Lee Nowell '11, Painting

For nearly 200 years, MICA has regularly reinvented itself to prepare its students to meet the unique challenges of their time. The world of the 21st century is global, diverse, and technologically driven. Within this dynamic, evolving landscape, opportunities for artists and designers are expanding exponentially. By crafting new ways to learn and apply knowledge through project-based learning, research, collaboration, and INNOVATION, we are defining THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE.

Lee Nowell '11, Painting

“For the past seven years, my faith has continuously led me to Honduras, Central America where I have volunteered in an orphanage., El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza, teaching art classes and working in construction. Hondurans live in harsh poverty, where families and children have close to nothing. However, when I talk to Hondurans, their words are not bitter, jealous, or malicious, but soft and gentle. The colors painted on all the houses, the ancient Mayan inscriptions from the north coast, and the language have all entranced me. With the combination of warm colors, Mayan hieroglyphs, and portraits of the people I have become close with, I strive to capture and portray the gentleness of Hondurans.” Lee Nowell