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M.A. in Art Education Program Presents Visual Investigations, July 26–30

Public reception will take place on Friday, July 30, 5-7 p.m.

Posted 06.28.10 by mica communications

Tondalaya Crites, Untitled, photoencaustic

BALTIMORE--While working in their summer studios at MICA, the art educators enrolled in the M.A. in Art Education program are challenged to investigate a conceptual issue of deep personal interest. The M.A. in Art Education Thesis Exhibition presents the results of these visual investigations that took place over the course of their two summer residencies, on display Monday, July 26-Friday, July 30 in the Fox Building's Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. A public reception will take place on Friday, July 30, 5-7 p.m.

The art in this exhibition parallels the academic research process the M.A. student/art educator explores in the M.A. in Art Education program. Each art educator identifies a research question of deep personal interest related to student learning in art or teaching practice. These questions are researched in the M.A. student/art educator's art classroom during the academic year. Students' completed research theses as well as research articles written for submission to peer-juried journals are on display at the thesis exhibition.

Erika Speed,  freedom, acrylic and mixed-media collage, 2009.Participating artists include: Ambria Archibald, Tondalaya Crites, Sherri Fisher, Lisa Hartjen, Morgan Nichols, Justin Pierce, Emily Sandagata, Erika Speed and Nicholas Wozniak.

Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.

Image captions: (top) Tondalaya Crites, Untitled, photoencaustic; (inset) Erika Speed, freedom, acrylic and mixed-media collage, 2009.


Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.