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Hoffberger 50th Anniversary

Hoffberger 50th Anniversary

MICA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting begins this week! We hope you will join us on campus for these events.

RETHINKING PAINTING

Panel discussion with
Nancy Princenthal, Raphael Rubinstein, Jutta Koether and Barry Schwabsky

Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium

This special event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting will feature prominent critical voices: Nancy Princenthal (former senior editor of Art in America), Raphael Rubinstein (current Hoffberger critic-in-residence), Jutta Koether (German artist, musician, and critic), and Barry Schwabsky (art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum). The panel will be moderated by painter and critic Joan Waltemath, director of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting.

Sponsored by: LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting and the Mixed Media Lecture Series.

NEITHER/OR

Current Hoffberger Student Exhibition

Friday, October 16-Monday, November 2
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery and Leidy Gallery

Please join us for the fall exhibition of the current LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA students in the first floor galleries of Fred Lazarus IV Center.

Participating artists: Christopher Batten, Eric Elmasian, Erika Sabel, Ilenia Madelaire, Jose Alvarado, Mieke Baran, Marybeth Chew, Maureen Delaney, Philip Dusel, Tianming Liu, Xiaofu Wang, Alfonso Fernandez-Vazquez, Aschely Cone, Julia Garcia, Morgan Everhart, Rachel Hamel, Ryan Severance, Simone Kearney, and Taha Heydari.

THE POSSIBILITY OF TRANSFORMATION

Hoffberger Alumni Exhibition

Friday, October 23-Wednesday, November 4
Reception: Friday, October 30, 5-7p.m.

Fred Lazarus IV Center: Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery and Leidy Gallery

The Curated Invitational 50th Hoffberger Alumni Exhibition and Opening Reception will be hosted by the MICA Board of Trustees. The Opening Reception will feature a talk by the exhibition's curator, Caitlin Tucker-Melvin '14 (Curatorial Practice MFA).

The Possibility of Transformation is an exhibition of paintings curated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Grace Hartigan was the first director, and Joan Waltemath now directs the program. The LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting is one of the world's most renowned graduate painting programs.

Curated with respect to the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School's impressive legacy, this exhibition features twelve of Grace Hartigan's paintings alongside the artworks of alumni artists. Using Hartigan's work as a visual catalyst, artists were selected from the 360 alumni of the program to date. From the inaugural class to its most recent graduates, alumni are represented from the entire fifty-year history of the program.

Purposefully non-linear, this exhibition conceives of the alumni community as an interconnected and intergenerational web of influence, expanding outward from the shared formative experience of graduate school. The LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting represents the confluence of passion shown by its past and current directors, the family that dedicatedly supports the growth of the program, and the students who each year contribute their energy to its ever growing community of artists.

Artists Exhibited:

  • Tommy Dahlberg, '15
  • Alana Bergstrom, '14
  • Boram Lee, '14
  • Amita Bhatt, '09
  • Katherine Mann, '09
  • Amy Sherald, '04
  • Nandini Chirimar, '93
  • Trace Miller, '86
  • Rex Stevens, '82
  • Bill Schmidt, '81
  • Christine Neill, '81
  • Vivian Wolovitz, '78
  • Mary Ann Krutsick, '78
  • Susan Abbott, '74
  • William Dutterer, '67
  • Fay Chandler, '67
  • Dan Dudrow, '67
Artists Exhibit

AUTHORSHIP AND REPRESENTATION: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND BLACK AMERICAN LIFE IN ART

Monday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium

This panel will explore what representation means, especially as it relates to the broad range of African American and diasporic African experience. Contemporary art is becoming increasingly pluralistic; however, artistic production by Black artists that features figurative references or cultural indices of Blackness is still often considered marginal. Although Black artists continue to produce work that repeats this self—determined imagery, there are new and emerging challenges to greater and more productive futures. What is at stake for Black artists who present unsettling truths? What is at stake for Black artists who choose to speak only for themselves as individual artists inspired by personal experience?

Poet, critic, and MICA faculty member Christopher Stackhouse will moderate the panel with artists Zoë Charlton and Arvie Smith, '92 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger).