Opening Reception: 2.19.16, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Brickbauer Gallery, Brown Center, 4th Floor
Friday, 2.19.16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Fox3 Gallery, Fox Building, Third Floor
MICA students explore both the conspicuous and concealed aspects of disability in the third juried exhibition sponsored by the Learning Resource Center. By turns secluded, unsettled, and fraught with directional energy, these pieces often render distress but not capitulation. The sheer inventiveness of the artists predicts a balanced and inquisitive future. The exhibition will be on display from February 19th through February 28th.
Saturday, 2.20.16, 2:30 PM
MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave.
Sunday, 2.21.16 - Saturday, 2.27.16
Reorientations: Alternative Attitudes Toward Space and Self
Keynote Speaker: Manuel Cirauqui
We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars, writers and artists working in visual culture, media, art history, performance, community art, or the wider humanities, that address issues of space, self, or the self in space. Reorientations: Alternative Attitudes Toward Space and Self is a symposium devoted to a consideration of the re-positioning of the body in our cultural past and present, with the aim of better understanding critical discourse in the arts and, more generally, the world around us. How have artists, writers, filmmakers and architects, for example, employed alternative strategies toward space and self in order to create particular effects, or to achieve certain goals? And how, in the process, has their work contributed to or challenged notions of modernism, history, and humanity? Symposium will be held on April 16, 2016.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Dereck Mangus at email@example.com by March 1 for consideration.
Opening Reception: Saturday, 3.5.16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Current Space, 421 North Howard St.
Current Space is pleased to present Devil May Care, works in drawing, painting and sculpture by Phaan Howng (Mt. Royal '15), Joe Crawford Pile and Kyle Kogut (Mt. Royal '16), curated by Selina Doroshenko (Mt. Royal '16).
See the Facebook Event here.
Take a moment to complete this survey, which will involve you searching your memory banks for your first reaction to MICA's Graduate Publication. If you ever did. Everyone that completes the survey will be eligible to stop by the Office of Graduate Admission for a copy of a MICA publication. Director of Graduate Admission Christopher Harring will guess your favorite 1990s-era American League baseball player and autograph the piece in their name. Or do it for the satisfaction of contributing to the future of MICA's graduate publications! Thank you! COMPLETE SURVEY HERE
When: Thursday, 2.25.16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: FLIV Woodshop, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Instructor: Ann Walsh
This workshop will teach you the best way to build a pedestal and a box shelf to display your work. I can also cover topics such as “what in the world do I do with the projector and the cords?” or any other questions you might have.
Grad Lab: Intro to Avid
When: Thursday, 2.25.16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L 504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Joshua Land
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Avid video editing platform. As you may know the Grad Lab recently acquired several seats of the Avid Media Composer software bundle the industry standard Non-Linear Editing (NLE) System for film and video. This workshop will introduce you to the features, tools and workflow that the Avid platform has to offer.
3D Printer Build Workshop with Buildclass
When: Register by Friday 2.26.16, workshop on 4.9.16
Register here: http://buildclass.org/mica
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VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Brown 320
Sponsored by the Graphic Design MFA and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design
Eric Gunther was born in New York in 1978. He studied Computer Science at MIT. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a founding partner of the art and technology firm, Sosolimited. Eric makes music and an occasional music video, among them a time-warping dance video for OK Go. During after hours, Eric dances like an alien robot squid, makes vibrating sculptures, and meditates on nothingness.
Jackie Littman ('14)
3:30 - 4:30 PM, Brown 413
Sponsored by the MFA, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and BFA in Graphic Design
Jackie Littman works as a designer for Sosolimited, an art and technology studio that specializes in interactive environments and multi-sensory design. She designs for media at any scale, from bite-sized mobile apps to complex touch-screen walls to massive architectural lighting installations. She is the creator of The Little Bug, an award-winning interactive storybook app which received recognition from USA Today as a top 10 kids app of 2014. Jackie studied design for the theatre at the University of Maryland and received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She now resides in Boston.
Art-Part’heid: White Supremacy, Race & Arts Equity with Original Art-Part’heid Members
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Avenue
Sponsored by the Community Arts MFA
It's the anniversary of Art-Part’heid, City Papers' Best Overdue Conversation as announced in its 2015 Best of Baltimore issue. Art-Part’heid: 500 artists, art supporters, community organizers, business owners, activists and stakeholders gathered together on a Super Bowl Sunday to talk about white supremacy, race and arts equity as it pertains to the Baltimore arts scene. With a talented, diverse panel of artists and arts organization members — people stayed for over three hours and shared space, made art and really listened to one another. It felt good.
One year later, what has changed, what needs to change and where do we go from here? To this end, we are looking for submissions for RISING: An Arts Equity Zine. All entries are due March 1. Join Art-Part’heid, as we reflect, project and agree on the need for transformation and equity in the Baltimore arts scene.
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Falvey Hall
Sponsored by the Undergraduate Senior Thesis Lecture Series
"Equity and Access": Victoria Kaak & Dr. Nancy Proctor
10:00 AM, Brown 320
Part of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Lecture Series
Presented in conjunction with Dis/Order 3 exhibition, Victoria Kaak, graphic design manager, and Nancy Proctor, Ph.D., deputy director for digital experience, will co-present how they address accessibility and equality at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Serving as a critical steppingstone for the next generation of contemporary artists, the Hamiltonian Fellowship program is targeted at emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Located in Washington, DC, the two-year program provides a comprehensive suite of professional development opportunities that enable participating artists to gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while building the necessary skills and professional experiences to manage and promote their careers. More information here.
North Mountain Artist Residency
North Mountain is an artist residency open to those who work in visual mediums, performance, text, research forms, and sound, who seek dedicated time and space to develop their practice in a rural, arts-driven environment. More information on their website.
American University now offers a summer MFA/Post-Bac level program for students interested in studying in Berlin. The program is open to MFA, post-grad and post-bac students from outside American University, as well as our own MFA students. More information here.
The Baltimore Corps Fellowship was founded on one simple principle: there should be better ways for the most talented people in the country to work on the nation's hardest problems. To that end, we recruit professionals from around the city, around the region, and around the country to work directly with the leaders doing the most impactful work in Baltimore. We place our Fellows with Visionary Cause Leaders in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to effect population-level change across many focus areas. See more about the fellowship here.
Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, is featured in the New York Times article about the triennial. See article here.
Graphic Design: The New Basics, feat. Ellen Lupton & Jennifer Cole Phillips, co-directors of the Graphic Design MFA
Graphic Design: The New Basics was featured as a book to read in 2016 by Designschool.canva. See article here.