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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 27, 2011
Five CIA Artists Exhibit at River Gallery 7/30-9/10
River Gallery presents an exhibition by Cleveland's finest craftspeople. more
July 26, 2011
CIA Studio Spotlight: Glass
Two CIA glass artists demonstrate the beauty of glassmaking as they create pieces for the... more
July 04, 2011
Matthew Hollern Curates "Digital Mettle" Show in Memphis
Professor Matthew Hollern curates an exhibition featuring jewelers and metalsmiths who work with computer-aided design. more
July 03, 2011
CIA Students Take First in International Design Contest
Four interior design students work together to create a winning design for an upscale, theater-inspired... more
July 03, 2011
Inside the Artist's Studio: CIA Professor Sarah Paul
Artist Sarah Paul's love for Cleveland blooms amid colorful collections in loft studio more
July 02, 2011
Cleveland-Born Actor Keir Dullea Comes to Cinematheque
The Cinematheque presents actor Keir Dullea alongside his most famous film, the sci-fi classic 2001:... more
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