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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...
May 16, 2014
CIA names Marc Petrovic chair of Glass Department
Artist with Cleveland roots has strong record of exhibiting, teaching in U.S. and abroad more
May 06, 2014
CIA awarded $9.2 million in scholarships, awards, financial aid
Recipients of 94 named scholarships announced to cheering students May 2 more
May 06, 2014
Four CIA-affiliated artists capture Cleveland Arts Prize
Two grads and two faculty honored with prestigious awards more
May 05, 2014
Printmaking major wins Artist Residency at Cleveland's Zygote Press
Abbey Blake will also serve residencies in Maine and Chile more
April 30, 2014
CIA students add creativity to art awareness project
Fluxus teaches students they have a role as arts advocates more
April 23, 2014
CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors
Three alumni are among VMSD magazine's 2014 Designer Dozen more
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