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Community Art Collaborative Hosts "Dream" Exhibition, June 6-17

Community festival takes place June 11

Posted 05.09.11 by MICA Communications

CAC hosts a community festival on Saturday, June 11

BALTIMORE--The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) celebrates the conclusion of its 2010-11 year with an exhibition of work made by CAC members in partnership with community members and youth, on view Monday, June 6-Friday, June 17 in Fox Building's Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. The theme for this year's exhibition is "dream," highlighting young imaginations expressed through dreams as well as dreams youth have for themselves, their community and their city.

On Saturday, June 11, a community festival featuring drumming, line dancing and other participatory performances will take place from 1-4 p.m. in Cohen Plaza (in front of the Brown and Fox buildings).

Community Art Collaborative member artists spend yearlong residencies with nonprofit organizations in Baltimore, where they work with youth and adults to build community through artmaking. This exhibition highlights the different roles community artists play as facilitators, problem solvers and liaisons between Baltimore's communities and MICA. Many CAC members are also pursuing an M.A. in Community Arts degree at MICA.

Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.

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.