MICA Grad Show: Public Talks and Presentations
Photographic and Electronic Media
Wednesday, April 16th
Meyerhoff & Decker Galleris, Fox Building
Presentations: 1pm-1:15pm: at Meyerhoff Gallery, Max Shuster
1:15pm-2pm: at Decker Gallery, Alexander Leonhart, Yefe Liu, Duncan Hill
2pm-2:45pm: at Fox 3, Chris Cheng, Thomas English, Hanji Zhou
4/23: TJ Demo, Contemporary Art and Politics of Ecology: Documenta 13
Graduate Center Auditorium
The presentation will offer an introduction to TJ Demos current research and book project on contemporary art and the politics of ecology. After offering an overview of his project, he will examine the way in which a selection of current artists—among them Claire Pentacost, the Otolith Group, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho—and key theorists—such as Vandana Shiva and Donna Haraway—addressed environmentalism at Documenta 13, 2012.
The exhibition will form a case study with which to focus on current debates around sustainability, eco-futurism, and dystopia in the global art world.
Sponsored by The Mixed Media Lecture Series, Department of Art History, Masters Critical Studies
4/26: Eureka! Impractical Solutions
3504 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
How does hair grow? Why do boats float? Where do dreams come from?
The answers might surprise you.
Designers and creative professionals approach problem-solving in unconventional ways. In Eureka!, MICA graduate illustrators and designers use impractical and unfettered thinking to create posters that propose new solutions to old questions.
Illustration by Kevin Valente
MICA's Brown Center Rm 320, 1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Have you ever experienced something you can't explain? Coinciding with Mount Royal graduate Raymond Weilacher's thesis project, StrangeCon is a symposium focused on the unexplainable, the bizarre, and that category of ideas the world is not ready for. StrangeCon-1 will feature talks from regional experts on UFOlogy, psychic abilities, cryptozoology, and mediumship.
To register, apply for initiation at www.StrangeCon.org.
5/1: Devociones y Fe (Devotions and Faith)
On View May 1-31, 2014
El Tesoro Restaurant
219 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
In partnership with Maryland Traditions and the Latino Providers Network, this co-creative exhibition of objects, artworks and interviews investigates how Latino spiritual traditions express faith and devotion, and how those spiritual traditions
create a sense of belonging within the Upper Fells Point and Highlandtown neighborhoods—the centers of Baltimore’s growing Latino communities.
Devociones y Fe was curated by Michelle Gomez for her M.F.A. in Curatorial
Practice thesis at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
www.devocionesyfe.com for more details and information on programs.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
4/18: Sonia Almeida
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Sonia Almeida was born in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal. She lives and works in Boston, MA, and is currently represented by the Simone Subal Gallery in New York City. She obtained her BA, with honors, in 2001 from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. In 2006 she received her Master of Fine Arts, from the Painting Department, at the University College London, Slade School of Fine Art.
4/16: Courageous Conversations II
Main Building – Room 160
(Open to the entire MICA Community)
Campus Safety and The Office of Diversity & Intercultural Development
Please come out and join a conversation regarding consent. How is consent given? Is it a “one time” event? What happens when consent is withdrawn? Come out and be a part of this important dialogue that is sure to bring a new level of awareness to this very important topic.
4/18: Fullbright Information Session
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Graduate Studio Center, 115
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full grants to visual artists for international study and independent research in over 140 countries. Applicants should begin the application process during spring 2014, in order to apply when they return to campus in the fall. This session, led by MICA's Fulbright Program Advisor and Fulbright winner Erin Treacy, will help you get started. Visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org for more information.
4/23: Cover Your A's: Art, Assets & Archives
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Main Building, 1100
What would you do if you lost all your work? What would happen if your artwork was destroyed while transporting it to a show? What would you do if your tools were stolen? This session will cover how to be prepared for worst-case scenarios, including how to properly archive your work, how to make your studio less prone for accidents, and the basics of business insurance for artists.
4/30: Job Opportunities at Artscape
Mount Royal Avenue
North Charles Street
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30th
Artscape is America's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children's entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.
Check out job oppurtunities at Artscape this year!
5/1: Solo or Group Exhibit Opportunity
Submit 20 images in jpg format , 72 dpi, 1200 on the longest side, a checklist including title, date, dimensions, and media, an artist’s statement, and short c.v. No materials will be returned.
Mail to: Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N Charles St., Baltimore MD 21210.
5/2: PNC Transformative Art Prize
Click here for the application and guidelines.
For more information on the PNC Transformative Art Prize, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.