GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING April 24th, 30th!
Questions about registration or your progress toward Graduation?
Sign-up for an advising appointment with
Erin Jakowski in the Office of Graduate Studies!
Graduate Student Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 29
Lazarus Center, L 109
FRIDAY! Tracing Fictions, Grad Ex Opening Reception, April 24 7-10pm
The Station North Chicken Box
1 West North Ave Baltimore, MD
In collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, GradEx presents Tracing Fictions, an exhibition of graduate student work. Spanning multiple disciplines, the show investigates the relationship between reality and fiction; themes of technology, history, and illusory realms are present throughout the exhibition.
This exhibition will be showcasing the works of: Amber Eve Anderson, Michael Benevenia, Stephen Clark, Alex Grabiec, Rachel Guardiola, Rachel Hamel, Taha Heydari, Sara Hill, Mag Hebert Huot, Kei Ito, Art Morrill, Alex Schechter, Sarah Schneider, Mikela Thraser, and Qiannan Zhou.
MA in Teaching Partnership with DewMore Baltimore
Spoken Word Competitions "Louder Than A Bomb"
The competitions this spring serve as a pilot for an on-going relationship with DewMore Baltimore. In future years, we hope to activate graduate students, in various departments, to lead a one-evening workshop with middle and high school students that combine artistic expression with social justice.
Below is the schedule for the spoken work competitions, called "Louder Than A Bomb."
- Thursday, April 23, 5:00-9:00 -- College night poetry slam competition in Lazarus Center Auditorium
- Friday, April 24, 5:00-9:00 -- Crossing the Street (middle and high school students work collaboratively on an arts activity that engages with arts and social justice) in Lazarus Center classrooms
- Saturday, April 25, 11:00-3:00 -- High School semi-finalist spoken word competition in classrooms in the undergrad part of campus
- Saturday, April 25, 5:00-8:00 -- Middle School Finalist spoken word competition in BBOX
- Sunday, April 26, 11:00-3:00 -- High School Finalist spoken word competition in Falvey Hall -- This event is open to the public.
YOU'RE INVITED! Life In Color Community Art Celebration
Saturday, April 25 1-4pm
912 Montford Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21205
Please contact Abby Bennett for more information
Brought to you by the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition and the MFA in Community Arts at MICA PLACE.
A group of East Baltimore artists have come together through a series of workshops to learn how to document their work, create a compelling portfolio, write an artist statement, and curate a group exhibition. Come out this Saturday from 1-4pm to celebrate their art, community, and togetherness!
*ART* *FOOD* *MUSIC* *RAFFLES*
FEATURED ARTISTSA|Friend--Ronald Rucker--Frank Stewart--Carolyn Smith--Zizwe Allette--
How-Welltoons--Brandon Buckson--Abby Bennett
Motel 6 Receipts
ERIC ELMASIAN BORJA (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting '16)
Grad Ex Reception 5/2, 7-9pm
Gateway Building, Great White Wall Gallery
Friday 5/1 // Power / Equity Forum
Lazarus Center, room L109
Power & Equity Forum at MICA invites you to join the discussion among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to create a more inclusive campus at MICA. Our goals are to identify and make recommendations to inform a college-wide, multi-year initiative to promote a more equitable, diverse, and reflective place of learning at MICA.
You are invited to join us and contribute to advancing the conversation to make this institution more equitable and supportive of all its constituents.
Friday 5/1 // MASD Thesis Public Pitch
Perspectives from the MASD Class of 2015
Join us for an interactive evening with the MA in Social Design (MASD) Class of 2015 as they share their thesis projects and processes.
Friday, May 1, 6 - 8:30 PM
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
The BBOX, Gateway1601 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
This is a free, public event but please RSVP here!
MA in Critical Studies Symposium
The Walters Art Museum
Narratives of Modernity, Contemporaneity, and Desire is a symposium devoted to a consideration of important points in our cultural past and present, with the aim of better understanding critical discourse in the arts and, more generally, the world around us. How have artists, writers, and activists employed narrative strategies in creating particular effects, or achieving certain goals? And how, in the process, has their work contributed to or challenged notions of modernism, history, and humanity?
A series of 20-minute talks will be followed by a keynote lecture by the poet and actor David Yezzi, as well as a summary discussion of the symposium's theme.
Extended Hours Coffee Kickoff // Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays until May 7th!
Extended hours schedule, April 20 - May 7, 2015:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon - 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lectures
Friday, 4/24 // Nancy Princenthal, Character and Sensibility: The Biographical Impulse
Friday, April 24
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium, L115
Nancy Princenthal is a New York-based critic and former senior editor of Art in America, where she continues to write regularly. She also contributes to Artforum and The New York Times, among other publications. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Sponsored by: LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting.
Tuesday 4/28 // Artist Lecture: Vito Acconci
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lazarus Center Auditorium, L115
Sponsored by the Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA and Curatorial Practice, MFA
Wednesday 4/29 // AIA Baltimore Spring Lecture Series
Ricardo Dominguez of Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 / b.a.n.g. lab
This series highlights designers who are answering provocative cultural and socio-political questions typically explored through the realm of art. Their responses challenge established practice, prompting further dialogue around the impact of design. Through these deviations, we are introduced to alternate avenues of operation and thought, causing us to reflect on the potential they present.
Ricardo Dominguez, USCD & Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) 2.0 / b.a.n.g. lab, San Diego, CA – Electronic Civil Disobedience
MICA GRAD SHOW 2015
Student Gallery Talks
Community Arts, MFA
Gallery Talks: Tuesday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 28,1pm - 6pm
Decker Gallery, Fox Building
Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
Gallery Talks: Wednesday, April 22, 12pm - 2:30pm
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center
Meyerhoff Gallery and Fox 3 Gallery, Fox Building
Jeremy Wescott, PEM, Pinkard Gallery
Tianhong Chen, PEM, Pinkard Gallery
Nicolena Moon, PEM, Pinkard Gallery
Amy Yee, RINE, Meyerhoff Gallery
Teal Waibel, RINE, Meyerhoff Gallery
Yihan Yang, PEM, Meyerhoff Gallery
Yirang Song, RINE, Meyerhoff Gallery
Mianzhang Zhoa, Meyerhoff Gallery
Cici Wu, RINE, Fox 3 Gallery
Shannon Patrick, PEM, Fox 3 Gallery
Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
Gallery Talks: Thursday, April 23, 12pm - 2pm
101 W. North Avenue and Sheila & Richard Riggs
and Leidy Galleries, Fred Lazarus IV Center
Christophe Katrib, PEM, 101 W. North Avenue
Sara Hill, PEM, Riggs Gallery
Leah Cooper, PEM, Riggs Gallery
Neil Nguyen, PEM, Riggs Gallery
Cecelia Song, PEM, Riggs Gallery
Magali Hebert-Huot, RINE, Leidy Gallery
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Artist Presentations: Friday, April 24th, 2pm - 5pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center Auditorium
Friday 4/24 // Free Intensive from Artists U/Baltimore
April 24th - 25th, 2015 (sign up here)
Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at the Baltimore American Indian Center,
113 S. Broadway, Baltimore MD 21231
This intensive is about building a sustainable life as an Artist. Additionally, they'll be addressing topics such as, why artists are poor and why they shouldn't be, tools artists have used to make things easier, and how to build a life that is balanced, productive, and sustainable. Learn more about Artists U/Baltimore and their Intensive Programs here.
April 24th & May 3rd // # Pirate Radio
(OluShola Cole '15 Mount Royal School of Art, MFA) @ Red Emma's Bookstore
Please join us at Red Emmas Bookstore & Coffeeshop:
April 24th 6pm - Sunatirene (Sound Artist)
#PirateRadio is an experimental and interdisciplinary performance using installation, movement, spoken word and sound. It is the most recent approach of artist Shola Cole's work Jenny.Was.A.Pirate.Hater reflecting on her personal experience, history's pirates, their turf and working collusions with slaves during the Golden Age of Piracy and the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Part talk show, part installation and full homage to the works of artists Nina Simone, Sparrow, Brecht, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya and Kathy Acker and others, #PirateRadio features Cole's time traveling alter ego Pirate Jenny and fellow collaborator and sound artist Mark Gunnery. Highlighting Baltimore based activists and artists against a backdrop of ambient sound, topics and conversations will revolve around historic pirate and slave interactions in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay area, with room to discuss those dynamics locally and nationally in the 21st century.
Friday 4/24 // The Hunting Ground Movie Screening
Founders Green, Leake, Lecture Hall
The Hunting Ground is a recently released documentary that focuses on sexual assault and violence on college campuses around the United States.
Please join the MICA Wellness Center for a screening and discussion of the movie.
Saturday, 4/25 // Community-Based Learning (CBL)
This spring semester Community-Based Learning course is using photography and storytelling to share the lives of Waxter seniors in this culminating exhibition.
Saturday, April 25th
Tuesday 4/28 // Power Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 28, 7-9pm, Creative Alliance at The Patterson (free and open to the public)
A conversation to discuss the development of Latin American female leaders in Southeast Baltimore, where 30% of the community is Hispanic. Maria Gabriela Aldana invites Carla Chavez, Alejandra Martinez, Yesenia Mejia and Nicoletta de la Brown, four women of Hispanic descent with multiple identities and races, to speak about how we identify ourselves, or not, to obtain power. We will discuss opportunities, competition amongst ourselves and how we can support one another through unity. Workshop is FREE and childcare is available. Bring a dish to share, such as fruit, tamales, or vegetables. Conversation will be in Spanish with interpretation for English speakers available. Men are welcome! Please register with Maria at 410-276-1651 x209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Critique of Richard Florida’s Creative Class (rescheduled from March 3)
with Dominic Moulden
Tuesday, May 5, 7-9pm, MICA PLACE (free and open to the public)
The rise and fall of Richard Florida's Creative Class — a critique and reflection by community organizer Dominic Moulden on the role of the arts and the evolution of a community's local economy. What is the creative class? How and why did this theory become relevant? Is the creative class another way to displace, dispossess and dispose of the indigenous artist?
MFA in Community Arts (MFACA)
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Please bring canned foods when visiting MFACA’s Thesis Show, Decker Gallery, Fox Building, MICA Main Campus
Friday, April 17-May 3, 2015
In honor of the late Bea Gaddy, MICA MFA in Community Arts student Ali Duggan is holding a campus wide canned good drive. All canned goods will be collected as part of her thesis exhibition in Decker Gallery.
All canned goods will be delivered to the Bea Gaddy Family Center at the end of the exhibition.
Curatorial Practice, MFA Thesis Openings
NATURE IN THE DARK
"THE LIFE" WASN'T FAR FROM MINE
PODCASTS IN PROCESS
Kirsten Marie Walsh Curatorial Practice, MFA '15
Liz Lerman, a choreographer, teacher, writer and MacArthur Genius Fellow, is known for her timely and evocative contemporary performances. In her creative research practice and career, she has asked big questions: Who gets to dance? How can artists serve other disciplines? How can conversation heal?
Podcasts on Process identifies tools from the choreographer’s practice and explores how they can be used to address questions on contemporary social practice, audience, collaboration, museums, and performance Include description of toolbox here?.
Podcasts On Process is curated and produced by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Curatorial Practice MFA Candidate Kirsten Marie Walsh for her thesis, and as the culminating project of her year-long Graduate Fellowship at The Contemporary.
Congratulations to the 2015 Sondheim Finalists!
Best of luck to each of these amazing artists in the final round.
- Mequitta Ahuja
- Zoë Charlton
- Benjamin Kelley '10 Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
- Magnolia Laurie '07 Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
- Jim Leach '14 Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
- Ryan Syrell
- Daniel Wickerham '09 Painting & Malcolm Lomax '09 Painting
BALTIMORE PREMIERE Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey
Falvey Hall: Brown Center
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm
BALTIMORE PREMIERE in partnership with MICA FILM AND VIDEO, the Creative Alliance, and Raw Honey Films.
Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey - a documentary film
Director: Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander
USA, 2015, 76 minutes: Trixie and Monkey will stop at nothing to take their innovative circus-burlesque act to new creative heights. In pursuit of their dream, they relocate from Baltimore to New England to study acrobatics and trapeze. On the weekends, they travel relentlessly to test-drive their act on the stages of Baltimore rock clubs, Vegas casinos, New York City theaters and beyond. Financial uncertainty, physical exhaustion and romantic tension are always looming, leaving them to wonder will they make it as artists, what success even means and will their love survive?
Special Appearance by Trixie & Monkey and Q&A
Best International Feature Length Documentary 2015 - DOCfeed FilmFestival Netherlands
200 COMP Tickets are on reserve for the MICA Community on first request basis. Contact email@example.com for COMPS. Thereafter tickets may be purchased through the Creative Alliance for $15.00.
Read Street Market-- CALL FOR ARTIST BOOTHS
Bring a table and some chairs and set up early that morning to claim your space and sell whatever you want.
April 25th and 26th
8am - 6pm
TAHA HERYDARI '17 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA) Show in NYC!
TAHA HERYDARI: See Something Say Something
The exhibition will run from April 16th to May 30th , 2015.
Ethan Cohen New York
251 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
Taha Heydari’s works deconstruct the process by which media images, most associated with the Middle East, seduce the unwary into joining violent groups. The particular fluency of Middle East radicalism in the use of such methods has made the phenomenon a universal concern and Heydari explores the esthetic terrain of their propaganda. Heydari was trained in the art of miniature painting in Iran. He brings his highly-sensitized eye to the glossy post-modern palette of images generated by electronic screens, today’s equivalent of recruitment posters. He harvests into collages the kind of morally toxic, deceptively banal, visual junk that feeds the region’s wars with subliminal messages. Always ambivalent, suggestive, mysterious, his works invite the viewer to decipher, to look again and see the shiny visual poison at work, the slippery image-seduction of propaganda. In short, he asks us to be conscious of the process.
Hungry Startups meet Hopeful Students and Grads
Baltimore Collegetown Network
Join Baltimore Collegetown and Betamore for Startup Crawl, an event that puts talented college students and grads in the same room with the startup/tech community to learn the industry, create beneficial connections, and discover what the Baltimore Tech community has to offer.Come with your friends, shake a few hands, and experience how fun working for a startup can be. This event is exclusive to students and recent grads (must be less than one year out of school).
Date: Thursday April 30, 2015
Time: 5 - 7 PM
Place: Betamore, 1111 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 (4th floor)
Micro Studios at The Motor House
The micro studios are approximately 150 square feet each (10’ x 15’) with outlets and partial height dividing walls to allow for natural light and air circulation. Rent is $175-$250/month depending on the unit, and includes electricity, internet, and janitorial services in common areas. Unfortunately, these studios are not appropriate for ceramics, woodworking, welding, or any activities that are a fire risk. Artists are responsible for their own waste and hazardous materials handling, and will be expected to cover all associated costs.
MORE INFORMATION ON STUDIOS AND FLOOR PLANS
Mark your Calendar!
May 8 // Research Remix
JHU Mattin Arts Center, Off of Lower Lobby
(JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, Directly West of intersection at Charles and33rd Streets)
This Spring the Digital Media Center (DMC) at Johns Hopkins University is hosting Research Remix, an ongoing program that brings together visual art and academic research. JHU students and faculty in the sciences are submitting their research posters and data for local artists to translate into visual art.
Call for curatorial proposals for the 2016 and 2017 Impakt Festival
Continue reading on our website for the complete text and call response submission guidelines.
Deadline: 25 May 2015
Notification: 25 June 2015
Call for Applications
Session XI, 2015-2017
Can artistic practice produce viable economies outside of the art market? Students will explore topics surrounding the financial and social structures that shape art production and propose sustainable exit routes from the current object-driven market.
The Institut des hautes etudes en arts plastiques (Iheap) is a graduate institute for research and experimentation in art; it is the educational branch of the Biennale de Paris.
Iheap is intended for those who have an interest in cross-disciplinary modes of art production and creative thinking that may take place both in and outside the art world. Iheap is ideal for candidates who want to change their artistic practice or professional activity, for those who want to learn more than a framework for artistic production, who reject art as it is commonly practiced and taught, and finally, for those who wish to work on essential issues in intimate and experimental conditions.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications may be submitted online:http://iheap.fr/en/candidature/
All applicants must submit a non-refundable fee of $70 USD. Tuition is $9000 for two years’ studies.
Deadline for applications: 27 April, 2015
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Wohnungsfrage Academy
The Housing SystemOctober 22–28, 2015
Open call deadline: June 1, 2015
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Current MICA students are invited to apply to be InterLink Assistants during the 2015-16 year.
InterLink Assistants will work with International Affairs at MICA, providing cultural, academic, and practical and organizational resources to international students. InterLink Assistants will work out of the International Affairs reception area as they create resources and plan events for the MICA international student community.
Positions are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Please see the attached job descriptions for further information.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2015
The Banff CentreFall 2015 residencies
The Banff Centre
Visual + Digital Art
Walter Phillips Gallery
Banff, Alberta, Canada
WARPArtist Village 2015August 10–16, 2015
Deadline: May 1, 2015
WARP Artist Village
DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
10th Semiannual Competition
Deadline: June 6, 2015
Nida Art Colony (Vilnius Academy of Arts)Call for applications: Climbing Invisible StructuresDeadline: 24 May 2015
Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Art