

to experiment, explore and reflect as

Kristin Thompson-Smith ’09, a full-time art teacher at Hope Academy in

they develop their skills and advance

Cleveland. As a requirement of Thompson-Smith’s course, Andaloro and her

their art form.”

classmates each taught art lessons one day a week at Cleveland Community School or VillaView Community School, two charter schools that share a building in the heart of downtown. Saul Ostrow, chair of CIA’s Visual Arts and Technologies Environment, and former provost Nancy Stuart initiated the collaboration after Candace Williams, administrator at the two schools, appealed to colleges in the region for assistance with art instruction. “Given the success of the program and our students’ enthusiasm for it, the program will be offered again in the fall,” Ostrow said.

It Takes a Steamroller Printmaking students had to think big this spring—really big—in preparation for a class assignment that substituted their usual presses for a steamroller. With the help of Cleveland-based Parking Lot Maintenance Systems, which provided the road roller and driver at no charge, students in Adjunct Instructor Barbara Chira’s Introduction to Printmaking course created four-foot by 10-foot prints in the Gund Building parking lot. “This project challenged the students to thoughtfully consider the effect of scale in image construction and conceptual expression,” Chira said. On top of all that, she added, “This was big fun.”

SIE 65 Was Wildly Successful This year’s Student Independent Exhibition drew rave reviews, a steady stream of visitors, 27 awards, and one out of every four pieces displayed was sold. Co-curated by fiber and material studies seniors Ivy Garrigan and Julia Chepke, the exhibition included 68 pieces, chosen from 257 submissions. This year’s show was juried by New York-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu, multidisciplinary performance artist Ben Kinsley ’05, and Cleveland-based ceramic sculptor Kristen Cliffel ’90.

PERPETUATING YOUR ANNUAL GIFTS MAY BE EASIER THAN YOU REALIZED Jack White ’66 had a successful career as a graphic designer, college professor, and president of an art school. When asked a few years ago what he most appreciated about his CIA education, he said, “I learned to learn; and that has always been my most useful skill.” White, who received crucial scholarship support as a CIA student, paid it forward, contributing each year like clockwork to CIA’s Annual Fund. And before his death in 2007, he made a simple provision to perpetuate those annual gifts. Now, nearly four years after his death, White continues to serve as a role model for those who want to provide ongoing support for CIA students. By adding the following language to your will/trust, you too can perpetuate your annual giving: “I give the sum of ______ dollars (or alternatively) I give ______ percent of my residuary estate, to The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, or its successor or successors, for the unrestricted support of The Cleveland Institute of Art’s mission. CIA’s tax ID number is 34-071-4334.” Questions? Contact Margaret Anne Gudbranson, Esq., CIA’s director of major gifts and planned giving, at 216.421.8016 or 4

Notes Submissions received after April 4, 2011 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 Anita Rogoff ’41 – was one of the artists whose work was featured in the group exhibition Looking Inward at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland in April and May. George Roby ’63, Charlotte Lees ’65, Mark Krieger ’67, Mary Lou Ferbert ’68, Bonnie Dolin ’73, Bea Mitchell ’80, Marsha Sweet ’81, Anna Arnold ’83, Harriet Ballard ’87, Dexter Davis ’90, and Faculty Emeritus Jose Cintron ’54 also had work in the show. Jane Doud ’46 – continues to make and exhibit oil paintings and is an active member of the Milwaukee (WI) Art Museum’s Friends of Art and Fine Arts Society. Richard Anuszkiewicz ’53 – has work featured in CLE OP: Cleveland Op Art Pioneers at the Cleveland Museum of Art through February 2012. Also featured are works by Faculty Emeriti Julian Stanczak ’54 and Edwin Mieczkowski ’57.

Ray Burggraf ’68 – was one of the artists whose work was on view in Color it Color, a group show at the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, FL, in January. Mary Lou Ferbert ’68 – see Rogoff ’41. Marc Brown ’69 – recently published the children’s book Arthur Goes Green, which focuses on the main character Arthur’s attempt to decrease his family’s environmental footprint. It is Brown’s first new Arthur book in nearly a decade. Margaret Fischer ’69 – is currently in her 40th year teaching in the art studios at Case Western Reserve University and has begun exhibiting her fused-glass jewelry in addition to her enamels and work in polymer clay. Kim Zarney ’71 – his work was included in the group exhibition Landscapes, at Art Access Gallery in Bexley, OH, in January. Gary Bukovnik ’71 – had work at the Caldwell Snyder Gallery in San Francisco in October. Candace Knapp ’71 – recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, and her installation was on view at the Brevard Art Museum in Melbourne, FL, in January. Bonnie Dolin ’73 – see Rogoff ’41. Nicole Mawby ’75 – is taking jewelry classes at the Orange Art Center in Cleveland.

Babs Reingold ’78 – had work on view in Flesh Art, a group exhibition at the New Jersey City (NJ) University Galleries in February, and in Robes, a group show at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, in September and October of 2010. Bea Mitchell ’80 – see Rogoff ’41. Linda Arbuckle ’81 – received an Honors Award at the annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) held in Tampa, FL, in March. Her work was included in the NCECA Spirit of Ceramics DVD series. Catherine Butler ’81 – and Valerie Mayen ’05 had work featured in a one-night fashion and goodies GAL-LERY show at MOCA Cleveland in February. Tim Myrick ’81 – his watercolor, “Step Into Yesteryear,” was included in the juried show 2010 Aqueous Open in Pittsburgh, and “Coventry Street Depot” was on display at the North East Watercolor Society 34th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2010, in Kent, CT. Both shows were in October. Marsha Sweet ’81 – see Rogoff ’41. Anna Arnold ’83 – had work in Blank Canvas, a Cleveland West Art League exhibition at smARTspace in January and February, along

Maxine Masterfield ’55 – her piece, “City Lights,” was included in the Natural Selection 2.0 exhibition at the Dakota State University in Madison, SD, in February and March.

Jonathan Wayne ’88 – recently received his MFA in studio art from the Maine College of Art in Portland, and while there he was the recipient of the Roderick Dew Travel Grant, which he used to go to Iceland and photograph the effects of volcanic activity on the town of Heimaey. He also received a $20,000 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship Award from Cleveland-based Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Sophie Cayless ’89 – a Hawaiian wildlife mural she created was published by Impact Photographics in the form of mugs, puzzles, and water bottles. Michael Romanik ’89 – as well as Brian Jasinski ’99 and faculty members Niki Smith ’09, William Brouillard, Matthew Hollern, Kasumi, Sai Sinbondit, and Brent Kee Young were each awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship Award from Cleveland-based Community for Arts and Culture (CPAC). Michael Abarca ’09 received a $2,500 2011 Seth Rosenberg Prize from CPAC. Also see Berry ’76. Linda Zmina ’89 – see Berry ’76. Kristen Cliffel ’90 – served as a juror for SIE 65, CIA’s 65th annual Student Independent Exhibition. Also see Arnold ’83 and Maugans (faculty). Dexter Davis ’90 – a solo show of his work, Monsters and Ghosts, was on view at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland in January. Also see Rogoff ’41. Thomas Starinsky ’90 – has been the associate director of Cleveland’s Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation and Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation since 2002, where he manages the city’s Storefront Renovation Program in the central business district, oversees the design review committee, and coordinates special infrastructure and planning projects. He has a master’s degree in urban planning, design, and development from Cleveland State University, and was included in the 2006 class of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “Forty Under 40.”

Elinore Schnurr ’55 – had a solo exhibition at the Port Washington (NY) Public Library in March. Patricia Raeder ’57 – had a solo show, Jungle Mania, at the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, OH, in September 2009. Herbert Friedson ’58 – two of his works were included in the Small Wonders exhibition at the Fredericksburg (VA) Center for the Creative Arts, December 2010 through January 2011, and “Cloistered Elements,” his multi-level enamel on copper wall piece, received the first place award.

Kari Russell-Pool ’90 – was an artist in residence at the Institute’s glass department Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 and gave a public talk on her technique. Her residency was made possible by a donation from the trust of the late Edris Eckhard ’31, who taught at CIA from 1934 until 1964.

Thomas Gentille ’58 – had a solo show, Thomas Gentille: 21st Century, at Gallery Loupe in Montclair, NJ, in November. Joy Praznik ’58 – along with Bette Drake ’65, Sue Berry ’76, Mike Mikula ’87, Susan Gallagher ’91, Bob Bruch ’94, Andrea LeBlond ’95, Megan Van Wagoner ’97, Yumiko Goto ’04, and Scott Goss ’06 had work included in the 2010 Holiday Collection at River Gallery in Rocky River, OH, in December 2010 and January 2011.

Richard Skerl ’90 – obtained national board certification as an art teacher in 2005 and became a master teacher and lead teacher in Ohio in 2009. He also had his work included in two exhibitions in 2009 and one in 2010. Susan Gallagher ’91 – see Praznik ’58.

Diana Attie ’62 – recently retired as a professor of art at the University of Toledo but continues to teach part-time.

Marc Petrovic ’91 – had work in Seven Deadly Sins, a two-person exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Arts and Design in April.

Lynn Hershman Leeson ’62 – her film !Women Art Revolution screened at the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival this spring.

Kathleen Van Meter ’91 – her work was included in the group exhibition Passion & Patience: works by six northeast Ohio fiber artists, at the Beachwood (OH) Community Center in December.

Charlotte Towle ’62 – was juried into the Rockport (MA) Art Association and received painting awards from the organization last summer. Nancy Bentley ’63 – was in a two-person show at Chapin Gallery in Princeton, NJ.

Blue Bloc, c. 1967. Edwin Mieczkowski (American, b. 1929). Acrylic on canvas mounted to board; 121.9 x 121.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Anonymous Gift, by Exchange 2010.261. Copyright 1967, Edwin Mieczkowski, All rights reserved.

George Roby ’63 – see Rogoff ’41. Rebecca Kaler ’64 – had work on view in Kaleidoscope 2010, a juried group show at Summit Art Space in Akron in November and December. Bette Drake ’65 – participated in several holiday shows, including the Ohio Craft Museum, River Gallery in Rocky River, OH, and the BorelliEdwards Gallery in Pittsburgh. She also held a holiday sale at her studio in Cleveland with Megan John ’09 in November and December. Also see Praznik ’58. John Juratovic ’65 – is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, and his work was included in the 16th Annual Amelia Island (FL) Concours d’Elegance in March. Charlotte Lees ’65 – see Rogoff ’41. Paul Missal ’65 – is Professor Emeritus at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, and continues to teach part-time. One of his paintings was recently purchased by the Portland (OR) Museum of Art for its permanent collection. Bruce McCombs ’66 – recently had work on view in the following shows: The Printmaking Revolution in America, Kenosha (WI) Public Museum; Reading the Fine Print, Exploring the Printmaker’s Art, Saugatuck (MI) Center for the Arts; Missouri National Watercolor Exhibition, Winston Churchill Museum, Fulton, MI; and 2011 Statewide Exhibition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI. Mark Krieger ’67 – a solo exhibition of his abstract paintings and portraits of Honduran children was on view at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in Cleveland this spring. Also see Rogoff ’41.

Sue Berry ’76 – participated in the 23rd Annual ArtCraft Building Open Studio Holiday Sale, held in Cleveland December 4–5. Mike Mikula ’87, Earl James ’88, Michael Romanik ’89, Linda Zmina ’89, and Scott Goss ’06 also had work for sale. Also see Praznik ’58. April Gornik ’76 – was one of the artists whose work was on view in Works on Paper II, a show at Danese Gallery in New York City in January and February. She also published two new prints with Polígrafa Obra Gráfica in Barcelona, Spain. Shamira Nicolas ’77 – had work at the Gallery at the Arts and Culture Council of Rochester, NY, in October, as well as in the Cooperstown (NY) Art Association 75th National Juried Competition in the summer of 2010 and in the fall exhibition of the Andrews (NC) Art Museum. Pamela Pastoric ’77 – received a jurors award from A New May Show at The Gallery at Lakewood Community College in Kirtland, OH, in May 2010. Barbara Klar ’78 – taught private jewelry and design classes at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City in January and February, and she will teach week-long summer intensive classes there in August. She also taught classes in beginning silversmithing in April at her studio in Accord, NY. Denise Przybyla ’78 – had work included in Divine Reflection, a group show in Longwood, FL, in May 2010 and continues to work with the inmates of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility making art.

with Lauren Sammon ’08 and Harris Johnson ’09. Anna also recently unveiled her online jewelry company, WyldSyde, which features handcrafted, beaded necklaces ( She had work in 21st Century Expressions of the Second Sex, a group show at Convivium33 Gallery in Cleveland in April and May that included Susan Squires ’83, Kristen Cliffel ’90, and faculty members Barbara Stanczak ’90 and Brittany Campbell ’09. Also see Rogoff ’41. Susan Squires ’83 – see Arnold ’83. Ted Kucklick ’84 – is the founder and CEO of Cannuflow, a company that develops medical devices for the orthopedics market. His company recently signed a distribution and alliance agreement with the Specialty Surgical Instrumentation division of Symmetry Medical, which will help to broaden Cannuflow’s distribution of fluid management and access devices. Steven Tatar ’85 – runs Cleveland-based clothing company Ohio Knitting Mills. He released The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book in the summer of 2010, and his pop-up shop opened in December. View a video about his work at Susan Weir-Ancker ’85 – completed a PhD in mythology in 2009. Harriet Moore Ballard ’87 – see Rogoff ’41. Mike Mikula ’87 – see Praznik ’58 and Berry ’76. Earl James ’88 – see Berry ’76.

Brent Cole ’92 – recently relocated to work as an associate professor of glass at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Myoung Lee ’92 – along with Susan Umbenhour ’95 and Royden Watson (faculty) has work in About The Right of Being Different: The Art of Diversity and Inclusion at Progressive, at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, OH, on view through June. Bob Bruch ’94 – see Praznik ’58. Andrea LeBlond ’95 – see Praznik ’58. Susan Umbenhour ’95 – see Lee ’92. Patty Lundeen Hume ’97 – was married in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia in May 2010. She and her husband John live in Los Angeles. Megan Van Wagoner ’97 – see Praznik ’58. Vincent Como ’98 – had work in the following exhibitions: Ace of Spades, Sugar, Brooklyn, NY, December; Ah Wilderness!, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL, December and January; Horse Trader Projects, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL, December; Heads on Poles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, January. Susan Danko ’98 – had work in Landscapes in Reverie, an exhibition at Lake Health’s TriPoint Center Community Art Gallery in Concord Township, OH, February through April. Christa Donner ’98 – had work in the following exhibitions: Christa Donner: The Makings of Mutualism, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, MI, February and March; Physiotasmagorical, Evanston (IL) Art Center, February and April; EveryBody! Visual Resistance in Feminist Health Movements, Carleton College Gallery, Northfield, MN, April and May. She also gave an artist’s lecture at Clemson (SC) University in February. Eric Stoddard ’98 – recently joined Ford Motor Company as a Design Manager at the advanced design studio in Irvine, CA.




continued Matt Fitzpatrick ’06 – see Sobota ’05 Scott Goss ’06 – had three pieces in Mailin’ It In, a group show at the Nicole Villenueva Gallery in Chicago in February. He had work in two fundraisers in April: Out of Hand, a benefit auction for the Society for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh; and Fete de Verre, an exhibition and fundraiser for Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. His work was also on view at VERGE Art Fair in Brooklyn in March, and in a two-person show at Brandt-Roberts Gallery in Columbus in May and June. He was the artist chosen to design the awards for the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival. Also see Praznik ’58 and Berry ’76. Brooke Inman ’06 – see Murphy ’04. Jessica Laskosky ’06 – had work on view in Getting Warmer, a show at Homestead Gallery in Ridgewood, NY, in April and May. Jessica Wheelock ’08 also had work in the show. Andrew Zimbelman ’06 – moved to Brooklyn, NY, and is working at Blue State Digital as a motion graphic artist and animator. Austin Bates ’07 – lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is a production manager at Pamela Love Jewelry.

Mike Cole, CIA’s senior vice president for institutional advancement, George Gund III, and Grafton Nunes, CIA president, enjoy a reception for CIA alumni and friends in San Francisco in February.

Emily Bute ’07 – works as a designer for Maurice Max, Inc., DBA Lee Angel, a jewelry company located in New York City. Jon Cotterman ’07 – relocated to Los Angeles and works for glass designer Joe Cariati. Melanie Newman ’07 – had work included in the fundraiser it’s all about the heART, held in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic at Walleye Gallery in Cleveland in February. Patrick Triato ’07 – resides in Portland, OR, where he works as a freelance industrial designer and as a consultant for the firm NEW. One of his product ideas was picked up by Kickstarter, an online funding platform for creative projects. Melissa Agriesti ’08 – is a teacher at the Cutler Ridge Middle School in Cutler Bay, FL. Lauren Sammon ’08 – see Arnold ’83. Alexandra Tapie ’08 – joined three other artists to open Survival Kit Gallery located in the Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland. Jessica Wheelock ’08 – see Laskosky ’06. Richard Zarobell ’08 – lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is a designer for Alexis Bittar, a jewelry company. Michael Abarca ’09 – see Romanik ’89.

Antonia Mazuranic ’10 and Sandy Petrie ’10 enjoy reconnecting at a reception for CIA alumni and friends at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in February.

Sarah Chuldenko ’99 – a solo exhibition of her work, Bees, Birds and an Accidental Overdose, was on view at the Lois Lambert Gallery in Los Angeles, January through March. Brian Jasinski ’99 – see Romanik ’89. Sharon Tvorik ’99 – her company, STV Designs, specializes in custom airbrush portraits, as well as hand painting residential and commercial murals ( Branden Koch ’01 – was married in June 2009 to Kate Gugliotta. They reside in Brooklyn, NY. His work was included in a group show at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in January. Jen Omaitz ’02 – had a solo exhibition at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland in January and February. Eric Zimmerman ’02 – a solo show of his work, We Chose To Go To The Moon, was on view at the Austin (TX) Museum of Art, November 2010 through February 2011. Joe Bluhm ’03 – works at Moonbot Studios, and the company’s short animated film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore was screened at the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival this spring and also recently won Best Animated Short at the CINEQUEST film festival in San Jose, CA. Chris Duffy ’03 – will serve a six-week residency at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ, in the fall. Ben Grasso ’03 – had a solo exhibition at Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York City in April and May. Steve Knerem ’04 – had work in Armored Charms, a three person show at (art)ificial Gallery in Lakewood (OH) in February. Karen Foley ’04 – runs FOLEYink, an interior design and visualization services company based in Columbus that also has offices in New York City and Shanghai (


Jerry Birchfield ’09 – recently won a $5,000 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and he had work on view at the Roy G. Biv gallery for emerging artists in Columbus in January. Also see Birchfield ’06. Jessica Adanich ’09 – had work included in the exhibition Women IV at the Lakeland Arts Center at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH, in March. Her work was also published in Issue 10 of Beyond Blue, an online magazine produced by the Ocean Society (

Yumiko Goto ’04 – see Praznik ’58.

Megan John ’09 – see Drake ’65.

Michelle Murphy ’04 – had work included in Spacelift, a group show at Walleye Gallery in Cleveland in January and February that also featured the work of Jessica Langley ’05, Brooke Inman ’06, Barbara Polster ’10, Amy Casey ’99 (staff), Shelly DiCello ’99 (faculty), and Liz Maugans (faculty).

Harris Johnson ’09 – see Arnold ’83.

Matt Neff ’04 – and Tony Solary ’04 released the new online game “Cactus McCoy and the Curse of Thorns” through their game development studio Flipline Studios ( Tony Solary ’04 – see Neff ’04. Ben Kinsley ’05 – had work in Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, a group show at the Canzani Center Gallery at the Columbus College of Art and Design in February. His work was also included in Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, a group show at the Katonah (NY) Museum of Art October through December. He served as a juror for SIE 65, CIA’s 65th annual Student Independent Exhibition. Also see Sobota ’05. Jessica Langley ’05 – see Murphy ’04. Valerie Mayen ’05 – plans to open Buzz and Growl this summer. The 40-member sewing cooperative will be located in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood. Also see Butler ’81. Paul Sobota ’05 – along with Ben Kinsley ’05 and Matt Fitzpatrick ’06 produced the video stories of the 2010–11 Cleveland Partnership for Arts and Culture Fellowship winners. Christi Birchfield ’06 – taught a course on silkscreening during the spring semester at Columbia University in New York City, and she was in a show with her brother Jerry Birchfield ’09 at ArtsCollinwood in Cleveland in February.

Alexandra Marchant ’09 – had a solo exhibition at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery in Louisville, KY, in April and May. Brian Sarama ’09 – an exhibition of his new ceramic work was on view at the River Gallery in Rocky River, OH, in February and March. Peter Tabor ’09 – see Maugans (faculty). Lauren Yeager ’09 – gave a gallery talk at CIA to discuss her work, Understanding Circumstances, in conjunction with the Anatomica Aesthetica exhibition in December. Antonia Campanella ’10 – lives in Los Angeles and works for ceramic lighting designer Lesley Anton. Chris Camperchioli ’10 – a solo show of his work was on view at the Wooltex Gallery in Cleveland from December 2010 through January 2011. Kelsey Lyon ’10 – the Ecology and Me Coloring and ARTivity Book that she illustrated as a CIA senior for the Cleveland-based company Creativity for Kids won a 2011 Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family from Learning magazine. She currently works for Ohio-based Creative Resources designing packaging for the gourmet food and gift industry. Barbara Polster ’10 – had work on view in the following shows: Small Works, Proximity Gallery, Cleveland, December; Festivus, Walleye Gallery, Cleveland, December; Disruptive Stillness, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI, January. She also participated in Café Bellas Artes in April, an evening with five emerging Latino artists that was sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland State University. Also see DiCello ’99.

faculty & staff Mark Bassett (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – was interviewed by Cleveland’s PBS affiliate station, WVIZ, for its arts and culture show, Applause. The episode, which aired in April, was about Cowan Pottery, a Cleveland-based studio that collaborated with CIA during the 1920s. Bassett is co-author of the book Cowan Pottery and the Cleveland School (Schiffer Publishing, 1997). Kim Bissett ’76 (Adjunct Faculty, Foundation and Drawing) – had work chosen for the International Drawing Annual 6 (INDA 6), a publication produced by the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati. Bissett’s work was one of 115 chosen from 1,308 submissions for inclusion in this “exhibition in print,” which will be published by the end of the year ( Shelley Costa Bloomfield (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – her newest crime story, “The Burning Grounds,” about the fate of a family of secret Jews during the Mexican Inquisition, will be published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. She also chaired the committee judging Best Paperback Original for the 2011 Edgar Awards given by Mystery Writers of America. Also see Hybinette (faculty). Kathy Buszkiewicz (Department Head and Professor, Jewelry + Metals) – had four pieces in a show at Miami University Art Museum from January through August 2010 called Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, which focused on jewelry as a material reflection of our society. She had work in a February 2011 show titled Shape at Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery in conjunction with the launch of the new jewelry and metalsmithing program there. Also included in that show were faculty members Gretchen Goss and Matthew Hollern. Text about and images of her work are included in a 312-page book titled Jewelry by Artists in the Studio 1940-2000: Selections from the Daphne Farago Collection, published recently by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Beth Campbell (Artist in Residence) – won a Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of creative and fine arts (see cover story). Also see Murphy ’04. Brittany Campbell ’09 (Technical Assistant, Fiber + Material Studies) – see Arnold ’83. Amy Casey ’99 (Project Coordinator, Reinberger Galleries) – received a $5,000 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Also see Murphy ’04. Bruce Checefsky (Director, Reinberger Galleries) – is in a group exhibition, The Fluid Terrain: Perception and the Photographic Image, at MOCA Cleveland through August 14. He will be in a twoperson exhibition with Barry Underwood (faculty) at the Akron Art Museum in October. Diana Chou (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – will travel to China in July to present a research paper on Chinese painting at the 20th Annual Conference of the World History Association in Beijing, and a talk on the Silk Road at Tang Dynasty Art Museum in X’ian. Jose Cintron ’54 (Faculty Emeritus) – see Rogoff ’41. Katherine Clark (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – see Hybinette (faculty). Scott Colosimo ’04 (Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Design) – recently established Cleveland CycleWerks, a company that builds ’60s-inspired motorcycles for $5,000 or less. Most models are sold in Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand, although he plans to open an outlet in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland in the summer. Daniel Cuffaro ’91 (Department Head and Anne Fluckey Lindseth Professor, Industrial Design) – spoke on product design and innovation at a forum held in February at Cleveland State University. The forum was sponsored by Cleveland’s District of Design, which Cuffaro helped launch. David Deming ’67 (Former President) – was honored with a Judson Smart Living Award in honor of his contributions to the vitality of Cleveland’s University Circle district. He retired last summer after 12 years as president of CIA and works from a sculpture studio in Lakewood, Ohio. Margaret Denk-Leigh (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Printmaking) – and Gretchen Goss (faculty) were invited to participate in an exhibition at NEIU (Northeast Illinois University) Art Center Fine Arts Gallery in February and March. Titled Process and Practice, the show focused on collaborations between metalsmiths and printmakers. Shelly DiCello (Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts) – see Murphy ’04. John Ewing (Director, Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque) – was officially knighted into France’s Order of Arts and Letters at a ceremony and celebration in February that drew more than 400 friends, Francophiles, and film buffs. A short film about his years running the Canton (Ohio) Film Society, John Ewing: The Canton Years, debuted at the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival in March.

Gretchen Goss (Department Head and Professor, Enamel; Chair, Craft + Material Culture Environment) – taught a two-day class, Captured in Glass: Photographic Transfers on Enamel, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in March. In April and May, she had a two-person exhibition at the Beverly Street Studio School Gallery in Staunton, VA. She received a $5,000 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Also see Denk-Leigh (faculty) and Buszkiewicz (faculty). Matthew Hollern (Dean of Faculty and Professor, Jewelry + Metals) – see Buszkiewicz (faculty). Knut Hybinette (Assistant Professor, T.I.M.E. – Digital Arts) – took part in a Pop Culture Pizza Panel in April sponsored by the Popular Culture Working Group, a study and discussion group supported by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. The Popular Culture Working Group includes members of CWRU and CIA faculty, including Shelley Costa Bloomfield, Katherine Clark, and Joyce Kessler. Mike Jones (Academic Computing Lab Technician) – had a short film, Resonance, premiere in February at Cleveland Public Theater in a show titled Sonic Cinema that featured videoart and live music performed by the orchestra, FiveOne Music. Jones’s film was a collaboration with composer Jeremy Allen, producer Travis Pollert, Director of Photography Evan Lieberman, and what Jones called “a fantastic crew.” He won two Silver ADDY awards from the Cleveland chapter of the American Advertising Federation for a series of five documentary shorts he produced with TWIST Creative for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. A short video he edited for an album by the band Sonlux was featured on National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered blog. ( Sarah Kabot (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Drawing) – had a solo, site-specific installation, Unfolding Space, at the Akron Art Museum through early June. The installation replicated the lights, floorboards, and wall surfaces of the museum’s Judith Bear Isroff Gallery and then used these objects to both deconstruct and reconfigure the space. Unfolding Space ran in conjunction with and was inspired by the museum’s exhibition, M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities. She will be in a group show, Extended Drawing, at Tegnerforbundet Gallery in Oslo, Norway in August and September. Kabot and Charles Tucker (faculty) were two of six artists chosen from 75 applicants for SculptureX exhibitions at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland (June 17–Aug. 20) and Erie, PA (July 9-Sept. 25). SculptureX is a teaching, networking, and promotional resource for sculptors, institutions, and residents of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania ( She received a $5,000 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Kasumi (Associate Professor, Digital Arts) – was the executive producer of a film, Aardvark, that played at the Cleveland International film Festival in March. The film had previously screened at other international festivals and will show at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque later this year. She debuted a work of video art, Chronicles of Laughing Yesterday, at Cleveland Public Theater’s Sonic Cinema event in February. (See story on page 1.) Joyce Kessler (Environment Chair and Associate Professor, Liberal Arts) – see Hybinette (faculty).

Sungsoo Kim (Adjunct Faculty, Glass) – has work in the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition, The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art, on view through August. The exhibition highlights Japanese and Korean artists’ efforts to fuse the genres of visual art and poetry as they reinterpreted themes of classical Chinese poetry in a variety of visual media, including calligraphy, painting, and decorative arts. ( Scott Ligon (Assistant Professor, Foundation) – his first short film, Escape Velocity, is distributed by Shorts International and plays regularly on the Documentary Channel in the U.S.; Shorts TV in Europe; and LAPTV (Latin American Pay TV) throughout South America, where it plays with Spanish subtitles. His second short film, Figure-Ground, about the death of his father, will be distributed by Future Shorts, one of the largest short film distributors in the world. Ligon’s recently published book, Digital Art Revolution: Creating Fine Art with Photoshop, was reviewed on The Huffington Post in January. The website featured a video clip of Ligon reciting his “Top Ten List,” the ways he believes that digital technology is changing the world.

“Barking at Clouds” 2008 Chosen for inclusion in the International Drawing Annual 6 Kim Bissett ’76 (adjunct faculty)

Marc Majers (Director of Online Services) – has published his first book, Don’t Fear the Forward: The Secret to Building Successful Websites, a web design guide for individuals and small businesses. The book is available for purchase at or

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Sheila Martinis (Assistant Manager, Accounting) – retired from this post after more than 23 years of working behind the scenes in CIA’s business office, most notably processing vendor payments and maintaining accurate accounting records. “Much of the work handled by the Business Office is not evident to others at CIA because people like Sheila take care of the routine as well as the exceptions. Sheila is in the category of people who are problem solvers and who get things done, to which I believe every department head at the Institute can attest,” said Almut Zvosec, vice president and chief financial officer.

Franny Taft (Professor, Liberal Arts) – spoke at the sesquicentennial (150 year) celebration of her alma mater, Vassar College, in February. A former trustee and alumna of the class of 1942, Taft was the oldest returning trustee to speak. She delighted the audience with tales of “her first 80 years at the college,” having visited the campus with her mother (also a Vassar grad) when she was nine. Taft has been a faculty member at CIA for over 60 years.

Liz Maugans (Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking) – curated the exhibition The I of the TEXT, which was on view at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus in the summer of 2010 and that featured work by Kristen Cliffel ’90 and Peter Tabor ’09. Nancy McEntee ’84 (Professor, Photography) – was included in an exhibition titled Portraits, at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, during February and March. Edwin Mieczkowski ’57 (Faculty Emeritus) – had one of his Op Art paintings, “Blue Bloc,” acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art for its permanent collection (see page 5). Also see Anuszkiewicz ’53. Saul Ostrow (Environment Chair and Associate Professor, Visual Arts and Technologies) – was named to the board of directors of the College Art Association. Lori Ott (Adjunct Faculty, Foundation) – has one solo show, “passive voices,” at MOCA Cleveland from January through May and a second solo show, “something quiet (recent drawings),” at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland from February through April. Niki Smith ’09 (Technical Assistant, Foundation) – see Romanik ’89. Barbara Stanczak ’90 (Professor, Foundation) – has a solo show at the Canton (OH) Museum of Art from June 10 through July 24 (cantonart. org). See story on page 2. Also see Arnold ’83.

Julian Stanczak ’54 (Faculty Emeritus) – see Anuszkiewicz ’53.

Kaja Tooming Buchanan (Assistant Professor, Academic Affairs) – in October, she was an invited participant in Design for Social Business, an international conference held at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Milan, Italy, and she was an invited participant at the Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference (COINS 2010), at the Savannah (GA) College of Art and Design. In November, she participated in the opening of the Design Management Research Lab at the Art & Science Research Center at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and was an invited participant in the university’s conference, Design Management: From Education to Enterprises. While there, she participated in a seminar for students on Interaction Design and Service Design. In May, she participated in the Management Design Forum: Branding, Design, Strategy, an international conference at the Jeju Forum, Jeju Island, South Korea. Dan Tranberg, (Visiting Instructor, Foundation, Liberal Arts, and Visual Arts and Technologies) – had a solo exhibition at Cleveland’s Arts Collinwood Gallery in October and November and curated the two-part Centennial Alumni Exhibition at Kent State University Art Gallery, which ran through February. He gave public talks at MOCA Cleveland in October and the Akron Art Museum in January. Tranberg wrote a profile of the painter Alexis Rockman that made the cover of the December 2010 issue of the prestigious journal, Art in America. This spring he served as a Visual Arts Juror for the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize. Charles Tucker (Associate Professor and Department Head, Sculpture) – see Kabot (faculty).

Barry Underwood (Department Head and Assistant Professor, Film, Video and Photographic Arts) – had his luminous landscape photographs featured in the December 2010 issue of the Israeli publication Picnic Magazine and the February 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine. He was the February 2011 recipient of the $2,500 juried Focus Project Monthly Award sponsored by Artists Wanted and JPG Magazine and he has earned consideration for the Focus Project grand prize award. He has work in a group show, Land of Magic: Artists Explore Make-Believe, through June 12 at Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. He was awarded a summer residency at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, one of the nation’s leading artist residency programs ( He donated artwork to an auction to benefit The Lab, an arts organization in San Francisco ( Also see Checefsky (staff). Royden Watson (Visiting Instructor, Foundation and Painting) – received a $5,000 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. In December, he had work in the exhibition Résumé/Choice of (I), at KioskShop Berlin in Germany and in BESTIARY: The Animal in Contemporary Art, at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati. In January, he was included in Centennial Alumni Exhibition II: Nexts, at Kent Sate University. In May, his work was in SHOP STOP, a group exhibition at Hertie Department Store in Berlin. In August he will be included in Space Lab at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland and he will have a solo show, So, at Proximity gallery, also in Cleveland. Also see Lee ’92. Brent Kee Young (Professor and Department Head, Glass) – learned this spring that The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is acquiring a piece from his Matrix Series of glass rod sculptural forms, “Matrix Series: Sit....,” which is in the form of a chair. Young had one solo show, Matrix Series: Line, Light and Form, at the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth OH from February through April; and another solo show, Matrix Series: Studies in Form/Illuminating the Common, at Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia during March and April.

in memoriam ALUMNI Kenneth Hugh ’39 – the Cleveland resident passed away in February at age 94. He is survived by his wife and four children. Joan Silberbach ’45 – passed away March 4 at age 87. Joan created clay sculptures of people and animals, which she exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show. She was also an active member of the Clayworks Cooperative. Jean Bosko ’52 – died January 7 in Brunswick, OH. She is survived by her husband and daughter. Erna Scholtz ’52 – passed away January 1 at age 81. She had retired as an artist for American Greetings.

For an exhibition at Northeastern Illinois University that focused on collaborations between metalsmiths and printmakers Assistant Professor Margaret Denk-Leigh and Professor Gretchen Goss created works in print (left) and enamels (right) respectively on the theme of the earth’s water resources. The top image represents the artic ice cap; the bottom image, the Gulf of Mexico.

James Mateer ’53 – died January 2 at age 80. He served two years in the U.S. Army before returning to Cleveland and earning his master’s degree in art education. He taught art in Lorain County (OH) schools for many years and became art supervisor for the Elyria City Schools in 1977, a position he retained until he retired in 1987. He then served as an adjunct professor of art education at Baldwin Wallace College for 17 years. He was a working artist, and his primary media were colored pencils and block prints. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Gustave Falk ’51 – died in France in February. He served in World War II in the mid-forties in the Philippines and Japan, where he earned a Purple Heart. He taught drawing at the Lacoste School of Arts in France and was a noted illustrator whose work was included in the Cleveland Clinic Magazine, McGraw-Hill texts, Elizabeth Arden, and Marie Claire. He lived in France and New York City his entire career and served on the faculty of the College of Staten Island, City University of New York; and The College of New Rochelle (NY). Evelyn Pira ’88 – passed away in August 2010 at age 44. She was an art teacher in Concord Township, OH, and Greensboro, NC, Montessori schools.

Faculty Anthony Eterovich ’38 – died in April at age 95. He taught at CIA for more than 50 yrs and in Cleveland Public Schools for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Troyan, a daughter and granddaughter. The family has suggested that memorial gifts be made to the Institute to establish a scholarship in his name. Toshiko Takaezu – an internationally renowned ceramist who taught at CIA in the mid-1950s and ’60s, died in March in Honolulu. In a March 19, 2011 obituary, The New York Times said Takaezu “helped to elevate ceramics from the production of functional vessels to a fine art.”




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