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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...
March 23, 2011
Four CIA Artists Featured in 2011 Cle Film Fest
Alumni, faculty, and staff from CIA produce, direct, design, and star in the 2011 Cleveland... more
March 23, 2011
Kasumi Presents Her Breakout Feature Film at Cle Film Fest
Video artist and CIA professor Kasumi presents her breakout feature film at the Cleveland International... more
March 21, 2011
Thirteen Area Students Receive National Art Award
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2011 will honor the nation's most talented young... more
March 15, 2011
CIA's Spring Open House Is March 19, 2011
When you choose a college, you're choosing a lifestyle too. How can you know for... more
March 14, 2011
Alumni Profile: Ben Grasso, Painter
Ben Grasso '03 is leading a creative life as an artist. Based in New York... more
March 07, 2011
Influential Painter Clarence Morgan Visits March 15
Come to the Cleveland Institute of Art on March 15, 2011 to hear Clarence Morgan:... more
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