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October 20

When 9:00AM - 4:00PM

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Join artists, educators, and students from the region to discuss the State of Expanded Media, at the 2012 SculptureX conference.

Developed in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Art, The Sculpture Center, Edinboro University, and the Erie Art Museum, this year’s program features conceptual visual artist Mel Chin; a presentation of graduate work; and a roundtable discussion.

SculptureX is a learning and networking event designed to increase student interest and parent awareness of local arts programs. Its goal also is to showcase the work of college faculty in the area and to share resources among art institutions.

The event and reception are free and open to the public. Reservations required.

Ann Albano
Ann Albano has been the Executive Director + Chief Curator of The Sculpture Center since December 2006. She has over 30 years of managerial experience in major American museums, with a particular expertise in contemporary art and developing exhibitions with early career artists, and has strong connections with educational and other cultural institutions throughout northeastern Ohio and the greater region. She previously served as Director of Exhibitions and Registrar at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (1997-2006). With a MA in Art History and a Certificate in Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, she has worked as the Preservation Services Representative of The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA), Supervisory Paper Conservator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), and Assistant Paper Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY).

Barry Underwood
Barry Underwood is an Assistant Professor and the Interim Chair of the Sculpture Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He holds a MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BA in Photography and Theatre Arts from Indiana University Northwest. Exhibitions including his work have been held at The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, and Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA. He has participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, The Centre for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, UT, and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. Currently, Barry's work is in the exhibition titled Inside Out and From the Ground Up at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.

This symposium, a program of, is generously sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art; The Cleveland Museum of Art, David Franklin, Director, The Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Chair; The Contemporary Art Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Edinboro University Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Art Department, and Art Department Graduate Committee; the School of Art at Kent State; and The Sculpture Center, with public funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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