5/9: Register NOW for the Masters Benefit Art Sale!
Saturday, May 17th
Graduate Studio Center
The Masters Benefit Art Sale is an annual event that offers the community a chance to browse and buy affordable works of art from students in MICA's M.F.A., M.A. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will support the Graduate Research Development Grants program. The sale is a rare opportunity for the community to visit studios and facilities of the College's graduate programs and speak with the artists directly.
All graduate students are eligible to participate. For those programs who are housed in the Graduate Studio Center, student can sell their work directly from their studio or may coordinate with their programs to sell in the common areas on their floors. For those programs located on the main campus, students will be assigned a space on the first floor of the Graduate Studio Center. Those students will be provided with a table and/or wall space depending on how many register.
To register for the art sale, please fill out the form below. The deadline to register is Friday May 9th.
Masters Benefit Art Sale Registration Form
5/12: 2015 MICA Grad Show Town Hall Meeting
May 12th 3:30 - 4:30pm.
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium
The Graduate Office is eager to engage you in conversation about your goals and aspirations for the MICA GRAD SHOW in Spring 2015. We want to begin our planning early. We'd like to meet with you to discuss your ideas at a TownHall style meeting on May 12th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the Graduate Studio Center Auditorium. This conversation will drive our planning for the thesis shows in Spring/Summer 2015.
In preparation for this meeting, please complete this short survey for the organization and design of the 2015 MICA GRAD SHOW. We'll review the results as a group to get the conversation started.
Grad Lab Closed For Maintenance 5/12-5/16
Although it is an inconvenience, this maintenance period is necessary and instrumental to keeping the Lab and it’s equipment running throughout the rest of the school year so we ask that you please bear with us and mind the following dates and deadlines.
During this period the Print Lab, Main Lab, Checkout and all resource rooms will be closed.
So that we are able to inventory and service the Lab’s equipment, all Grad Lab equipment must be returned on or before 5pm May 10th. Fines will be assessed through the re-opening of the Lab for any equipment that is not returned at this time.
Also make sure to remove all data from the Grad Lab computers as all student data will be wiped after May 12th.
Library Hours-Summer 2014
May 10 to May 23 – Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM
May 10 to June 22 – Closed Saturdays and Sundays
May 19 – Closed at 1pm for Commencement
May 26 – Closed for Memorial Day
May 27 to June 20 - Begin NEW Intersession Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8:30AM – 7:00PM
Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM
June 23 to August 1 - Summer Semester hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM (June 29, July 6, 13 and 27)
July 4 – Closed for Independence Day
July 18 – Closed at 12:00PM for Artscape
July 19 to 20 – Closed for Artscape
August 2 – August 31
Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
September 1 – Closed for Labor Day
September 2 – Fall Semester begins, regular hours resume
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Congratulations to the following Award-Winning Students & Organizations!
Sindey Lake Award- Pat Galluzzo, '14 Photographic and Electronic Media
Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award Vincent Prucell, '14 Social Design
Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award- Art Morrill, '15 Mount Royal
Graduate Internship Fellowship - Amanda Buck, Graphic Design class of 2015
Student Organization of the Year Award- The Salon
Community Service Program of the Year- Congregate, Curatorial Practice class of 2014
5/16: Save the date, Grad BBQ Picnic!
On the Menu:
Garden Salad with black beans, corn, and Ranch or Balsamic Dressing, Vegan Baked Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, Brisket , Veggie Burgers, Cornbread, Cookies, Brownies, Watermelon wedges, and an assortment of beer, wine, and soda.
5/8: Working with Latin Communities in Baltimore
MICA Graduate Studio Center
Free and open to the public
Learn about Latino community art projects, explore resources for connecting with Latino communities, and discover best practices for collaborating with underrepresented audiences with the Latino Providers Network (LPN), Casa de Maryland, and the Creative Alliance and MICA Graduate students Tanya Garcia (M.F.A. in Community Arts ’14), Michelle Gomez (M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice ’14) and Edgar Reyes (M.F.A. in Community Arts ’14).
This program is sponsored by the MICA Office of Graduate Studies.
5/8: Language+: Let's art a conversation!
Baltimore Lab School
2220 St. Paul Street
Baltimore MD 21218
Get your ticket here: www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-reception-of-language-lets-art-a-conversation-tickets-11048244597
Miss the reception at Park School? No worries, you can find the images and videos of the performance on the website: www.languageplusproject.com/park-school-reception
You can also download the exhibition catalog for free at the website as well.
Language+: Let’s art a conversation! is a two-venue exhibition and a collaborative educational experience which includes a series of programs that explore the potential for art to be a fruitful language of expression and communication. Language+ is partnering with two private schools—The Park School of Baltimore, a non-sectarian, independent and art-based school from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, and Baltimore Lab School, an exceptional and arts-infused school for students in grades 1-12 with learning disabilities—the project aims to celebrate the process of art-making. Based on each school’s academic curricula, Language+ offers students from different grades opportunities to express themselves and exhibit new artworks.
Language+: Let’s art a conversation! has been organized and curated by Qianfei Wang for her thesis at Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Curatorial Practice.
Michelle Gomez: Devociones y Fe (Devotions and Faith)
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.
5/15: Conveyor Magazine: Open Call for Submissions
May 15th, 2014 at Midnight PST
Conveyor Magazine is currently seeking photographic work for Issue No. 6. In this issue, we delve into the subject of alchemy as a method of transmutation, an intricate system of codes and rituals, and a precursor to modern science.
Even at its origin two thousand years ago in Greco-Roman Egypt, the art of alchemy encompassed far more than the pursuit of chrysopoeia—to transform lead into gold. Across history, alchemists in every corner sought to enhance their understanding of and mastery over the natural and spiritual realms. Incorporating seemingly disparate realms of human knowledge, alchemy flourished as an investigation into the unity of ideas. In pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone, alchemists both ancient and modern have sought to uncover the hidden connections which unify the intellectual, the spiritual, and the physical in an attempt to transform nature, master matter, and live forever.
Conveyor Magazine is a visual publication concerned with initiating conversation across fields of science, technology, culture, and the arts through photography and print. Each issue explores a specific idea through close collaboration with artists, writers, and field specialists.
5/22: Fiber Options, Material Exploration National Juried Exhibition
Open Call for artists working in fiber. Open to any original 2-D and 3-D work including soft sculpture, painting on silk, felting, applique, tapestries, wearable art, natural and synthetic matierals and more. Artists in the US, Canada and Peurto Rico are invited to enter any work created in any fibrous medium including natural and synthetic materials.
Selected works will be on exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD July 18 – August 10, 2014
Juror: Aaron McIntosh, Professor, Fiber Department Maryland Institute College of Art
REMINDER: Gallery and Artist Application Deadline is May 30
The GALLERY PLATFORM features participating galleries in hotel rooms and other spaces on designated floors. The ARTIST PLATFORM features a vetted selection of works by independent artists throughout the hotel's public areas and grounds. (e)merge's two exhibition platforms inspire a new echelon of art collectors and provide curatorial access to the latest movements in emerging art.
GALLERY PLATFORM APPLICATION (CLICK HERE)
ARTIST PLATFORM APPLICATION (CLICK HERE)
More information about the GALLERY PLATFORM and the ARTIST PLATFORM can be found at the (e)merge website.