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Alumnae Approach Jewelry as Sculpture, Capturing the Media's Attention

American Craft, Baltimore magazine, blogs pick up on alumnae designs

Posted 07.01.10 by mica communications

Kate Cusack's sculptural necklaces are made from "expendable" zippers.

Three alumnae's designs are featured for their artistic merit and sculptural form:

• Baltimore magazine's June issue highlights Rebecca Irish '94 (general fine arts) as The Macrame Maven. The article features her story and return to Baltimore as well as showcasing her jewelry, mainly richly woven necklaces that are sold through SHINE Collective.For more examples of her work, click here.

• The summer issue of American Craft magazine profiles Kate Cusack '01 (general fine arts) in Celebrating the Expendable, a story about the artist and her sculptural jewelry made from zippers. Picture image is one of her designs; for more images of her work, click here.

• After singer Sarah McLachlan wore a necklace by Kim Kaufman '94 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) on both David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel's shows, several blogs posted articles about Kaufman's beautifully engraved lockets, which are sold exclusively through Bergdorf Goodman. For more information on Kaufman, click here.

Image caption: Kate Cusack's sculptural necklaces are made from "expendable" zippers.

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 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, 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.