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American Artist: Drawing Magazine Profiles MICA's Drawing Program

Article Demonstrates Newest Generation of Students' Interest in Traditional Draftsmanship

Posted 06.16.09 by MICA Media Relations

A winning balance of traditional drawing technique and modern art sensibilities 

Bedroom by Haniya Ghazelah '10.

BALTIMORE--MICA's drawing program is profiled in the spring issue of American Artist: Drawing magazine, available on newsstands through Aug. 10.

The article, "A Return to Drawing by Hand at MICA," features artwork by faculty Mark Karnes, Abby Sangiamo, Rex Stevens and Howie Weiss, as well as alumni/students Kent Miller '09, Jennifer Brakefield '09 and Haniya Ghazelah '10.

Reporter Bob Bahr demonstrates how MICA provides "a winning balance of traditional drawing technique and modern art sensibilities."

To read the full article, click here.

Image caption: Haniya Ghazelah '10, Bedroom, charcoal and pastel, 2006.

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.

American Artist: Drawing