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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...
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Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work
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March 12, 2014
CIA co-sponsors feminism exhibition, talk, symposium
Feminism Now explores contemporary questions in March 17-21 events more
March 04, 2014
Ten CIA grads talk about automotive design careers in three new videos
Alumni working at Chrysler, Ford and GM interviewed more
February 28, 2014
Progressive acquires artwork by CIA instructor Dan Tranberg
Thirteen of Tranberg's recent works now in renowned collection more
February 26, 2014
CIA students explore sound art and contemporary music as they relate to the visual arts
Adjunct faculty member will deconstruct sound in March 7 Lunch On Fridays talk more
February 24, 2014
Teens in museum program learn about art careers at CIA
Students build games, 21st century skills in Industrial Design workshop more
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