Saturday, 10/25: MICA Halloween Party
Wednesday, 11/5: Morning YOGA at Lazarus Center
Please join the MICA Fitness Center as we bring Relaxation YOGA to you at the Lazarus Center 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3 at 9am in the Auditorium.
Sessions will be led by Andrew Siegele of Charm City Yoga. All skill levels can participate. Questions can be directed to Trenton Nettles at Fitness@mica.edu
Hope to see you there!!!
Wednesday, 11/5, 9:00am
Wednesday, 11/19, 9:00am
Wednesday, 12/3, 9:00 am
Lazarus Center Auditorium
Lazarus Center, 1st Floor
Saturday 10/26: Color of Faith: Art Connects Us All
Heather Kasdan (Community Arts, '15), is hosting an Interfaith Open Studio, Color of Faith, as part of her thesis. Participants will use visual art and writing as a vehicle for honest, open dialogue while fostering new relationships between members of various religious and spiritual communities. Come and engage in this interactive workshop and explore the creative spirit that connects us all.
Saturday, October 25 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
MICA Place, 201 814 N. Collington Avenue
Marcus Civin at CAA Conference 2015
ARE WE THERE YET: CREATIVE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF ART CENTERS
Time: 2/11/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Chair Steve Rossi, State University of New York at New Paltz
Co-Chair David J. Brown, Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum
Join artists and arts organizations to discuss some of benefits (and challenges) to making art in a creative community outside of an established art center. Panelists will discuss, what attracted (or repelled) them from the larger centers; what organizations and community groups they have partnered with; new ways to measure “success;” how to help nurture the community in the role as artist; and more!
- Marcus Civin, Maryland Institute College of Art
- Olivia Nitis, Experimental Project Association
- Ciprian Ciuclea, Experimental Project Association
- Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis, Gallery Aferro
- George Scheer, Elsewhere
- Matthew Slaats, The Bridge
STUDIO MIXX: Paul Rucker Workshops/Lectures
The following workshops with Paul Rucker, the Robert W. Deutsch Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at MICA, are open to all students. Please contact Jyung Mee Park, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend.
10/29, 8:30-9:30am: Art, Activism and Community Engagement
Wednesday Mornings at 8:30am
Leake Hall Auditorium, Founders Green
Thursday 10/23: Grad Lab Workshop - Sound Editing
This workshop will cover the basic terms, tools and workflow for using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) to assemble and edit dispirit audio snippets into a finished project. Additionally, the workshop will cover audio for video workflows and give a brief introduction to Pro Tools.
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
Thursday, 10/23, 7:30-10:30pm
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Friday 10/24: Exhibition Workshop, Fox 3 Gallery
Come Join the Exhibitions Department's Andrew, James, and Jeff for an afternoon workshop:
Proper art handling.
2-D and 3-D artwork hanging problem-solving.
Tech equipment assistance.
Friday, 10/24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Fox 3 Gallery, Fox Building, 3rd Floor
Open to all Graduate Students
Friday, 10/24: Public Lecture and Master Class Led by Christina Kreps
Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies Auditorium
Public Master Class: Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies Auditorium
Following a public talk at 11:00am on Friday, 10/24, Dr. Christina Kreps will lead a public master class. During the master class, interested students will present briefly about their work as it might relate to some of the themes in Dr. Kreps' work on non-western museum practice and considering community in exhibition-making.
Students interested in presenting at the master class: Please contact Marcus Civn at email@example.com. ClickHERE and HERE to download articles by Christina Kreps
Christina Kreps is an Anthropologist, Professor, and Director of Museum and Heritage Studies and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Denver. For over twenty years, Dr. Kreps has studied museum forms and practices from cross-cultural, comparative, and international perspectives, and developed museum and heritage training programs in Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Europe, and the United States. She has published and lectured widely and is the author of the influential book Liberating Culture: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation, and Heritage Preservation (Routledge 2003). She is co-editor of the Routledge series, Museum Meanings. At MICA, Dr. Kreps will give a public talk followed by a public master class related to the multisensory nature of objects and museums, international approaches to curatorial practice, and notions of community and indigeneity.
This lecture and master class is sponsored by MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice, MA in Critical Studies, MFA in Community Art, Mixed Media Lecture Series, Friends of MICA Exhibition Development Seminar, and University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Dresher Center for the Humanities and Department of American Studies.
- Tuesday 10/28 Networking 101: Making Connections in the Real World
Did you know 86 % of professional opportunities are acquired through a personal connection?
Whether you are considering internships, jobs or finding gallery representation, your professional network is essential. Learn how to research, establish and build professional connections. This session will walk you through tools, resources, approaches and etiquette for networking your way to your next opportunity.
Tuesday, October 28 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Main Building, 110
Thursday 10/30: How to Form a Worker Cooperative with Red Emma's John Duda
With inequality on the rise, and new solutions to big economic problems needed, more and more people are getting excited by the prospect of building democratic workplaces. This workshop will outline the basics of worker cooperative formation, explore why cooperatives are so promising as a way to build more equitable and inclusive economies, and examine several innovative worker cooperatives formed by artists. Presenting will be John Duda, who works on worker co-ops locally as a founding worker-owner at Red Emma's in Station North, and nationally as communications coordinator for the Democracy Collaborative.
Thursday, October 30 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Founders Green, Leake Hall Auditorium 101
Thursday, 10/30: Grad Lab Workshop- Intro to 3D Modeling
Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.
Instructor: Matthew Fishel
Thursday, 10/30, 7:30-10:30pm
Grad Lab, Lazarus Center, 5th Floor
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
- Neil Swaab, 12:15-1:15pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by MA Illustration Practice
- Colette Veasey-Cullors, 7:00-8:00pm, Main Building 010, Colette Veasey-Cullors, a professor in MICA's Photography Department, will discuss her experiences working with Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Sponsored by Office of International Affairs’ InterLink Program.
- Christina Kreps, 11:00am-12:00pm, Lazarus Center Audiorium, Lazarus Center - Sponsored by the MFA in Community Art, the MA in Critical Studies, and the MFA in Curatorial Practice
Christina Kreps, P.h.D., is an anthropologist, professor, and director of Museum and Heritage Studies and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Denver. For over 20 years, Dr. Kreps has studied museum forms and practices from cross-cultural, comparative, and international perspectives, and developed museum and heritage training programs in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Europe, and the United States. She has published and lectured widely and is the author of the influential book Liberating Culture: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation, and Heritage Preservation (Routledge 2003). She is co-editor of the Routledge series, Museum Meanings. At MICA, Dr. Kreps will give a public talk followed by a public master class related to the multisensory nature of objects and museums, international approaches to curatorial practice, and notions of community and indigeneity.
- Tim Hoover & Jessica Karle, 3:00-4:00pm, Brown 305, Brown Center- Sponsored by MA Graphic Design
- George Aye, 4:00-5:00pm, Lazarus Center 170, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by MA Social Design
- Benjamin Marra, 12:15-1:15pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by MFA Illustration Practice
Benjamin Marra is the founder and publisher of Traditional Comics and co-founder of illustration and design journal Mammal. The creator of comic books, such as Night Business, has had his work recognized by the Society of Illustrators, and 3x3, among others. He’s a recipient of the Young Guns 5 Award by the New York Art Directors Club.
- Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be? 7:00-8:00pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by the MA Critical Studies.
Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer, playwright, and author of How Should a Person Be?, which she describes as constructed reality based on recorded interviews with her friends—particularly painter Margaux Williamson. It was chosen by The New York Times and The New Yorker’s James Wood as one of the “best books” of 2012.
- Laura Newman, 10:30-11:30am, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
- Brent Green, 1:30-2:30pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by Mount Royal School of Art with additional support from the Animation Department.
- Carin Berger, 12:15-1:15pm, Lazarus Center Auditorium, Lazarus Center- Sponsored by MA Illustration Practice
- Advice for New Teachers in the Complex Field of Art Education, 5:00-7:00p, Lazarus Center Auditorium- Sponsored by MA Art Education
Internationally renowned art educator and member of the MICA Board of Trustees, Dr. Judith Burton, will open a dialogue of considerations for new teachers emerging into the field of art education. We eagerly anticipate participants who are new to the field, as well as veterans in art education, who will add to a lively discussion about the changing field of art education and offer insights for negotiating the exciting and complex educational environment today.
Wednesday, 10/29: Jeanne van Heeswijk
Opportunities & Things to Do
The Grit Fund - Grant Opportunity
The Grit Fund, which will be administered by The Contemporary starting in January 2015, provides 8-12 grants in amounts between $1,000–$6,000, totaling $50,000 annually. The Grit Fund will accept proposals from non-incorporated, artist-organized initiatives that work collaboratively and reside in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. Projects must take place in either Baltimore City or Baltimore County and be accessible to the general public. The Contemporary’s mission is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere. In keeping with this mission, the Grit Fund values risk-taking, encourages collaboration, and seeks to expand points of access to contemporary art.
Application guidelines will be available to the public on November 24th. Submissions will open January 12th and awardees will be announced April 22nd. Grantees will be selected by a panel comprised of local and national artists and arts professionals. The staff of The Contemporary will not influence granting decisions. Further details will be provided as the program is fully implemented. Please visit gritfund.org.
Please direct all inquiries to Lu Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition - Submission Deadline Monday, 10/27
Submit your work to the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition! This year's juror is April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Submit by October 27th, and you could not only be included in an exhibition, but you could also win one of four great prizes or be selected to have a solo exhibition next year! Submit at www.twuvisualarts.slideroom.com and check out www.joyceelainegrant.com for more information!
Apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program
Open to anyone, anywhere. Proposals on any theme are accepted and winners are selected through a democratic process designed to give opportunity to those with good ideas, rather than good connections.
Friday, 11/14: First-of-its-Kind Gender Conference East
As never before, the needs of transgender and other gender-expansive young people are being recognized and met. Join families and professionals for fun and informative conference dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum!
The Family and Youth Conference will feature a broad array of workshops and supportive spaces for parents; separate programming for teens, tweens, and kids; various community-building opportunities; and numerous resources to help attendees support the gender diversity of all children and youth. We will also have a number of optional activities planned on the evening of November 14 for families and youth arriving early.
The Professional Symposium is dedicated to helping medical, legal, mental health and education professionals better understand and serve transgender and gender-expansive children youth. Join local and national leaders for in-depth exploration of best practices for ensuring every young person is safe and supported, regardless of their gender identity or expression
To learn more about our gathering, please visitwww.GenderConferenceEast.org or email us email@example.com
Call to Art Students: Wine label Design Competition
Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners Host National Art Student Competition to Design Wine Label and Win a $5,000 Scholarship
CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2014) – Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners today announced that the Canvas Artist Series Contest is now open for entry. Sponsored by Hyatt, and open to enrolled art students in the United States, the contest gives students with a love and passion for fine art the opportunity to create a signature wine label for Canvas wine bottles beginning in 2015. Additionally, the four winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to their art schools. Canvas was created in 2007 by Folio Fine Wine Partners—a Napa Valley wine company owned by the Michael Mondavi Family—for Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Michael Mondavi and his son, Rob Mondavi, Jr., president of winegrowing at Folio Fine Wine Partners, worked closely with Hyatt’s food and beverage team to develop food-friendly, approachable California wines that would appeal to the discerning Hyatt customer. Between October 1 and December 15, 2014, qualified art students in the United States may submit an original piece of art depicting the characteristics of one of four Canvas varietals, which include:
- Cabernet Sauvignon – cedar, tobacco, rich dark fruit, and hints of oak and spice.
- Chardonnay – pure fruit and toasty oak.
- Pinot Noir – aromas of vivid red fruit with hints of spice and oak.
- Pinot Grigio –crisp flavors, lemon zest, and hints of nutmeg and lavender.