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Drawn to Care: Portraiture and Medicine Opening Reception

April 10 2015

When 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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A community reception for the exhibition, Drawn to Care: Portraiture + Medicine, will take place on Friday, April 10, from 5-7pm in the main lobby of CIA’s Joseph McCullough Center (JMC), 11610 Euclid Ave. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Drawn to Care: Portraiture and Medicine, an exhibition of student-created portraits of patients in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute, is on view April 10-30, in Reinberger Gallery’s Project Site B, off the main lobby of the JMC.

The exhibition 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 three-four weeks of portrait sessions with each patient.

This community event is one of the final installments in CIA's yearlong series, “Community Works: Artist as Social Agent,” which has explored many facets of socially engaged art. Community Works is an example of Cores + Connections, CIA's academic mission 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 opening reception can be found in the adjacent CIA parking lot, as well as in a 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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