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MICA Art Market Offers Buyers Art-Filled Holiday Shopping, Dec. 8-11

Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Sell Fine Art, Handmade Objects

Posted 11.03.10 by mica communications

Danamarie Hosler, OoAKies

BALTIMORE--MICA presents its fourth annual MICA Art Market Wednesday, Dec. 8-Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall lobby of Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. This festive sale, featuring original work by 250 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff, includes jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, textiles, book arts, toys and wrapping paper.

Holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging artists as well as find collectibles from leading artists in their respective fields. Visitors can talk one-on-one with the artists about their work while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy.

The market-sponsored by MICA's M.P.S. in The Business of Art and Design program and MICA Alumni Association, with media sponsorships from WTMD and WYPR-fosters student professional development and peer-to-peer networking, and provides funding for need-based student scholarships. Last year scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to four MICA students who had participated in the event: Jenna Boyles '12 (painting), Colin Dunn '12 (graphic design), Tatiana Gulenkina '11 (photography) and Allison Kerst '12 (graphic design).

Vendors will accept the following forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, cash and check. Admission to the market is free.

About some of the artists

MICA staff member Kyle Van Horn '03 (painting) is a printmaker who this fall opened Baltimore Print Studios, the city's first and only public-access letterpress and screen printing shop. Baltimore Print Studios offers workshops and studio access to local artists and designers.

Taking a different spin on printmaking, Hillery Sproatt '07 (printmaking) creates line drawings that evoke a modern-day folk art feel, and she takes the imagery she creates on paper and brings that to life through 3-D fabric and embroidery creations. At the age of 15, she and her mother launched Rebe, a line of women's clothing and handbags that she still works on.

Jeremy Sims, TeapotJeremy Sims '11, a ceramics major, explores art across 2-D and 3-D media, including stone, metal, clay, paper and paint. His pottery pieces merge function and fine art, for example a fully functioning tea set has innovative design features while being a statement art piece.

Joseph Roberson '79 '88 (general fines arts, Mount Royal School of Art) is returning to Art Market this year with his intricately designed prints and paintings series Geometricized Light-Energy, which originated by combining two disparate images: an electron microscopic photograph of a single Boron atom and a traditional meditational aid called the Sri Yantra.

Photo caption (top-down): Danamarie Hosler '00, OoAKies, hand-drawn ink and heat set on cotton muslin; Jeremy Sims '11, ceramic teapot.

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.