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MICA Media Clips: November 2009

MICA was included in 74 press clippings for the month

Posted 12.22.09 by MICA media relations

In November, MICA was included in 74 press clippings, ranging from full features to mentions in national publications. Below are highlights of these articles.

In addition to print press clippings, MICA's visibility has grown online this month. There are now more than 1,600 Twitter followers for MICA_news, giving MICA's account the highest number of followers of all the AICAD schools. The mica.edu/News component of the MICA Web site also had significant traffic, getting 11,467 pageviews in November. The news release about MICA alumni featured in Art in America received the most pageviews, followed closely by releases about the Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, MICA's ranking for best graduate schools (from 2008) and MICA Art Market.

Clipping highlights:

National Mention
• Oriole Kooky (New York Times Magazine)
The New York Times Magazine did a fun, in-depth profile of Baltimore and featured MICA on the front page of the story, recommending readers to visit the campus' many galleries. The article also mentions Jeff Koons '76.

New York Times Magazine has a print circulation of 1,627,062.

School/Program Features
• A perfect design (Baltimore Sun)
The profile of MICA's "latest innovation," the Center for Design Practice (CDP), includes an in-depth interview with CDP founder and director, Mike Weikert. This showcases how the College gives students the opportunity to work hands-on in the community, and how the students help local organizations by making "an effort that will result in a positive, local impact."

The Baltimore Sun has a print circulation of 377,561.


Winners of Arts Innovation Grants announced at Homewood (JHU Gazette)
Johns Hopkins University has awarded $25,000 in grants to Baltimore-area students and faculty in order to launch new courses in the arts, a joint partnership between JHU, MICA, the University of Baltimore and Goucher College. Smart Textiles Research Lab, a new course led by MICA fiber faculty member Annet Couwenberg, received grant funding. In the course, students will investigate innovative smart textile design, such as wearable forms of interactive electronics, and create artwork integrating new textiles.

The JHU Gazette has a circulation of 16,000 weekly.


Faculty Features
MICA professor sews black history (Sun, and others)
Several local media outlets, including large stories with several pictures in The Baltimore Sun, The Annapolis Capital and The Annapolis Times, covered MICA faculty member Joan Gaither and her latest "documentary quilt," recounting African-American life on the Chesapeake Bay.

Related articles: The Annapolis Capital (print circulation of 42,825); The Baltimore Times (print circulation of 32,000 copies weekly, 551,305 monthly hits on its Web site)

• Feeding the Soul (Baltimore Jewish Times)
An in-depth feature on Barry Nemett, chair of the painting department and a faculty member for more than 35 years, ties his life and background to the subject of his paintings as well as highlights his current exhibition at MICA. The article also mentions Nemett's new book, Paintings, Poems, and Passages, and quotes Jan Stinchcomb, dean of undergraduate studies and faculty member at MICA.

The Baltimore Jewish Times has a print circulation of 20,000.

Related article: BMOREART blog


Events at MICA
The Collaborators (Sun)
An in-depth feature story discusses Baltimore's top filmmakers who have made it big on the national stage, including John Waters, Vincent Peranio '68 and a mention of Susan Lowe '68. The story was in connection with the Maryland Film Festival fundraiser, held Nov. 14 on MICA's campus.

One of largest free tech conferences of year to open at MICA (Sun)
Setting action items aside gives TEDx attendees chance to connect and create (Baltimore Business Journal, and others)
The first of its kind in the region, MICA hosted the TEDx conference on Nov. 5. Entrepreneur David Troy, with more than 100 volunteers, including scientists and artists, helped pull together the TEDx MidAtlantic conference at MICA's Brown Center in which there were more than 500 attendees (250 had to be turned away). The conference presentations included aural perception, molecular biology and social activism, which all circled back to a common peg: using creativity to solve problems.

The Baltimore Business Journal has a print circulation of 8,882.

Related article: The Baltimore Sun

Warren Seelig: Textile per se at MICA opens December 4 (BMOREART)
The blog announces Warren Seelig: Textile per se, a retrospective of work by Rockland, Maine-based fiber artist Warren Seelig. The exhibition opened on Dec. 4 and will continue through Sunday, March 14, 2010. The retrospective features selections from the artist's three main bodies of work. Seelig also teaches an interdisciplinary drawing class at MICA during the fall semester.

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.