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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Come out and celebrate CIA ingenuity with us tonight in University Circle Inc.! Join us for the Spring Illustration + Animation Show opening reception, the Spring Design Show opening reception, and NEO: A Runway Show. All events are free and open to the public. See more details at www.cia.edu/springshows.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Leslie McCombs

Leslie McCombs

Title Counselor
Department Admissions
Phone 216.421.7943

Leslie McCombs returned home to Cleveland because of its sprawling art scene. After receiving a B.A. in Media Art, with a minor in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, Leslie moved to Rome, Italy. She attended a metalsmithing school where she earned a European Jeweler Certification and worked as a jeweler abroad for years. Upon returning to the US, Leslie attended the joint M.A. program for Art Education at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She came to CIA after a year of teaching elementary and middle school visual art. Leslie enjoys exploring local music, food, and art where ever she travels.

Leslie covers the following territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and all Ohio zip codes that begin with: 433, 434, 435, 436, 440*, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, and 458.

*With exception to Berea High School, Chagrin Falls High School, Gilmour Academy, North Olmsted High School, and University School.

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