News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
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Reinberger Gallery celebrates 50 years of CIA glass

“False Color Light Path” by Benjamin Johnson
Fifty years after the Glass program began, Risk + Discovery: Glass Innovation at CIA aims to celebrate glass in all its forms, drawing connections to the unique learning environment of the college and its influence on the creative vocabulary of the region and beyond. The exhibition will feature work by makers working in glass or whose creative practice was influenced by the program’s pedagogy, including current and former CIA faculty, technical specialists, alumni and students.

Risk + Discovery: Glass Innovation at CIA will open from 6 to 8pm on April 6 in Reinberger Gallery. Live outdoor glassblowing by Hot Spot Glassworks, led by CIA Glass Studio Technician Zac Gorell, will take place until 7pm during the reception. In addition, the CIA Glass Guild will open its student market, which will remain open for the duration of the exhibition. It will remain on view through June 16. 
Spend your lunch hour experiencing and participating in live outdoor glassblowing with Hot Spot Glassworks during Lunch on Fridays at 12:15pm Friday, April 7 in CIA's Lot 73, near Entrance C.

2023 Alumni Exhibition submissions open

It is with great excitement that CIA's Alumni Council announces the 2023 Alumni Exhibition: Come Rest Here by My Side. The show will run from July 14 through August 11 in Reinberger Gallery. Submissions will be accepted through May 22, and all alumni are encouraged to apply. All mediums are welcome. The exhibtion will be juried by CIA Printmaking alum Clotilde Jiménez ’13 and illustrator Lee White. This year's exhibition committee members are Cherie Bauer '81, Deborah Pinter '88, Lauren Chaikin '09, Karen Sandstrom '12 and Amani Williams '21. To apply, click here. To submit a video piece, click here

Join CIA President at Chicago event

CIA President + CEO Kathryn J. Heidemann welcomes our friends and alumni in the Chicago area to a reception as we visit EXPO CHICAGO, the international exposition of contemporary and modern art. The event will take place on April 12 from 5 to 7pm at Fulton Market Kitchen at 311 N. Sangamon Street, Chicago, IL 60607. You will have a chance to connect with CIA’s new president, learn about recent initiatives and priorities for the future, and mingle with fellow Chicagoland alumni and friends. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

Spring Show week highlights student work

Celebrate with us as CIA unveils some of the best work created by students of all levels working across our majors. At the 2023 Spring Show, visitors can meet CIA students—the next generation of artists and designers—and see their work throughout our campus.

An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8pm Tuesday, April 25. During the reception, Creature Feature, a student-organized runway show, will take the stage at 7pm in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium.

We want to hear from you for Link!

As always, you're invited to submit your alumni notes! Please send updates about exhibitions you've had (or will have), projects you've designed or published and developments in your career by April 21. To share your news, send a message to View the spring edition of Link here.  

Students show work around Cleveland

  • Twenty-three Visual Arts students from the Cleveland Institute of Art are excited to announce Like Moths to ..., a multidisciplinary, student-curated exhibition that explores light. Like Moths to ... will be exhibited April 28–30 at The Hildebrandt Building (3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland). An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7pm Friday, April 28.

  • During the opening night of Risk + Discovery: Glass Innovation at CIA, stop by the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery to view Idle Hands, a show by CIA Craft + Design juniors. Idle Hands will open with a reception on April 6 from 7 to 8pm and will remain on view through April 19. 

  • Congratulations to all the CIA students who have work on view in the 2nd Annual Emerging Young Artists Exhibition at Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio through May 10. The show features work from Alison Alsup '23, Sylvia Altman '24, Kalab Bumbaugh '24, Lindy Cunnington '23, Frank Hadzima '23, Tristen Kovacs '24, Tamsyn Kuehnert '24, Audrey Magdics '26, Giovanna Mclean '24, James Negron '24 and James Schaffer '25. 
Alumni News
James Juszczyk '66 had work in On Balance at Art Cake Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. 
Gary Bukovnik '71 has a solo show, GARY BUKOVNIK — Forever Spring at Andra Norris Gallery in Burlingame, California through April 21. 
Candace Knapp '71 had a solo exhibition, Rites of Spring, open April 1 at Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
William Moore '84 has work in the Annual Juried Exhibition at BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio. The show is on view through April 15 and includes work from Daniel Forst '58, Milan Kecman '69Patrick Baran '83, Judy Takács '86 and Micki Ansberry '91. CIA student Erjon Hajnaj '23 received the first-place award. 
Bill Nottingham '01 wrote a column, “Lessons from design school that can be applied to business,” that was published March 30 by Fast Company.
Tony Bowden '04 presented an art installation, "they were happy," at the Children's Art Festival in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. 
Laura Marsh '06 has an installation of drawings and textile works, Unsolicited Advice, on view through July 16 at Penn State University's HUB-Robeson Galleries in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Eric Hernandez '12 was recently featured in Forbes
Kimberly Chapman '17 has work in a solo show, GHOST NARRATIVES: Shedding Light on Dark Topics Through the Female Lens, at Article Gallery in Cleveland’s Waterloo Arts District. The show opens April 7 at 6pm. 
Davon Brantley '18 was awarded honorable mention in Otentu's first global art competition, Despite. Work will also be on view in a solo show, Davon Brantley: Awaken in the Garden My Love at Massillon Museum's Studio M Gallery from April 15 to May 28. An opening reception will take place May 13 from 5 to 7 pm. 
Rowan Leek '20 is the new Campus Manager at Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residencies in Saugatuck, Michigan.  
Chi Wong '20 is part of a three-person show, Finding Identity: Heritage as Inspiration, on view at the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio through May 21.
Jill Cefalo-Sanders '21 and Dustin Wisch '21 were animator and assistant animator for Egghead & Twinkie, which debuted at the Cleveland International Film Festival as part of the Local Heroes Competition. 

Jobs and Opportunities

  • CIA is hiring! Current job openings can always be viewed at
  • The ArtTable Fellowship program is accepting applications for the 2023 fellowship. For more details and to apply, click here. Deadline April 16. 
  • American Greetings is hiring a senior digital designer
  • Moen is hiring a creative project manager. Details here
  • SPACES invites Cuyahoga County artists, creators, and curators to apply to the second cycle of The Urgent Art Fund. Details here.
  • CIA alumni can check out CIA’s College Central for freelance, internship, and part- and full-time listings. Click on "Sign Up" to get started.
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