Thursday, 10.22.15 10:00 -12:30 AM (TODAY)
Friday, 10.23.15 8:30 -12:00 AM
Saturday, 10.24.15 7:00 - 9:30 PM
BBox: The Gateway
This October, prepare to journey into a world where all of your worst nightmares come alive in the warped dreamscape that is MICA Haunted House's "Fever Dream". A student-run production known for its annual large-scale, immersive and horrifying haunted houses, this year's attraction promises to be bigger and better than ever. Warnings – Strobe lights and fog machines will be used. There may be some nudity. Not suitable for children under the age of 12. Mandatory waiver this year: You have the option to be POKED and PRODDED by the monsters and demons lurking deep within your dreams.
$10 General Admission
$5 MICA students, Faculty or Staff (Buy at the door)
GradEx Weekly Meeting
Friday, 10.23.15, 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 Call for Art
Deadline: Friday, 11.6.15
All currently enrolled graduate and post bac students are welcome!
Opening Reception: Friday, 10.30.15, 5:00 PM
On View: Friday, 10.23.15 - Thursday, 11.5.15
Meyerhoff and Decker Galleries, Fox Building
The Curated Invitational 50th Hoffberger Alumni Exhibition and Opening Reception will be hosted by the MICA Board of Trustees. The Opening Reception will feature a talk by the exhibition’s curator Caitlin Tucker-Melvin 14’ (Curatorial Practice MFA). The Possibility of Transformation is an exhibition of paintings curated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Founded in 1965 by Grace Hartigan and presently led by Joan Waltemath, the Hoffberger School of Painting is one of the world's most renowned graduate painting programs. Curated with respect to the Hoffberger School's impressive legacy, this exhibition features twelve of Grace Hartigan's paintings alongside the artworks of alumni artists. Using Hartigan's work as a visual catalyst, artists were selected from the 360 alumni of the program to date. From the inaugural class to its most recent graduates, alumni are represented from the entire fiftyyear history of the program. Purposefully non-linear, this exhibition conceives of the alumni community as an interconnected and inter-generational web of influence, expanding outward from the shared formative experience of graduate school. The Hoffberger School is the confluence of passion shown by its past and current directors, the family that dedicatedly supports the growth of the program, and the students who each year contribute their energy to its ever growing community of artists. Artists include: Tommy Dahlberg, ‘15, Alana Bergstrom, ‘14, Boram Lee, ‘14, Amita Bhatt, ‘09, Katherine Mann, ‘09, Amy Sherald, ‘04, Nandini Chirimar, ‘93, Trace Miller, ‘86, Rex Stevens, ‘82, Bill Schmidt, ‘81, Christine Neill, ‘81, Vivian Wolovitz, ‘78, Mary Ann Krutsick, ‘78, Susan Abbott, ‘74, William Dutterer, ‘67, Fay Chandler, ‘67, and Dan Dudrow, ‘67.
Decker Library Open House
Saturday, 10.24.15, 12:00 - 3:30 PM
Decker Library, Bunting Center, First Floor
Join the Decker Library for an open house highlighting our vast array of artists books, films, archives, sketchbooks, digital content and more! Learn about the history of MICA and Baltimore, see publications from alumni and faculty, view special collections material and meet with our friendly and professional staff to learn more about the resources and research assistance that are sure to inspire and inform. Our first fifty attendees will receive a Decker Library tote bag by which to remember us.
Graphic Design MFA Fall Show: Extra Bold Condensed
Fox Building, Third Floor Gallery
Miss the reception? Don't miss the show! On View until Sunday, 11.1.15
Friday, 10.30.15, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Brown 320, Brown Center
The Creative Group, a leader among creative and marketing staffing agencies, is holding an information session open to all students. TCG specialize in connecting talented, creative professionals with companies looking to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent. Sponsored by Career Development.
When: Wednesday, 10.14.15, 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: How to Form A Worker Co-op
When: Thursday, 10.29.15, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: Bunting 100, Bunting Center
Career Development: How to Find an Internship
When: Thursday, 10.29.15, 3:15-3:45 PM
Where: GT200, 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!
Grad Lab Workshop: Steadicam
When: Thursday, 10.29.15, 7:30-10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Fletcher McNeill, Lauren Marusco, Mike Chalupa
7:00 - 9:00 PM, L160, Lazarus Center
Emergent and Responsive Curriculum in Diverse Communities: GreenMount School and City Neighbors Charter School.
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
Marisa Ginger Tontavetong
3:30 - 6:00 PM, Brown 215, Brown Center
Sponsored by Career Development
Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong is the Atlanta Chapter programming director of ASIFA (Association Internatinale du Film d'Animation), Atlanta Film Festival's Filmmaker-in-Residence, with a special passion for stop-motion animation, especially in paper medium and combining technology. Soon to receive her MFA in Animation from SCAD, her experience in Animation includes co-directing 2D animated short, STARLIGHT, recipient of the Atlanta Film Festival Oscar-Eligable Jury's choice award 2015, which was shortlisted for the Georgia Film Critic Association Oglethorpe Award, Adobe Semifinalist 2014. She has also coordinated various children's animation workshops and spoken at various professional panels including Dragoncon.
Lilian Mary Nabulime
7:00 - 8:30 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Curatorial Practice MFA
Lilian Mary Nabulime has a PhD from Newcastle University, UK. Her dissertation was titled “The Role of Sculptural Forms as a Communication Tool in Relation to the Lives and Experiences of Women with HIV/AIDS in Uganda”. Her earlier degrees including a Masters in Art are from Makerere University. She has received a number of awards including a British Academy Fellowship, Royal Overseas League Travel Fellowship, and a Commonwealth Scholarship. Recent exhibitions include Sculptural Expressions: Women and HIV-AIDS, Makarere University; Women and AIDS, at several venues in Norway; Glasgow School of Art; international exhibitions in Algeria, Denmark, and the United States.
Rethinking Painting: Jutta Koether, Nancy Princenthal, Raphael Rubinstein, Barry Schwabsky
Moderator: Joan Waltemath
4:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA's Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA and the Mixed Media Speakers Series
This special event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA will feature prominent critical voices: Nancy Princenthal, Raphael Rubinstein, Jutta Koether and Barry Schwabsky and will be moderated by painter and critic Joan Waltemath, faculty at MICA and the director of MICA's Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Nancy Princenthal is a former senior editor of Art in America, where she continues to contribute; she has written on artists including Hannah Wilke, Robert Mangold, and Sanford Biggers. Princenthal’s Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art, the first full-length biography of the artist, has been celebrated widely this spring and summer. Raphael Rubinstein is the current MICA LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting critic-in-residence and also professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. He has published widely; he is a contributing editor for Art in America, and he has curated important exhibitions including: Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980's. Jutta Koether is a German artist, musician, and critic; her writing has been published in journals including Texte zur Kunst and Flash Art, and her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Bern, and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum; his books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, and Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice. In addition to teaching at MICA and directing the Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Joan Waltemath’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Harvard University Art Museum. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pollack-Krasner Award and a Creative Capital Grant. She is also an editor-at-large for the Brooklyn Rail and contributing editor of artcritical.com.
9:15 - 10:30 AM, L006, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Fine Arts
Painter from NYC.
3:30 - 5:00 PM, L15, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by Critical Studies
Manuel Cirauqui is a writer and curator. A former resident researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation/Centre Georges Pompidou and curator at Jeu de Paume, both in Paris, he currently works as assistant curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York. He also organizes independent projects internationally. At Dia Art Foundation, he has co-curated Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), 2015; Iñaki Bonillas’s artist web project Words and Photos, 2014; the lecture series Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization as part of Dia’s Discussions in Contemporary Culture, 2013-2015; and he largely contributed to the retrospective Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, in 2014. He has also recently curated Iván Navarro, Una guerra silenciosa e imposible at CA 660 in Santiago de Chile, and is collaborating with the Museo Tamayo in México and UNESCO in Paris. His writing has appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Bomb, Torrent, and Frieze, along with many exhibition catalogues. He has edited several art books including Allora & Calzadilla: Puerto Rican Light (to be published by Dia in the spring 2016); Iván Navarro, Una guerra silenciosa e imposible (CA 660, 2015); Agustí Centelles: Camp de réfugiés, Bram, 1939 (Jeu de Paume, 2009) and coordinated the exhibition catalogue Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 (Dia/Yale, 2014). He also teaches Critical Curating at the Rhode Island School of Design.
4:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by MICA's Critical Studies MA
Through intensive research and close examination of historical and political images and texts, Dani Gal examines personal and collective history and memory. Gal will present excerpts from recent film and video works which focus on the complex relationship between victim and perpetrator, especially in recent German, Jewish, Israeli, and Palestinian contexts. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, The Istanbul Biennale, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, and The Jewish Museum New York.
D. Watkins: The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lazarus Auditorium, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the MA in Teaching
D. Watkins is a local author who just released a book "The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America." He will be speaking about his book on Thursday, November 5th 7:00-9:00. We are going to have some local spoken word poets perform as an introduction and closing to his talk and make it a really spirited event. He has been interviewed on NPR, the Melissa Harris Perry Show, and many other venues locally and nationally.
On View: Saturday, 10.24.15 - Thursday, 12.10.15
feat. Katie Duffy (Mt. Royal '14), Rachel Guardiola (Mt. Royal '15), and Nara Park (Rinehart '09)
Each year, Arlington Arts Center presents SOLOS, a series of semi-annual exhibitions of new ideas, new forms, and new artists that enrich the local dialogue surrounding art and life. Artists from across the mid-Atlantic region submit proposals for solo exhibitions in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces. Proposals are reviewed by invited jurors, and fourteen artists are selected for inclusion in the Fall or Spring SOLOS exhibitions. This year we were thrilled to have two incredibly talented and distinguished jurors — Melissa Ho, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder — to help us select this year’s crop of exciting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists to fill our space. A central component of AAC’s mission is to support contemporary artists from the mid-Atlantic region, and to expand the conversation surrounding contemporary art. Over the course of two exhibitions, the 2015-2016 SOLOS artists will do just that.
Tuesday, 10.27.15, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
The theme of this year's conference will be "Community Engagement." ArtsLAB was created by MCA to provide a space for the nonprofit arts sector to come together to address concerns facing our field. This year, we are excited to have a conversation not only about our role as publicly funded arts organizations, but also our responsibility. Join us as we explore ways to break down barriers to arts participation and create new ways to serve the communities in which we operate everyday. Visit the website for more information!
Call to Artists: BROMO ARTS DISTRICT ELECTRICAL BOX REDESIGN
Application Deadline: 11.4.15
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (BTAE) and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are excited to announce a call to Maryland-based artists and designers for the creative redesign of 11 electrical boxes along Howard Street stretching from Lombard to Centre Street! Transforming these underutilized boxes will visually enhance the Bromo Arts District’s physical environment through engaging public art and will encourage visitors, employees, residents and more to explore the District’s many cultural offerings. Boxes are located along the light rail path and benefit from significant public transit, pedestrian and auto traffic! Each selected artist/team will receive a $450 stipend to cover the cost of materials and labor. Installation is scheduled to take place between December 4-12, 2015. There will be an opening reception in December. Click here to apply and for more info!
Alumni Show: topo(log) typo(log)
Opening Reception: Thursday, 11.12.15, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore @ the Peabody Gallery, 17 West Mt. Vernon Place
feat. Lu Zhang (Current MICA Faculty, BFA General Fine Arts '04)
ICA Baltimore presents topo(log) typo(log), a series of six books documenting Lu Zhang’s yearlong studio residency at the George Peabody Library. Emulating the Dewey Decimal system of relative location, each book embodies a level of the library: General Reference; Biography; History; Language, Literature, and Translation; Science and Art; Bibliography and Books about Books. Readers are invited to navigate through the pages as they would move through the cast-iron stacks and narrow passageways of the library’s interior.
Exhibition Runs: Thursday, 11.12.15 – Saturday, 12.19.15
Artist Talk: Saturday, 12.12.15, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baker Artist Awards 2016 Season is now OPEN! Update your portfolio today!
Application Deadline: Sunday, 11.1.15
The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe. The program serves artists of all disciplines.
Artists who create a Baker Artist Portfolio are automatically eligible for one of five Baker Artist Awards, which include significant monetary prizes, an exhibition at a major institution as well as a feature on Maryland Public Televisions Artworks. This year, five artists will be selected to win $85,000 in prizes: the $50,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize, the $20,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, and three $5,000 prizes: The Semmes G. Walsh, Nancy Haragan and Board of Governors Awards. For more information on Baker Awards visit their website!
The Feminist Art Project Baltimore Call for Curators! LAST CHANCE!
The Feminist Art Project Baltimore (TFAPB) is seeking a qualified and creative Curator for our new Curator-In-Residence program! CIR’s must be willing to serve a term of one year in the Baltimore City area. A project budget will be supplied, as well as a modest honorarium. This call is open to Baltimore-area, women artists/curators. Women of color are highly encouraged to apply. CIR’s will be chosen by a diverse committee of professionals in the area. Please review the expectations and requirements for this position. The complete call and expectations can be accessed on our website.
Zipcar “Student with Drive” Grant Program
In the remainder of 2015, Zipcar will award thousands of dollars in transportation grants to student organizations across the country. We’d like your help in getting the word out. I’ve attached an email for distribution to your student body. If you like, we can also print and provide you with the attached Bookmark for additional promotion – just let me know how many you would like and we can print and ship them.
More information 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
Open Gallery Residency Program Exhibition Series: 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!
CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting 2015 - 2016 submissions
Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting 2015 - 2016 submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.
CURA contributors have won Rockefeller, Guggenheim, American Book, and National Endowment for the Arts awards. Past issues have featured work by: Alice Fulton, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley and Patricia Smith and Idra Novey.
In 2015 - 2016 our magazine is dedicated to Black Lives Matter. We are resolved to gather voice, art and action toward the struggle for racial justice. Accordingly, work submitted for consideration should be in some way related to this theme.
We seek to promote a movement of creative response guided by meaningful action -- to celebrate active citizenship where a republic of writers, filmmakers, visual and digital artists converge. What Martín Espada has written about the social responsibility of the “Republic of Poetry” we believe applies to a Republic of all the Arts. It is “a place where creativity meets community, where the imagination serves humanity. [It] is a republic of justice because the practice of justice is the highest form of human expression.”
We would love to see submissions from the visual arts community at Maryland Institute College of Art.