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June Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 06.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Amy Boone-McCreesh, "Animal Confetti," ink, watercolor, collage, and inkjet print on Rives BFK.

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


Ripple: An Exhibition of Cloth, Community, Connectivity
On view June 13 through August 17, VisArts, Kaplan Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville
Opening reception: Friday, June 20, 7-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Annet Couwenberg, Naomi Davidoff '13 (fiber), Rebecca Nagle '08 (fiber), Hanna Brancato '07, '10, ‘11 (fiber, Community Arts), Jen Liu '12 (fiber), Valeska Populoh '06, '07 (fiber, Art Education), Emily Schubert '13 (fiber), Melissa Webb '96 (fiber)
Ripple presents works of contemporary artists inspired by the communal production of textiles and the creative potential of social interaction. The exhibition, curated by Susie Brandt, is a vivid mix of performance, documentary video, interactive electronics, collaboration and community activism.

Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art
On view through June 8, Coppin State University, Parlett Moore Library, Cab Calloway room, 2500 W. North Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Nathaniel K. Gibbs '75 (general fine arts) and Tommy P. Roberts '86 (visual communications)
In collaboration with Harford County Community College, Coppin State University hosts Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art, a traveling exhibition that explores the all-important role African Americans played in the thoroughbred horse racing industry as jockeys, trainers and grooms. The exhibition covers both the art and history of African-American jockeys in Maryland, specifically in Harford County, and ultimately, their decrease in the industry.

World Oceans Day Celebration
Event takes place June 7-8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Aquarium, 501 E Pratt St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Kasey Jones '14 (Community Arts)
Kasey Jones will create a public art installation for World Oceans Day for the National Aquarium. Attendees of the event can participate in the festivities by assisting the artist in constructing the giant turtle using plastic bags. The finished piece will also be on display during Artscape 2014.


Philip Koch, Rick Olivadoti, Jim Beckner
On view through June 7, Art Essex Gallery, 10 Main St., Essex
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 4-7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Philip Koch
Drawing and Foundation department faculty member Philip Koch is featured in a new exhibit with two other artists. His ten artworks, all oil paintings, illustrate Koch's interests in light inside the interior forest and the rhythms of the islands near the northern Atlantic coast.

Image Caption: Philip Koch, Thicket II (detail), oil on linen, 28"x 42."


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. 


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.


Adam Void | Instant Photography: 2003-2014
On view June 6-28, Castell Photography, 2C Wilson Aly., Asheville
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Adam Void '12 (Mount Royal School of Art)
Adam Void will be showing more than 800 Polaroid photos taken during the past 11 years. As an artist, he is dedicated to the exploration of the details of countercultures particular to his personal experiences: DIY culture, graffiti, traveling, social activism, mysticism and the concept of "the outsider." He began doing Polaroid-style photography in 2003, documenting the underground arts and music scene. True to the nature of instant photography, these works are quick and instinctual, yet intimately personal. The photos shown in this exhibition were selected from a large grouping of more than 1,000 "Polaroids" taken from 2003 to 2014.

Image caption: Adam Void '12, Polaroid photo from Adam Void | Instant Photography: 2003-2014 exhibition.


U Street Chromatic (for Duke)
On view June 28 through August 2, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC
Opening reception: Saturday, June 28, 7-9 p.m.
Artist talk: Tuesday, July 8, 7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Billy Friebele '08 (Studio Art)
Billy Friebele translates the bustle of the U Street corridor into abstract images and sound in U Street Chromatic (for Duke) and pays homage to Duke Ellington's Soda Fountain Rag, an improvisational piano composition inspired by the mechanical motions of a soda fountain machine. First played at the Poodle Dog Cafe on the 2000 block of Georgia Avenue, Soda Fountain Rag carried traces of what would become defining characteristics of Ellington's musical style: spontaneity, improvisation and the ability to translate impressions into sound.

In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors
On view through June 1, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
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.

Anything Sacred
On view through June 21, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Amy Boone-McCreesh
In Anything Sacred, artists Sarah Knobel and Amy Boone-McCreesh highlight their tumultuous, colorful and delightfully contradictory worlds. Specifically, Boone-McCreesh continues her exploration of her celebratory aesthetic, creating an immersive installation with a preponderance of 2D and 3D visual media. Her installation is filled with patterns culled and re-mixed from her already extant body of work: previously created drawings, paintings and collages scanned, cut, re-pasted and combined. The result is a colorful, maximal experience that immerses visitors fully in Boone-McCreesh's visual lexicon through painting, sculpture and drawing.

Top image caption: Amy Boone-McCreesh, Animal Confetti, ink, watercolor, collage, and inkjet print on Rives BFK.