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2010 National Art Education Association Convention Comes to Baltimore, April 13-18

MICA Faculty, Staff and Students present at the largest gathering of visual art educators in the world.

Posted 04.08.10 by The Center for Art Education

Derrick Freeman, '07

BALTIMORE--MICA faculty, staff, and students will share their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2010 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of this year's convention, Art Education and Social Justice, explores the role of visual arts and education as vehicles of social equity and agency in today's increasingly visual culture. This year's convention takes place in close proximity to the MICA campus at the Baltimore Convention Center from April 13-18, 2010.

MICA faculty, staff and alumni have played a key role in organizing this year's convention. Karen Carroll, dean of the Center for Art Education served on the organizing committee and MICA alum Vanessa Lopez ‘07 (MAAE) served as this year's convention coordinator. MICA faculty, alumni and students will be presenters in more than 75 sessions at the Convention Center and leading 8 workshops on the MICA campus.  For full session listings, click here and for workshop listings, click here.

Members of the MICA community will be speaking on a number of topics at the annual gathering, including Teaching Art in Urban Contexts: Issues, Practices, Possibilities; Encouraging Awareness of Social Issues Via Arts Integrated Units; Community Arts Practice: The Intersection of In-School and Out-of-School Strategies for Success; and Getting Past the Gate: Urban Middle School Students and the Arts Magnet Experience.

Artist Mel Chin and MICA student Ashby Foote '10 (MACA), the director of Fundred programs, are guiding art educators, local students and community members who have participated with The Fundred Dollar Bill Project this year to the Pratt Street entrance of the convention center where the Armored Money Truck will arrive on Saturday, April 17 at 11 am to collect the Fundred Dollar Bills created by Baltimoreans and people across the state of Maryland. There will be musicians and a giant fundred mascot as well as banners made by youth from local schools and community centers. Read more about the local aspects of this project here.

Events to Note:

Public Opening Reception
A Pathway to Awareness: Quilting for Social Justice
Including the Photo Essay:
What Can I Change Where I Am?: Social (In)Justice Through the Lens

Tuesday, April 13
5-7 p.m.
Fox Building's Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore MD 21217

Fundred Extravaganza Parade
Saturday, April 17
11 a.m.
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The MICA Party at NAEA
Saturday, April 17
5-7 p.m.
Frank & Nic's West End Grille

511 W. Pratt Street, Suite A, Baltimore, MD 21201
Located across from the Hilton Hotel in the Zenith Building

Please RSVP for the MICA Party at NAEA by April 13 to: alumnirelations@mica.edu
(Please include your Full Name, Program, Class Year)


For more information, please call 410.225.2297.