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MACA Student's Exhibition Sheds Light on Issues of Domestic Violence, July 18-30

M.A. in Community Arts candidate uses more than 4000 prints to raise awareness on the issue

Posted 07.12.11 by MICA communications

Shana Goetsch, "Tributary"

WHAT: M.A. in Community Arts (MACA) candidate Shana R. Goetsch will exhibit her visual thesis work, 3Tributaries, through intaglio prints and plates in MACA's thesis exhibition from Monday, July 18-Saturday, July 30.

Goetsch uses Baltimore's row house imagery to create more than 4,000 individual prints on paper, which correspond to the number of domestic violence cases heard in one year within the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Goetsch currently serves as AmeriCorps artist-in-residence at the House of Ruth Maryland in Baltimore, one of the nation's leading domestic violence centers. She has been working with adults and youth within the shelter, and facilitating domestic violence related art workshops in other Baltimore City communities, including Better Waverly's 901 Arts and Jubilee Arts.

A survivor of domestic violence herself, Goetsch advocates for others by raising awareness of the issues through her own personal experience as well as her artmaking practice. "Even though these row houses are seemingly silent and static buildings, they embody the ‘souls' of those affected by domestic violence," Goetsch said.

To learn more about the MACA exhibition, click on the website here.

WHEN: Monday, July 18-Saturday, July 30; Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 19, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.; Reception: Friday, July 29, 5-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fox Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.





Image caption: Shana Goetsch, Tributary

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.