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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
November 01, 2010
Students Brought Joy + Art to Children with Cancer
CIA students worked with the nonprofit Flashes of Hope to give kids with cancer the... more
October 29, 2010
New Exhibition at The Cleveland Institute of Art Explores Enduring Bond Between Art And Medicine
The Anatomica Aesthetica exhibition is on view in CIA's Reinberger Galleries from November 5 to... more
October 28, 2010
CIA Student Illustrates Childrens Poetry Book
CIA illustration major Karen Sandstrom '12 has illustrated a lively collection of poems called Zombies!... more
October 27, 2010
Grad Discusses Project Runway on TV and Radio
CIA grad Valerie Mayen '05 appears on Cleveland's PBS and NPR affiliates to discuss her... more
October 25, 2010
CIA Faculty Scott Colosimo Founds Motorcycle Co.
Fresh Water, Cleveland's weekly e-magazine about local innovation, profiles Scott Colosimo and his company Cleveland... more
October 25, 2010
Grad's Handcrafted Bags Benefit CIA
Madeline Hoyle '09 has founded Blicksbags, a line of handcrafted bags that incorporate reclaimed materials... more