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Sabbatical Exhibition Showcases Professors' Off-Campus Work, Aug. 26-Sept. 12

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Posted 07.15.10 by MICA Communications

Alexander Heilner, "Cape Coral"

BALTIMORE--The Sabbatical Exhibition, from Thursday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Sept. 12 in Fox Building's Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., will showcase the work of faculty members who took a semester away from MICA during the 2009/10 academic year to explore new themes, develop old ones, or collaborate with other artists and designers. The reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m.

Humanistic studies faculty member Jennifer Wallace, for example, spent the spring semester finishing her manuscript of poems, From a Far-Off Country, then went to Kyoto, Japan, to give a reading from the manuscript and a talk on ecopoetics, a creative discipline that links writing and ecology. While in Japan she traveled to several regions, continuing her long-term research project Shining Like the Sun. Wallace's submission for the Sabbatical Exhibition includes a live reading of poems in the gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at noon.

Fiber faculty member Annet Couwenberg, on the other hand, spent spring as an artist in residence at Willem de Kooning Academie in The Netherlands, where she worked on Clothing as Interface: CrossCultural Muslim Identity. As part of her Sabbatical Exhibition, Couwenberg will present a video and lecture about the sewing and handicraft sessions and interviews she conducted with the Muslim women on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. in Brown Center's Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Participating artists include: Annet Couwenberg, fiber; Alexander Heilner, photography; Katherine Morris, art education; Barry Nemett, chair of painting; Sangram Majumdar, painting; Jennifer Wallace, humanistic studies; Michael Weiss '96, foundation; and Patrick Wright, chair of video & film arts.

For more event and exhibition information, visit fyi.mica.edu.

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 caption: Photography faculty member Alexander Heilner, Cape Coral, Florida, 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 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.


2010 Sabbatical Exhibition

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