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MICA Community Featured in Off-Campus Events, Exhibitions in October

Students, faculty, staff and alumni exhibit their work in October

Posted 10.01.11 by MICA Communications

Warren Linn's work that accompanied a review of Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" in Rolling Stone.

Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus throughout October 2011. Here are the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Paintings by Glenn Walker
On view through January 6, University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave.
MICA connection: Glenn Walker
• Glenn F. Walker, who died in 1988, is one of Baltimore's best kept secrets. A painter and graduate of MICA, he created exciting works in many different media and styles. This retrospective, organized by Shelley Amsel and Buzz Cusack, features 20 of his pieces.

Art with a Heart Staff Art Show
October 9, 4-6 p.m., 3355 Keswick Rd., Stable Building, Suite 104
MICA connection: Kate Gomprecht '87, Christina Ralls '09 and Edward Williams '84
• The talented and dedicated Art with a Heart staff will display and sell their work to help support Art with a Heart's programs.

Raices and Influencias (Roots and Influences)
On view through October 13, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N Charles St.
MICA connection: Tom Hyatt (Vice-President for Technology)

The Pattern More Complicated
On view through October 14, College of Notre Dame, 4701 North Charles St.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 5 12-1 p.m.
MICA connections: Jim Condron '04 (MFA Hoffberger)

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists
On view through October 16, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
MICA connection: Chakaia Booker (acting director of Rinhart School of Sculpture), Maren Hassinger (director of Rinehart, on sabbatical), and Joyce J. Scott '70
• Material Girls celebrates accomplished women artists whose sculptures, installations and mixed-media assemblages incorporate both traditional and unexpected art-making materials. Using hair, beads, tissue paper, rubber tires, plastic and other materials, the artists craft provocative forms and intricate surfaces that play on unique cultural meanings, personal memories and social agendas.

On view through October 21, Current Space, 421 N Howard St.
Artist's reception Saturday, July 9 7-11 p.m.
MICA Connetctions: Jake Adams '12 , Colin Benjamin '09 (MFA Mount Royal), Jordan Bernier '05/'06 (BFA General Fine Arts/MAT Art Education), John Bohl '05 (BFA Painting), Hannah Brancato '08 (BFA Fiber/MA & MFA in Communtiy Arts)
• Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists' labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.

Sew Local! An Exhibition of Fiber Alumni Living and Creating in the City of Baltimore
October 21, MICA Mount Royal Station Building, Middendorf Gallery, 1400 Cathedral St.
Artist's reception Friday, October 21, 6-9 p.m.
MICA Connetctions: Curated by Melissa Webb '96; Presentation Panel includes Hannah Brancato '08 and Marla Parker '10; Exhibiting artists include Peter Boyce '10, Hannah Brancato '08, Gina Denton '04, Michelle Edwards Longway '04, Rebecca Nagle '08, Marla Parker '10, Valeska Populoh '06, Olivia Robinson '98, Sam Shea '10, Jennifer Strunge '82, and Melissa Webb '96
•This exhibition of beyond the pale fiber artists outlines the creative explorations of our alumni sistren and brethren, varying between recent grads to those long established. Each of these artists has embraced the community of Baltimore as their own, and has become part of its thriving art scene. They highlight the vast interpretations, materials, and media that encompass fiber art while working with a multitude of processes. "Sew Local!" will showcase fiber works employing techniques ranging from felting and weaving, to piece-work and paper cuts, to multi-media installation, costume, and performance. Our 7:30 panel in room S101 will show the bodies of work of three of the artists participating in "Sew Local!". The presentations will focus upon the evolution of their individual working processes, the Baltimore community as both a supportive network and a creative influence, as well as the ways in which these artists make a living to support themselves and their work. Questions and general discussion with each artist will be possible and encouraged.

Boundary Proof
October 21 through December 3, Guest Spot, 1826 Fleet St.
Artist's reception Friday, October 21, 7-10 p.m.
MICA Connetctions: Cyle Metzger '10 (Mount Royal)
•Boundary Proof is a group exhibition that features three artists whose works address cultural use of border limitations, and the ability to navigate beyond and challenge specific cultural red lines. Each in their own right justifies expectations associated with their subject and examines contextual and metaphoric limitations, thus pushing past preconceived ideas. Labels such as "rebel", "freak" and "prophet" mainly serve to marginalize, thus reinforcing preconceived ideas about cultural boundaries. As didactic as one may be about transformation and innovation, programmatic barriers are still usually fully encouraged, driven by apprehension of existing restrictions. The line is drawn in the sand not to casually walk over, and it is the strained relationship between boundaries that one must supersede. In order to maintain a viable state, keeping up the appearance of boundaries and borders cultivates a close relationship with the opposition, creating a unique exchange that is anything but unpoetic.

School 33 Art Center's Annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour
October 22 and October 23, citywide
MICA Connetctions: MICA Graduate Students, exhibitions coordinator Rene Trevino '05
• One hundred eight professional and emerging artists from the area open their work studios for this self-guided, citywide tour. Visitors can enjoy a unique cultural experience, including meeting artists, viewing the process of making art and purchasing original artwork. Studios taking part in the tour are located throughout Baltimore City.  The tour is free and open to the public. Hours vary. Find participating workspaces and galleries using the Open Studio Interactive Map at www.school33.org.

Mothership Connection
On view through October 29, Subbasement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St.
MICA connections: Artists Lauren Boilini '08 and Bobby English '11, coordinated by Jennifer Tam '12
• Subbasement Artist Studios is proud to present Mothership Connection, a two-person exhibition featuring the artwork of Lauren Boilini and Bobby English. These artists explore themes of creation and destruction - two intricately linked processes that conjure and return all living things to and from the great unknown. Mothership Connection is a satellite exhibition of the Baker Artist Awards and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. It will feature a never-before-seen collaborative, site-specific piece between Boilini and English. Two performance pieces by English will be underway throughout the opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Silverman's WorkLynn Silverman Solo Show
On view through November 5, Goya Contemporary, 300 Chestnut Ave.
MICA connection: Photography faculty member Lynn Silverman.

Lift Him Up
On view through November 30, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street
MICA connection: Leah J. Taylor '92 (general fine arts)
• In this installation, 27 framed collages featuring high-spirited choir and congregation scenes are arranged to give viewers the feeling of being inside a large gothic cathedral. The exhibition will also include pen and ink study drawings for the large wall installation.

Lumbee IndianHard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry 
On view through December 31, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway
MICA connection: Curated by Ashley Minner '05 '07 '11 (B.F.A., M.A. in Community Arts, M.F.A. in Community Arts)
• Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry explores the Lumbee Indians migration to Baltimore City. They came, like many others seeking employment in local industries with the hopes to improve their quality of life. Thousands of Lumbee Indians settled in southeastern Baltimore concentrating in a 64-block area from Broadway to Patterson Park, many worked in drywall, sheetrock, and other construction trades, while other Lumbee Indians worked in factories, sewing plants or were self-employed.

Feats of Monumentaility
On view through January 20, 2012, Baltimore Washington International Thursgood Marshall Airport (BWI), International Terminal, Concourse E
MICA connections: Evan Boggess '11 (Hoffberger), Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger), Linling Lu '11 (Hoffberger), Steven Pearson '97 (Hoffberger), Jennifer Tam '12 (painting)
• Feats of Monumentality, on the upper level of the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport International Terminal, features large-scale abstract paintings by Baltimore-based artists who are emerging onto the forefront of contemporary painting. These artworks embody the colorful, playful, fearless aesthetic that is characteristic of Subbasement Artist Studios, and are innovative in their use of material, form, and technique. Although the practice of painting is thousands of years old, these four artists demonstrate that there are still frontiers of painting that have yet to be explored.


inferences and: Paintings by Michael Weiss
On view through October 14, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill
MICA connection: Michael Weiss '96 ( Mount Royal/Associate Dean of Fine Arts)


The Fancy of Babes
On view through October 22, Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Ave. NE
MICA connection: Katie Miller '07 (MFA Hoffberger)

Rachel Sitkin, San Cristobal Mound, gouache on paper, 2011.VIRGINIA

Fall Solos
On view through December 30, Arlington Art Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd.
MICA connection: Rachel Sitkin '02, Chloe Watson '10, Jason irla '10 and Stephanie Elain Robbins '05
• DC collector and curator Michael Pollack and independent international curator Melissa Keys, formerly of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia, selected this year's crop of promising emerging contemporary artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Fall SOLOS artists are: Arden Bendler Browning, David D'Orio, Matt Dunn, Jason Irla, Stephanie Elaine Robbins, Rachel Sitkin, and Chloe Watson.


On view through October 8, 19 Clinton St, Plattsburgh NY
MICA connection: Bobby English '11 , Megan Mckee '11 (BFA General Fine Arts), Jessica Schimpf '10 (BFA Interdisciplinary Sculpture)
• Impermanent forms showcased in this nationally juried exhibition embody an indefinite state of transformation. Sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs from artists found throughout the east coast depict a variety of transient themes found in the natural world.

Arcade Parade: Holly Whyte Way Dedication
October 15,  11 a.m., 151 West 51st St., NYC
MICA connection: Graham Coreil-Allen '10
• Episodes from a play by Mount Royal School of Art alumni Graham Coreil-Allen will be part of this free dedication to influential urbanist Holly Whyte Way.

Warren LinnRolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review (also pictured above)
On view through October 22, The Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), NYC
MICA connection: Warren Linn (Foundation & Illustration faculty)
• The exhibition features works commissioned for Rolling Stone Magazine's Record Review column. Each month from the 1970's onward, Rolling Stone called upon an artist to create a piece of artwork to accompany its lead record review. These artists, spanning four decades help highlight the history of the music industry.

Plugged In
On view through October 29th, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 521 W 26th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY
MICA connection: Andrew Blaize Bovasso '09 (Photography)

The African Continuum
On view through November 23, The United Nations Headquarter's Visitors Lobby, 46th St. and 1st Ave., NYC
MICA connection: Ade "Wahala Temi" Tugbiyele (M.F.A. '13)
• In observance of the International Year for People of African Descent, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Department of Public Information invites guests to see The African Continuum: Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Contributions of People of African Descent.

On view from October 27 through December 3, Porter Contemporary, 548 W. 28th St., 3rd Floor, NYC
MICA connection: Lori Larusso '05
Splash! focuses on thirteen artists' ideas about color and how it manifests itself in the work. Porter Contemporary reached outside their normal repertoire of artists and held an open call to not only receive images for consideration but also artists' thoughts on color. Artworks range in medium and include: photography, wood, watercolors, acrylics, oil, ceramics and other mixed medium items. Many of the works are abstract and dissect different subject matters that range from the middle-America cut outs by Lori Larusso to Aoife O'Donnell's photographs of cancer cells.


Poster from the Sideshow Fringe Festival in Nashville Octopus Lament
October 1, 9:15 p.m., on the steps outside of Belmont University's Troutt Theatre
MICA connection: Lindsey Bailey
• As part of the Sideshow Fringe Festival put on by Nashville's Progressive Performing Arts Event, Octopus Lament will incorporate costuming, poetry, music composition and performance. Lindsey wrote a poem that will be performed as spoken word on top of a beautiful piece of music composed by Jin-Hwa Choi.


2011 Factory Installed
On view through May 2012, The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
MICA connection: 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.


On view through October 9, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Hold Ave
MICA connection: E. Brady Robinson '93 (Photography)
• In Transfer, Robinson combines mobile image capture with the concept of the psychogeographic drift. Psychogeography is "the study of precise laws and specific effects of geographic environments, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals" coined by French Theorist Guy Debord. The installation is a mapping of geography encountered at home and abroad. The artist's exploration of the formal qualities of the snapshot is met with rigorous editing and purposeful sequencing culled from over 1,000's of images. The exhibition is a deliberate re-contextualization of sequential shots and describes a territory where the social/cultural landscape, personal experience and pure aesthetics meet. This presentation of thirty photographic images is dynamic and site-specific, designed by the artist herself.


Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge
On view through October 2012, Millennium Park, N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
MICA connection: Curated by Lucas Cowan '03 (Fiber)
• Chicago's Millennium Park will come alive this season with four large-scale sculptures by the acclaimed Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge gracing the Park's Boeing Galleries from April 6, 2011 through October 2012. Framing the dramatic art and architecture of the Park, Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge will enhance one of Chicago's most popular public spaces-Millennium Park. Admission to the Park and the exhibition is free.

Spaces and Thick: Recent Work by Lori Larusso
On view through November 6, Parkland Art Gallery, 2400 West Bradley Ave., Champaign
MICA connection: Lori Larusso (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Larusso's paintings contain interior spaces and manicured semi-private outdoor spaces that suggest a relative level of comfort and social acceptance. Confidently defined, the architecture represented through image sometimes confirms and sometimes questions the stability of the situation. The commonality of the image is encouraged by the absence of personal information. Including only necessary information to complete the idea and composition, the edge of the painted image defines the edge of the support. Moving outside of the traditional rectangular format, the interaction of the painting with the wall becomes a relevant aspect of the work.


Graphic Design: Now in Production
On view through January 22, Walker Art Center
MICA connection: Ellen Lupton
• This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.


Fractal Art
On view through October 10, Portland International Airport, Concourse B
MICA connection: Sara McCormick '05
• This artist uniquely creates digital art through the use of mathematical formulas to imitate prototypes that can be seen in nature such as leaves and snowflakes. For more information visit portofportland.com.


House at 100House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala
On view through November 26, Meridian Center for the Arts
MICA connection: Alexis Iammarino
• A dance performance by Choreographer in Residence Alexis Iammarino entitled "Choreography as Community Engagement" will be developed directly with current Meridian Interns and Tread the Tendernob, a performed walking tour with performance artist Amy Lewis through the neighborhood north and south of Meridian Gallery.


Cheongju International Craft Biennale
Through October 30, Old KT&G Tobacco Processing Plant
MICA Connection: Faculty member Annet Couwenberg
• Annet Couwenberg has been invited to show nine pieces at the first art factory Biennale in Korea

GICBiennale 2011
Through November 22, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery
MICA Connection: David S. East
• Ceramics Chair and faculty member, David S. East has been invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious international exhibition, GICBiennale 2011, that is part of the World Ceramic Biennale Korea. Chosen by an international committee, this exhibition features work from ceramics artists from all over the world. This recognition is a testament to the importance of David's work, his position in the field, and speaks to the national and international recognition of the Ceramics Department faculty and program.

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

Image Captions: (top to bottom) Warren Linn's work that accompanied a review of Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" in Rolling Stone (part of "Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review" exhibition);  Lynn Silverman, Lookout #71, silver gelatin print, 24" x 20", 2007; "Hal Hunt," former Foreman, Baltimore City Forestry Division; Rachel Sitkin, San Cristobal Mound, gouache on paper, 2011; Poster from the Sideshow Fringe Festival in Nashville; Flyer from House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala.