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Office of the President

Welcome to a New Academic Year

September 2018

This fall, we greet the CIA Class of 2022, many of whom were born in the year 2000. My hope for them, as well as for returning students, is that the year to come will be enriched by rewarding work, new ideas, and strengthened relationships.

The summer was especially event-filled, with the opening of FRONT International: The Great Lakes Research, and with the opening of Euclid 117, our new residence hall. Our entire facilities and student life team worked up to the last minute and beyond to make Euclid 117 a welcome environment for its new residents.

In addition to the all-important academic work ahead, we are looking forward in October to hosting representatives from the National Association for Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Their visit presents an opportunity to demonstrate to this accrediting organization the tremendous work we do.

We are also eager to start ThinkCraft, a yearlong series of events about contemporary craft. It begins September 20 through 22 with the ThinkCraft Symposium, three days of conversation and demonstrations featuring top visiting artists, writers, and educators, along with our own stellar craft faculty. An invitational exhibition, ThinkCraft: Fresh Takes, showcasing alumni working in a range of craft disciplines, will open November 1 in Reinberger Gallery.

We are in the midst of a vibrant era for the arts in general and for this College. All of us are working hard, and with joy, on the continual call to shape and remake our world for the better.  

Grafton Nunes

President + CEO

CIA Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

CIA Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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CIA Portfolio Day

Have your portfolio reviewed by a CIA faculty member on November 10.

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ThinkCraft: Fresh Takes

This exhibition opens in Reinberger Gallery November 1.

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