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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...
February 19, 2014
Photography major captures images on hand-blown glass
Senior Emma Howell featured on Wired.com for her innovative process more
February 14, 2014
Glass major wins award in Niche magazine competition
Amanda Wilcox's "Cling" was chosen from among hundreds of entries more
February 06, 2014
Feb. 25 is 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project
CIA animations and CIM compositions will surround visitors in immersive experience at Cleveland Museum of... more
February 03, 2014
CIA donates drawing boards to Euclid School district
Illustration Department received new studio furniture this year more
January 27, 2014
Visiting author Sharon Louden explores creative livelihoods
CIA co-hosts a public conversation with author at MOCA on Feb. 22 more
January 23, 2014
Deadline extended for 2D3D high school art contest
High school students have until Jan. 31 to submit artwork. more
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