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Story: Sep 11, 2014

Two CIA grads commissioned for CWRU public art works

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Sep 10, 2014

Painting chair curates exhibition exploring art, materials

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Talk about a view! CIA students take it in while practicing yoga on the deck of CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall.

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Story: Sep 02, 2014

CIA ingenuity will be on display at arts and technology fest...

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Events: Sep 19, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Marc Petrovic

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Sep 16, 2014

Interning at Terra Vista Studios

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

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Sculpture: Aesthetic + Functional Structure

Course No. SCU229A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Amber Kempthorn

The goal of this course is to expose students to the qualitative nature of materiality at a fundamental level and to provide them with a formative understanding of the various aesthetic qualities that materials possess. In other words this course introduces how materials influence the meaning of a work of art. This course addresses how the qualities of material act as determine aesthetic organization and conditions of conveyance within a work. The course focuses on both the physicality of material condition(s) of state-change, intensive material exploration and experimentation as a function of structure, and its affect on aesthetic production. Required at the sophomore level for all Sculpture majors and open to all other students. Offered spring.

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Karen Wellman

Karen Wellman

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Karen graduated with a BA in Art, with a concentration in Painting, and focus in Art History, from Cleveland S...more

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