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Every April, a fiery debate fills the Graduate Offices over what our students want to hear at the MICA GRAD PICNIC (May 13th 6-9pm). This year I have decided to go straight to the source and find out what all of you want filling your eardrums while you enjoy the best free BBQ and beer Charm City has to offer. Please use the link to submit as many artists, songs or genres as you wish. Make sure to submit by Picnic Eve (May 12th.) They won't all make the cut so choose wisely!
Photographic and Electronic Media MFA Public Talks
Monday, 4.25.16, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Public Talks hosted by Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania and James Rouvelle, Artist and Interactive Media Faculty at MICA. Gallery tour will include visits to Gallery CA, Space Camp, and MICA Galleries.
(See schedule here)
Wednesday, 4.27.16, 11:00 AM - 3:15PM
Public Talks hosted by Monica Amor, Art History, Theory & Criticism Department, Faculty, and Jennie Hirsh, Director, MA in Critical Studies and Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Faculty. Gallery tour will include visits to Gallery CA, Space Camp, and MICA Galleries.
(See schedule here)
Registration Deadline: Friday, 4.29.16, 5:00 PM
All currently enrolled graduate students are eligible to participate. Get more art sale details on the MICA Grad Community. The Art Sale takes place Saturday, May 7th from 12-4 PM. See the Facebook event page here -- invite friends, family, and potential art buyers! Contact Cristina in Grad Studies to have your work featured on the Facebook event.
Monday, 5.2.16, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Join us for an interactive evening with the MA in Social Design (MASD) class of 2016 as they share their thesis projects and processes.
Featuring: Demi Lashawn, Kayla Ingram, Diamond James, Esther Kang, Peggy Liao, Olivia Lindsey, Kristin McCall-Kiley, Julia Passik, Carly Wais, Caitlin Weber, and Justin Wuetcher. RSVP on Facebook here.
FALL 2016 ELECTIVES
Faculty: Jeremy Hoffman
GD 470.01, Mondays, 4:00 - 10:00 PM
Join design expert Jeremy Hoffman (Pentagram, Ashton Design) to take on a series of environmental/spatial design projects for The Walters Art Museum. This course will offer professional experiences in developing way finding, signage and exhibition materials for Baltimore’s free art museum in Mount Vernon. Students will work with designers, curators, and education staff members to create design proposals for the museum. The course will be comprised of 2-3 projects including a re-development of the institution's wayfinding system.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave. (TONIGHT!)
Sponsored by the MFA in Community Arts
Mary Washington strongly supports a vision of MICA as a global center for art and design education, as well as its role in the training creative professionals whose innovative programs and projects can play a large role in the revitalization of cities like Baltimore. Dr. Mary Washington is a member of the Maryland's House of Delegates, representing the 43rd Legislative District (encompassing communities north of North Avenue, east of Falls Road and east of Harford Road). She was elected in 2010, and is the first openly lesbian African-American elected to the Maryland General Assembly. Reelected for a second term in 2014, Delegate Washington currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee which covers the policy areas in Election Law, Education, Financial Resources (Gaming) and Revenue (Taxes and Fees).
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the Curatorial Practice MFA
Carmen Papalia’s design experiences allow those involved to expand their perceptual mobility and claim access to public and institutional spaces. Often requiring trust and closeness, these engagements disorient the participant while introducing new modes of orientation that allow for perceptual and sensorial discovery. Each walking tour, workshop, collaborative performance, public intervention, museum project and art object that he produces is a temporary system of access—a gesture that contributes to a productive understanding of accessibility. As an open- sourcing of his own access, his work makes visible the opportunities for learning and knowing that become available through the non-visual senses. It is a chance to unlearn looking and to take ones first few steps into a non-visual world.
2nd Annual Film Marketing & Distribution Lab
Falvey Hall, 11:00 AM
Unpacking, space, time, and a compelling rhythm of storytelling to a well chosen audience is the work of the Filmmaker. But how does the Filmmaker know if it's all coming together? Please join the students in Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander’s Business of Filmmaking course for the 2nd Annual Film Marketing and Distribution Lab. Students will present promotional trailers, branding elements, and marketing ideas for their own film projects to benefit from live audience feedback and participate in great conversation.
The Voices of Women and Girls in the Baltimore Story
2:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium
Sponsored by the President’s Task Force for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization
African American women and girls figured prominently in the events leading up to and during the Baltimore unrest. The public roles of women, including the founders of #Black Lives Matter, are contrasted with the silencing of women in the movement of the 1960’s and their erasure from the historical narrative. Participants will consider together the roles and positions of women in the Baltimore narrative, and how the roles and positions of women and girls have historically been included or excluded in social change narratives.
Panelists: Sheri Parks, American Studies, UMD; Rita Walters, MICA; Faedra Carpenter, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, UMD; Margaret Musgrove, English and Director Women’s Center, Loyola University, Baltimore; Tanafe Wallace, cultural organizer and curator and young women activists.
Flaggfabrikken Center for Contemporary Art is offering the opportunity to undertake a one month residency for three artists in Bergen, Norway at the Christinegård Villa. Two separate groups will be selected in 2016 through the crowdsourced curation system Curatron. More details on the residencies.
Open Call: Exhibitions, Platform Stockholm, Sweden
Platform Stockholm is offering the opportunity for artists to exhibit in our gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Two separate groups of three will be selected in 2016 through the crowdsourced curation system Curatron. Each artist receives travel costs, accommodation, per diem, studio and accommodation. More details on the exhibition.
Student Scholarships available to attend "Present Tense"
Deadline for scholarship applications: Tuesday, 5.31.16
Since the first American Craft Council conference nearly six decades ago, ACC has served the community of contemporary craft by bringing together the field’s many voices to provide thoughtful leadership and perspectives. As the only national organization inclusive of all craft media, ACC is the best convener to assemble the field’s diverse constituents — artists, scholars, educators, students, collectors, enthusiasts, professionals, and amateurs alike. See the Eventbrite and Facebook Event pages for more information.