Friday, 11.13.15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Lazarus Center
If you would like to participate and open up your studio, please fill out the Open Studio Night Sign Up Sheet. Grad Studies will provide signs to notify visitors that your studio is open. There will be pizza and beer served from 8:00 - 9:00 PM for participating graduate students on the fourth floor of Lazarus! Participating students come to Grad Studies Friday, 11.13.15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and get a STUDIO OPEN sign for your studio to let everyone know you are participating in Open Studio Night! Remember that if your program is not participating in this round, it is a great opportunity to support your peers and experience work being made outside of your program.
Friday, 11.13.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, L109, Lazarus Center
Join the GradEx Committee for the weekly meeting in the new location, L109. Be a part of the next chapter of student-led exhibitions!
GradEx Sponsored Show: Julia Garcia, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting '16
Opening Reception: Friday, 11.13.15, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
On View: Saturday, 11.7.15 - Friday, 12.11.15
Lazarus Gallery, Lazarus Center
Opening Reception: Friday, 11.20.15, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
On View: Thursday, 11.12.15 - Friday, 11.11.15
Friday, 11.13.15, 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Lower Atrium, Brown Center
MICA is always assessing the effectiveness of all transportation services for the MICA community. Currently, we are aware of some improvements that students have requested, and would like to ensure that these services (such as the MICA Circulator, Evening Safety Shuttle, Airport Shuttles, Shopping Shuttle, and Social Shopping Shuttle) all fit the needs of the community as best as possible. Please join us Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8:30 pm-10:30 pm in the lower Atrium of the Brown Center for pizza and an opportunity to provide feedback on all MICA Transportation Services.
Please note that you are not required to stay the entire time (though you are more than welcome to do so!). Please stop by the forum, grab a slice of pizza, and fill out a comment card. You may also speak directly to Rufus Davis, Manager of Transportation and Operations Services. For questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Friday, 11.13.15, 9:00 - 11:30 PM
Mt. Royal Seminar Room, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Saturday, 12.12.15, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
BBox, The Gateway
For those of you who live under a rock, the Graduate Pie Party is the premier event of the fall semester. It is our annual Holiday Party and Pie Baking Contest. Grab your lucky oven mitt, because the competition is fierce this year! Graduate students may enter homemade pies in either or both of our two categories, SWEET and SAVORY. Only one entry per category, per student - that's a maximum of two pies per student. Store bought pies will be destroyed on sight.
Contest Registration takes place from 6:30-7:30pm. Submit your ready-to-be-tasted pies live and in-person to the registration table in BBOX along with a completed Official Entry Form (attached, AND available in the Grad Office). Judging will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. No late entries accepted!!! *Please be ready to tell us if your pie is vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free*. Our well-groomed panel of judges will put it all on the line to sample and rate each of your creations. Prizes will be awarded for Best SWEET Pie, Best SAVORY Pie, and Prettiest Pie (Best Presentation). PRINT OUT YOUR ENTRY FORM here!!!
The most coveted award - the Grand Champion Trophy - will go to the program that has the most and highest-ranking pies. This is calculated by number of entries in relation to program size, and the quality of the individual pies. That's right, participation counts! The winning program will display the Grand Champion Trophy in their program space for one year, earning a year's worth of bragging rights. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready to party! Pizza pies and beverages will be served.
GRAND CHAMPION Pie Contest Standings:
2014 Rinehart School of Sculpture
2013 Photographic and Electronic Media
2012 Photographic and Electronic Media
2011 Photographic and Electronic Media
2010 Rinehart School of Sculpture
Opening Reception: Saturday, 11.14.15, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
MICA Place, 814 North Collington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205
Portrayals of loving relationships and reflections on love when challenged by mental illness, addiction, and life issues: examples of compassion in a world of judgment, blame, and dismissal. The exhibition illuminates what is gained from empathy and connection rather than stigmatization and separation—the benefit of "us" versus "us and them." The exhibition is organized with artists from “SOZA A.R.T.S.” in partnership with the MFA in Community Arts (MFACA), Maryland Institute College of Art and the work of Rev. Carol L. Perlie.
Visit the website here for more information, and see the event page on Facebook!
Deadline: Friday, 11.20.15
Each year, MICA invites a few individuals to receive Honorary Doctorate degrees at the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies in May. At each ceremony, one of the recipients also serves as the Keynote speaker. Because the individuals we invite are likely to be successful and have demanding schedules, it's important that we make our selections well in advance to ensure that the candidates are available on Commencement Day.
I invite members of the College community to submit nominations for the 2016 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 20, 2015. The President and Board of Trustees will then make the final choices.
Power and Equity Forum
Friday, 11.20.15, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Leake Hall, Founders Green
We will be having a conversation about community engagement at MICA and its impact in Baltimore. The forum will be moderated by MICA student Kate FitzGerrell and we will be joined by three special guests. Come share your projects, interests and thoughts! For more information about upcoming meetings and resources, please visit the Power & Equity Forum webpage at www.mica.edu/powerandequity.
Saturday 11.21.15, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Rinehart Studio, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Learn how to make rubber molds for multiple castings of ready-made objects or handmade sculptures! In this mold making and casting demonstration you will learn how to make a rubber mold and a mother mold, and how to make hollow and solid casts of your piece. In this demonstration, we will use plaster and burlap, which is the same method that can be applied using concrete or hydrocal with fiberglass.
Led by Noa Heyne (Rinehart '17)
To sign up, contact Catherine O'Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org in Graduate Studies.
Monday, 11.25.15, 10:00 AM
Questions? - Sign up for an Advising Appointment with Erin Jakowski, Associate Dean/Graduate Advisor regarding course availability, permissions and/or the registration process.
Are you graduating in Spring 2016? This is also a great time to review your transcript and confirm your progress to graduation.
- Thursday, November 12th, 1PM - 4PM
- Friday, November 13th, 1PM - 3PM
- Monday, November 23rd, 2PM - 5PM
Black In Design at MICA: What's next?
Monday, 11.30.15, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Inspired by Harvard’s Black in Design conference, three African-American MASD students discuss what it’s like to be black at MICA. In light of recent tension and racially-motivated incidents in Baltimore and on college campuses nationwide the students will present on how the conference has influenced our current work. We will facilitate a dialogue about how rallying around an identity has shaped us for greater responsibility as designers. We will also open conversation to discuss black students’ roles and responsibilities (if any) to engage non-black allies at MICA.
When: Thursday, 11.12.15, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.
*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop
Career Development: Mullen Lowe Info Session
When: Monday, 11.16.15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Brown 320, Brown Center
Tammy Skuraton, VP/ Creative Manager, will be on campus to present about Mullen Lowe. Mullen Lowe was formerly Mullen, an Ad Age A List agency. Their list of clients includes thought-leader brands such as Google, Adidas, National Geographic Channels, Acura and Living Social.
When: Wednesday, 11.18.15, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Morning YOGA to you Wednesdays at the Lazarus Center in the Auditorium. Sessions will be led by Charm City Yoga. All skill levels can participate. No session on 11/25. Questions can be directed to Trenton Nettles at Fitness@mica.edu. Hope to see you there!!!
Career Development Drop-In Hours
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: GT200, The Gateway
The quickest and easiest way to meet with a Career Counselor is during Drop-In Hours. Speak with a counselor during these 10-15 minute meetings to find answers to your quick professional development questions. No previously scheduled appointment necessary. Drop-ins run on a first-come-first-served basis.
Career Development: Intro to Grants, Residencies & Kickstarter
When: Thursday, 11.19.15, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Leake Auditorium 101, Founders Green
There are many ways to fund your art practice and creative projects, you just need to know where to look. Grants, fellowships, residencies, and other opportunities are available to artists during all stages of their career, but applying will take work and a lot of planning. Learn how to find funding resources available to you, how to apply, tips to create award-winning proposals, and how Career Development can help you through all stages of the process.
When: Thursday, 11.19.15, 3:15 - 3:45 PM
Where: GT200, The Gateway
How do I find an internship? How do I apply? What are the benefits of completing an internship? If you are just starting your search for an internship, this is the session for you. Our Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) can answer your internship questions, and many more!
MAT Workshop/Lecture Series: DewMore Poetry Workshop II
When: Thursday, 11.19.15, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: L160, L060, Lazarus Center
6:00 - 6:45 PM MAT Topic
7:00 - 9:00 PM Speaker
Grad Lab Workshop: Physical Interface
When: Thursday, 11.19.15, 7:00 - 10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.
*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending this one
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Pat Halle, Fernandi Orsati, and Avis Ransom
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
Intersections of race and disability bias: Developing advocacy skills for self and others: Maryland Disability Law Center.
12:15 - 1:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice
George Bates will discuss how intent and the values inherent in art school training intersect and conflict in a symbiotic relationship within the diverse marketplace of illustration through the lens of illustrating for 25 years. This talk will feature highlights from a diverse and varied career both within and on the fringes of what modern illustration is and can be. Bates’s client list includes Comedy Central, ESPN, MTV,The New York Times, Nick At Nite, Sony Music and Wall Street Journal, among many others.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA's Office of Graduate Studies and part of the Graduate Faculty Speaker Series
Maren Hassinger is director of MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA, which trains artists for contemporary practice and encourages students to work in a range of media and a rich variety of materials, from performance and video to metals and stone. In 2015, The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art organized and presented the retrospective Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming. Her work has also been featured in the exhibitions Now Dig This!: Art of Black Los Angeles 1960 –1980, Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists, and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.
Bill Schmidt is director of MICA’s Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts Certificate, which offers an intensive studio experience that engages students who achieve a new level of mastery and professional preparation as artists. Schmidt's abstract paintings and drawings have been exhibited at The Painting Center, Goya Contemporary, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Hillyer Art Space, Maryland Hall, and McDaniel College.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA
6:00 - 7:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the Mount Royal School of Art MFA, the MA in Critical Studies, and the Mixed Media Speaker Series
Michelle Kuo is the Editor in Chief of Artforum, for which she helmed the 50th anniversary issue of the magazine, focusing on art and media. She has also organized special issues on technological fabrication; the status of contemporary painting; and art, environment, and risk. She is the author of essays on the work of Robert Rauschenberg, Fluxus, Otto Piene, and Jeff Koons; has lectured widely on modern and contemporary art at institutions including the Centre Pompidou and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing; delivered the International Association of Art Critics’ Distinguished Lecture in 2012; and contributes to publications such as October and The Art Bulletin. Kuo is also a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in History of Art and Architecture, writing a dissertation on the group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T). In 2004 she co-curated the exhibition “Le Corbusier and the Synthesis of the Arts” at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, and from 2005-2007 she was the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 North Collington Avenue
Sponsored by the MFA in Community Arts
"The Creative Community: Revitalizing the City’s Urban Center"
Will Holman studied architecture at Virginia Tech and Auburn University's Rural Studio. He is a furniture designer, architect, craftsman and teacher who plays a critical role in the Tool Library — a local program teaching youth the skills to make furniture from repurposed materials. Currently, Will is a Senior Fellow and Project Manager for the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. His focus has been on the development of OPEN WORKS, a 36,000 square foot space that will grow to become a maker space and incubator lab with 150 micro studios. This unique, cutting edge project represents an exciting time in Baltimore’s history and will help to rebuild and revitalize the City’s urban center with the input and imagination of the creative community. Free and open to the public!
Part of the POWER Speaker Series
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7:30 - 9:00 PM, Falvey Hall, Brown Center
Sponsored by the Filmmaking MFA and the Maryland Film Festival
Kris Swanberg will introduce and screen her third feature film, Unexpected, and answer questions following the film. Unexpected, co-written with Megan Mercier, focuses on two women who discover their unplanned pregnancies at the same time. In Variety, critic Geoff Berkshire wrote that Unexpected is “a rare work about women’s lives that allows the main characters to be fully formed. Viewers really get to know these two women, from their time at work/school to their home lives, their family histories to their lovable imperfections. Eighty-some minutes in their company feels all too brief.”
3E Speaker Series // Breaking into the Film Industry
Turn your passion into your career! We break down the film industry to show you how you can land a job in entertainment. Free food provided! Featuring guest speaker Julia Jenks, Vice President, Worldwide Research and Information Analysis, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). 3E: Entertainment, Education, and Empowerment Speaker Series presented by the Carey and MICA Business of Entertainment Club.
9:15 - 10:30 AM
Sponsored by the Post-baccalaureate in the Fine Arts
Multi-Media Artist, Baltimore
Deadline: Sunday, 11.15.15
Memorial Development Partners is seeking proposals from artists who work in glass and/or similar media for a three dimensional piece of art that will hang in the main entry foyer of an affordable senior living community, and will be the signature focus for people arriving to the building. All interested artists who work in glass, sculpture or similar media are encouraged to submit a proposal to Michelle Gomez (MFA in Curatorial Practice '14) for a mobile artwork at Linden Park Apartments by Sunday, November 15th. The entryway will be newly constructed in the first quarter of 2016. The new artwork will need to be installed at that time, no later than March 31, 2016.
See attached document for more information!
Job Opportunity: Full Circle Frameshop
We seek a Presentation Specialist with previous professional experience in frame building, art presentation and design, and archival framing methods. The Presentation Specialist will work in the framing department, coordinating with the Senior Framer, Print Manager and Studio Director. Applicant must have professional experience as outlined in job post!
Full job post here
Internship Opportunities: National Gallery of Art
Internships in the Museum Profession at the National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly museum seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. Possible placements are in the conservation, curatorial, and education departments.
Although consideration will be given to students with a spring 2016 undergraduate degree, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MFA, or M Arch graduates (degree must have been received no earlier than 2015). Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program. Stipend: $26,000 for full-time, nine-month internship. The term is September 12, 2016, to May 12, 2017. Additional information and application procedures are available at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/museum-profession.html.html, by email: email@example.com, or by calling (202) 842-6257. Application deadline is 11 January 2016.
CALL FOR ART! Distinguishable From Magic: SciArt Center of New York
Deadline: Sunday, 12.6.15
"Distinguishable from Magic" explores our perception of humanity’s relationship to technology.
Each artist is encouraged to produce new works that explore their own relationship as well as humanity's relationship to these developing technologies.
For more information and to apply visit the website!
The advertising and marketing department is tackling a redesign project this spring for all of our show displays and window vitrines. The intern would be directly paired with a supervisor, but would have majority control over this project on a daily basis. Furthermore, the intern will participate in the internship program's professional development and networking events to support their continued growth in the field. The Spring applications are due November 15, and the term runs January 18- May 13. For more information about the program visit the website here!
Call for Engaged Volunteers
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Do you like talking to people about social issues that impact Baltimore's community? If so, you should consider becoming a ambassador for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS).
LBS is currently looking for extroverted, reliable people to help them garner the human and financial resources needed to strengthen the infrastructure of their grassroots political think tank.
They need help:
- Canvassing neighborhoods
- Making phone calls
- Promoting LBS at community events
- Spreading their message via social media
Zipcar Show Your Spirit Campaign
Now through December 31st, zipping off campus could win you a free getaway. When you zip in a Ford or share a photo of one (some have your school colors!) on social, you’ll be entered to win a weekend road trip. We’ll cover your Zipcar, hotel and even some spending money – so what are you waiting for?! Check it out!
Not a member? Join today for only $15 a year and start driving for your chance to win.
Saturday 11.7.15 - Saturday 12.5.15, Circa Gallery, 210 N First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
feat. Alfonso Fernandez-Vazquez (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA '16)
Projections and Resemblances
feat. Leah Miriam Cooper (MICA's Photographic and Electronic Media MFA '14)
See the CNN feature on Leah Miriam Cooper's thesis project, Projections and Resemblances. Since graduation Cooper has received numerous exhibition opportunities, awards, and publications for her thesis.
See CNN's Photo Blog article on Leah Miriam Cooper's work
Gather Together: a Survivor Support Network
feat. Hannah Brancato (MICA Faculty and MFA in Community Arts '11)
Hannah Brancato plans to use her Open Society Institute-Baltimore Community Fellowship to organize Gather Together: a Survivor Support Network, will be a community of survivors of sexual violence that will ignite a dialogue within the greater community about how we can better support those affected, as well as decrease the pervasiveness of abuse in our community. The project will utilize public space as a way to encourage a more open dialogue between those who have experienced sexual violence and their surrounding community. By opening up the conversation about sexual violence in our community, Brancato hopes to eradicate the shame and loneliness that surrounds the healing process of survivors, as well as form goals for abuse prevention.
See full article here!
Open Call: Design the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Trophy
Fractured Atlas is now accepting submissions from artists and designers to fabricate the 3rd Annual Arts Entrepreneurship Awards trophy! Click here for more information
Exhibition and Residency Opportunities: Open Gallery Exhibition Series and Residency Program
Exhibition Series: Time: Entropy and Change. The concept of entropy is often defined as nature’s tendency to move from order to disorder. Other ideas associated with entropy are: a lack of predictability, change in condition or appearance and gradual decline over time into disintegration or dissolution. In nature, this phenomenon is seen in the slow degradation of elements such as stone or wood, or in a myriad of other possibilities. Time is the key to both entropy and change, whether in nature or in human lives.We invite artists to propose an individual or group exhibit that expresses or relates to these intertwined concepts. More information here
For more information on the The Montgomery College Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Artist in Residence program, click here to view the application!