We are CLEA

The role of the artist in society is as poet, philosopher, and alchemist who can transform an audience.  But in order to work that miracle, the artist must learn to see, to think, to understand in new ways.  The liberal arts provide that source — a space in which to reflect, to pull away, to re-engage.  Without it, we retreat into our studios and forget to come out.  We are no longer artists.

Our mission: To strengthen the liberal education of college students enrolled in institutions dedicated to the training of visual and performance artists.