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Cut and Run

Friday, February 1–Thursday, February 21 in Fox 3 Gallery

Posted 01.03.08 by MICA Media Relations

The title of the newest exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is a nod to current events, but it actually refers to the short period of time-one year only-most students spend at the college when they enroll in its Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program. In Cut and Run, 23 artists present their work from Friday, February 1-Thursday, February 21 in Fox 3 Gallery, Fox Building at 1303 Mount Royal Avenue. Free and open to the public, an opening reception takes place on Friday, February 1, 5-7 p.m.

On January 6, 2008, The New York Times' article "More Than a Bachelor, Less Than a Master" by Daniel Grant quoted Bill Schmidt, artist and director of MICA's post-baccalaureate program, in an article describing post-baccalaureate programs as an expanding phenomenon in art education. MICA's program is a prime example, bringing together artists with diverse interests, backgrounds and goals for a year of intensive study and independent studio practice, with critiques from visiting artists.

This year's post-baccalaureates include recent BA and BFA graduates from all over the country, as well as a retired physics professor, a former manager at an asset management firm, a professor of art from South Korea, a former public radio producer, and a professional belly dancer. The work showcased includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video, ranging from figurative to abstract and everything in between.

All exhibitions and receptions at MICA are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.mica.edu or call 410-225-2300.

MICA's exhibitions and public programs receive generous support from the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Special Programs Endowment; The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, Inc.; the Amalie Rothschild '34 Residency Program Endowment; The Rouse Company Endowment; the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive; and the generous contributors to MICA's Annual Fund.

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.