Graphic Design MFA, Illustration Practice MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Fine Art, Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design
Friday, 4.1.16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
- Graphic Design, MFA in Riggs & Leidy Gallery
- Illustration Practice, MFA in Decker Gallery & Meyerhoff Gallery
- Post-Baccalaureate Fine Art in Space Camp, 16 W. North Ave.
- Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design in Fox 3 Gallery
Monday, 3.28.16 - Sunday, 4.3.16
This week long evening event will showcase visual artists, musicians, and performances along the inner harbor open and free to the public. The works along with a series of conferences are aimed to encourage an open dialogue for social justice and environmental issues amongst a larger community through creative collaboration! See the full schedule of events on the Light City Baltimore website.
Opening Night: Thursday, 3.31.16, BBox
Doors at 7:00 PM | Show at 7:30 PM
Jailbait by Deirdre O’Connor and Blackbird by David Harrower each provide the audience with a brave and revealing investigation of intimate human relationships, focusing our gaze most acutely on two very young women, Claire in Jailbait and Una in Blackbird, who become deeply involved with much older men. Tickets available ONLINE HERE, at the MICA Store, or at the door! Show runs each evening at 7:30 PM March 31 - April 10.
On view: Wednesday, 3.23.16 - Monday, 4.11.16
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center
Friday, 4.1.16, 12:00 PM, Gateway 101
All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. The MICA Sustainability Group was established in 2007 and has played a key role in many campus initiatives, such as the establishment of single-stream recycling, composting, energy conservation measures, and waste reduction. If you have an interest in promoting and/or supporting sustainability efforts at MICA, we welcome your participation and ideas. If you have any questions or, if you have an interest in sustainability but cannot attend this particular meeting, please contact the MICA Sustainability Group at email@example.com or call 410-225-4251.
Friday, 4.1.16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Motor House
Culture as Medium, features artists and scientists working with bacteria as their medium and takes place in two parts: at Motor House from April 1-May 15, 2016 and at Baltimore Under Ground Science Space (BUGSS) from April 8-May 20, 2016. Visit http://www.cultureasmedium.com/ for events and details.
Sunday, 4.3.16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
421 N Howard, Current Space
Artists Phaan Howng, Kyle Kogut and Joe Crawford Pile will discuss their practices as well as their involvement in the current exhibition, Devil May Care. Moderated by curator, Selina Doroshenko.
Wednesday, 4.6.16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, L 109
Wednesday, 4.6.16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
University of Baltimore Business Center Auditorium
Saturday, 4.9.16, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
On April 9, 2016, the Monument Quilt will blanket two blocks of North Avenue between Howard and Charles Street with 1500 stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence and messages of support from their communities. The day long event will include readings, discussions, workshops and performances. Interested in participating in the event? Fill out this form! Performers, speakers, organizations, and volunteers are all needed and welcome. Leading up to this display on North Avenue, FORCE is hosting 50 quilt making workshops in locations across the city, in which people can create their own square. Groups can inquire about hosting a workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 4.10.16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Monday, 4.11.16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Falvey Hall
This April MICA's Center for Social Design is hosting LEAP/2, a symposium that aims to better articulate the value that design and designers can bring to addressing “wicked” social problems and how we, collectively, can articulate a strategy for overcoming the challenges and barriers to professional pathways in design for social innovation. For more information visit www.valueofdesign.org. Both plenaries are free and open to the public, but we ask that you please RSVP here.
Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Film Centre 218
Saturday, 5.7.16, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Mark your calendars now! Registration begins mid-April -- an email will be sent out when registration opens next month.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 PM, Falvey Hall (TONIGHT)
Sponsored by the President’s Task Force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization
￼Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust, will screen her film, "Cracking the Codes," and then facilitate a discussion about race, implicit bias and white privilege. Background information can be viewed here
Shall Exhibitions Dance? On Melancholy
Feat. Carlos Basualdo, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs
5:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the MA in Critical Studies
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Co-sponsored by MICA's Provost Office and the Department of Humanistic Studies
Argentine “Disappeared” Poet Alicia Partnoy will speak and read from her work, along with her special guests, her mother, Raquel Partnoy, and her daughter, Ruth Irupé Sanabria. Alicia’s The Little School (1982)— the first testimonial written in English about the victims of Argentina's Dirty War— was used by the National Commission for the Investigation of the Disappeared as evidence in the 1985 trial of the junta leaders. Raquel’s more than 100 solo painting exhibits in Argentina and the United States and her 2013 narrative poem City of Red Horizons are a call to action against injustice and tell about Argentina's culture and Raquel's experience as a mother living under a military regime. Ruth’s The Strange House Testifies (2009) is the first book to document the Argentinean genocide poetically and from a child’s point of view.
L006, 9:15 AM
Sponsored by the Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art
Lecture: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Book Aging Demo: 2:00 - 3:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design and the Illustration Practice MFA
Illustrator Ross MacDonald is also a master creator of props for films including National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Joy and The Hateful Eight to name a few. Lecture will be followed by the demo Making Prop Replicas: Aging a Book.
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Directors Speakers Series
Director of MICA’s MA in Critical Studies Jennie Hirsh will deliver a lecture titled “Baroque Modernism? Giorgio de Chirico and Postwar Pictorial Practice”. Best known for his early metaphysical canvases of empty Italian squares littered with arcades, figures, shadows, and trains, Giorgio de Chirico remains a household name in the lineage of modern Italian painters. And yet despite his prolific activities as both a painter and writer in the interwar and postwar periods, scholars grant little importance to the work he executed following the end of World War I. The artificially constructed barrier between what have become known as “the early” and “the late” de Chiricos continues to characterize the critical reception and exhibition of this artist, a tradition initiated by the surrealists under André Breton’s tutelage then institutionalized by key curators at the Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere from the early 1940s onward.
10:30 AM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
1:00 - 3:00 PM, Leake Lecture Hall
Sponsored by MICA Fitness
Mirabelle Jones is a writer and visual artist born in the Bay Area and currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She has held residencies at The Hive Gallery and Studios, Women’s Studio Workshop,The Foundry Nights, and KALA Arts Institute. Currently, she operates as an organizer for the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! LA and serves as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate for East La Women’s Center. In 2011, she founded the organization Art Against Assault, encouraging the development of artistic works that promote sexual assault and domestic violence awareness while raising funds for national and local resources.
4:00 - 6:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA
Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite in Berlin, the Center for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
12:00 PM, Brown 320
Sponsored by Art History, Theory, and Criticism, MFA in Curatorial Practice, MA in Critical Studies, Rinehart School of Sculpture, and Mount Royal School of Art
Naomi Beckwith will explore her approach to curating as a problem-solving activity, a way to work through art-historical challenges posed by certain art and artists. Additionally, Beckwith will discuss her particular investment in using exhibitions to comprehend and apprehend work by artists of African descent and make useful linkages with the broader narrative of Western art history.
Strategic Design Discussion
4:00 - 5:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by Design Leadership
Deadline: Friday, 4.1.16
The Community Engagement Grant provides MICA students, faculty, and staff with funding up to $1500 to initiate or enhance community engagement projects and activities. Projects can be curricular or co-curricular, but they must engage a community partner or respond to a compelling community opportunity or need. Applications are due Friday April 1st at 11:59PM. Learn more about the grant and application process here.
Inspired by the means in which we create documents, locate artifacts, construct histories, Rachel Guardiola’s Lakeland Chronicles creates a space that playfully teeters between fact and fiction. Guardiola creates a dialogue between object and image through the presentation of evidence and photographic document that tells a story beyond the picture frame. More information on Facebook.
RipperCon: A Biennial Conference on Jack the Ripper
feat. David Sterritt (Humanistic Studies & Art History) and Mikita Brottman (Humanistic Studies, MA in Critical Studies)
On Friday April 8, 1-6.30pm and Saturday April 9, 9-5pm, the Maryland Historical Society presents the RipperCon: a Biennial Conference on Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel Murders, True Crime, Late Victorian Period History, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe. For full details, see http://rippercon.com/ The two-day conference includes talks from MICA faculty members David Sterritt and Mikita Brottman. Attendance is normally $250, but thanks to the generosity of the organizers, the fee will be waived for those in possession of a MICA ID.
Deadline: Monday, 4.11.16
The MFA studio based graduate students from the University of Montana are jurying a exhibition titled “walking through glue”. This is an online exhibition of current national and international graduate students in the visual studio arts. This exhibit will represent the excellent work being produced by graduate students today and reflect the shared experience. There is no cost to apply to this online exhibition and we offer modest first, second and third place awards. We welcome work of all mediums and the deadline for applications is April 11, 2016. More information about the exhibition here.
Joining the residency program team for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Residency Arts Technician will work directly with artists-in-residence to provide educational and technical support as well as assist in material/service sourcing for the research and production of new artwork. Information on the position here.
Deadline: Wednesday, 3.30.16
The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply. The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery. Online application here.
The Summer Arts and Learning Academy Teaching Artist is the heart and soul of the learning academies. Teaching Artists are paired with a Grade Level teacher for the entire 5 weeks of the program. These pairs are responsible for delivering engaging, meaningful and joyful learning both in and through the arts. Teacher/Artist Teams will teach a 90 minute block of arts integrated literacy and a 90 minute class of arts integrated math each day. Artist/teacher pairs, co-plan and co-teach each lesson together. Teaching artists will also lead a daily small group of students for a morning meeting period, and will assist when needed with lunch and playworks class periods. In the afternoon, the teaching artist will teach a class in their artform, with a teaching assistant. See job description for more information.
The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a comprehensive professional development program for teaching artists that build artists’ capacity to contribute to student learning in and through the arts. The program trains teaching artists in the use and understanding of the state curriculum and the Common Core Standards, as well as arts integration strategies to assist the artist in engaging teachers and students. Topics such as classroom management strategies, designing, writing, and teaching artist-in-residence lessons, and educator needs are covered, as well as opportunities for field testing and feedback. More information on the website.