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Cleveland Institute of Art Winter/Spring 2012

Cleveland Institute of Art Winter/Spring 2012 Gund Building 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland OH 44106

Mission To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts (JMC) 11610 Euclid Avenue Cleveland OH 44106

Reinberger Galleries Mon–Thu 10am–5pm Fri 10am–9pm Sat 10am–5pm

Majors Animation Biomedical Art Ceramics Communication Design (Graphic Design) Drawing Enamel Fiber + Material Studies Game Design Glass Illustration Industrial Design Interior Design Jewelry + Metals Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture T.I.M.E.–Digital Arts Video

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The winter and spring at the Cleveland Institute of Art are filled with countless opportunities to feed your artistic soul. From our art and design classes for every age group, to gallery exhibitions featuring intriguing artists and emerging talent, you will certainly find an activity that speaks to you. Many of our programs are free and open to the public including our Cuba Artist Symposium and spring gallery exhibition, The Art of Form + Scale, featuring the work of beloved faculty member Barbara Stanczak and our first commissioned work, Music Box, by internationally renowned installation artist Dave Cole. See the work of our students during our Spring Design Show and the 66th Annual Student Independent Exhibition—last year’s exhibition was hailed by the Plain Dealer as “engaging, exhilarating, and very, very, fresh.”   Plan to attend a film at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque or build your art and design skills through one of our Continuing Education programs.   Take a moment to page through this brochure; I’m sure you’ll find an opportunity that will connect you to the inspiration, imagination, and excitement of the visual arts. 

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Grafton J. Nunes President and CEO, Cleveland Institute of Art

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Adult and Young Artists Classes Begins the week of Feb 6 CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Continuing Education program offers more than 50 studio courses in fine arts, craft, design, digital arts, and film appreciation. Many courses are also now offered at two westside locations. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve increased our graduate credit course offerings and high school-friendly adult classes.

For more info: 216.421.7460

Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition Jan 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb 4 Reinberger Galleries Gund Building Free and open to the public

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View more than 300 award-winning works of art and writing from local seventh- to twelfth-grade students in this regional competition. More than 45 schools are represented with individual Portfolio Award and Gold Key Award winners continuing on to the national competition. Supported by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

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Silent Film Series Jan 7–Feb 26 Reconnect with and discover the magic of silent movies during Cinematheque’s series “Artists of the Silent Screen.” We will screen 14 films showcasing the work of some of the cinema’s greatest pioneers—from D.W. Griffith, Buster Keaton, and Lillian Gish to George Méliès, Sergei Eisenstein, and Fritz Lang. All will show in film prints, all with live or recorded music. For times and ticket prices visit

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Animator Don Hertzfeldt makes a rare in-person appearance on February 24 at the Cinematheque. Hertzfeldt, an Oscar nominee whose works include Billy’s Balloon and Rejected, will screen a selection of his short films, including for the first time, his complete “Bill” trilogy and his latest 23-min. work It’s such a beautiful day. For times and ticket prices visit

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Maestro of the Stick Figure Fri Feb 24

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The Cuba Project CIA brings Cuban culture and scholarship to Northeast Ohio during this exclusive series of events. Cuban artists live, teach, exhibit, and create in Cleveland as artists-in-residence at the college. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see the culture of a nation weave through generations as these emerging and established Cuban artists share their talent and vision.

Lunch on Friday with CIA’s Cuban Artists Spend your lunch hour with CIA’s Cuban artists-in-residence during one of two Lunch on Fridays lectures featuring the artists. Go to for dates and times.

Cuba Project Spring Symposium Sat Feb 11 12:30pm Aitken Auditorium, Cleveland Institute of Art Join scholars and artists as we explore the dynamic issues surrounding Cuban art and culture. The keynote speaker will be Rachel Weiss, Professor, Arts Administration and Policy, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, author of To Build the Sky: To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, 2011. The Symposium panel discussion features artists Meira Marrero, José Toirac and Alex Hernández along with Rachel Weiss and David Hart, Associate Professor of Art History, CIA.

Cuba Project events are free and open to the public.

Alex Hernandez Painter and video artist Jose Toirac Painter + installation artist Meira Marrero Art historian

Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cuba Project is made possible by generous support from the Cleveland Foundation through its Creative Fusion initiative.

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The Art of Scale + Form Opening reception Fri Mar 30, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm

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The Music Box Dave Cole View a CIA-commissioned work by renowned conceptual artist Dave Cole as he converts full-size construction equipment into a large-scale music box. Known for his breathtaking public sculptures, Cole will deconstruct a 13-ton drum soil compactor and rebuild it into an actual music box complete with oversized tuning pins playing the Star Spangled Banner.

Reinberger Galleries Gund Building Mar 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 19 Free and open to the public

hibitions showcasing the boundaries of sculptural enge material, scale, and perception.

Form + Answer Barbara Stanczak Reinberger Galleries Gund Building Mar 30–May 19 Free and open to the public

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CIA faculty member Barbara Stanczak’s meticulous sculptures blur the line between abstract and figural, reminding us that ocular experiences can be physical too. Her sculpture takes on the feel of the natural elements from which they are made—Italian translucent alabaster, butternut wood, gold leaf, and copper. In this exhibition she captures complexities and contradictions in eye and hand, smoothing the surface of rough stone, for example, to reveal its fluid origins.

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Visiting Artists Lunch on Fridays Fridays, 12:15pm Spend a lunch hour learning about the latest in art and design during these Friday lectures. Each lecture features a variety of artists and designers from around the world, including CIA faculty and Cuban artists-in-residence. For a schedule visit

Ohio Bell Auditorium Gund Building Free and open to the public

A student sponsored and organized exhibition now in its 66th year, the SIE invites a jury of professional artists and designers to select the very best from hundreds of student submissions. Come early—the art sells quickly. Free and open to the public.

Reinberger Galleries Gund Building Opening Reception Fri Feb 17 6–8pm

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66th Student Independent Exhibition Feb 17–Mar 17

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Spring Open House Mar 24 8:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1pm Learn about life as an art and design student by signing up for one of our Open Houses. Join prospective students and their families to tour our campus, learn more about our 19 majors, and meet our students, faculty, and staff.

For more information contact CIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Admissions at 800.223.4700 or go to

Be an Artist this Summer. Spend two weeks in an art + design school this summer.

CIA’s Pre-College program is a wtwo-week residency experience open to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing a career in art or design. Students live on campus, work with art and design faculty, and take intensive courses in CIA’s cutting-edge facilities. Coursework includes classes in fine arts, craft, design, and digital arts.

Learn more about admission requirements at or contact us at

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Is an art and design college a fit for you? Pre-College: July 8–21

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Spring Design Show Apr 25–27 Opening reception Tue Apr 24 Featuring the innovations of CIA students in industrial, interior, and communication design. See the projects from emerging designers that will change the way you look at design.

Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management 9am–5pm

Community Programming We develop programming throughout the year, so check our website for the latest events and public programming. For more information on all the programs in this brochure and future programming visit or the following pages on our site: Exhibitions: Visiting Artists: Continuing Education: Cinematheque: Admissions:

Much of our programming is made available through generous contributions of our alumni and friends, and with the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Cuba Project is supported by a generous grant from The Cleveland Foundation.

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J A N UARY Sat 7 Silent Film Series 7pm Intolerance with live piano accompaniment

FEBRU A RY Sat 11 Cuban Artist Symposium 12:30pm Aitken Auditorium

Mon 9 Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition opens and runs through Feb 4

Fri 17 Student Independent Exhibition Opening Reception 6–9pm Reinberger Galleries Fri 24 Don Hertzfeldt visits Cinematheque $

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise designated by $.

O N GOI NG E XHI BITION S + PROGRA M S Scholastics Art + Writing Exhibition: Jan 9–Feb 4 66th Student Independent Exhibition: Feb 17–Mar 17

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Artists of the Silent Screen Film Series: Jan–Feb O N GOI NG CL AS SES Adult and Young Artist Classes: begin Feb 6 $

MA R C H Sat 24 CIA Open House 8:30am–1pm

A PRIL Fri 6 Lunch on Fridays 12:15pm Timothy Callaghan

Fri 30 Exhibition Opening Reception 6–8pm The Art of Scale + Form Reinberger Galleries

Tue 24 Spring Design Show Opening Reception Peter B. Lewis Building at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management

O N GO I N G E XHI B I TI ONS + PROGRA M S 66th Student Independent Exhibition: Feb 17–Mar 17

Spring Design Show: Apr 25–27 Peter B. Lewis Building of CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management,

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The Music Box: Dave Cole and Form + Answer: Barbara Stanczak: Mar 30–May 19

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Spring 2012 Events Guide  

The Cleveland Institute of Art Spring 2012 Events Guide