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May 24, 2016
'I can't let go of my practice'
By Clint O’Connor
Elmi found his art in America.
Growing up in El Salvador, Elmi Leodan Ventura Mata seemed destined to work in the corn and bean fields near his small rural village. Instead, earlier this month, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a double major in painting and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Now he is lighting the fuse to a promising future as a painter.
“I am the first one in my family to graduate from high school and get a college degree,” says Elmi. “My parents had very little...continue reading
June 18, 2014
CIA names internationally acclaimed designer to faculty
Award-winning designer Deng brings international contacts more
June 04, 2014
A typical student design experience? Not even close!
Design Center course connects CIA students to real companies with real design problems to solve more
May 30, 2014
CIA president calls for cultural policy in Cleveland
Raids on two recent gallery openings point to a need for coordinated effort to promote... more
May 30, 2014
Transformed: reflections on CIA's 2014 Commencement
Painting professor reflects on art, teaching, and 'lives changed forever' more
May 22, 2014
CIA in NYC
Annual pilgrimage immerses students in the New York City art world more
May 16, 2014
Money for the road: CIA grads receive travel scholarships
Six winners really going places with thanks to endowed awards more