Monday, 5.2.16 - Friday, 5.6.16
Please remove all material, artwork and personal items from hallways and lounge! Items should be stored inside your designated program storage areas, or inside your studio. Items left in the hallways/lounge after Friday, May 6, 2016 may be REMOVED OR DISCARDED by staff.
An extra dumpster will be provided in the Lazarus Center East Parking Lot. Please remove bulk items to the dumpster yourself. Rollin bins are available for check-out at the Security desk. Building Services staff can provide extra trash bags. If you have a question about Studio Clean-up, please contact Cristina in the Grad Office.
Wednesday, 5.4.16, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Marlon Byrd (Director of Campus Safety) will be joining the meeting to discuss updates and student concerns.
Friday, 5.6.16, 9:00 PM
Please join us in the Mount Royal Seminar Room (5th floor of Graduate Studies Building) for the final Salon this year.
Presenters include: Alex Schecter, Yam Chew, Jeffrey McGrath & Andrew Liang, Critical Buddies
On View: 8.13.16 - 9.18.16
Closing Reception: 8.22.16
On behalf of Lumi Tan, guest Juror for the 1st Year Juried Show, I am pleased to announce this year's selected artists. Thank you to everyone who submitted, we had over 50 applicants spanning 11 programs, Community Arts, Curatorial Practice, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration Practice, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, Photographic and Electronic Media, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Studio Art, and Teaching. Congratulations to you all on an incredible first year!
Hamida Khatri, Community Arts, MFA
Will Bryson, Filmmaking, MFA
Janique Robillard, Filmmaking, MFA
Jarrett Fuller, Graphic Design, MFA
Emily Joynton, Illustration Practice, MFA
Ilenia Madelaire, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Erika Sabel, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Xiaofu Wang, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Maren Henson, Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
Jihyun Vania Oh, Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
Adam David Bencomo, Photographic & Electronic Media, MFA
Alexis Novak, Photographic & Electronic Media, MFA
Yuan Tang, Photographic & Electronic Media, MFA
Yuqi Wang, Photographic & Electronic Media, MFA
Tara Bogart, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
James Cole, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
Caitlin Albritton, Studio Art, MFA
feat. MICA Curatorial Practice Class of 2017
Friday, 5.6.16, 6:00 PM, Space Camp
18 wonderful and talented artists and over 40 works of art will be on display at Spacecamp of Station North in Baltmore, MD. Come, see and be enlightened. Visit the Facebook Event here.
Saturday, 5.7.16, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
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.
Friday, 5.13.16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Please join us on Friday May 13th in the Cohen Plaza Celebration Tent from 6-9pm for the 2016 Graduate Picnic. Big Bad Wolf's House of BBQ will cater the event with plenty of locally brewed Baltimore beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
All Graduate students are welcome and can invite friends and family that are in town for the commencement weekend.
Don't forget to request your favorite music for the picnic! (Link to Request Form.)
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium (TONIGHT)
Sponsored by the MA in Critical Studies
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, dosed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.
The Right to the City: A Dialogue with Dominic Moulden
7:30 PM (TONIGHT)
Red Emma's Coffeshop & Bookstore, 30 W. North Avenue
Sponsored by Red Emma's and MICA Graduate Studies
Join Red Emma's for a dialogue with longtime community organizer Dominic Moulden. Event page here.
FALL 2016 ELECTIVES
IS 425 - .01, Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The urban environment is a complex blend of structures: physical, political, economic and cultural to name a few. The city’s smells, sounds, textures, and shapes; its development and decay; its architecture, surfaces, and interfaces; its spaces, places, and non-places; its economies and racial divisions all compose a complex text that is read through cultural/historical context, personal experience and materiality.
Readings, films, lectures and discussions will augment students’ inquiries into the ways in which the urban fabric becomes site, inspiration and material for individual studio projects that may traverse many genres from site-specific to object-based works. Students will learn technical proficiency in the three major methods of working with concrete but will also be encouraged to alternative materials and methods in producing work in the urban context including examining the methods of the media and consumerist strategies in the urban environment.
feat. Grad Studies' Own Marcus Civin
Saturday, May 14, 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 11, 12:00 PM
A Call-And-Responce Performance by Marcus Civin as part of Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions by Renee Rendine, Marcus Civin, and Bobby English Jr., curated by Melissa Webb. Featuring drummers Sierra Gaither, Terence Hannum and John Lemonds. See the Facebook event here for more information.
Part sculpture, part puppet show, part concert, part poetry reading, This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it is an installation featuring floor-to-ceiling call-and-response wall poems and a large worktable that serves as a functional drum. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are invited to use specially crafted wooden feet to play the drum. Three rousing drumming and poetry performances over the course of the exhibit will engage audiences in shouting, stomping… and more shouting
Saturday, 5.14.16, 4:00 PM
Benjamin Andrew will be exhibiting an outdoor sculpture based on the study of local microorganisms, along with a pair of workshops about natural fermentation, and an ongoing web series that will begin on May 14 at 12:00pm. More information here.
Deadline: Friday, 5.20.16
Offshore is a traveling artists-in-residency program designed to bring together dedicated artists and writers from all backgrounds on a week-long journey at sea. Our inaugural journey is scheduled to take place off the coast of Maine from August 13th – August 20th of 2016. Residents will meet in Buck’s Harbor, Maine, and sail along the coast for one week, stopping at secluded islands for exploration and creative reflection as well as historic ports where residents will engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects and events. In the months following the journey, residents will participate in an exhibition at Regina Rex and Harbor Gallery in New York City’s Lower East Side. More information here.
The Creative Alliance seeks a Community Arts Manager to manage and develop new community-based programs that serve and strengthen the communities of Southeast Baltimore, including new and older generations of immigrants, refugees and longstanding residents. See Creative Alliance job posts here.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships in all museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Publishing & Digital Media. $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into the Fall 2016 Program! More information here.
Taleamor Park hosts two- and four-week self-directed residencies and retreats for artists, writers, scientists, and humanists who are seeking a creative and contemplative environment in which to focus on an artistic, personal, or scholarly project or simply to relax, walk, and dream. More information here.
The Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center (DMC) will be looking to fill a part-time (1,000 hours per year) Multimedia Specialist position. This person will mentor students with technically challenging personal or academic projects involving media based communications. They will design and teach workshops, organize special events, mentor student groups, maintain specialized equipment, and pioneer new digital art-making technologies through project exploration and student leadership. When posted at the end of May, the position will appear online here.
Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play. We are currently looking for a talented, friendly, and experienced Exhibit Development Coordinator. This is a part time position offering approximately 29 hours per week. More information here.
RFAOH co-directors Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to invite international "artists on-hiatus" to apply to our third call for residents to participate in our ongoing project Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH). More information here.