Friday, 10/31: President Hoi's Installation Ceremony
October 31 3:00-5:00 pm
Falvey Hall, Brown Center
Reservation required to attend ceremony
Students are encouraged to attend this rare and special ceremony. To reserve a free ticket, follow this link and register using your MICA email. Seating is limited!
Friday, 10/31: MICA PLACE Halloween Party
Fall 2014 Graduate Research Development Grant Winners
Jacqueline Bishop, Studio Art, MFA
Yu Chen & Wenjie Lu, Graphic Design, MFA
Alex Grabiec, Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Shannon Partrick, Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Aletheia Shin, Community Arts, MFA
Alfonso Vasquez, Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Your next opportunity to apply for a grant (up to $500 to fund creative research) will be the Spring Cycle, deadline in February 2015! Keep reading the weekly newsletter for updates and details.
Friday, 11/7: OPENING RECEPTION Graphic Design Fall MFA Show
Friday, 11/7: Salon - Halloween After After Party
Thursday, 10/30: Meditation in Lazarus Center
"Stressed, Tired, or Overwhelmed?"
Join the MICA Fitness Team for group meditation sessions! Each class will offer a different meditation practice so you can identify one that works best for you!
Questions can be directed to Fitness@mica.edu. See you there!
Rm 116, 1st Floor, Lazarus Center
Thursday 10/30: How to Form a Worker Cooperative with Red Emma's John Duda
With inequality on the rise, and new solutions to big economic problems needed, more and more people are getting excited by the prospect of building democratic workplaces. This workshop will outline the basics of worker cooperative formation, explore why cooperatives are so promising as a way to build more equitable and inclusive economies, and examine several innovative worker cooperatives formed by artists. Presenting will be John Duda, who works on worker co-ops locally as a founding worker-owner at Red Emma's in Station North, and nationally as communications coordinator for the Democracy Collaborative.
Leake Hall Auditorium,
Thursday, 10/30: Grad Lab Workshop- Intro to 3D Modeling
Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.
Instructor: Matthew Fishel
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Monday, 11/03: Tax Tips for Artists & Designers with Lewis Holman, CPA
Did you know you can write off your subscription to Art in America on your taxes as "research?"
There are many costs associated with having your own artist or design practice, so knowing how to prepare your tax documents correctly and how to keep great records can benefit you financially. This session is led by Lewis Holman, CPA, who has experience working with practicing artists and small business owners.
Room 110, Main Building,1st Floor
Wednesday, 11/5: Morning YOGA at Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Relaxation YOGA to you at the Lazarus Center 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3 at 9am in the Auditorium.
Sessions will be led by Andrew Siegele of Charm City Yoga. All skill levels can participate. Questions can be directed to Trenton Nettles at Fitness@mica.edu
Hope to see you there!!!
Wednesday, 11/5, 9:00am
Wednesday, 11/19, 9:00am
Wednesday, 12/3, 9:00 am
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Lazarus Center, 1st Floor
Friday, 11/7: Fulbright Information Session
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full grants to visual artists for international study and independent research in more than 140 countries.
Applicants should begin the application process during spring 2015 in order to apply when they return to campus in the fall. This session led by MICA's Fulbright Progam Advisor and Fulbright Fellow, Erin Treacy, who will help you get started.
More information at: www.us.fulbrightonline.org
Friday, 11/ 7
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
- Carin Berger, 12:15-1:15pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by MFA Illustration Practice
Carin Berger is an award winning designer, illustrator, and author. She has worked in London, San Francisco, and New York City. Her illustrations are made with scraps of ephemera, used clothing catalogues, and old ticket stubs. Her first two children’s books, Not So True Stories and Unreasonable Rhymes, and All Mixed Up, were published by Chronicle Books and she has illustrated Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, 2006, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, 2013, both by Jack Prelutsky. Other books include The Little Yellow Leaf, a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books selection, A Perfect Day, and Ok Go!
Her work has been included in shows at The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Society of Illustrators where she was awarded the 2006 Founder’s Award. She has also received the Best of Show from 3 x 3 Magazine for the Children’s Book Show, and the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award. http://www.carinberger.com/ Her lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.
- Advice for New Teachers in the Complex Field of Art Education, 5:00-7:00p, Lazarus Center Auditorium- Sponsored by MA Art Education
Internationally renowned art educator and member of the MICA Board of Trustees, Dr. Judith Burton, will open a dialogue of considerations for new teachers emerging into the field of art education. We eagerly anticipate participants who are new to the field, as well as veterans in art education, who will add to a lively discussion about the changing field of art education and offer insights for negotiating the exciting and complex educational environment today.
- Barry Schwabsky, 10:00-11:00am, Lazarus Center Auditorium - Sponsored by LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
- Lily Yeh: Stories of Transformation from Around the World, 7:00-9:00 p.m, Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium- Sponsored by MFA in Community Arts, MFA in Curatorial Practice and Mixed Media Lecture Series.
Lily Yeh was born in China and grew up in Taiwan. She came to the United States during the 1960’s to study art at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her M.F.A. She taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for nearly three decades. Yeh’s projects have taken her across the world to places in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Her work can be found on the walls and in the streets of some of the world’s most challenged and traumatized places. As the founder of Barefoot Artists, she creates art with people through collaborative creative art-making processes.
- Nora Sturges, 10:00-11:00am, Room 006, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by Post Baccalaureate Fine Art
Wednesday, 10/29: Jeanne van Heeswijk
Opportunities & Things to Do
The Grit Fund - Grant Opportunity
The Grit Fund, which will be administered by The Contemporary starting in January 2015, provides 8-12 grants in amounts between $1,000–$6,000, totaling $50,000 annually. The Grit Fund will accept proposals from non-incorporated, artist-organized initiatives that work collaboratively and reside in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. Projects must take place in either Baltimore City or Baltimore County and be accessible to the general public. The Contemporary’s mission is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere. In keeping with this mission, the Grit Fund values risk-taking, encourages collaboration, and seeks to expand points of access to contemporary art.
Application guidelines will be available to the public on November 24th. Submissions will open January 12th and awardees will be announced April 22nd.
Grantees will be selected by a panel comprised of local and national artists and arts professionals. The staff of The Contemporary will not influence granting decisions. Further details will be provided as the program is fully implemented. Please visit gritfund.org.
Please direct all inquiries to Lu Zhang at email@example.com.
Levitt Residency - Interdisciplinary Teaching Residency at a Liberal Arts College Deadline: 11/07
Submit your Application Materials to Ms. Beverly Sylvester, via email Beverly.Sylvester@williams.edu.
Your PDF attachment should include:
- Work: All text and picture files formatted as pdf, maximum size 200 mb. Up to three mins of moving footage can be embedded in the PDF (not to exceed 200 mb) or shared via a link to vimeo or youtube. (Video with running times longer than three mins. should be accompanied by start and stop times.)
- Two sample course descriptions of potential classes to be taught, as a Levitt Fellow.
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Monday, 11/17: DigiFab Con Baltimore at Maritime Institute Conference Center
Most importantly, you’ll get to see inspiring projects from the world, the country, the State of Maryland, and the City of Baltimore described by the thought-leaders who have instituted best practices in their fields. MORE INFO!
Potomac Photonics, Inc. of Baltimore, MD is program chair and the Deutsch Foundation has gathered a group of leading digital fabrication organizations as a sponsoring committee.
Check out the November 17, 2014 DigiFab Con Program and be sure to register today as space at the Maritime Institute Conference Center in Baltimore is very limited!
Tuesday, 11/4: Gallery CA Performance
Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder with Max Eilbacher
440 E OLIVER ST
BALTIMORE, MD. 21202
Entanglements is a projection performance conceived as an open invitation for sound artists to process the optical soundtracks from an array of handcrafted 16mm film loops. The artist is completely free to interpret the soundtracks in any way they see fit. Entanglements was originally commissioned by Light Industry for the Performa 09 Biennial in New York, featuring sound artist Ben Owen. Since then the artists have performed the work with Adam Sonderberg for the San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads festival in 2010 and Claudio Rocchetti for Atelier Impopulaire’s Split: A Visual Restitution exhibition during the May Invitational at DOCVA in Milan, Italy 2014.