Thanksgiving Holiday Closures
Please make note that all campus buildings will close on Wednesday 11/22 at 7:00 PM for the Thanksgiving holiday, and remain closed on Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24.
This includes all graduate independent studios and collaborative workspaces.
You may begin accessing these spaces with ID on Saturday, 11/25 from 11 AM - Midnight.
24-hour graduate access will resume on Sunday, 11/26.
Honorary Degree Recipient Nominations
I invite members of the College community to submit nominations for the 2018 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 24, 2017. The President and Board of Trustees will then make the final choices.
Nominated individuals should meet some combination of the following criteria:
· Have a background and experiences that reflect MICA’s mission and its programs.
· Have influenced professional practice, and have accomplishments that make them a role model for MICA students.
· Reflect MICA's aspirations.
· Have made extraordinary contributions to the College and/or the larger community.
· Have served, or could serve, as a friend and ambassador of the College.
· Are good public speakers (if serving as the Keynote speakers).
Consideration will be given to the long-range balance in diversity; e.g., gender and race, in addition to the professional fields represented, so that no MICA programs are either under- or over-represented over time.
Nominations must include the individual's name, brief biography, as well as a short explanation of why this individual would be an appropriate recipient of the Honorary Doctorate. This link www.mica.edu/HonoraryDegreeHistory also includes a list of our previous honorary degree recipients.
Thank you in advance for any nominations you make.
Elizabeth Miller featured in upcoming GradEx Solo Exhibition
On view: Tue. Nov. 14 - Mon. Nov. 27
Location: Fred Lazarus IV Studio Center Hallway
Joshua Pyburn featured in upcoming GradEx Solo Exhibition
On view: Friday, November 10, 2017- Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: Gateway- Great White Wall Gallery
MFACA's POWER Speaker Series Event!
Location: 814 North Collington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205
Chinedu is in MFAST class of 2018
Facing Reality | Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu
December 8, 2017 - January 13, 2018
(Washington, DC) With paintings, sculpture, and found objects, arts educator Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu reflects on the reciprocal relationship between teacher and student in his new exhibit Facing Reality in Vivid Solutions Gallery. Showcasing a large body of work from the past 20 years, his work captures both the breadth of his impact and the individual stories and struggles of children he's served.
Facing Reality runs December 8 - January 13 in Vivid Solutions Gallery (2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC 20020, 202-631-6291) with an opening reception on December 8, 6 - 9 pm. An artist talk will be held on January 13, the time is 2pm. Gallery Hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 7 pm and by appointment.
A Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Corcoran College of Art alumni, this is Chinedu's first solo show in 13 years. He is currently working toward his MFA in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
"My students have become my reality...and I have had the ability to inspire and change my kids' reality through art," says Chinedu of the inspiration for this show.
About the artist:
Born to immigrant parents, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu graduated from the famous Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. After Ellington, he received a full scholarship to The Corcoran College of Art, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. His body of work is a compilation of everyday life situations, and sharing human experience through his eyes. By weaving together the stories of those who are often overlooked he brings awareness to social and international justice figures and issues.
Osuchukwu has been featured in museums, galleries, esteemed personal collections and periodicals worldwide such as Du Sable Museum in Chicago, Watergate Gallery, Umezi School in Nigeria, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Children's Hospital, Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine, DC Commission of the Arts Collection, Peggy Cooper Cafritz Collection, and Thiadiaye School (it's Visual Arts Department is named in Osuchukwu's honor).
Along side his professional art career, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu has been teaching art in Washington DC area schools for the past fifteen years. He has taught art to thousands of students and starting the Art Department for Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools. He is also the founder and CEO of "I Live to Create Studios, Inc." an arts education and portfolio development program.
About Vivid Solutions Gallery:
Vivid Solutions Gallery is an exhibition space that opened in 2010. The gallery dedicated to showcasing and supporting established contemporary artists as well as aspiring local talents. It is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit committed to Historic Anacostia. Learn more archdc.org.
On view: Thursday, November 16, 2017- Sunday, December 31, 2017
Location: Motor House Baltimore, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore MD 21201
Reading Group Sessions
7:30-10:30 PM, Lazarus Center, 5th floor
MICA Writing Studio "Drop In" in the Lazarus Building
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Lazarus Center L070
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Phaan Hong (Mt. Royal'15)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, United States, Joseph Education Center
A 2015 Mount Royal School of Art alumna whose interdisciplinary artistic practice spans painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. Howng will be giving a talk on her installation for the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Common's Collaboration.
Tuesday , 11.21.17
Melissa Meyer (Hoff)
(L 115) Lazarus Auditorium
Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University. She is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York. Her lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland. Meyer’s development has been surveyed in two traveling exhibitions—one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York and the National Academy of Design in New York, an organization of which she is a member. She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Currently in fabrication is an 8 by 14 foot ceramic mural for the new U.S. embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and many other public and private collections across the United States. Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Recently, she was a resident at the MacDowell Colony and the Bogliasco Foundation outside of Genoa, Italy. She is a frequent artist in residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, as well as at the Vermont Studio Center LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Christian Rattemeyer (MTR) & John Newman (MTR)
(L 115) Lazarus Auditorium
Shrenik Ganatra (MFA'17)
Doug Thomas (GDMFA'16)
Caitlin Weber (MASD'16)
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Light City- Open call great for video students
for the second exhibition of On Demand.
For eligibility, file requirements and information on how to apply visit:
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency