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Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, residencies, travel, and press

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May 19, 2014

2014 Student Summer Show

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Jul 22, 2014

CIA grad's iconic monument to be rededicated

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Jul 05, 2014

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

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about 8 hours ago via Facebook

The Beat UPTOWN, a free Thursday night summer concert series, is tonight from 6-9pm! Stop by to listen to live music from Thaddeus Anna Greene. Bring your blankets, chairs and appetites to the corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid, and sample all that #uptowncle has to offer.

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Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

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Jul 27, 2014

Visiting printmaker Hamanishi demonstrates mezzotint technique

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Jul 23, 2014

7/24-26: The Lunchbox, Tweety & Sylvester, Richard Myers & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

Academics . Foundation . Courses

Foundation Courses

Fiber: Advanced Studio: Topics in Contemporary Art + Culture

Course No. FIB376/476  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christina Cassara

Individually directed studio problems for Juniors and Seniors. This class is a combination of studio work, critique, research and discussion. Discussion topics will be selected based on both the direction of student studio work and relevant issues in contemporary art and culture. Because an inter-disciplinary practice is a central to the identity of Fiber and Material Studies, research will include both discipline specific history and the role of the discipline in creating relationships between disciplines. These discussions will directly influence critique of concurrent studio work. For Juniors, the emphasis will be on shifting from assignment based to self-directed work. Seniors will be working towards their BFA exhibition. Open elective, limited to Juniors and Seniors. Required for Junior and Senior FMS majors.

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