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Graduate Students Mount Work This Spring

Graduate-Level artists, designers exhibit work across campus & Station North, Feb. 24-May 16

Posted 02.16.12 by MICA Communications

Jenny Kutnow, (M.F.A. Graphic Design), "6 Days," inkjet print.

BALTIMORE—This spring, MICA will host several exhibitions that feature engaging and provocative work by its graduate programs. Students from the M.A. and M.F.A. in Community Arts, Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design and M.A. in Social Design programs will put together their own shows, while those set to graduate from MICA’s M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media and Rinehart School of Sculpture will show in Off the Rails, a series of three thesis exhibitions in galleries across campus and at the North Avenue Market in Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

M.A./M.F.A. in Community Arts Spring Exhibition
Friday, Feb. 24–Thursday, March 8
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Feb. 24, 5–7 p.m.

This exhibition combines the work of students in the one-year M.A. and first-year M.F.A. in Community Arts programs. Grounded in the principles of social justice, the works highlight the relationship between community, art and the artist. These 14 students bring a wide range of ideas, materials, disciplines and approaches to creating art.

Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design
Friday, March 23–Sunday, April 15
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Receptions: Friday, March 23 and Friday, April 6, 5–7 p.m.
Featuring the work of students in the one-year Graphic Design Post Baccalaureate program, this exhibition explores the theme Chance/Choice. Following a personal process of generative thinking and making, students exhibit artifacts, experiences and ideas that communicate the relationship between the serendipity of chance and the difficulty of choice. These 15 students bring a wide range of experience to creating and defining design.

Off the Rails: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions
Friday, March 23–Sunday, April 29
Fox Building: Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox 3 galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Bunting Center:
Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.; North Avenue Market, 15 W. North Ave.
Three upcoming exhibitions will feature thesis work from Master of Fine Arts candidates in MICA’s M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media and Rinehart School of Sculpture.

Off the Rails: M.F.A. Thesis I
Friday, March 23–Sunday, April 1
Reception: Friday, March 23, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, March 27, 3–5:15 p.m., beginning in Decker Gallery; Wednesday, March 28, 1–3:30 p.m., beginning in Meyerhoff Gallery
Featuring: Elizabeth Ashe (Mount Royal), Rachel Beamer (Photographic & Electronic Media), Pablo Garcia-Lopez (Rinehart), Rachel Held (Rinehart), Alice Hom (Graphic Design), Jin Hwan Kim (Graphic Design), Jennifer Kutnow (Graphic Design), Grim Lee (Mount Royal), Sean McDonough (Hoffberger), Eric Mortensen (Graphic Design), Chelsea Ragan (Mount Royal), Kathleen Sachse (Mount Royal), Aura Seltzer (Graphic Design), Gavin Stewart (Photographic & Electronic Media), Arina Trifonova (Photographic & Electronic Media), Jeffrey Vincent (Hoffberger), Adam Void (Mount Royal) and Cameron Zotter (Graphic Design)

Off the Rails: M.F.A. Thesis II
Friday, April 6–Sunday, April 15
Reception: Friday, April 13, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, April 10, 2:45–5 p.m., beginning at Cohen Plaza; Wednesday, April 11, 1–3:30 p.m., beginning in Meyerhoff Gallery; Friday, April 13, 10-10:30 a.m., at North Avenue Market
Featuring: Misha Capecchi (Mount Royal), Micheal Cor (Hoffberger), Noel Cunningham (Graphic Design), Zoe Friedman (Mount Royal),  Jessica Gibson (Photographic & Electronic Media), Timothy Hoover (Graphic Design), Julie Horton (Hoffberger), So Hyun An (Photographic & Electronic Media), Abdulmari Imao (Rinehart), Jessica Karle (Graphic Design), Jonathan Latiano (Mount Royal), Aviv Lichter (Graphic Design), Lloyd Lowe (Photographic & Electronic Media), Travis Masingale (Photographic & Electronic Media), Skye McNeill (Graphic Design), Laini Nemett (Hoffberger), Margaret Rogers (Mount Royal), Michal Rotberg (Graphic Design) and Jen Smith (Photographic & Electronic Media)

Off the Rails: M.F.A. Thesis III
Friday, April 20–Sunday, April 29
Reception: Friday, April 20, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, April 24, 3–5:15 p.m., beginning in North Avenue Market; Wednesday, April 25, 1–3:45 p.m., beginning in Decker Gallery
Featuring: Sean Bennett (Mount Royal), Brian Conaty (Mount Royal), Jennifer Coster (Rinehart), Caroline Covington (Rinehart), Madeleine Cutrona (Mount Royal), Jonathan Duff (Mount Royal), Abraham Garcia (Graphic Design), Rolando Gutierrez (Graphic Design), Sung-Hwa Kim (Hoffberger), William Knipscher (Photographic & Electronic Media), Kimberly Alexa Llerena (Photographic & Electronic Media), Clara Kohn Marquez (Graphic Design), Ali Wendy Miller (Hoffberger), Margaret Rorison (Photographic & Electronic Media), Cheyenne Seeley (Mount Royal), Zachary Michael Storm (Mount Royal), Heather Stratton (Photographic & Electronic Media), Aggie Toppins (Graphic Design) and Carly Witmer (Hoffberger)

M.A. in Social Design Thesis Show
Thursday, April 19–Friday, April 27
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, April 27, 5–7 p.m.
Living and working in East Baltimore, students in the M.A. in Social Design are challenged to explore the designer’s role and responsibility in society, produce new ways of thinking, facilitate new institutional collaborations, utilize design to bring about social change and develop contexts in which their ideas can be sustained.

The program implements a project-based curriculum emphasizing learning by doing; extensive studio and field experience create opportunities to work on collaborative, issue-based projects with a variety of disciplines, organizations and community members. The thesis show provides a first-hand look at the innovative approaches and ideas for positively impacting our communities.
Featuring: Danah Abdulla, Kyla Fullenwider, Leah Harper, Briony Hynson, Remy Peritz, Ben Peterson, Elise Roy, Julie Sayo and Becky Slogeris

M.F.A. in Community Arts Thesis Exhibition, Heartland
Wednesday, April 25–Wednesday, May 16
MICA PLACE: The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, 814 N. Collington Ave.
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 5–7 p.m.
<3 Heartland: Artist Talk: Friday, April 27, 1:15-4 p.m.
This thesis exhibition combines the work of students using their own creative voices while investigating the relationship of the citizen artist and art to community building and advocating positive change. The installations are located in the historic East Baltimore neighborhood at MICA PLACE (Programs Linking Art, Culture and Education).
Featuring: Shana R. Goetsch, Anne Kotleba and Jessica Haywood Wyatt

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. MICA PLACE gallery hours are by appointment; contact MICA PLACE Program Manager Kristy Taylor at 410.225.2254 or  ktaylor03@mica.edu. They are closed on major holidays.

Image caption: Jenny Kutnow, (M.F.A. in Graphic Design), 6 Days, Inkjet Print.

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.