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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...
April 23, 2013
Eight CIA Artists Receive Excellence Awards
Ohio Arts Council announces statewide grants to artists and arts organizations. more
April 17, 2013
CIA Alum Derek Hess Featured on PBS's Applause Segment
April 08, 2013
Dan Cuffaro's Hive Workstations Featured on Clevelandmagazine.com
Hive Workstations are Built from Materials from Cleveland's Demolished Buildings. more
April 05, 2013
Writer Raves About CIA and Cleveland Art Scene
April 05, 2013
New Affiliation Builds Bridge to Beijing
CIA enters agreement with the Central Academy of Fine Art in China. more
April 01, 2013
Art Is Her Joy
From American Greetings to her quiet studio, Sweeney came full circle more
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