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ArtWalk Features First Look of Work by '09 Artists

Preview Party for 2009 Commencement Exhibition Takes Place Thursday, May 14

Posted 04.22.09 by MICA Media Relations

Student demonstrating at the 2008 ArtWalk.

BALTIMORE-MICA presents ArtWalk, a campus-wide preview party of the 2009 Commencement Exhibition, Thursday, May 14 from 5-8 p.m., with a tent reception continuing until 9 p.m. Members of the class of 2009 will be on hand in their exhibition areas during this signature event to meet visitors and discuss their work.

ArtWalkers will begin at the celebration tent on Cohen Plaza, where they will be given maps to stroll through the galleries, open spaces, hallways, and classrooms of six architecturally significant MICA buildings - including the new Gateway - which will be filled with students' artwork. ArtWalk is the only chance for visitors to purchase drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, illustrations, fiber arts, graphic designs, and multimedia pieces featured in the Commencement Exhibition before it officially opens on May 15.

In between strolls and after ArtWalk ends, guests are invited to relax and enjoy casual dinner fare and have a glass of wine at the Finish Line Café, located inside the celebration tent on Cohen Plaza. Graduating artists will also be in the tent at 8 p.m. to celebrate with ArtWalk participants.

ArtWalk takes place from 5-8 p.m. The Finish Line Café will be open from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets, which include food and two complimentary drinks, are $25. Children 10 and younger are free.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the ArtWalk Web page. For assistance with purchasing tickets, call 410-225-2262.

WYPR-88.1 FM is the media sponsor for MICA's 2009 ArtWalk.

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.

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