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MICA Community Featured in Off-Campus Events, Exhibitions Throughout February

What's not to love about these students, faculty and staff exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally?

Posted 02.01.12 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Annie Ewaskio, Totem, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36"x36."

Members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the United States and the world in February 2012. Here are the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


February 10, 7-10 p.m., in/flux gallery, 307 W. Baltimore St.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Ryan Hammond (interdisciplinary sculpture student), Phil Hessler '11 (M.F.A. in Studio Art), Harrison Tyler (interdisciplinary sculpture student) and Michael Koliner (interdisciplinary sculpture student)

The Travelers
On view through February 16, Penn Station,1500 North Charles St.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Animation Department students, staff and faculty members
• MICA's Animation Department has worked with the Contemporary Museum to set up an animation piece inside Penn Station. Directed by Laurence Arcadias and Lynn Tomlinson with the collaboration of Rick Delaney and Steve Meneely, the animation is done by MICA animation students, staff and faculty.

Upper Broadway, Baltimore, as re-imagined by Andrea Dombrowski, AY'11WE SEARCHED FOR/WE DISCOVERED
On view through February 18D:center Baltimore, 218 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD, 21201
MICA CONNECTIONS: Environmental Design students
• In May 2011, students from the graduating class at the Department of Environmental Design presented poetic re-imaginings of Baltimore City. The remarkable work from many of their projects are on view at this exhibition. For an interesting perspective and summary, listen to WYPR's report from May 2011.

Degrees of Absence
On view through February 21, Goya Contemporary, 300 Chestnut Ave.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Painting faculty member Jo Smail

Seen & Heard Panel Discussion Flyer Seen & Heard: Maryland's Civil Rights Era in Photographs and Oral Histories
February 23, 6-8 p.m., Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.
MICA CONNECTION: Curated by Jenny Ferretti '07 (photography)
• The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) will host a free panel discussion on civil rights era Maryland, the Paul Henderson Photograph Collection, and the McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project. Paul Henderson was an African American photographer who spent much of his career at the Afro-American newspaper. Henderson documented both significant events and everyday life in Baltimore's African American community. The McKeldin-Jackson Oral History Project is an inquiry into the civil rights activities of these two Maryland leaders. From 1974 through 1977 volunteers conducted interviews with civil rights activists and leaders, as well as those who opposed the movement. Interviewees discuss their involvement with the NAACP, Maryland politics, law, education, and their relationship with Governor McKeldin and Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson. Panelists include Dr. Helena Hicks, one of only three surviving members of the widely publicized sit-in at Read's Drugstore in Baltimore, who will reveal the impromptu nature and resounding impact of the 1955 protest; Larry Gibson, Professor of Law at University of Maryland; Dr. Barry Lanman, Professor and Director of the Martha Ross Center for Oral History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Dr. Michelle Scott, an associate professor at UMBC; and William F. Zorzi, former reporter and editor for nearly twenty years at The Baltimore Sun newspaper and writer for the HBO series "The Wire."

On view through February 24, Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring
MICA CONNECTION: Hillary Steel '97 (MAT)

Art and Healing Show
On view through February 24, Towson University Art Department Gallery at the Towson Commons, Pennsylvania Ave. and York Rd.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faculty member Cinder Hypki
• Read City Paper's review of the transitory exhibit.

Deborah Kommalan: Paintings
On view February 2 through February 25, Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Deborah Kommalan '70 (Graphic Design)

Zachary Thornton, Egress (Dusk), 2011, oil on canvas, 25 x 64 inchesNight Visions
On view through March 10, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
Opening Reception: January 24, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Zachary Thornton '01 (GFA)

Body Magic
On view through March 3, School 33 Art Center Project Space, 1427 Light Street
MICA CONNECTION: Erin Zerbe '11 (MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media)

The Sum of the Parts
On view February 22 through March 24, Maryland Art Place at Power Plant Live!, 8 Market Place, Suite 100
MICA CONNECTION: Emily Barletta '03 (fiber), 

Waking Light
On view through March 31, Stevenson University Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD
Opening Reception: January 26, 6-8 p.m.; Artist Talk: January 31, 12:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Paula Reynolds '76 (GFA)


Visual AudioVisual Audio
On view January 13 to February 24, Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE
Opening Reception: January 13, 7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Briony Evans Hynson (MA Social Design '12). Artists include faculty member Ryan Clifford (MFA Graphic Design '09) and Joe Galbreath (MFA Graphic Design '09).
• As the current climate of finding individual and community voice intensifies in the face of big government and big corporations, artists and designers are exploring collective, geographically-specific ideas of community identity. Two projects included in Visual Audio, opening on January 13th 2012, focus on communication and content transmission via radio, found media, and vernacular typography.

Raoul MiddlemanCity Limits
On view through March 18, American University's Katzen Gallery, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Raoul F. Middleman

Paper Shapers
On view through March 4, The Silber Gallery at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Reception: March 2, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Jaime Bennati '08 '11 (BFA Sculpture, MA in Teaching)


Mid-Atlantic New Painting
On view through February 24, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg
MICA CONNECTION: Michael Weiss, associate dean of fine arts
• The Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2010 exhibition is a juried competition highlighting new developments in painting throughout the mid-Atlantic region. At least $2,000 in awards will be distributed. An exhibition of the selected works will be on display in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery.


Joseph NeroHere and Everywhere
On view through February 1, Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC
Opening Reception: January 11, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Colette Robbins '03 and Micah Ganske '03. Exhibiting artists include Allan Baillie '69, Seth Cohen '03, Elisa Decker '74, Jake Dibeler '10, Nicolas Djandji '08, Emily Gibson '96, Melanie Jelacic '99, Eric Lo Presti '02, Visakh Menon '07, Joseph Nero '84, Courtney Puckett '02, William Reed '06, Alyse Ronayne '08, Lisa Schilling '02, Joshua Schwartz '06, Ned Snider '99 and Chaney Lane Trotter '10.
• Spattered Columns, an exhibition space operated by the nonprofit organization Art Connects New York (ACNY), is pleased to announce the opening of Here and Everywhere. This juried group exhibition features New York City-area MICA alumni. Curated by local artists and MICA alums Colette Robbins ‘03 and Micah Ganske ‘03, "Here and Everywhere" highlights 17 emerging and established artists and aims to bring notice to work that merits attention for its originality and desire to step outside the expected but that, in the right context, is still relevant within contemporary discourses. The exhibition features photography, painting, sculpture, performance art, video, and installation.

On view through February 12, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, 205 Norman Ave., Brooklyn
MICA CONNECTION: Melissa Staiger '00 (Painting)

On view through February 18, 7Eleven Gallery, 711 Washington Street, NYC
MICA CONNECTIONS: Interdisciplinary sculpture faculty member Eve-Andrée Laramée
• This exhibition features artists Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone and Rob Wynne.

Sangram Majumdar "New Work"
On view through February 19, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, 208 Forsyth St., NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Sangram Majumdar

The End
On view through February 25, Vogt Gallery, 508-526 West 26th St., #911, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Kamrooz Aram '01 (Painting)

Totem, 2012, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36FUTURESCAPES
On view February 1 through February 25, A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street #228, Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception: February 2, 6-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Annie Ewaskio '06
• As a 2011-12 A.I.R. Fellow, Annie Ewaskio is presenting a solo exhibition of new paintings.

Voices from Home
On view through February 28, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Leslie Smith, III '07 (Painting)

Jan StallerHeavy Duty Landscapes
On view through March 2, ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jan Staller '75
The ISE Cultural Foundation in New York will display 16 large-format photographs taken by Jan Staller 75 as part of Heavy Duty Landscapes, a solo exhibition. Staller finds unintentional, serendipitous beauty at construction sites, recycling plants and the sides of roads--the kinds of places that go unnoticed by most people. "These images portray an otherworldly place that somehow feels familiar ... and strangely beautiful," Observed the New York Times in a rave review of Staller's work.


2011 Factory Installed
On view through May 2012, The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
MICA CONNECTIONS: Natalia Gonzalez
• Six international artists, including Natalia Gonzalez from Bolivia, were chosen from 600 artist-submitted portfolios to work in residence at the Mattress Factory in September and October to create works for an exhibition on view from October 28 to February 26, 2012.


Banner, oil on panel, 40 x 32Unbroken Thread: The Art of Philip Koch
On view through February 19Saginaw Art Museum, 1126 North Michigan Ave., Saginaw
Reception and Artist Talk: December 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Phillip Koch (drawing and foundation departments faculty member)


On view through March 1, Todd Art Gallery, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
MICA CONNECTION: Jackson Martin '07

Deliciously Happy
On view February 29 through March 30, Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville
MICA CONNECTIONS: Lindsey Bailey '11 (M.A. in Community Arts)
• Deliciously Happy features partnerships with students from three Nashville-area schools: the University School
of Nashville, Bordeaux Elementary, and Lead Academy. In tandem with sculpture students from Belmont
University, students from each school will construct stories and create coordinating performance paraphernalia
as part of an installation being featured at Belmont University


Poetic Visions
On view through March 4, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham
MICA CONNECTION: Lesley Dill '80 (Mount Royal)
• Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world's faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world.


On view through February 24, On the Corner Music, 530 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA
MICA CONNECTION: Rachel Wright '08 (Sculpture)

Group Show
On view through February 25, Altman Siegel Gallery, 49 Geary St., San Francisco
MICA CONNECTION: Jessica Dickinson '97

Painting (Los Angeles)
On view through March 9, Another Year in L.A., Pacific Design Center, Suite B267, 8687 Melrose, West Hollywood
MICA CONNECTION: Katy Crowe '78 (Mount Royal)


Lost in Lace: New Approaches by UK and International Artists
On view through February 19, Birmingham Museum Art Gallery, Birmingham
MICA CONNECTION: Fiber Department Chair Piper Shepard
• According to the exhibition website, "Lost in Lace will see 20 leading international artists take over the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 29 October 2011 to 19 February 2012. The exhibition is produced in partnership between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Crafts Council, in association with the University for the Creative Arts."

Unweave the Rainbow
On view through March 12, Scream, 34 Bruton Street, London
• "At Scream she will exhibit two of her signature paper sculptures whose geometrical shapes can be found in natural and organic forms. Stark's practice displays an almost Platonic obsession with form and the problem of universals, of translating the essence of what she observes in nature 
into 3 dimensional paper sculptures" - ArtRabbit


Annet CouwenbergCurator Project Part 3: HOMA's Pick
On view through February 2, HOMA Hongik Museum of Art
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Annet Couwenberg
• Clothing as Interface: Pansori Portraits #1-4 will be on display at this exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. According to the artist, "In these video portraits produced at the Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea an intercultural interface materialized when the traditional Korean Hanbok merges with the Dutch ruffled collar worn by traditional Pansori singers."

Jara Island International Baggat Art Exhibition
On view February 4 through February 12, Baggat Art Organization
MICA CONNECTION: Jackson Martin '07
• From Jackson Martin: "For the past 10 days I have lived and worked with 25 Korean, Japanese, Swedish and Austrian artists in a residency-type environment. Each artist was expected to choose an area on Jarasum Island (Gapyeong County, NE of Seoul) and create a sculptural installation that responded to that site using predominantly natural materials. My installation is titled "Moving Mountains" and references one of South Korea's most impressive aspects - their mountains!"

PolipopPOLIPOP (Political Pop Art)
On view through March 11, Sungkok Art Museum
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Mina Cheon
• Korean-American new media artist Mina Cheon showcases POLIPOP (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, the first of three installments of Cheon's consecutive solo-exhibitions to be held in 2012. After Seoul, Polipop projects will show at the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore and White Box in New York City. Polipop is a compilation of artistic research that intersects politics and pop art that looks at contested spaces and geopolitics of global media culture. Through a postcolonial perspective, Cheon instigates the relationship between the East and West, as well as the relationship between Asian countries such as South and North Korea, and Korea, Japan and China.


If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu.


Captions (top to bottom): Upper Broadway, Baltimore, as re-imagined by Andrea Dombrowski '11;  Annie Ewaskio, Totem, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36"x36";  Seen & Heard Panel Discussion Flyer; Zachary Thornton, Egress (Dusk), 2011, oil on canvas, 25 x 64 inches; Artwork from Visual Audio; Raoul Middleman, Sacred and Profane Love, 1980; Joseph Nero '84, Portrait/PigeonsAnnie Ewaskio, Totem, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"; Jan Staller '75, Pile of Rebar, Flushing Queens, 2007; Philip Koch, Banner, oil on panel, 40 x 32; Polipop flyer.