Friday, 3.11.16, 9:00 PM, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
feat. Mary Baum, Alex Schecter, Shreyas R Krishnan, James Cole
Curated by Jen Melvin, Curatorial Practice MFA '16
The Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Opening Reception: Thursday, 3.10.16, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Monday 3.11.16 - Monday 3.21.16
Spring Break begins this Friday evening, March 11, and continues until the morning of Monday, March 21. Things to keep in mind:
- Graduate students will continue to have 24-hour studio access to graduate studios/collaborative workspaces in the Fred Lazarus IV Center, MICA PLACE, JHU-MICA Film Centre, Brown Center and Fox Building (ID Required).
- The MICA Store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 21.
- Cafe Nancy will be closed throughout the break.
- The MICA Evening Safety Shuttle will run until midnight from Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 19. Normal hours will resume on Sunday, March 20. The MICA Circulator, which includes MICA PLACE, MICA Social Shuttle and MICA Shopping Shuttle will operate on their regular schedules.
Sunday, 3.13.16, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
L 160, Lazarus Center
A group of ten BA, MA and PhD students from Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany, will make presentations based on their research exploring the roles of artists in two American cities—Detroit and Baltimore. In Detroit, students have worked with Kerstin Niemann to study the engagement of artists and arts managers in their specific urban environment. In Baltimore, Volker Kirchberg and students have considered artists and artistic leadership especially in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Kirsten Niemann works with FILTER Hamburg and FILTER Detroit between art, urban planning and neighborhood-based social and educational projects. Volker Kirchberg is Professor for Cultural Organization and Cultural Communication at Leuphana University. His main research fields are cultural sociology (especially the sociology of the arts), organizational sociology (especially in and for museums), issues of cultural communication and outreach (especially by museums) and urban sociology (especially the importance of arts and culture for urban development). Contact Volker Kirchberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marcus Civin with any questions: email@example.com
Wednesday, 3.16.16 - Friday, 3.18.16
Monday, 3.21.16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lazarus Center
Tuesday, 3.22.16, 11:00 - 4:00 PM, Brown Center
On Monday, March 21st from 11 to 4, we will have a graffiti artist working in the Rinehart spray room, demonstrating Montana Colors. Also on Monday the 21st, in the Lazarus Center Auditorium, from 3 to 4 there will be special presentations by Mark Golden, the founder and CEO of Golden Artist Colors and artist, Sarah Becktel from Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors. Their talks will be about material safety. Then on Tuesday, March 22nd, by Cohen Plaza, from 12 to 2, there will be a fire safety demonstration where students can put out REAL FIRE!
Nominations Due by: Monday, 3.28.16
The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Involvement Recognition Ceremony (formally known as the MICA Leadership Reception)! This is a great opportunity to recognize current graduate and undergraduate students that have exhibited outstanding leadership, while honoring their achievements and contributions to the MICA community. The reception will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 4 - 6 pm in Falvey Hall. To submit nominations use the links below:
Graduating Student Awards
· Alumni Award for Student Leadership
· Sidney Lake Award
Individual Student Leader Awards
· Emerging Leader Award
· Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award
· Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award
Student Organizations & Programs Awards
· Student Organization of the Year
· Student Program of the Year
Wednesdays March 23 - April 6, 2016, 2:00 PM
L 080, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
When: Thursday, 3.10.16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (TONIGHT)
Where: FLIV Woodshop, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Instructor: Ann Walsh
Learn to make a professional looking frame for your drawings, paintings and photos. In this workshop we will cover the steps of frame building from a buying lumber to a finished hangable frame.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 PM, L 109 Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Directors Speakers Series
Professor Joan Waltemath is director of MICA’s Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art, and she has received a Pollock‐Krasner Award and a Creative Capital Grant. She is editor-at‐large for The Brooklyn Rail and contributing editor for artcritical.com.
Alex Ross Perry
Artist Talk: 4:00 PM, JHU/MICA Film Centre
Film Screening: 7:30 PM, Falvey Hall
Sponsored by the Filmmaking MFA
Visiting filmmaker Alex Ross Perry gives a lecture in the Film Centre at 4:00 PM, followed by a screening of Queen of Earth at 7:30 PM in Falvey Hall.
3:00 PM, L 504, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA
4:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the MA in Critical Studies
Imagen de Caracas: This talk will offer an alternative vision of Venezuelan art as constructed through local transdisciplinary and participatory practices ca. 1968. This vision questioned the dominance of “universal” models of the modern in both artistic and political terms. Instead, its experimental practice emphasized the popular and the vernacular as forces that were organically constitutive of the modern nation. Focusing on the multidisciplinary event Image de Caracas Rangel will address collective production, critical pedagogy, and alternative modes of aesthetic and national authority.
10:00 AM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA
Leading By Example: Access Equality in America
7:00 PM, Brown 320
Sponsored by the Curatorial Practice MFA
Several communities and institutions have been working to promote equal opportunities and services for people with disabilities. Panelists from across Maryland will identify already existing local initiatives and resources. The panel will act as a catalyst for MICA programs that address social or community engagement to connect with individuals and organizations at the forefront of access and equality.
Panelists include: Jody Cripps, Ph.D., associate professor of Deaf Studies at Towson University, C.J. Shiloh and Sunny Cefaratti, co-directors of the Musical Autist, Jill E. Scheibler, Ph.D., and Cathy K. Goucher of Make Studio and Amber Melvin, team leader of The Monument Quilt.
Deadline: March 30, 2016
The Office of Cultural Affairs is currently seeking a curator for the 2016 ELEVATE program -- a temporary public art program that seeks to activate the downtown Atlanta area through visual art, performances, and cultural events. The OCA is requesting creative and innovative proposals that detail a vision for the upcoming 2016 Elevate program, including the development of an overall theme, a vision for programming, and selections of artwork and performers. Experienced local, regional, national, or international curators are invited to submit proposals through March 30th, 2016. More about this opportunity.
Deadline: April 18, 2016
The Annual Conference Committee invites session and paper proposals that cover the breadth of current thought and research in art, art and architectural history, theory and criticism, pedagogical issues, museum and curatorial practice, conservation, and developments in technology. See the website for more information.
Deadline: April 22, 2016
VISION seeks to bring self-identified women artists into dialogue, retracing an account of the past manifesting in the present, to address major social themes, to define and bring forth what is important to themselves, their families, their communities, our nation and the world at large with art that either reflects on past injustices or focuses on a vision for a more positive, empowering future. More information here.
Deadline: June 10, 2016
The Vilcek Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fine Arts. Three foreign-born artists will be selected to receive the prizes, each comprising an unrestricted cash award of $50,000. Visit the Foundation website for more information.