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Instructor Showcase – Opening Reception

Join us on the final day of Winter Term, Saturday, March 19 for the opening reception of the next installation in the CIADC Member Gallery. 

Our instructors at the Chicago Industrial Art & Design Center are talented teachers and exceptional creative makers. Their varied interests and approaches enhance the diversity of what we are able to offer to our students. In their personal work, each instructor utilizes the same skills, materials, tools, and processes taught at CIADC, applied in a manner reflective of their own individual style.

Nathan Aldredge specializes in product design and fabrication, and his work can be described as play in the urban context. 

Nikki Renee Anderson creates ceramic sculptures and installations that explore the feminine experience based on her personal history.

Alan Baker finds his passion in bringing together artistry, programming and science to create truly unique manifestations and experimenting with new forms of creation.

Mark Carroll leads the Chicago Composite Initiative, a community partnership that works to establish Chicago as a center for advanced manufacturing and composite materials like carbon fiber.

Sarah Holden's work investigates the plight of the female condition through the body.

Laura Miracle is engaged in an enduring love affair with tools.

Erik Newman graduated with a BS Product Design, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1995 and since then has been engaged in a variety of design and craft projects.

Matt Runfola's work is inspired by the dynamic world we live in, drawing from both natural and human-made elements, and often looking at the relationship between the two.

Dominic Sansone's current body of artwork is a critical response to the disproportionate role and impact of the Military Industrial Complex in our society.

Quentin Shaw is a metal artist with a focused interest in hand-worked steel.  Click here.