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January 09, 2017
'I like that I can almost zone out and lose myself as I work'
Glass artist Michael Janis, co-director of the Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, Md., specializes in sgraffito, a technique that uses crushed glass powder as a drawing medium. A 1983 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Janis started his professional life as an architect, working first in Chicago and then moving with his wife to Australia. When the couple returned to the United States in 2003, Janis decided to dive into the art career he’d always wanted, and began a serious practice in glass.
Janis has an extensive list of public commissions, including casting...
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
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