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Maryland Art Place Exhibition Features Work by MICA-Affiliated Artists

Hidden & Revealed, an exhibition that provides insight into an artist's process, is on view through Saturday, Sept. 6 at Maryland Art Place, Suite 100, 8 Market Place.

Posted 07.30.08 by MICA Media Relations

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Randi McCormack

BALTIMORE--Hidden & Revealed, an exhibition that provides insight into an artist's process, is on view through Saturday, Sept. 6 at Maryland Art Place, Suite 100, 8 Market Place.

Curated by Peter Dubeau, associate dean for continuing studies at MICA, Hidden & Revealed features the work of six artists, including Michelle La Perriere ('89 MFA), co-chair of the foundation department at the College; Hadieh Shafie, director of career development; and Randi Reiss-McCormack ('89 MFA).

A free, public gallery talk with Dubeau takes place Friday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists at 7 p.m. at the non-profit center for contemporary art.

La Perriere's selection of work is from a larger series of sequential monoprints that was created during a residency in which the artist's experience of watching spring come alive from her studio window was tempered by the remembrance of her brother who had suddenly passed away.

Reiss-McCormack has loosely based her three new mixed media paintings on nursery rhyme narratives and has chosen to present them in a circular format that recalls a spinning top.

Shafie uses Farsi text -- specifically the word for "love" -- but strips it of its meaning and sound as it becomes more of a calligraphic mark in her new series of paintings and mixed media works.

The other artists participating in Hidden & Revealed are Michael Iampieri, Kevin Kepple, and Dean Kessmann.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

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.