Due: Monday, 11.30.15
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a student advocacy group that acts as a liaison between MICA's graduate population and the Office of Graduate Studies and MICA's upper administration. With a goal to improve and enhance the MICA graduate experience, GSC meets regularly to discuss topics relevant to graduate education and student life. Each semester GSC hosts a town hall style forum providing important face-time between the graduate community and MICA's senior administration including the President, Provost, Vice Provost and VPs from various MICA departments.
If you or someone you know from a two year program are interested in being considered to serve on the Graduate Student Council leadership board from Spring 2016 to Fall 2016, please fill out this nomination form by Monday, November 30th.
Feel free to email Kelly Hoover, interim GSC Advisor at email@example.com, Erin Jakowski firstname.lastname@example.org, or Catherine O'Connell email@example.com if you have questions.
Get the GSC Nomination Form Here!!
Tuesday evening, 11.24.15 - Monday morning, 11.30.15
- Wednesday, Nov. 25, the campus is open but no classes will be held. All campus buildings will close Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
- Monday through Tuesday Grad Office has normal hours. On Wednesday the Grad Office will have limited hours from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
- All campus buildings except residence halls are closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, as these are campus holidays. On Saturday, Nov. 28, most buildings will remain closed with the following exceptions: graduate students will have limited access (ID required) to the Fred Lazarus IV Center and other graduate studios and collaborative workspaces on Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 29, normal graduate student access resumes.
- Campus buildings will reopen Sunday on a normal Sunday schedule.
- Cafe Nancy will close from Wednesday through Sunday.
- All shuttle services will operate on Wednesday evening, November 25 and Saturday evening, November 28, ending at midnight. There will be no shuttle services on Thursday and Friday. All shuttle services return to normal operation on Sunday.
Power and Equity Forum
Friday, 11.20.15, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
ABox, Leake Hall
We will be having a conversation about community engagement at MICA and its impact in Baltimore. The forum will be moderated by MICA student Kate FitzGerrell and we will be joined by three special guests. Come share your projects, interests and thoughts! For more information about upcoming meetings and resources, please visit the Power & Equity Forum webpage at www.mica.edu/powerandequity.
Friday, 11.20.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, L109, Lazarus Center
Join the GradEx Committee for the weekly meeting in the new location, L109. Be a part of the next chapter of student-led exhibitions!
Opening Reception: Friday, 11.20.15, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
On View: Thursday, 11.12.15 - Friday, 12.11.15
Great White Wall, The Gateway
On View: Saturday, 11.7.15 - Friday, 12.11.15
Lazarus Gallery, Lazarus Center, First Floor
Saturday, 12.12.15, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
BBox, The Gateway
PRINT OUT YOUR ENTRY FORM here!!!*
For those of you who live under a rock, the Graduate Pie Party is the premier event of the fall semester. It is our annual Holiday Party and Pie Baking Contest. Grab your lucky oven mitt, because the competition is fierce this year! Graduate students may enter homemade pies in either or both of our two categories, SWEET and SAVORY. Only one entry per category, per student - that's a maximum of two pies per student. Store bought pies will be destroyed on sight.
Contest Registration takes place from 6:30-7:30pm. Submit your ready-to-be-tasted pies live and in-person to the registration table in BBOX along with a completed Official Entry Form (attached, AND available in the Grad Office). Judging will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. No late entries accepted!!! *Please be ready to tell us if your pie is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free*. Our well-groomed panel of judges will put it all on the line to sample and rate each of your creations. Prizes will be awarded for Best SWEET Pie, Best SAVORY Pie, and Prettiest Pie (Best Presentation).
The most coveted award - the Grand Champion Trophy - will go to the program that has the most and highest-ranking pies. This is calculated by number of entries in relation to program size, and the quality of the individual pies. That's right, participation counts! The winning program will display the Grand Champion Trophy in their program space for one year, earning a year's worth of bragging rights. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready to party! Pizza pies and beverages will be served.
GRAND CHAMPION Pie Contest Standings:
2014 Rinehart School of Sculpture
2013 Photographic and Electronic Media
2012 Photographic and Electronic Media
2011 Photographic and Electronic Media
2010 Rinehart School of Sculpture
*Entry forms are also available in the Grad Office. Come get one!
Deadline: Friday, 11.20.15
Each year, MICA invites a few individuals to receive Honorary Doctorate degrees at the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies in May. At each ceremony, one of the recipients also serves as the Keynote speaker. Because the individuals we invite are likely to be successful and have demanding schedules, it's important that we make our selections well in advance to ensure that the candidates are available on Commencement Day.
I invite members of the College community to submit nominations for the 2016 Honorary Doctorate degrees. Nominations (please specific if your nominations are for the undergraduate or graduate ceremonies) should be submitted via this www.mica.edu/HonoraryDegreeNomination by Friday, November 20, 2015. The President and Board of Trustees will then make the final choices.
2nd Annual Speak: A Spoken Word Poetry Night
Friday, 11.20.15, 8:00 PM
BBox, The Gateway
It's time for the 2nd Annual SPEAK: A Spoken Word Poetry Night!Come listen to Neil Hilborn, a College National Poetry Slam Champion and Poet of the viral "OCD" poem, Alex Alexander, a MICA Alum and host of the Bolton Hill Open Mic Series, and fellow MICA students perform spoken word poems! There will be food, talented performances, and plenty of snapping. It's free with a MICA ID and $5 for the surrounding community. Doors open at 7:30 PM!
Invite your friends!
MICA Student Sign Ups: If you would like to perform a poem, we will be posting the link to sign up online on November 5th at 10:15pm. Spots are limited and set is limited to 5 minutes per person.
Monday, 11.25.15, 10:00 AM
Questions? - Sign up for an Advising Appointment with Erin Jakowski, Associate Dean/Graduate Advisor regarding course availability, permissions and/or the registration process.
Are you graduating in Spring 2016? This is also a great time to review your transcript and confirm your progress to graduation.
- Thursday, November 12th, 1PM - 4PM
- Friday, November 13th, 1PM - 3PM
- Monday, November 23rd, 2PM - 5PM
Black In Design at MICA: What's next?
Monday, 11.30.15, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Inspired by Harvard’s Black in Design conference, three African-American MASD students discuss what it’s like to be black at MICA. In light of recent tension and racially-motivated incidents in Baltimore and on college campuses nationwide the students will present on how the conference has influenced our current work. We will facilitate a dialogue about how rallying around an identity has shaped us for greater responsibility as designers. We will also open conversation to discuss black students’ roles and responsibilities (if any) to engage non-black allies at MICA.
When: Thursday, 11.19.15, 7:00 - 10:30 PM (TODAY!)
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.
*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending this one**
Grad Lab Announcement!!
The Grad Lab would like to hear from you to help us plan our Spring Workshop series. If there is a topic you are interested in seeing offered next semester please email Patrick Hunt. You can also look over our list of past workshops to help spark some ideas. The list of past workshops can be found on our website here: http://graduate.mica.edu/newlab/PastWorkshops
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.
Career Development: Upcoming MICApreneurship Info Session
When: Friday, 11.20.15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Brown 320, Brown Center
Learn more about how MICApreneurship can help you be successful in business. Find out about the upcoming Business Matters Conference and Business Boot Camp (January 2016), The Entrepreneurship Pop Up & Pitch Day (February 2016) and the Smart Tank Competition (April 2016) from Monyka Berrocosa, our Entrepreneurship Evangelist.
Lunch will be provided!
When: Saturday, 11.21.15, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Rinehart Studio, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Instructor: Noa Heyne (Rinehart School of Sculpture '17)
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.
To sign up, contact Catherine O'Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org in Graduate Studies.
Under Armour Info Session
When: Tuesday, 12.1.15, 12:00 PM
Where: Leake Lecture Hall
All students welcome to attend! Raphael Jordan, University Recruiting and Programs Specialist, and other Under Armour teammates will be visiting MICA's campus on Tuesday, December 1st to discuss the 2016 Summer League internship program and career opportunities at UnderArmour. The information session will be held at 12PM in Leake Lecture Hall.
To apply for the UnderArmour Summer League, click here. The deadline to apply for the summer league is Dec. 14
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
10:00 - 11:30 AM, Dolphin 104, Dolphin Building
Walker is a Canadian artist best known for his wood engravings and wordless novels. He is currently an Associate Professor in Book Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and is the author of The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking, a textbook for artists learning woodcut and printmaking techniques. He is also the graphic novel acquisitions editor for the Porcupine’s Quill and has seven titles in print with them including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 2002 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts for his achievements in Canadian book arts.
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Falvey Hall, Brown
Undergraduate SeniorThesis Speaker Series
1:30 - 3:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA, the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA, and the Mixed Media Lecture Series
Byron Kim, born in 1961, is a Senior Critic at Yale University. He received a BA from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. Kim's large painting installation called "Synecdoche," which depicts human skin color was included in the 1993 Whitney Biennial. Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum (2004), a survey of Kim's work,curated by Eugenie Tsai, has traveled to the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Seoul, Korea, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Other solo museum exhibitions include Grey-Green at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. (1996) and Matrix 125 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford (1994). Kim is represented by James Cohan Gallery in New York.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place (814 N Collington Ave)
Sponsored by the MFA in Community Arts
Michael Cryor is the Principle of the Cryor Group Consulting, Inc. Born, raised and educated in Baltimore. He is an alum of Morgan State University majoring in psychology. In his professional career he has been a confidant to important politicians, working with Congressmen Perrin Mitchell to Elijah Cummings, Mayor/Governor Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings. During the Obama election he was the President of Democratic Party for the State of Maryland. Currently, he is committed to the ONE BALTIMORE initiative that is spear heading the revitalization of Baltimore. This will be a powerful conversation to understand the interface of politics, the community and the arts which Cryor believes to be fundamental to the future of this city and the arts community. Part of the POWER Speaker Series.
12:15 - 2:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the the Illustration Practice MFA
Founder of Baltimore’s own Radica Textiles Sarah Templin will discuss why small businesses are worthwhile and creatively fulfilling. She will also explain how she combines digital and analog techniques to create whimsical-marketable-bold graphics and hand-drawn pattern designs on fabric.
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 MFA
Nancy Davenport’s photographic and animation work is often concerned with the spatial politics of architecture and the shifting relationship between individuals and institutions. Her work has been exhibited at a variety of venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Liverpool Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, Fondation pour l'art Contemporain (Montréal), the Triennial of Photography & Video at the International Center of Photography (New York), and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, (Switzerland). Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, October, Frieze, New York Times, Art in America, and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press). She lives in New York and is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Visual Artist Fellowship application is now available online. All professional visual artists are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2015. The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected based on the merit of their artwork, a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals, their vision for the next level in their practice, and CFEVA's ability to support them in this effort. Three artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support over the two-year Fellowship. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1000 award and up to $3000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity. We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas regardless of their status as emerging, mid career, or established. For full program details and the electronic application click here or visit https://cfeva.slideroom.com/#/Login
Job Opportunity: Full Circle Frameshop
We seek a Presentation Specialist with previous professional experience in frame building, art presentation and design, and archival framing methods. The Presentation Specialist will work in the framing department, coordinating with the Senior Framer, Print Manager and Studio Director. Applicant must have professional experience as outlined in job post!
Full job post here
Internship Opportunities: National Gallery of Art
Internships in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly museum seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. Possible placements are in the conservation, curatorial, and education departments.
Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2016 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MFA, or M Arch graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2015). Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program. Stipend: $26,000 for full-time, nine-month internship. The term is September 12, 2016, to May 12, 2017. Additional information and application procedures are available at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/museum-profession.html.html, by email: email@example.com, or by calling (202) 842-6257. Application deadline is 11 January 2016.
Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Fine Arts Gallery at California State University
We soliciting proposals for 2016/2017 exhibitions that support the Art Department, which includes Animation, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design/Visual Communication, Fashion and Textiles and Studio Art. Proposals submitted may be for solo, small group shows, or larger exhibitions. The Art Department Exhibition Committee, made up of faculty from across the art curriculum, will review proposals and make recommendations to the Department Chair. Initial proposals should include a brief curatorial statement that addresses the exhibit's relevance to the Art Department mission along with the additional material requested below. Proposals due by January 15, 2016. Visit the Fine Arts Gallery of California State website for more information.
CALL FOR ART! Distinguishable From Magic: SciArt Center of New York
Deadline: Sunday, 12.6.15
"Distinguishable from Magic" explores our perception of humanity’s relationship to technology.
Each artist is encouraged to produce new works that explore their own relationship as well as humanity's relationship to these developing technologies.
For more information and to apply visit the website!
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Do you like talking to people about social issues that impact Baltimore's community? If so, you should consider becoming a ambassador for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS).
LBS is currently looking for extroverted, reliable people to help them garner the human and financial resources needed to strengthen the infrastructure of their grassroots political think tank.
They need help:
- Canvassing neighborhoods
- Making phone calls
- Promoting LBS at community events
- Spreading their message via social media
Maryland Humanities Council Grant
The Maryland Humanities Council has announced a new grant program to support Baltimore nonprofits "to create public programs that use the humanities (e.g. history, literature, poetry, ethics, sociology, philosophy, criminal justice) to bring people together to understand the many contexts for the unrest of April 2015.”
The grant program, which is funded through the NEH’s new Humanities for the Common Good program, will have two competitions for grants of $5,000. The CFP for the first round opened yesterday. The application due date is Dec. 7 for the award period January 29 – July 1, 2016. The second competition will open on Jan. 15 with a deadline of Feb. 15 for the period April 15 – September 15, 2016. Here is the link for information: http://www.mdhc.org/grants/humanities-fund-for-baltimore
Zipcar Show Your Spirit Campaign
Now through December 31st, zipping off campus could win you a free getaway. When you zip in a Ford or share a photo of one (some have your school colors!) on social, you’ll be entered to win a weekend road trip. We’ll cover your Zipcar, hotel and even some spending money – so what are you waiting for?! Check it out!
Not a member? Join today for only $15 a year and start driving for your chance to win.
feat. Maren Hassinger (Director of Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Artists Linda Goode Bryant, Maren Hassinger, Dindga McCannon, Lorraine O’Grady, and Howardena Pindell join the Sackler Center staff for an exploration of the politics of feminism that emerged in the 1970s around ideas of race and class. In advance of a groundbreaking exhibition being held in conjunction with the Sackler Center’s tenth anniversary, artists and scholars reflect on how women of color in the arts professions sought equality, justice, and self-determination during the period. Moderated by art historian Andrea Barnwell Brownlee.
View video of event here
Homage to Dore Ashton
feat. Joan Waltemath (Director of LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
Wednesday, 12.19.15, 5:00 PM, Cooper Union, New York City, NY
Please join us as we honor the work of Dore Ashton through selected readings of her publication, short papers inspired by her writings, and a new video by Alfer Edo Jaar. Admission is free. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 5 to 6:45 PM (Reception to follow at 7 PM) The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, East 7th at 3rd Avenue | New York City
Presenters include: Jack Barth and Rochelle Gurstein (Cooper Union), Lis Cena (Cooper Union alumnus), Michael Scott (Artist), Joan Waltemath (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA), Katherine Manthorne (Cuny Graduate Center), Michael Corris (SMU), Karen Schiff (Artist), Marek Bartelik (Cooper Union/President, AICA), Alfredo Jaar (Artist), William Smith (At in America), Dakin Hart (Noguchi Museum), Joseph Masheck (Hofstra University), Margaret Morton (Cooper Union), David Levistrauss (Chair, MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing, SVA) Madelin Djerjian (Artist), Robert Hobbs (VCU), Samuel Messer (Yale University), and Jerome Kohn (New School)
Projections and Resemblances
feat. Leah Miriam Cooper (MICA's Photographic and Electronic Media MFA '14)
See the CNN feature on Leah Miriam Cooper's thesis project, Projections and Resemblances. Since graduation Cooper has received numerous exhibition opportunities, awards, and publications for her thesis.
See CNN's Photo Blog article on Leah Miriam Cooper's work