Spring 2015 Graduate Research Development Grants
Deadline: Monday, February 16 @ 9:00AM
For more information on how to apply, visit the Grants page.
MICA GRAD SHOW 2015 Teaching MAT Show # 2
Friday 2/13 // SALON- You're Invited!
Grad Students Needed for Recycling Initiative
Students of Sustainability (SOS) is an organization of environmentally conscience students that, through collaborative visual campaigns, campus-wide events, and peer teach-ins, strives to make sustainability a key aspect of MICA's identity and mission.
Please contact Cristina Gonçalves in the Graduate Office for more information. email@example.com
MICA GRAD SHOW 2015 -Curatorial Practice, MFA (Thesis Show)
"Love On the Line: Stories of a Baltimore Worth Living For"
(Melani N. Douglass CP '15)
Reception: Sunday, 2/15, 4:00-7:00pm
Spin Cycle Coin Laundry
2020 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore 21218
RSVP For Event, Free And Open To The Public.
Melani N. Douglass Is The Founder Of The Family Arts Museum - A Nomadic, Non-Collecting Institution That Focuses On Family As Fine Art, Home As Curated Space And Community As Gallery. She Is An Urban Arts Leadership Fellow And A 2015 MFA In Curatorial Practice Candidate At Maryland Institute College Of Art. Melani Is A Proud Mother Of A 3-Year-Old Ball Of Light.
GRAD EX: JINIE PARK
Great White Wall, Gateway
Closing Reception: Friday, 2/20 6-8PM
Spring 2015 Exhibition Schedule
Great White Wall, Gateway
January 23- February 20
Closing reception Friday, February 20, 6-8pm
February 23- March 10
Closing reception Friday, March 6, 6-8pm
March 12- April 4
Closing reception Friday, April 3, 6-8pm
Station North Chicken Box
Juried Exhibition at Chicken Box
April 26- May 3
Opening reception April 24, 6-8pm
Saturday 2/21 // Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity
All events will be held at MICA PLACE,
814 North Collington Avenue
A home offers the space for nurturing, growth and comfort — a place of heart, family and self. Beyond its physical structure, the health and wellbeing of everyone is shaped by our access to home and place.
These are topics community organizer and photographer, Dominic T. MouldenIf you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org addresses in his upcoming photography exhibit “Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity.” This show provides a worldwide look (South Africa, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.) at the idea of home and the universal human right to accessible housing.
Friday 2/20 // Job Search- What to do with an MFA
Lazarus Center auditorium
Learn how to fine-tune your searching skills, importance of networking, etiquette of the interview, and how to confidently convince employers you’re the right person for the job!
Every Thursday // International Affairs @ Lazarus Center
Walk-in Hours for Graduate Students
Lazarus Center, 109
International Affairs is coming to you! We will host special walk-in hours just for international graduate students. Please stop by with questions about F-1 immigration status, social security numbers, drivers licenses for international students, employment regulations and other practicalities about life in the USA.
Thursday 2/12 // Grad Lab: Processing II
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center,
This workshop will cover some of the more advanced features of Processing as well as some higher level object oriented programming concepts.
*** It is highly recommended that you have attended the first Processing workshop and or have good object orientated programming skills or experience with Processing.
Friday 2/13 // Intersectionalities Workshop Series
Friday, February 13, 3-5pm
Friday, March 13, 3-5pm
Friday, April 10, 3-5pm
All workshops meet in Room L 109, Lazarus Center, 1st Floor.
Kalima Young, Project Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement's Baltimore Art + Justice Project, will lead a series of discussions focusing on:
Objective: To help participants define and identify the way power and privilege manifest in our lives as students, artists and individuals. At the end of the workshop, participants will have new strategies for interrogating power and privilege in their everyday life with a particular focus on methods for equalizing power in group situations.
Career Development: Register for a Fine Art Review!
Deadline: February 13th, NOON
Fine Art Reviews connects graduating students with 27 representatives from a range of commercial galleries, not-for-profit galleries, freelance curators and organizations. Students must apply to participate.
The application deadline is February 13th at NOON.
The event will take place on March 27th, 2015.
Additional details and the application can be found here: http://micafineartreviews.weebly.com
Monday, 2/16 // Tax Tips for Artists & Designers with Lewis Holman, CPA
Founders Green, Auditorium
Sponsored by the Career Development Office
Did you know you could write off your subscription to Art in America on your taxes as "research?" There are many costs associated with having your own artist or design practice, so knowing how to prepare your tax documents correctly and how to keep great records can benefit you financially.
This session is led by Lewis Holman.
Thursday 2/19 // Prepare for the Career Fair
Main 110, 1st Floor
If you are planning to attend the Internship + Career Fair on Friday, March 6, come to this session! Fifty employers in one place can be a little overwhelming, but being an informed participant will make your experience a positive one. We will review how to research employers and create a strategy for those you want to talk to. Other topics will include preparing your portfolio for a career fair setting, how to use business cards and resumes to make connections, what to wear, and, most importantly, how to be professional.
Thursday 2/19 // Grad Lab: Steadicam
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.
Friday 2/20 // Theater Action Group
Workshop #1: Journey to Leadership:
An Arts-based Exploration of Race, Power and Inclusion
Theatre Action Group is a group of artists/ teaching artists who use the arts to discuss race, privilege, diversity, and inclusion. TAG has been working with churches, schools, colleges and business organizations that want to create space for participants to share their truth about race and privilege. TAG uses the arts to create dialogue, which allows participants to glean one another’s truth without judgment or resentment and to recognize the celebratory nature of differences. TAG's belief is that it is our differences that make us stronger as a community, not our similarities.
Workshop #1: Journey to Leadership: An Arts-based Exploration of Race, Power and Inclusion
Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:30-6:30pm. BBOX, Gateway
Journey to Leadership intends to support MICA faculty, staff and students leading campus conversations and programming about diversity, identity, race, privilege and power. Using experiential and participatory modalities, Theatre Action Group will invite attendees to share their personal perspectives and stories about race. The goal is for participants to develop skills and language useful for engaging dialogue on campus, while also building community among their peers.This Workshop is sponsored by the Office of Academic Services.
Seats are limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 18.
To RSVP please click here.
Workshop #2: From Another Point of View: Looking at Race, Privilege and Power at MICA
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10am-5pm.
From Another Point of View is an all-day interactive workshop with Theater Action Group open to the MICA Community. Participants will engage in interactive theater games, play, dialog, art creation and self-exploration as it pertains to race, power, privilege, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
RSVP instructions for this community-wide event to follow.
Saturday 2/21 // Fabrication Workshop - Gallery Frame
Fred Lazarus IV Woodshop
The framing workshop will cover the milling of dimensional wood materials; offer an in-depth look at the tools’ functions, adjustments and jigs, along with a variety of joinery and assembly methods.
Through this informative step-by-step break down one will gain a deeper understanding of the design and creation of traditional gallery style frames, box mounts and shadow/light boxes used for the presentation of finished artworks.
Tuesday 2/17 // Information Session for Baltimore Museum of Art's
Request for Qualifications for a year-long project on the theme of 'home'
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Lazarus Center for Graduate Studies Auditorium
Please join us for an information session regarding The Baltimore Museum of Art's Request for Qualifications for an artist or artist team, in partnership with an area non-profit, to produce a year-long project on the theme of 'home' in the Museum's new center for learning and creativity.
Jessica Braiterman, Manager of Community Engagement and Learning and Katie Bachler, BMA Meadows Fellow will give an overview of the project and answer questions. The deadline for submissions for the RFQ is February 27, 2015. Full details about the RFQ and the timeline, see attached PDF.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thursday 2/12 // Visiting Artist Lecture: Maria Walker
Thursday, February 12
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium
Maria Walker grounds her painting practice in the consideration of wood, canvas, and paint. A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, the internationally exhibiting artist has also attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, New York, and is a recipient of a Belle Foundation grant.
Sponsored by LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Thursday 2/12 // Lunchtim Lecture: Joann Hill
Thursday, February 12 12:15pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium
Joann Hill is currently senior art director at Disney Hyperion in New York, which publishes young people’s picture books to illustrated middlegrade and teen novels. Her lecture will give an inside view of being a publishing art director.
Sponsored by MFA in Illustration Practice, MFA
Friday 2/13 // Artist Lecture-
Secret Siam: The Hidden Art and Iconography of Thailand
Friday, February 13
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Free and open to the Public.
An illustrated lecture by filmmaker and photographer Mark Hejnar.
MICA, Brown 320.
From religious folk-paintings to infernal torture sculptures, from half-buried gods in temple cave complexes to the spectral dolls who beckon from derelict spirit houses, Hejnar has captured a revelatory world of the marvelous and the monstrous, showing how Thailand’s religions, myths and art are inextricably bound together.
Thursday 2/12 // Visting Artist Lecture: Peter Mendelsund
Monday 2/16 // Artist Lecture: Rainer Ganahi
PEM Seminar Room
Lazarus Center, 4th Floor
Sponsored by Photographic and Electronic Media
Monday 2/16 // Designing Social Interventions:
Shifting systems for a better world (A public lecture with Sarah Brooks)
MICA Center for Social Design
131 W. North Avenue, Room 170
Design strategist and advocate for social change, Sarah Brooks’ work includes service design, design research, product strategy and large-scale systems thinking about interventions for a better world.
She is currently a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow at Veterans Affairs, bringing human-centered design methods to the organization's transformation efforts toward better serving and improving the lives of Veterans.
For the past 15 years Sarah has worked with the corporate world, non-profits and foundations leading product development and multidisciplinary creative teams through initiatives across sectors including food systems, healthcare, media, education, finance and civic innovation. Sarah has taught at Stanford University d.school’s Change Labs, California College of the Arts, and Centro Diseño. Sarah produced the Compost Modern13Resilience conference that brought together over 500 attendees and 24 international design leaders in the area of design for greater economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Tuesday 2/17 // Visiting Artist Lecture: Nina Yuen
1:00pm - 2:00pm
L115, Lazarus Center Auditorium
Sponsored by Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
Tuesday, 2/17 // MFA in Community Arts @ MICA PLACE
POWER Speaker Series
Tuesday, February 17, 7-8:30/9 PM
814 N. Collington Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21205
Power and Public Relationships
Kathleen O'Toole & Gwen Brown
Building and Understanding Power in the Process of Confronting Institutional Failure in Educational Institutions:
Kathleen O'Toole and Gwen Brown of BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development)/ Child First will address both the building of power to confront institutional failure and the effects of powerlessness among students, parents and families specifically in the context or organizing parents, teachers and students in Baltimore City Public Schools. Also, they will share what they have done as community organizers to recognize and engage effective community leaders. Discussion will include how the practices of community organizing can inform both our work in Baltimore communities and within the MICA community.
Wednesday 2/18 // Crafted Conversations Series
Visiting Lecturer Dr. Sandra Alfoldy "Consumed by Craft"
Wednesday, February 18
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Room 115
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is professor of craft history at NSCAD University and associate curator of fine craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft (2012), Crafting Identity(2005), editor of NeoCraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007), and is co-editor, with Janice Helland, of Craft, Space and Interior Design (2008). She received her Ph.D. from Concordia University in 2001.
Lecture is free and open to the public; however, space is limited.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
What happens when Indigenous craft practice is appropriated to represent settler nations in the globalized world? Dr. Sandra Alfoldy will explore the material and popular culture objects that utilize Indigenous motifs to represent North American identity.
What has changed significantly is the role that craft plays in this complex exchange. Today, it is objects that appear infused with craftsmanship, coupling the message of Indigenous identity with care, tradition and authenticity.
The figure of the “Indian” has been largely removed, replaced instead with the traces of “Indianness” contained in easily recognizable motifs. Are questions over identity, authenticity and Indigenous craft taking a backseat to the fact that despite the controversies, business is booming?
Presented by MICA's Fiber Department and Ceramics Department, and the American Craft Council (craftcouncil.org).
Wednesday 2/18 // Art@Lunch: Bruce Hoffman, Building a Career
Finding Your Niche in the Ever- Evolving Contemporary Art Market
Wednesday, February 18
Brown Center, Room 320
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
Join Bruce Hoffman as he considers means of forging a viable relationship between an active studio practice and the broad demands of the market.
Sponsored by: Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism.
Thursday 2/19 // Lunchtime Lecture: Benn Ray
L115, Lazarus Center Auditorium
Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, Baltimore’s famous independent bookstore, publisher of the Atomic Book Company, and editor of I Keee You!!, Mutant, and Said What?.
Sponsored by: MFA in Illustration Practice.
Tuesday 2/17 // Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Carolyn Case
Tuesday, February 17
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center
The SEC looks forward to the Lunchtime Gallery Talk with Foundation faculty Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal School of Art). Please join us for the discussion. Please confirm your ability to attend with your supervisor.