Thursday, 11/13: LeRoy E. Hoffberger Book Signing
The Maryland Institute College of Art and LeRoy E. Hoffberger
Invite you to:
The Launch and celebration of his new book
Measure of a Life: Memoirs, Insights and Philosophies
of LeRoy E. Hoffberger
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fred Lazarus IV Center
Saturday, 11/15 9:30am - 4pm: Graduate Open House
We will have over 100 prospective students on campus attending panel discussions and break out sessions. If you are on campus or in your studios on Saturday, please welcome our visitors!
Chris, Janine and Matthew
Friday, 12/5: Last Exhibition Workshop
**MAT STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE TO ATTEND, as you will be the first to show Spring 2015**
Come Join the Exhibitions Department's Andrew, James, and Jeff for an afternoon workshop:
Friday, Dec. 5th at 3-4:30pm
5th floor seminar room, Lazarus Center
Open to all Graduate Students.
GRAD EX: Accepting Submissions for FILM FEST / INTERVIEWS / GREAT WHITE WALL
Grad Ex Opening Reception Friday, 11/14 6-8pm
GradEx is now calling or submissions for this semesters’ film fest/movie marathon. We are excited to host a big dinner and film night right before thanksgiving break. We’re inviting all programs and the public to participate.
Deadline to submit: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014.
Please place “FILM FEST submission” in the subject line and send either an url link to the video or email the file to email@example.com
GradEx is excited to offer artist interviews. If you would like to have an interview with you and your work posted to the MICA website please let us know. More information will be sent to interested parties.
KEEP US INFORMED
Also if you’re having show, got a great opportunity, or just want to tell the community what you’re up to, send us the info. We would love to keep others informed about the awesome work you are doing.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT WHITE WALL
Need a space to present your work? We’ve got you covered.
We are now accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
Even if you have not completed your project still submit so that we can consider you for future shows.
Grad Ex Opening Reception Friday, 11/14 6-8pm
All we need are images, titles, medium and size.
Please send your submissions to email@example.com
Thursday, 11/13: Spring Break in Spain (Information Session)
Join us this Thursday (Nov. 13) to learn more about studying abroad during Spring Break in the exotic northwest of Spain!
Info session will take place in U103 (1515 Building)
12:00 - 1:00 PM.
Pizza and refreshments will be served!
AH 458/5458 is taught by Katie O'Meara and Joe Basile, with guest expert Clara Hickman.
Thursday, 11/27: Thanksgiving Feast @ MICA 12-2pm
Thursday, 11/13: 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
Wednesday, 11/19: Morning YOGA at Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Relaxation YOGA to you at the Lazarus Center 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, 11/19, 9:00am
Wednesday, 12/3, 9:00 am
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Lazarus Center, 1st Floor
Friday & Saturday 11/14-11/15: Creative Time Summit LiveStream 2014
Day 1: Friday, November 14 - 10:00am to 6:30pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium, 131 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD
* There will be optional break-out discussion sessions at 2:00 PM on Friday afternoon.
Day 2: Saturday, November 15 - 10:00am to 6:30pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Room 090, 131 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD
Attached is the full for the Creative Time Summit. [A summary of the program is on-line.]
PDF of speakers and events
Watch a live stream of this summit, a collaboration between the New York City-based Creative Time and the Public Art Agency Sweden, which will broadcast live from Stockholm and focus on public art with social and political implications. Speakers range from: Edi Rama, artist and Prime Minister of Albania; to The Propeller Group, an art collective based in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles that treats television, film, video, and the Internet as tools to create and disseminate interventionist political art and non-art projects to mass audiences.
The Creative Time Summit is billed as the only conference devoted to exploring the intersection of artmaking and social justice.
Sponsored by Curatorial Practice, MFA; Social Design,MA; Community Arts,MA; & the Office of Community Engagement
Wednesday, 11/12: Intro to Grants, Residencies & Kickstarters
Grad Lab Workshops
Thursday, 11/13 Grad Lab: Basic Electronics
This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.
It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Thursday, 11/20 Grad Lab: Physical Interface
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 the this one
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
A Parable by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Riggs and Leidy Gallery, Lazarus Center
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Mixed Media Lecture Series:
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Sponsored by Curatorial Practice, MFA; Community Arts, MFA; LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA; Mount Royal School of Art, MFA; Rinehart School of Scultpure, MFA
Lazarus Center Auditorum
Sponsored by Illustration Practice
Lazarus Center 006
Sponsored by Post-Bac Fine Arts
“Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” - Philip K. Dick
In his exhibition, Encryption: A Parable, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) explores the idea that "chance operations" overshadow almost all aspects of everyday life. Utilizing the form of the playing card, Miller translates his engagement with the archive of the National Cryptologic Museum into a series of iconic and powerful works that point to issues of national security and identity, and surveillance. Indeed, the term "the deck is stacked" is a sublime metaphor of modern life. Just as our credit cards and hard drives have a tremendous amount of information encoded on them, the museum serves as a history of the arsenal of numbers applied to nearly every aspect of modern warfare.
For his closing talk, Miller will discuss how we can think, not about surveillance per se, but about the “games of expectations that any archive brings to our sense of being stakeholders in the game—a card deck or an 'imaginary museum' like Malraux would have conceived—they are all part of our sense of living through records and numbers. It's how you view the cipher that gives you a sense of meaning. And that too, it's just a game. It's all a matter of how you perceive it.”
Rita Gonzalez is a curator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She co-curated the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and is on the curatorial team creating Prospect 3, the international contemporary art biennial in fall 2014 in New Orleans. Sponsored by Curatorial Practice, MFA; Community Arts, MFA; LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA; Mount Royal School of Art, MFA; Rinehart School of Scultpure, MFA
Ed Briant is an author, illustrator, and sequential artist, living and working near Philadelphia. Ed’s mother had always wanted him to become a dentist. Ed’s father had his heart set on Ed becoming an accountant. Not wanting to disappoint either of his parents Ed chose to compromise, believing that a career as an illustrator would combine the thrill of oral examinations with the glamour of adding up long columns of figures. His clients included Premiere, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Pentagram, and many others. After a decade and many hundreds of illustrations, Ed found himself yearning for something more. After a meeting with Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Ed embarked on a new career as an author-illustrator of picture books and comics. www.ebriant.com/ His lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.
Opportunities & Things to Do
Friday, 11/14: # DITCHYOURKEYS PARTY! 7-9pm
You don't need to own a car to experience Baltimore. Car free is care free. #DitchYourKeys
Join Baltimore Collegetown, Zipcar, the Charm City Circulator, Bikemore, the Maryland Transit Administration and the Department of Transportation for a #DITCHYOURKEYS Party!
Stop by anytime on Friday, November 14, between 7 and 9pm. We'll have a Polaroid photo booth, DJ Ladee Elle on the tables, plus a full food and drink spread courtesy of Nando's Peri-Peri and OrderUp, and sweet giveaways!
When? Friday November 14th, 7-9pm
Where? University of Baltimore Student Center Bogomolny Room, 5th Floor (21 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201)
Questions? Email Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 11/16: Exhibition Fundraiser with Qianfei Wang (Curatorial Practice '14
Creating Dreams, Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will exhibit artwork from the children of the Montessori School along with MICA student work. All proceeds will benefit the Montessori Art Program.
Please join us Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 - 7 pm in The Gateway BBOX at 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave.
This exhibition is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided. Download the poster!
Sunday, 11/16: Essential Body Workshop - Movement/Dance at Towson University
A guided workshop in dance/theater/movement led by Naoko Maeshiba.
Hosted by former Effervescent Dance Collective dancers;
Coordinated by Clarissa Gregory (Mount Royal School of Art alumna)
Sunday, 11/16, 12-3pm
Towson University Center for the Arts
Monday, 12/1: Living Red Ribbon @ Morgan State University
Stand. Be Counted. Show your support for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. FREE HIV TESTING!
Help us create the World's Largest LIVING RED RIBBON, and attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!
December 1, 2014
10am-1pm, Arrive by 11am to participate in Living Red Ribbon
Morgan State University, Student Center and Hughes Memorial Stadium
Deadline: 12/1 - Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) An Innovative Research-Based Artist Residency Program
This unique residency offers creative collaboration in a dynamic environment. It brings together Smithsonian scholars and distinguished visual artists from a variety of disciplines throughout the United States and abroad to explore cross-disciplinary connections. SARF fellowships support research and do not require recipients to create or exhibit artwork. Studio space is not provided and Fellows must secure their own housing. Towards the end of the tenure SARF fellows present public lectures or informal seminars on their research. They are also asked to provide a written evaluation of their SARF experience. MORE INFO HERE
Stipends and Allowances
Stipend awards are $3,000 per month. In addition, a research allowance of up to $2,000 may be available for each artist to purchase research equipment or materials necessary for the project. One-time relocation travel costs may be covered for the artist to travel from his/her home to a Smithsonian location. If a fellow elects to split the appointment into multiple trips, he/she will be responsible for covering the additional relocation costs. The amount of the award and how it is paid out will be specified in an award letter provided to successful candidates. Artists must inform the Office of Fellowships and Internships of tenure dates in advance.
Tenure dates at the Smithsonian can be divided into multiple visits, but must total a period of one to two months, depending on the specifics of the award. Changes to tenure dates must be approved by the advisor and must also be cleared through the Office of Fellowships and Internships. Fellowships must begin within one year of award notification. Fellowships must finish within 2 years of award notification.
Deadline 12/3: VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2015
Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts)
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2015 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.
During the yearlong program, the Curatorial team (Mentor Curator and Emerging Curator) will focus on:
- Developing a cohesive and compelling exhibition proposal;
- Researching skills and standards of "best" and "current" curatorial practice;
- Communicating with artists and lending institutions - developing contracts and loan information, collecting images and organizing artist/image information with "best practice" standards;
- Conducting curatorial research and developing writing skills for catalogs and other printed and online materials using language that is clear and comprehensible for art experts and the general public;
- Designing and implementing educational exhibition programming and outreach activities that engage artists, curators and public audience of all ages; Researching and developing a plan for incorporating technology upgrades to gallery programming through website enhancements, use of I Pads and apps, and production of video and audio materials;
- Developing budgets for executing exhibitions and exhibition programming;
- Developing sponsorship/fundraising initiatives to support the exhibition programming;
- Overseeing exhibition design and installation; and,
- Developing marketing and public relations materials - press releases, website presence, social networking and print media supporting the exhibition.
Deadline 1/20/15: The Point Scholarship for LGBTQ Students
Point is currently supporting 80 full-time undergraduate and graduate scholars during the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Each scholar is paired with a mentor who advises the scholar on education and career decisions, and also helps guide them through the completion of an annual community service project.
Point's online scholarship application in now open and will be available until January 20, 2015. The Point Scholarship application is ONLY available online through our website: https://www.pointfoundation.org/OnlineApplicationInfo
We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word and encouraging students to apply. To that end, we have also attached our outreach flyer, which you may print/email and distribute as you see fit. You can also like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointfoundation