7X $500! Graduate Research Development Grants | 10.20.17
Please contact Drew Lundholm in the Graduate Office if you have any questions about the process or would like to discuss a proposal idea before submitting.
Graduate Studies will no longer be running a grant cycle during the summer. However, we have increased the number of awarded grants from 5 to 7 for both the Fall and Spring Cycles.
Meet Ann Walsh!
To make an appointment with Ann, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also sign up for Ann's workshops in the FLIV Wood Shop - just look for them right here in the weekly Graduate Community Newsletter.
2:00-3:00 PM, Lazarus Center, L070
Every Thursday during the semester, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Led by Sukyun Weaver Launching this fall for anyone wanting extra reading support, participants can bring in readings and be guided through topics such as approaching dense texts, formulating discussion topics, mastering vocabulary, and making connections. Reading sessions will be held in Lazarus Room 070 every Thursday from 2 pm - 3 pm. These open drop-in sessions require no advanced registration. Designed for English Language Learners, these sessions are open to everyone. For more information or questions, please contact: Sukyun Weaver, English Language Learning Specialist, email@example.com.
Grad Lab Workshop: Shoot your work
7:30-10:30 PM, Lazarus Cener, Grad Lab
So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.
**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Lazarus Center, L070
Led by Dan Gutstein
A new collaboration between Graduate Studies and the Writing Studio has resulted in weekly "Pop-up" writing assistance in Lazarus Room 070 every Wednesday from 1 pm - 3 pm. Tutoring will be available during this time to review drafts of writing and help students get started with writing projects. Everyone is welcome. No appointment necessary. Students may also sign-up for other appointments at the Writing Studio by visiting Bunting 110 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or questions, please contact Dan Gutstein, Director of MICA's Writing Studio, email@example.com.
1:00-3:00 PM, Lazarus Center, L070
Want to find out what you're thinking?
Need help finding words to describe your work?
Want someone to think carefully about the words you're using in your work?
Want to think differently, more playfully, about writing?
Miss creative writing?
Need a listener?
Graduate students: Come to Lazarus Room 070 during drop-in hours with poet and teacher Amy Eisner and try a writing activity/game or have a conversation about your writing. If you email ahead with your concerns, Amy can have an activity custom-designed for you. Bring friends! You can also request an in-studio consultation. Email Amy firstname.lastname@example.org or text 410-935-7355.
F-1 Student Internship Orientation
4:00-5:00 PM, Gateway 101
Meyerhoff Center for Career Development presents: A special edition of our Internship Orientation specific for F-1international students looking to intern in the United States. Come to this session to better understand the steps you need to take to legally work in the US!
If you have already attended an Internship Orientation in the past you do not need to attend this session.
7:00-9:00 PM, Lazarus Center, FLIV Wood Shop
This workshop will cover everything from what wood to buy and how to correctly build large and small stretchers and panels through to why you should primer your panel on both sides.
RSVP REQUIRED - Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/mica.edu/document/d/1H7oO7t9gbzl7qiL_GJufasA9l1yZTX3XN7XsD1xCXDw/edit?usp=sharing
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Terry Winters |Tuesday, 10.3.17
Open to all MICA
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Xu Bing | 10.3.17
This event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with the artist and MICA President Samuel Hoi.
Mt. Royal School of Art, MFA + Mixed Media Lecture Series
Xu Bing is deeply engaged in a global art practice that helps us envision a just and sustainable world. Internationally renowned and firmly rooted in our time, he is a master artist and an artist for the ages. He reveals how we work, how we see ourselves and how we treat each other. His concerns include cultural and national identity, social change and surveillance. His work is monumental and technically and conceptually complex, employing diverse materials and strategies from invented language to tobacco, silkworms, corn husks and dust.
He was born in Chongqing, China, and his artistic sophistication, political conscience, and far-reaching imagination has led to exhibitions in China, Japan, Australia, Africa, Canada, the United States and Europe at venues like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan. He is a graduate with an M.F.A. from Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing where he has also taught and served in academic leadership. He has been included in the Venice Biennale three times and honored with a MacArthur Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award from the Southern Graphics Council, the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, the Wales International Visual Art Prize and a US Department of State Medal of Arts.
*The talk will also be livestreamed via MICA’s Facebook page.
Ciara O'Keeffe | 10.5.17
Open to the general public
Illustration Practice, MFA
“I’ve always had to draw, to make, to create: my soul requires it and my sanity is grateful for it”
Ciara O'Keeffe graduated in 1999 from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland with a B.A. in Ceramic Design. She established a studio practice in County Kildare, creating one-off ceramic sculptures, using the quality of clay to capture mood and sensitivity. She has completed numerous commissions both in the private and public sector, and has exhibited her work extensively throughout Ireland and England. Working mainly on small scale ceramics, she uses oxides and stains to modulate the surface. Her work chases the ghosts that remain in the built environment when the dwellers have moved on.
4th Annual Alumni & Student Meet Up
Who: Alumni representing many industries and fields + juniors, seniors and grad students from all departments. Alumni in attendance will include artists Ada Pinkston (Motor House), Sam Acuff (Two Bolts Studio), Waves Mowatt-Kane (Amtrak), and Jay Jackson (TNP Studios).
What: An opportunity to meet alumni for one-on-one conversations and develop potential mentorship relationships! This is the perfect opportunity to get an inside scoop on careers you are interested in, advice on how to plan a move to a new city and to possibly develop a mentor/mentee relationship.
When: Friday, October 6th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Leake Hall, Founders Green
How: First, you need to RSVP to the event! As we approach the event, the Career Development Office will provide you with a list of attending alumni and their profiles. You'll be able to plan whom you'd like to chat with and what questions you'd like to ask. The final step: bring a business card! You'll want to be sure that any alumni you connect with are able to contact you in the future with advice and opportunities.
Because space at the event is limited and we want to represent all majors, you'll need to RSVP within your major. Log into MICAnetwork, select "career events" and scroll until you find the registration for your major.
Please note: Registration for the event is limited and when you register, you are committing to attend the event. When you register, a spot is filled, which means another student will not be able to attend. If you register for the event and do not show up (without a legitimate excuse such as extreme illness or a family emergency), your department chair will be notified of your absence and you may be blocked from use of career services for the fall 2017 semester.
Please contact Kristen Carroll at email@example.com with any questions you may have. We hope to see you at the event!