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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
September 05, 2013
Instructor's painting show wins rave review
Dan Tranberg has solo show at 1point618 Gallery through Nov. 15. more
September 04, 2013
CIA grads accentuate the positive in Cleveland
Visual artists see the city's bright spots and envision a brighter future. more
August 27, 2013
Images reveal CIA's treasured artists' books
Intern created digital archive of books from Special Collections more
August 20, 2013
CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"
Only two colleges of art and design are on list of top Midwest schools. more
August 12, 2013
Biomed students translate science into healing
Illustrations, diagrams and animations help patients understand complex approach to treating paralysis. more
July 30, 2013
Douglas Paige '82 honored for water quality work
For CIA prof, it's easy being green more