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Come, Rest Here by My Side
2023 Alumni Exhibition

July 14
August 11 2023

Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery

Artwork in graphic by Chen Peng '16.

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The Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery and Alumni Council proudly present the 2023 Alumni Exhibition, Come, Rest Here by My Side. This juried exhibition will showcase work by CIA alums from different graduating years and artistic practices, and it will offer viewers the opportunity to learn more about the college and its influence on the artistic vocabulary of the region.

Come, Rest Here by My Side will be on view from Friday, July 14 through Friday, August 11 in Reinberger Gallery. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 8pm July 14. Remarks will occur at 6pm.

The 2023 Alumni Exhibition’s title, Come, Rest Here by My Side, is borrowed from Maya Angelou’s renowned poem “On the Pulse of Morning,” which invokes themes of unity, progress, connection and the hope of a yet-to-be-written future.

The exhibition will feature works by the following 44 artists:
Ryan Bodley '17
Adrienne Borkowski '07
Davon Brantley '18
Bob Bruch '94
Debrah Butler '74
David Buttram '89
Nicole Carroll '23
Oliver Chapman '23
Braydon Cheek '23
Elizabeth Clarke '23
David Lee Csicsko '80
Laura D'Alessandro '93
Susan Donovan Lowe '89
Larry Garber '75
Natalie Grieshammer Patrick '13
Toby Griffiths '14
Charles Herndon '71
Jeanetta Ho '96
Lori Kella '97
Mark Krieger '67
Yuqing Liu '23
Valerie Marek '91
Karen Martin Sampson '68
Steven Mastroianni '88
Bonnie McCormick '23
Alphonzio McQueen '70
Crystal Miller '23
Celeste Moore '22
Thao Nguyen '21
Crystal Palka '23
Marshall Pecora '23
Chen Peng '16
Kelly Pontoni '19
Christopher Ross '12
Michael Schmidt '04
Brandon Secrest '20
Ryan Skedel '22
Owen Smith '21
Annmarie Suglio '15
Judy Takács '86
Mark Tekushan '79
Birdie Thaler '82
Michael Tharp '70
Ethan Vodrey '22

The jurors for Come, Rest Here by My Side are CIA Printmaking alum Clotilde Jiménez '13 and illustrator Lee White.

Jiménez is a visual artist based in Mexico City. In addition to his BFA from CIA, Jiménez earned an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2018) in Painting. His work is featured in noted collections, including The Ford Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art, Hessel Museum of Art and the Beth Rubin DeWoody collection.

White spends his days breathing life into his imaginary world. He has illustrated over 27 children’s books, including Love, Santa and Kate, Who Tamed The Wind and This Pretty Planet. White graduated with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, and earned his MFA in illustration, also with honors, from the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

The 2023 Alumni Exhibition Committee includes Alumni Council members: Cherie Bauer ’81, Deborah Pinter ’88, Lauren Chaikin ’09, Karen Sandstrom ’12 and Amani Williams ’21.


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