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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
January 16, 2013
CIA honors George Gund III
Philanthropist co-founded the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. more
January 09, 2013
CIA Student's Photo Will Provide Inspiration for Upcoming Film
Nicole Matthew's photo has been selected by actor, Jamie Foxx, to be the inspiration of... more
January 07, 2013
Illustration Student Wins Scholarship
Amber Esner '13 Wins Scholarship in Design*Sponge Competition more
January 03, 2013
Meet One of "Cleveland's Most Interesting People 2013"
Kristen Baumlier-Faber, associate professor, video, was named one of "Cleveland's Most Interesting People 2013" by... more
December 19, 2012
CIA Hosts 33rd Scholastic Art Awards + Exhibit
The annual Scholastic Art Competition + Exhibition (January 14 to February 2) recognizes creative achievement... more
December 11, 2012
Six CIA Artists Capture Fellowships