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Commencement Exhibition Highlights Class of 2009

Campuswide Show Takes Place May 15-18; Reception: May 17

Posted 05.12.09 by MICA Media Relations

Artwork by Alissandra Seelaus '09.

BALTIMORE--MICA's campuswide 2009 Commencement Exhibition, which opens Friday, May 15 and continues through Monday, May 18, highlights works by nearly 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2009. By transforming the College's permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms, and open spaces into one expansive gallery space, each student is able to show a substantial body of work.

Experimental animation screenings take place Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in Falvey Hall of Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. Senior video screenings take place Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in Falvey Hall. A campuswide reception takes place Sunday, May 17, 1:30- 5 p.m.

Programs of study include: animation; art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics; drawing; environmental design; fiber; general fine arts; graphic design; illustration; interaction design and art; interdisciplinary sculpture; painting; photography; printmaking; video and film arts.

Special gallery hours for the 2009 Commencement Exhibition are Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. MICA's galleries are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Image caption: Alissandra Seelaus '09, What If Flowers Bloomed With Your Every Step?, gouache and digital, 2009.

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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