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April Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 04.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Image caption: "Tiny neon colored stuffed cat toy," Apartment 21 photographed by Kathleen  McCullough, Exhibition Photographer.

Throughout April, members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the country and world. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


A Wing, A Prayer 
On view through April 6Project 1628, 1628 Bolton St., Baltimore 
MICA CONNECTION: Photography Department Chair Regina Deluise
Regina Delusie, whose photos have been featured in a number of galleries nationally and internationally, will bring her expertise to the Project 1628 for a new exhibition. A Wing, A Prayer highlights Deluise's new photography work for the Baltimore community. 

Abstraction: Finding the Thread 
On view through April 20VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty and alumni
This group exhibition features abstract paintings by various MICA faculty, staff and alumni. Known as the Ab8, their paintings intertwine components of art with a range of social, intellectual, emotional and perceptual influences. Abstraction: Finding the Thread results in a powerful visual experience from the artworks of faculty members Timothy App, Jo Smail, Dan Dudrow '67 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting), Assoc. Dean of Foundation Dennis Farber, Assoc. Dean of Fine Arts Michael Weiss '96 (Mount Royal School of Art), Post-Bacc. Director Bill Schmidt '71 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting) and alumna Carol Miller Frost '86 (Mount Royal School of Art).

Image Caption: Jump, oil on Canvas (diptych).

Baltimore 1
On view through May 2, Gallery CA, 440 E Oliver St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Marcus Civin, Jennifer Coster '11 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Shana Goetsch '12 (Community Arts)
Baltimore 1 is an exhibition of a collection of personal objects loaned to Gallery CA from City Arts residents. The upper level of the gallery houses objects of artists living in subsidized housing while the downstairs showcases the evidence of the lives lived above with objects waiting on tables and shelves designed by Marcus Civin and Jennifer Coster. The exhibition serves to bring together creative residents living at City Arts and will host workshops prompting interaction and inviting response to the collection of objects.

On view through May 28, University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery, 21 W Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore 
MICA CONNECTION: Nolen Strals '01 (general fine arts) and Bruce Willen '02 (general fine arts) 
The University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery sponsors an upcoming exhibition celebrating local graphic designers and their contributions to Baltimore's business community. Highlighting their work on logos, nearly 20 designers will be featured. Their formations aided businesses with their creative and innovate logo creations. MICA alumni Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen are among the designers showcasing their work on logos in the exhibition.

Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys
Airing Tuesday, April 22 at 10 p.m., Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Allen Moore
Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys, a film created by faculty member Allen Moore from MICA's Film and Video Department, documents the work of the Valleys Planning Council and landscape architect Ian McHarg. Their efforts led to the development of a landmark land preservation plan during the early 1960s. The film follows their work and interviews from people who worked at the Valleys Planning Council for the last five decades.

Eureka! Impractical Solutions
On view SaturdayApril 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spur Gallery, 3504 Ash St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Sarah Claggett '14, Jasu Hu '15, Sarah Jacoby '14 , Winnie Kuo ‘15, Jackie Littman ‘14, Sally Maier ‘15, Valeria Molinari ‘14, Shiva Nallaperumal ‘15, Sara Shahabi ‘14 , Iris Sprague ‘15, Kevin Valente ‘14, and Lolo Zhang ‘15. The Spur Gallery exhibits poster illustrations and designs by these  M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Illustration Practice and Post-Baccalaureate students.


On view April 29-May 31, V. Vorres Fine Art Gallery, 3681 Sacramento St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
MICA Connection: Hodo Lee '13 (General Fine Arts)
Inflections is the first solo exhibition by recent MICA graduate Hodo Lee. Using photography as his artistic medium, this work focuses on hidden relationships between elements in isolated landscapes. Lee's photography creates a contemplative and peaceful atmosphere through that subtle connection.


Pink Rabbit Installation
On view through December 2015Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty members David Friedheim '86 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Trisha Kyner
David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner's Pink Rabbit sculpture will be on view in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of Sculpture for New Orleans, a post-Katrina art project that places dozens of outdoor artworks along the city's streets. Friedheim and Kyner also have another Pink Rabbit piece on view in a one-year public sculpture exhibition in Carbondale, Colorado.

Image caption: David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner, Pink Rabbit sculpture outside of Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
On view through July 6, Hood Museum of Art, 4 E Wheelock St., Hanover
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Frances Barth
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College unites with Dartmouth's Studio Art Department to present In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. This is the first exhibition showcasing artwork from participants in the Artist-in-Residence Program since starting in the 1930s. The program has connected national and internationally renowned artists to present their work while teaching classes at Dartmouth. In Residence will display the work of over 80 artists who have participated in the program, including former director of Mount Royal School of Art Frances Barth.

Image caption: Frances Barth, Orange, acrylic and ink on gesso wood panel. 


Letters From Home
On view April 10-May 24, Porter Contemporary, 548 W 28 St., New York
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (General Fine Arts)
The Porter Contemporary gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jason Bryant entitled Letters From Home. Using black and white oil paintings, this exhibition incorporates images from classic films like "Suzy", "The Young Ones" and "Flesh and the Devil" with skateboard graphics. Bryant explores ideas of hope, longing and loss and the impact of war on future generations through his powerful artwork.

Image Caption: Jason Bryant, Knowing This Was the Last Time (detail), oil on canvas, 60" x 50".

Make Things (Happen)
On view through October 2, Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 Tenth Ave., New York
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Lauren F. Adams
As a part of the Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, Make Things (Happen) is an artist project organized by Christine Wong Yap features 29 artist-created activity sheets for participants to construct a variety of their own personal objects. Faculty member Lauren F. Adams activity invites guests to create commemorative items where she connects her inspiration for historical textures and designs for her activity.


On view April 11-May 23, HEMPHILL, 1515 14 St. NW, Washington
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Martin Kotler '76 (general fine arts)
Cityscapes, a solo exhibition by alumnus Martin Kotler, will be featured at HEMPHILL Fine Arts gallery. The exhibit illustrates three different styles of artwork from panoramas to pieces inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder "Hunters in the Snow." Kotler's collection, all painted en plein air, offers varying perspectives about the nation's capital.

Image Caption: Power From Above K Station, The Stairs, Martin Kotler, oil on linen, 30" x 34".

In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors
On view through June 1, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4440 Massachusetts Ave., NW
MICA CONNECTION: faculty members Lauren F. Adams, Zlata Baum, Fletcher Mackey, Sangram Majumdar
In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors, curated by American University art department professors Zoe Charlton and Tim Doud, presents a collection of works from 19 teaching artists from thirteen participating colleges and universities across the region. This exhibit is the third and final in a series of installments highlighting the connection between the DC art community and the educational institutions in the Washington area. Four MICA faculty members contribute their artistic talents to this exhibit.


Clermont Forum II
On view through May 31, Clermont Foundation, 801 E. Main Street, Berryville 
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Lauren F. Adams
The Clermont Foundation partners with the Rotating History Project to present Clermont Forum II. This exhibit showcases seven artists alongside Adams illustrating varying artworks centered on the history of the farm and the connection to Virginia's past. Adams' site-specific installation includes painting and image-making focusing on the evolution of the farm from the beginning of the 17 century. 

Top image caption: "Tiny neon colored stuffed cat toy," Apartment 21 photographed by Kathleen McCullough, exhibition photographer.