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Post-Baccalaureate Program Presents Everyone An Artist? An Everything Installation March 28, April 15, April 25

MICA Artists Collaborate With artist Denise Tassin, Part of Art on Purpose Series of Exhibitions

Posted 02.25.09 by MICA Media Relations

Detail of Everyone An Artist? An Everything Installation.

BALTIMORE--MICA faculty and students, in collaboration with Baltimore-based artist Denise Tassin, have explored, uncovered, and celebrated the relationship between art, creativity, and humanity as part of Everyone an Artist? Organized by Art on Purpose, a community arts group founded by MICA alumnus Peter Bruun ’89 (Mount Royal School of Art), this ground-breaking project features exhibitions at 13 Baltimore-area colleges and universities, including MICA.

Tassin, whose work includes drawings, found objects, performances, complex installations, and open-ended collaborations, has an unflagging commitment to serious play. During the fall semester, the artist hosted studio visits, presented lectures about her work, collaborated with students in their classrooms, and created new work for this spring's exhibitions.

In partnership with MICA faculty Bill Schmidt and Resident Artist Linda Bills, Tassin this spring has collaborated with students enrolled in MICA's Post-Baccalaureate Program to create Everyone an Artist? An Everything Installation, which opens Saturday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m. on the first floor of Studio Center, 113-131 West North Ave.  The exhibition, which also is on view Wednesday, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 3-6 p.m., is described as a "project room" where all is considered, and nothing rejected out of hand.

Make a Card, Take a Card-Create your own artist trading card and exchange it from a choice of hundreds made since fall 2008 by numerous college students.

Concert Draw-Student musicians provide the inspiration for you to draw in response to what you hear. Art supplies and basic instructions will be provided by Art on Purpose staff.

Big Doll House-Help decorate the oversized, cardboard doll house that travels from exhibition to exhibition, reception to reception.

College Culture Vulture Competition-Which of the 13 participating colleges and universities have the most avid cultural consumers among their student body? Art on Purpose answers this question by counting those who take part in activities at each reception. Prizes will be awarded to the students from the college or university that outnumber the rest.

MICA faculty members Susie Brandt, Michelle La Perriere '89, and Warren Linn and their students have contributed work to Everyone an Artist? exhibitions at other participating colleges and universities, including More Than One at Coppin State University (April 6 reception), Sandbox at Community College of Baltimore County (May 7 reception), and Best Drawing at Towson University (May 8 reception).

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Image credit: Detail of Everyone An Artist? An Everything Installation.

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 65 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.