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Apr 23, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Apr 17, 2014

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CIA students presented NEO: A Runway Show in which they modeled wearables – in the form of accessories, design, and conceptual art – before nearly 200 audience members in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries last night. The award winners for the evening were Sculpture major Graham Baldwin, Best of Show; Jewelry + Metals major Hongzhe Ma, Best Accessory; and art education major Raisa E. Cabrera, Best Material and Technology.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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

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Mar 28, 2014

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

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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

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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"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

Luna Window
Babs Reingold '78

November 01
through
November 16

When 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Luna Window

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AC Institute announces a new exhibit, “Luna Window”, by Babs Reingold opening September 12, 2013 with an artist’s reception 6-8pm.

The exhibition, four organza-stained and hair-stuffed ladders poking from decaying windows and doors, chronicles Reingold’s continuing exploration into poverty, including a stay in public housing.

Her statement notes: “In 1940, public housing was constructed on the former 35-acre site of Luna Park, Cleveland’s answer to Coney Island. The housing project, Woodhill, was the city’s largest. I moved into Woodhill at age fourteen, white, Jewish and for all wants and purposes, alone.”

According to the artist, “Luna Window” is one in a series of exhibits that expose the irony of fantasy descending into a wretched reality. It is a narrative, she said, of broken homes, broken dreams and the despair of a prison, where trapped by fear, occupants press against the window unable to escape, peering at a society isolated from them.

Reingold fabricates her soft sculpture-like ladders in a laborious process. The shells are stained silk organza, which are stuffed with human hair and then sewn into the ladder shapes. The artist has collected hair from numerous beauty salons over the years. Its diversity from anonymous donors carries each person’s DNA, which remains intact even after death. Hence, the use of hair in the “Luna Window” installation exemplifies a human condition that exists even throughout the most pressing situations.

The Venezuela-born American artist has, for the past fifteen years, created alternate ambiguities with her wall art and installations, focusing on beauty, poverty and the environment. “The Last Tree”, an impact environmental installation, debuted this summer at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho. Another significant installation centering on poverty, “Hung Out In The Projects,” was shown at the Morean Art Center in St Petersburg and helped earn Reingold a 2010 Florida Fellowship. Other recent exhibits on this theme include “Flesh Art,” Jersey City University, NJ; “Robes,” College of St Elizabeth, NJ, and “Media Mix X4” at Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY. More at www.babsreingold.com.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 1-6pm, Thursday: 1-8pm

Website: http://artcurrents.org/?p=2329

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