From the artist's biography: John Aquila came to MICA because of Baltimore. Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, a city much like Baltimore, he saw it as a place he wanted to help grow and flourish. He wants eventually to get his MFA so he can teach at a college level. Though he's still exploring what he wants to do immediately after graduation, he is interested in the idea of PR and in "raising awareness of the possibilities of improving communities."
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The 2011 Commencement Exhibition highlights works by 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2011. By transforming the College's permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms and open spaces into one expansive gallery, each student is able to show a substantial body of work.