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MICA’s Fall Exhibition Season Kicks Off With Work by Faculty, Students

Faculty show on view until Oct. 11

Posted 08.24.09 by MICA Media Relations

Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Semaphore (She Said, He Said)

Baltimore--MICA's fall exhibition season kicks off with three of its most popular and dynamic exhibitions, all featuring work by students and faculty.

Sabbatical Exhibition
Thursday, Aug. 27-
Sunday, Sept. 13
Decker Gallery, Fox Building (1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.)
Reception:
Thursday, Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.
The Sabbatical Exhibition showcases the work of faculty members who have taken a semester away from MICA during the 2008-2009 academic year to explore new themes, develop old ones, or further their artistic careers. Chair of art history, theory and criticism Kerr Houston, for example, spent part of his sabbatical writing an article on the representation of religion in Persepolis and working on a book on art criticism, and part preparing new courses. Scheduled to teach a class on Islamic art and architecture next spring, he traveled to Tunisia and Syria to visit and to sketch from the mosques of Kairouan and Damascus, among other sites.

At The Unquiet Listener: Saul Myers, in the Language, Literature and Culture department, reads his stories Kafka Knew... and Bear Story on Wednesday Sept. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Sabbatical Exhibition, Decker Gallery.

Foundation Exhibition
Thursday, Aug. 27-Sunday, Sept. 13
Meyerhoff Gallery, Fox Building (1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.); Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center (1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.); and Main Gallery, Main Building (1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.)
Reception:
Thursday, Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.
The Foundation Exhibition offers work by first-year students from the previous academic year. MICA's groundbreaking foundation program introduces all students to the fundamentals of visual arts, giving them a cornerstone upon which they can build their artistic careers. The work in the Foundation Exhibition is always fresh and exciting and provides a glimpse into the future of the art world.

Faculty Exhibition
Thursday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Oct. 11
Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, Fox Building (1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.); and Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center (1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.)
Reception:
Thursday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m.
The Faculty Exhibition features the work of MICA's world-renowned teaching artists and writers, revealing their diversity in content, medium and style.

Participating faculty members include: Jane Cottis (video and film arts); Dan Dudrow (drawing, painting); Soheila Ghaussy (language, literature and culture); Nick Karvounis (printmaking); Nate Larson (photography); Ledelle Moe (chair of interdisciplinary sculpture); Barry Nemett (chair of painting); John Penny (foundation, M.F.A. in Studio Art, M.A. in Art Education; ); Paula Phillips (M.A. in Community Arts; foundation; M.A. in Art Education); Hugh Pocock (foundation, general fine arts, video and film arts); Valeska Populoh (fiber); and Jason Sloan (foundation, interaction design and art).

Soheila Ghaussy will perform a reading, Ars Poetica, A Reading of Original Poems, Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:30-5 p.m. in Meyerhoff Gallery.

MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays. For more information, call 410-225-2300.


Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Semaphore (She Said, He Said) (detail), digital c-print, 2009. (Faculty Exhibition)

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 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, 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.