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Graduating Artists Exhibit Work in December Commencement Exhibition, Dec. 16–19

Celebrity Makeup Artist Reggie Wells ’71 Speaks at Commencement Ceremony, Dec. 17

Posted 12.31.69 by mica communications

Jessica Schimpf, Maraud

BALTIMORE--MICA presents the December Commencement Exhibition, which highlights work by more than three dozen emerging professional artists in MICA's undergraduate programs completing their degrees in December 2010. The exhibition, Thursday, Dec. 16-Sunday, Dec. 19, takes place across campus, and includes a reception on Friday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

The exhibiting artists' programs of study include: animation; art history, theory and criticism; drawing; fiber; general fine arts; graphic design; illustration; interaction design and art; interdisciplinary sculpture; painting; photography; and printmaking.

The exhibition takes place in Fox 2 and 3 galleries, Fox Building (1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.); Main Gallery, Main Building (1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.); Brown 3 and 4 galleries, Brown Center (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.); and Middendorf Gallery, Mount Royal Station (1400 Cathedral St.). MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.


Photo caption: Jessica Schimpf, Maraud, steel chair, ivy, dirt, rain water, 2010.

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.

2010 December Commencement Exhibition

    Reggie Wells '71

    The December Commencement is on Friday, Dec. 17; the ceremony is closed to the public.

    Speaking at this year's ceremony is alumnus Reggie Wells '71, a celebrity makeup artist who has worked on such famous faces as first lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Halle Berry and Brooke Shields, and who served as Oprah Winfrey's personal makeup artist for 21 years before partnering with international cosmetics company Hissyfit to bring the line to the United States. The Emmy award winner and Baltimore native started his career as an art teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools system.