Reminder: End Game!!!!
This is a mandatory meeting for all students participating in MICA GRAD SHOW and graduating this Spring 2018!
Friday, February 16th from 5PM - 6:30PM in the Lazarus Auditorium.
Things we'll cover...
- The BIG Scoop for the BIG DAY - Graduate Commencement, May 14th
- Commencement Tickets / Diplomas / Regalia
- Application for Graduation
- Graduate Student Speaker Application and Call for Nominations
- Thesis Documentation Requirements
- MICA GRAD SHOW dates, design / social media and next steps
- Career Development updates
- Studio / Graduate Facilities Move Out
$$$ DUE FEB. 16 $$$
Fall 2017 GRDG Awardees
- Nitin Sampathi (User Experience Design, MA)
- Allie Linn (Curatorial Practice, MFA)
- Alex Green (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
- Jennifer Deafenbaugh (Information Visualization, MA)
- Gabriella Santiago-Vancak (Illustration Practice, MFA)
- Hunter Boeh (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
- Rebecca Lu (Curatorial Practice, MFA)
The MICA Materials Library Presents:
Call for Entries - February 2nd through February 16th
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for submission form and more info
Exhibition will take place in March 2018
*scale of works may be limited - smaller works less than 1x1x1ft. are ideal (larger works will be considered)
Social Ingredients: Pop-Up Event!
Date: Feb. 16th, 2018
Doors open at 6 pm / Hotpot 6 - 9 pm
Movie ‘’Eat Drink Man Woman’’ screening starts at 6:30 pm (movie running time: 2 hrs 4 min)
Drink specials are available from New America’s Happy Hour Menu
Come celebrate Lunar New Year with us on February 16th at New America Diner at 429 N Eutaw St. in Baltimore! As a program of ‘’Social Ingredients’’, a MICA MFA Curatorial Practice Thesis project, this event is open to all interested in experiencing traditional Chinese food culture and the social richness of gathering around food. Traditional Chinese hotpot and basic Asian-style ingredients will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own favorite ingredients to add into the hotpot. The movie ‘’Eat Drink Man Woman’’ will be screened as well.
Eat Drink Man Woman is a 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee. The movie uses culinary culture to talk about the tension between different generations, East and West, tradition and modernity, as well as the relationship between man and woman. The film received the Asia Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Film in 1994, and an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995. It is also part of Ang Lee’s ‘’Father Knows Best’’ trilogy.
Social Ingredients is Rebecca Lu’s MICA MFA Curatorial Practice Thesis project, which aims to immerse audiences in food culture through installation, sculpture, video, performance, and public programs. The project’s curatorial platform explores the significance of meal production and consumption as both a social component of everyday life and a meaningful art practice.
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Counternarratives: Performance and Actions in Public Space
Opening Reception: February 15, 5-7pm
Location: Decker Gallery, Fox Building
Students in the Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) at the Maryland Institute College of Art are pleased to present Counternarratives: Performance and Actions in Public Space. On view in MICA’s Decker Gallery from February 2 through March 11, 2018, this collaborative exhibition highlights significant performative actions from 1955 to the present through a global timeline installation and the commissioning of new performances in local public spaces.
For more information find us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or use the hashtags #micaeds and #counternarratives2018.
BABBLE Curated By Yuzhuo Mark Zhang (Curatorial Practice 2018)
On view: March 2 - March 28，2018
Reception: March 2, 2018 7:00 PM - 9 PM
Location: Gallery CA (City Art Building, Baltimore)
440 E Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD
Featured artists: Jianfeng Yao, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Gerald Leavell II, Brendan Fernandes, Lucio Pozzi, Naoko Wowsugi. Curator: Yuzhuo Mark Zhang
Gallery CA is a contemporary arts space devoted to showcasing local, regional, national and international artists. The gallery also serves as an agent for community engagement by offering regular programming and creating sustainable partnerships with local arts institutions and community organizations.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Allan McCollum's| 2.20.18
Allan McCollum’s work intertwines conceptual art and modernist painting, addressing the uniqueness of the artwork and the institutions and communities that display them. Since the late 70s he has become especially well known for his series, Surrogate Paintings. Starting in the 90s, strategies of repetition and combinatory systems have e become part of his vocabulary. McCollum has been the subject of over 100 solo exhibitions at institutions including Artists Space, New York (1979–80); Portikus, Frankfurt (1988); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (1989); Denver Art Museum (1990); Musée d'art moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France (1998); and Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2006). His work was included in the 1988 and 2012 Venice Biennale and in the São Paulo Biennial (2008). McCollum has produced numerous public art projects in the United States and Europe. His works are in over seventy art museum collections worldwide, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum (New York), the National Gallery (Washington DC), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago).
Anna Cutler | 2.26.18
At 6:00 pm, Monday, February 26th, Anna will lecture and then there will be time for questions and discussion. The lecture is free and open to the public in MICA's Lazarus Center Auditorium. Please join us, invite others and spread the word.
Here is a short introductory video: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/learning-tate
Here is a longer one: https://vimeo.com/153705820
Anna Cutler is Director of Learning at Tate. Over the last 30 years, she has worked in education and cultural settings at a local, national and international level. Her purpose has been to explore and improve educational interventions in a range of cultural and cross-disciplinary arts environments. She is known for her innovative experiments in practice and the building of new theoretical perspectives. She aims to generate high-quality educational provision that is rooted in research, and is committed to positive, long-term change that is profound, sustainable and inclusive. Anna believes in transformational leadership and partnership working practices that are based on trust, generosity and respect. In September 2016, she initiated Tate Exchange, an ongoing program of events developed by artists, practitioners, the public and associates, both within and beyond the arts sector, aimed at building a dialogue around art, society, and the wider issues facing us today.
Grad Lab Workshop- URSA Mini 02.15.18
7:30-10:30 PM, Lazarus Center, 5th floor
The URSA Mini is Black Magic’s newest video camera designed to shoot UHD, HD and 4K footage in a number of formats including RAW. The URSA Mini is built to handle the ergonomics of ENG shooting as well as single person Run-And-Gun use. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA MIni and discuss some of the particulars to both the camera and the workflow it's footage requires. **If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's URSA Kits you must attend this workshop.
Martin Venezky (GDMFA)
Time: 3:30p - 4:30p
Location: Brown 413
Based in San Francisco, Martin Venezky founded Appetite Engineers in 1997. He has created illustrations for the pages of Wired and the New York Times, designed a book for Wes Anderson Collection, and created large-scale installations on the campuses of Facebook and Adobe Systems. Martin earned an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1993, which followed a BFA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in 1979. He is currently Professor in the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, where he has taught since 1993. He has also held teaching positions at RISD, CalArts, ArtCenter, and the Kansas City Art Institute. In 2001, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art honored Martin with an exhibition of his collected work, “Martin Venezky: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design.” It Is Beautiful…Then Gone, a monograph of Martin’s work, has been published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Graphic Design, MFA
Ellen Lupton 03.10.2018 (Cooper Union NYC)
Amy Sherald '04 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting M.F.A.)
Baltimore artist Amy Sherald makes a national splash with her portrait of Michelle Obama. – Baltimore Sun
Janny Ji (MFA '18"
Shiva Nallaperumal (MFA '15)
Fellowship Opportunity: SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellow (Fall 2018)
I am happy to announce our continued partnership with the Art & Art History Department of St. Mary's College of Maryland to offer the SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellow Residency.
MICA's MFA graduating students from 2010 - the present are eligible.
The SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellow Residency is designed for an emerging artist / teacher to gain early teaching experience with undergraduates within a liberal arts college environment and produce new creative work while in residence.
The fellowship is for one-semester (Fall 2018) and is not renewable. The selected candidate will teach two (2) courses in the undergraduate curriculum (ART 204. Introduction to Drawing and ART 239. Painting & Drawing from Life), participate in the life of the department by participating in senior critiques and delivering an artist talk. Accommodation and studio space are provided in the Artist House for the fellowship holder only, no pets are allowed, and a car is required as the college campus is in a rural area.
The application deadline is March 15, 2018. Although materials received by March 15, 2018 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE.
Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at this URL: apply.interfolio.com/48714
A complete overview with compensation, Artist House details, application guidelines, and required materials is attached.
Best of luck!
The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps Program at MICA:
The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is a community arts-focused AmeriCorps program that has been hosted at MICA since 2004. AmeriCorps is a national service program, that engages thousands of people each year in service to their communities in critical areas like education, health, and conservation. In the CAC program, AmeriCorps members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (September - August) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members work full-time at their host site organizations, and primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. Members also have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities for adult community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.
CAC serves as one option for the Community Arts Residency requirement for graduate students in the MFA Community Arts program at MICA. However, the program also has members who not enrolled in a graduate program, and who are serving in the program as full-time AmeriCorps members. The CAC program could be a great fit for a soon-to-be MICA alum who would like to gain more hands-on experience at community arts organizations in Baltimore. It could also be a great fit for an artist who is interested in using art as a tool for empowering youth in Baltimore.
If you are interested in learning more, please check out the CAC website at: http://www.mica.edu/cac . You can see a list of our current community partners on our website here. Or, feel free to reach out to Sarah Edelsburg, CAC Program Manager, at: Sedelsburg@mica.edu.