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2014 Faculty Exhibition
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Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade
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Title Associate Professor/Chair of Printmaking
Courses Image + Form II: Reproducibility | Intro Printmaking: Image Construction I: Line + Sequence | Printmaking: Advanced Topics | Professional Practices | Propaganda: Media, Dissemination, Technique
Degree MFA Clemson University, Printmaking; BA Xavier University, Printmaking, Graphic Design & Business
Maggie is an Associate Professor and Printmaking Department Chair. She is a founding member and Board President of the Morgan Conservatory, a center for book and paper arts. http://morganconservatory.org
Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the University of Mount Union and inclusion in the 2013 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition at the McDonough Museum.
Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
MFA, Columbia University
Christi Birchfield is an internationally exhibited artist whose work is in permanent print and drawing collections including at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Clinic. She is a full-time visiting artist/lecturer in the Foundation Department at CIA. Christi earned a bachelor of fine arts degree (BFA) from CIA and a master of fine arts degree (MFA) from Columbia University.expand collapse
Title Technical Specialist/Tamarind Master Printer
Degree TMP, The Tamarind Institute of Lithography; BFA, Cleveland Institute of Artexpand collapse
Title Academic Director, Cores + Connections; Adjunct Professor of Art, Foundatio
Degree BA, Studio Art, Ursuline College; MA student, Advanced Inquiry, Miami University
On faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2006, Barbara Chira has also been Academic Director of CIA's burgeoning academic vision, Cores + Connections, since July, 2013: core values of faculty mentorship, studio and academic rigor, and state-of-the-art curriculum, all power extensive connections for student engagement in community-based learning, real-world professional projects, and socially engaged practices in art and design. Chira is also a practicing artist, having maintained a studio in the Superior Arts Corridor since 2002. Her commitment to the ideals of a social practice has included projects with homeless women and children at the Salvation Army's Harbor Light Complex and with HIV-positive children in Youngstown (exhibited at the McDonough Museum of Art). In more recent years, she has been creating safe spaces in public for strangers to come together in meaningful conversation. At CIA, Chira has been championing new socially engaged project courses for students, this year related to poverty, health care, and the environment, with partners including the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Metroparks, and Cuyahoga County's homeless and hunger service organizations. This commitment to socially engaged art is also informed by Chira's previous 12-year career in community health and human services in the County, including several years as a case manager "in situ," working with people in their homes in Cleveland's highest-poverty neighborhoods.expand collapse
Title Adjunct Faculty
Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, Kent State University
Liz is an adjunct faculty member in Printmaking at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Liz has collections at the Glidden House, California State University, the Oregon Art Institute, and Colgate University as well as several other places. She has received several awards including the Artist and Communities Grant from the Ohio Arts Councis, the Public Billboard Project, the Indivisual Artist Fellowship, and the William H. Daisley Memorial Scholarship from Cranbrook.expand collapse
Title Adjunct Faculty
Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.
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