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Drawn to Care: Portraiture and Medicine

April 10
April 30 2015

Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery Project Site B

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As part of CIA’s year-long series on “Community Works: Artist as Social Agent,”the exhibition, Drawn to Care: Portraiture and Medicine, is on free and public view, April 10-30, in Reinberger Gallery’s Project Site B, off the main lobby of Joseph McCullough Center (JMC), 11610 Euclid Ave.

Drawn to Care features the work of six CIA students who have spent the 2014-15 school year in official clinical rotations with patients at Cleveland Clinic neighborhood dialysis centers. Painting and drawing from direct observation during patients’ dialysis treatment sessions, these students spent 3-4 weeks of portrait sessions with each patient:

  • Christine Meder '16, Drawing
  • Danielle Miller, postbaccaluareate fellow from CSU Painting Department
  • Megan Sigetic '17, Biomedical Art
  • Zachary Smolko '15, Painting
  • Meghan Sweeney '18, Jewelry + Metals
  • Madison Wygonski '16, Game Design

The year-long course, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and Fresenius Medical Care, is an example of Cores + Connections, CIA's academic initiative in which core values of faculty mentorship, studio and academic rigor, and state-of-the-art curriculum, all power extensive connections for student engagement in field-based experiential learning, real-world professional projects, and social practices in art and design.

Handicapped accessible, the entrance to the JMC is located through the east end of the building. Parking for the exhibition can be found in the metered lot across the street on E. 117th.

For more information, contact Barbara Chira at

Above image: student Danielle Miller, on-site during a portrait session.

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