When: Friday, 11.6.15, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: L160, Lazarus Center
This Graduate Pop Up workshop is a space for discovering and exploring design thinking, which invites participants to find and resolve problems in creative and collaborative ways. Design thinking combines the subjective inquiry of the humanities, the objective truth-seeking of the sciences, and the creative and open-ended investigation of art and engineering. The workshop will be a place to hypothesize, investigate, build, test, fail, and rebuild, and where resources will be used wisely, creatively, and with playful purpose.
The workshop will be led by Jeff Waring, elementary art and iLab teacher, and Alicia Zeoli, innovation and technology specialist. Both are current faculty members at Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Hosted by: Graduate Pop Up Events, Master of Arts in Teaching & Center for Social Design
Sign up today for this RSVP ONLY Workshop!
Deadline: Friday, 11.6.15
There is still time to submit your work! All currently enrolled graduate and post bacc students are welcome!
Friday, 10.30.15, 3:30 PM, Fox Wood Shop, Fox Building
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the wood club. The first item on the agenda is to come up with a better name for the club. The idea behind the club is to have a venue for students to learn more about woodworking techniques through independent and collective projects, to take part in professional development by selling projects at the art market, to go on field trips and to establish a dialogue between undergraduate and graduate students. These are just ideas and ultimately the objectives of the club will be decided by the student members.
Please join us on Friday, October 30th at 3:30 pm in the Fox Wood shop to discuss a club name, what the objective of the club should be, to elect two officers, and to eat cookies.
Friday, 11.6.15, 7:30 PM, L109, Lazarus Center, First Floor
GradEx Artist Talk: Rough Ride, exhibition by Andrew Keiper, Photographic and Electronic Media ‘16, is an 8-channel sound-based work that weaves together sounds from the Uprising following the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police and audio culled from social and mass media, along with the sounds of police surveillance, control, and violence. GradEx invites you to attend the artist talk that will mark the end of this exhibition.
Friday, 10.30.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, L109, Lazarus Center
Not sure what GradEx is? Join the GradEx Committee for a Q & A, followed by weekly business as usual. Be a part of the next chapter of student-led exhibitions!
The Possibility of Transformation: Curated Invitational 50th Anniversary Hoffberger Alumni Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, 10.30.15, 5:00 PM
On View: Friday, 10.23.15 - Thursday, 11.5.15
Meyerhoff and Decker Galleries, Fox Building
The Curated Invitational 50th Hoffberger Alumni Exhibition and Opening Reception will be hosted by the MICA Board of Trustees. The Opening Reception will feature a talk by the exhibition’s curator Caitlin Tucker-Melvin ‘14 (Curatorial Practice MFA). The Possibility of Transformation is an exhibition of paintings curated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Founded in 1965 by Grace Hartigan and presently led by Joan Waltemath, the Hoffberger School of Painting is one of the world's most renowned graduate painting programs. Curated with respect to the Hoffberger School's impressive legacy, this exhibition features twelve of Grace Hartigan's paintings alongside the artworks of alumni artists. Using Hartigan's work as a visual catalyst, artists were selected from the 360 alumni of the program to date. From the inaugural class to its most recent graduates, alumni are represented from the entire fifty-year history of the program. Purposefully non-linear, this exhibition conceives of the alumni community as an interconnected and inter-generational web of influence, expanding outward from the shared formative experience of graduate school. The Hoffberger School is the confluence of passion shown by its past and current directors, the family that dedicatedly supports the growth of the program, and the students who each year contribute their energy to its ever growing community of artists. Artists include: Tommy Dahlberg, ‘15, Alana Bergstrom, ‘14, Boram Lee, ‘14, Amita Bhatt, ‘09, Katherine Mann, ‘09, Amy Sherald, ‘04, Nandini Chirimar, ‘93, Trace Miller, ‘86, Rex Stevens, ‘82, Bill Schmidt, ‘81, Christine Neill, ‘81, Vivian Wolovitz, ‘78, Mary Ann Krutsick, ‘78, Susan Abbott, ‘74, William Dutterer, ‘67, Fay Chandler, ‘67, and Dan Dudrow, ‘67.
Opening Reception: Friday, 11.6.15, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center
Faculty member Alain Corbel’s upbringing on a small farm on the north coast of Brittany in France has had a major influence on his personal work. Now, as he travels personally and professionally, he carries with him the sense of place that he developed growing up on the farm. His solo exhibition, The Garden of Kongolote, will show part of the raw material produced in Maputo, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe. “I sometimes felt as if I was taking handfuls of life from around me to putting it in my drawings,” Corbel said. “In fact, it was there that I realized that I should mix drawings, photos, and text for this graphic novel project.”
MICA URBANSTUDIO: Urban/Nature along the Jones Falls
Friday, 11.6.15, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
1515 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
MICA is happy to host STEM in 2015 in our URBANSTUDIO. This is an interdisciplinary research and design course in our Architectural Design Department taught by faculty in collaboration with Johns Hopkins climate scientists and ecologists and Baltimore city environmental and community planners. Working with students from MICA and JHU to document the Jones Falls Mill Corridor, we are using fieldwork mapping, transect drawings and GIS techniques to study the hydrology, ecology, history and culture along Baltimore’s original waterway.
Students are recording topographical, historical, social and environmental conditions and will use their observations and analysis to formulate design proposals to address ecological and social connectivity along the waterway. At the STEM event we will share our mid-semester findings through a series of interactive mapping projects. Click here for STE(A)M event flyer!
MICA Transportation Resource Forum
Friday, 11.13.15, 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Lower Atrium, Brown Center
MICA is always assessing the effectiveness of all transportation services for the MICA community. Currently, we are aware of some improvements that students have requested, and would like to ensure that these services (such as the MICA Circulator, Evening Safety Shuttle, Airport Shuttles, Shopping Shuttle, and Social Shopping Shuttle) all fit the needs of the community as best as possible. Please join us Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8:30 pm-10:30 pm in the lower Atrium of the Brown Center for pizza and an opportunity to provide feedback on all MICA Transportation Services.
Please note that you are not required to stay the entire time (though you are more than welcome to do so!). Please stop by the forum, grab a slice of pizza, and fill out a comment card. You may also speak directly to Rufus Davis, Manager of Transportation and Operations Services. For questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Studio Night
Friday, 11.13.15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Lazarus Center
If you would like to participate and open up your studio, please fill out the Open Studio Night Sign Up Sheet. Grad Studies will provide signs to notify visitors that your studio is open. There will be pizza and beer served from 8:00 - 9:00 PM for participating graduate students. Participating students come to Grad Studies Friday, 11.13.15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and get a STUDIO OPEN sign for your studio to let everyone know you are participating in Open Studio Night.
Saturday 11.21.15, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Rinehart Studio, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Learn how to make rubber molds for multiple castings of ready-made objects or handmade sculptures! In this mold making and casting demonstration you will learn how to make a rubber mold and a mother mold, and how to make hollow and solid casts of your piece. In this demonstration, we will use plaster and burlap, which is the same method that can be applied using concrete or hydrocal with fiberglass.
Led by Noa Heyne (Rinehart '17)
To sign up, contact Catherine O'Connell, email@example.com in Graduate Studies.
When: Thursday, 10.29.15, 7:30 - 10:30 PM (TODAY)
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.
Career Development Drop-In Hours
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: GT200, The Gateway
The quickest and easiest way to meet with a Career Counselor is during Drop-In Hours. Speak with a counselor during these 10-15 minute meetings to find answers to your quick professional development questions. No previously scheduled appointment necessary. Drop-ins run on a first-come-first-served basis.
When: Wednesday, 11.4.15, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Morning YOGA to you Wednesdays at the Lazarus Center in the Auditorium. Sessions will be led by Charm City Yoga. All skill levels can participate. No session on 11/25. Questions can be directed to Trenton Nettles at Fitness@mica.edu. Hope to see you there!!!
Career Development: MICApreneurship Info Session
When: Thursday, 11.5.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Bunting 110, Bunting Center
Attend our Info Session to find out more about what MICApreneurship can offer to help you be successful when it comes to owning your own business. We will cover upcoming programs like the Business Matters Boot Camp and MICA Pitch Day Competition, as well as go over resources available to you.
Career Development: How to Find an Internship
When: Thursday, 11.5.15, 3:15 - 3:45 PM
Where: GT200, The Gateway
How do I find an internship? How do I apply? What are the benefits of completing an internship? If you are just starting your search for an internship, this is the session for you. Our Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) can answer your internship questions, and many more!
Grad Lab Workshop: Intro to Processing
When: Thursday, 11.5.15, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.
*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop
Career Development: Fulbright Information Session
When: Friday, 11.6.15, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Where: Studio Center Auditorium 115
The Fulbright Program provides grants for individually designed research/art projects, The National Geographic Digitial Stroytelling Fellowship, AND for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Open to all interested students and alumni!
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 - 8:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Social Design
Dr. Mike Youngblood is a cultural anthropologist working at the nexus of social science and design. His work is focused on creating lasting solutions to persistent human challenges in order to create real value for target audiences and society. Mike has practiced and taught design ethnography around the globe, in fields ranging from health and education to transportation and public services. Click the image to RSVP for the event!
10:30 AM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by: LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting.
Amy Feldman received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Rutgers University, New Jersey, respectively. She has exhibited internationally including in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, and France. Feldman’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Art in America, and Hyperallergic, among other publications.
1:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Mt. Royal School of Art
Exhibiting internationally since the early 1990s, artist Suzanne McClelland (born in Jacksonville, FL, lives in Brooklyn, NY) is known for both large-scale paintings and works on paper, often extracting fragments of speech or text from public sources and sometimes incorporating collaborative elements with writers and musicians. Selected solo shows include the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris (NY), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and recent gallery shows include Team Gallery (NY), Andres Thalman (Zurich), Shane Campbell, Chicago. Group shows include the Whitney Biennial (1993 and 2014), the New Museum (2013), and many other international shows. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, MoMA (NY), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Miami Art Museum among others.
4:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA's Critical Studies MA
Through intensive research and close examination of historical and political images and texts, Dani Gal examines personal and collective history and memory. Gal will present excerpts from recent film and video works which focus on the complex relationship between victim and perpetrator, especially in recent German, Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian contexts. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, The Istanbul Biennale, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, and The Jewish Museum New York.
POWER Speaker Series: Joyce J. Scott
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA PLACE, 814 N. Collington Avenue
Sponsored by the MFA in Community Arts
Joyce J. Scott is a MICA alum/'70 who was born, raised and educated in Baltimore City. She has become one of this nation's most revered, gifted and outrageous contemporary artists of this century. Relentless in her demands for excellence from herself, peers and her community, Joyce used glass beads to establish the multi-media genius of her artistic intellect to become the person New York Times critic Roberta Smith has described as a "bead artist extraordinaire.” This is a 'not to miss conversation' to witness to how Joyce J. Scott has become the pride of Baltimore City...and the only Baltimore artist to have a retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Part of the POWER Speaker Series.
The POWER Speaker Series addresses the concept and reality of "power,” that which impacts us all…all over the world. This 20+ week investigation provides a uniquely civil, yet aggressive investigation addressing a myriad of power-related topics, issues and perspectives. Hosted by the MFA in Community Arts at MICA PLACE at 814 North Collington Avenue in East Baltimore, everyone is welcome to contribute as part of this inclusive set of discussions.
D. Watkins: The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
D. Watkins is a local author who just released a book "The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America." He will be speaking about his book on Thursday, November 5th 7:00-9:00. We are going to have some local spoken word poets perform as an introduction and closing to his talk and make it a really spirited event. He has been interviewed on NPR, the Melissa Harris Perry Show, and many other venues locally and nationally.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Falvey Hall, Brown Center
Sponsored by Undergraduate Senior Thesis
12:00 - 1:00 PM, L170, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Social Design
MAREK TUSZYNSKI, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER, TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE
Marek is a restless producer of various creative and social interventions that span across various media: radio, television and internet; as well as those that utilize non-technical formats, such as workshops, book sprints and endless conversations. Activism, innovation and creativity are the major driving forces in his work, as much as the importance of marginalized voices, opinions and world views.
Previously he co-founded The Second Hand Bank, as well as the International Contemporary Art Network, before Tactical Tech and recently Tactical Studios. He is currently focusing on producing interactive and static visualizations representing complex social and political issues; very recently he produced and directed a series of documentary films for Tactical Tech called Exposing the Invisible. In some spare time he produces a radio program titled Love & Chaos on Reboot FM.
Authorship and Representation: Race, Ethnicity, and Black American Life in Art
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies and the President's Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization
This panel will explore what representation means, especially as it relates to the broad range of African American and diasporic African experience. Contemporary art is becoming increasingly pluralistic; however, artistic production by Black artists that features figurative references or cultural indices of Blackness is still often considered marginal. Although Black artists continue to produce work that repeats this self-determined imagery, there are new and emerging challenges to greater and more productive futures. What is at stake for Black artists who present unsettling truths? What is at stake for Black artists who choose to speak only for themselves as individual artists inspired by personal experience?
Poet, critic, and MICA faculty member Christopher Stackhouse will moderate the panel with artists Arvie Smith (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting '92) and Zoë Charlton. Zoë Charlton’s drawings depict culturally loaded objects and undressed bodies. She is Associate Professor at American University and has exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Arvie Smith transforms histories of oppression into lyrical paintings. He earned his MFA from MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting and is Professor Emeritus at Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2015, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Oregon Art Education Association. He is represented by Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore. Christopher Stackhouse’s contributions to artist monographs include Kara Walker’s Dust Jackets for The Niggerati and Basquiat—The Unknown Notebooks. His writing has been published in American Poets, Modern Painters, Art in America, BOMB, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is a frequent lecturer and instructor at MICA.
9:00 - 11:45 AM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA
1:30 - 3:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art
Charles Long’s sculptural works often present themselves as autonomous art objects engaged with psychological, philosophical, political and poetic concepts of the body, mind and nature. Charles Long earned his BFA at the University for the Arts, Philadelphia, while also attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, and later earned his MFA at Yale University. His work was included in the 1997 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, and has been featured in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally. In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognized Long with the Award of Merit. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. Charles Long is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art, with additional support from Rinehart School of Sculpture and the Mixed Media Lecture Series
Deadline: 10.31.15, Juror: Catherine Taft
New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.
Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings. Now accepting entries from: ALL CURRENT MASTER OF FINE ARTS CANDIDATES + 2014 & 2015 MFA GRADUATES. The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the April/May 2016 edition of New American Paintings. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. Click here to enter!
Application Deadline: Sunday, 11.1.15
The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe. The program serves artists of all disciplines.
Artists who create a Baker Artist Portfolio are automatically eligible for one of five Baker Artist Awards, which include significant monetary prizes, an exhibition at a major institution as well as a feature on Maryland Public Televisions Artworks. This year, five artists will be selected to win $85,000 in prizes: the $50,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, the $20,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, and three $5,000 prizes: The Semmes G. Walsh, Nancy Haragan and Board of Governors Awards. For more information on Baker Awards visit their website!
JHU / MICA Short Film Needs Actors
My name is Michael Smigiel and I am a graduate student in the John’s Hopkins University / MICA Filmmaking M.F.A. A team consisting of myself and two other great filmmakers are taking on the production of [a short] film. The movie is titled Tom and is a dramatic creepy short film about a peeping tom. When this film is complete it will be submitted to countless festivals all over the nation and beyond. The music is paid for and I have the license to use it, the script is written by me, and the project will be PG-13 rated.
The auditions will be held Friday November 6th from 6pm to 9pm on the 2nd floor of the JHU / MICA Film Centre, at 10 East North Ave. Baltimore Maryland. We specifically are looking to cast the female lead, and are searching for women ages 18-30. Those who decide to try out can either bring their own monologue, improvise with a provided male actor, or read from the pre-written scripts I will provide. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepting proposals for Open Engagement 2016: POWER
Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around, and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Founded in 2007, OE has evolved into an unparalleled hub for practitioners and audiences of socially engaged art to assemble. OE is the only conference on this subject of this scale that operates on an inclusive open call model that supports emerging and established artists and collaborates closely with national institutions to further the networks of support for socially engaged art. More information here!
Opening Reception: Thursday, 11.12.15, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore @ the Peabody Gallery, 17 West Mt. Vernon Place
feat. Lu Zhang (Current MICA Faculty, BFA General Fine Arts '04)
ICA Baltimore presents topo(log) typo(log), a series of six books documenting Lu Zhang’s yearlong studio residency at the George Peabody Library. Emulating the Dewey Decimal system of relative location, each book embodies a level of the library: General Reference; Biography; History; Language, Literature, and Translation; Science and Art; Bibliography and Books about Books. Readers are invited to navigate through the pages as they would move through the cast-iron stacks and narrow passageways of the library’s interior.
Exhibition Runs: Thursday, 11.12.15 – Saturday, 12.19.15
Artist Talk: Saturday, 12.12.15, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Call: Design the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Trophy
Fractured Atlas is now accepting submissions from artists and designers to fabricate the 3rd Annual Arts Entrepreneurship Awards trophy! Click here for more information
Open Gallery Residency Program Exhibition Series: Entropy and Change
The concept of entropy is often defined as nature’s tendency to move from order to disorder. Other ideas associated with entropy are: a lack of predictability, change in condition or appearance and gradual decline over time into disintegration or dissolution. In nature, this phenomenon is seen in the slow degradation of elements such as stone or wood, or in a myriad of other possibilities. Time is the key to both entropy and change, whether in nature or in human lives.We invite artists to propose an individual or group exhibit that expresses or relates to these intertwined concepts. More information here
For more information on the The Montgomery College Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Artist in Residence program, click here to view the application!
Alumni Show: Fall Solos
On View: Saturday, 10.24.15 - Thursday, 12.10.15
feat. Katie Duffy (Mt. Royal '14), Rachel Guardiola (Mt. Royal '15), and Nara Park (Rinehart '09)
Each year, Arlington Arts Center presents SOLOS, a series of semi-annual exhibitions of new ideas, new forms, and new artists that enrich the local dialogue surrounding art and life. Artists from across the mid-Atlantic region submit proposals for solo exhibitions in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are reviewed by invited jurors, and fourteen artists are selected for inclusion in the Fall or Spring SOLOS exhibitions. This year we were thrilled to have two incredibly talented and distinguished jurors — Melissa Ho, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder — to help us select this year’s crop of exciting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists to fill our space. A central component of AAC’s mission is to support contemporary artists from the mid-Atlantic region, and to expand the conversation surrounding contemporary art. Over the course of two exhibitions, the 2015-2016 SOLOSartists will do just that.
Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting 2015 - 2016 submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.
CURA contributors have won Rockefeller, Guggenheim, American Book, and National Endowment for the Arts awards. Past issues have featured work by: Alice Fulton, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley and Patricia Smith and Idra Novey.
In 2015 - 2016 our magazine is dedicated to Black Lives Matter. We are resolved to gather voice, art and action toward the struggle for racial justice. Accordingly, work submitted for consideration should be in some way related to this theme.
We seek to promote a movement of creative response guided by meaningful action -- to celebrate active citizenship where a republic of writers, filmmakers, visual and digital artists converge. What Martín Espada has written about the social responsibility of the “Republic of Poetry” we believe applies to a Republic of all the Arts. It is “a place where creativity meets community, where the imagination serves humanity. [It] is a republic of justice because the practice of justice is the highest form of human expression.”
We would love to see submissions from the visual arts community at Maryland Institute College of Art.