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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...
July 11, 2012
CIA Announces $5 Million Gift for Campus Project
Donation from philanthropist Peter B. Lewis is largest gift from an individual in CIA history. more
June 26, 2012
CIA Alum Revs Up Local Economy With New Business
Scott Colosimo '04 moves Cleveland CycleWerks to his hometown. more
June 15, 2012
BMA Student, CWRU Partners Take Prize in Apps for Energy Contest
Team creates phone app that tracks energy usage and customizes energy reports more
June 07, 2012
CIA Industrial Design Grads Win $25,000 For Innovation
Nesl, the whimsical desktop organizer created by three CIA students, is the winner of the... more
May 01, 2012
Leap of Faith Leads Joe Bluhm '03 to Academy Award-Winning Film
Illustration Graduate Builds Awesome Studio Career more
April 01, 2012
LA Filmmaker Remembers CIA Roots
Latest Movie Premiere Brings Filmmaker Home more
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