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MICA Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at the 2013 NAEA Convention

Gathering in Fort Worth, March 7-10, also honors BFA/MA in Teaching alum with major award

Posted 03.08.13 by Center for Art Education

Design by Leah Daniels ('13)

FORT WORTH--MICA faculty, staff, and students shared their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2013 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of this year's convention, which took place March 7-10, was "Drawing Community Connections."

Members of the MICA community spoke on a number of topics at the annual gathering, including "Making Contemporary Art Accessible: Blogging, Art and the Classroom," "Middle School Art Students You Just Can't Reach? An Eighth-Grade Classroom Research Study Investigates Solutions," "Emerging narratives of the artist-researcher-teacher," and "Developing Independent Studio Thinking in an Honors Photography Class?"

For a list of presentations by MICA alumni, students and faculty please click here.

Top Honor for MICA Alum
BFA/MA in Teaching alum, Juan Carlos Castro, Ph.D. '99/'00 was chosen by the National Art Education Association as the 2013 recipient of the Manuel Barkan Award.  Conceived as a tribute to Dr. Manuel Barkan, this award is presented
 to an individual who, through their published work in either Art Education or Studies in Art Education, has contributed a product of scholarly merit to the field of art education.

Image Credit: Leah Daniels ('13) 

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.