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MICA Offers Wide Range of Summer Exhibit Programming

College Galleries Showcase Work by Students, Staff and Community Members

Posted 04.24.12 by MICA communications

Artwork by David Marion from the 2011 School for Professional & Continuing Studies Student Exhibition.

BALTIMORE--After the school year ends, MICA students, staff and community partners will continue filling the College's galleries with intriguing and engaging artwork.




Transform: Community Art Collaborative Exhibition
Thursday, May 24-Wednesday, June 13
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception and Community Festival: Thursday, May 24, 4-7 p.m., Cohen Plaza and Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Community Art Fair: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cohen Plaza and Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Housed in the Center for Art Education at MICA, the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is an AmeriCorps program that matches nonprofit organizations, schools and community centers with talented artists-many of whom are enrolled in the community arts graduate programs. This exhibition will include artwork made by youth in partnership with CAC during the 2011-12 year. During the Community Festival, free art activities and performances will be available to the public, while the Community Art Fair will feature a marketplace with art and crafts for sale as well as family-friendly activities.

Staff Exhibition
Friday, June 1-Wednesday, June 20
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, June 7, 5-7 p.m.

For the first time in more than 10 years, MICA will present works by its talented staff. Organized by MICA's Staff Enrichment Council in partnership with the MICA Alumni Association and the Department of Exhibitions, the exhibition will be juried by Mount Royal School of Art alumnus and chairman of the MICA Alumni Council James Rieck '87 '03. Tapping into the talent of almost 400 employees-a large percentage of whom are practicing artists and MICA alumni themselves-the exhibition is anticipated to be a rich and varied visual experience.

M.F.A. in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, June 28-Saturday, July 14
Fox Building: Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox 3 galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, July 13, 6-8 p.m.
The summer thesis exhibition for the M.F.A. in Studio Art program will feature the work of eight graduating artists from this unique low-residency program. Designed to expand understanding of contemporary art through research-based studio practice, this interdisciplinary program consists of
four intensive six-week summer residencies combined with independent work during the academic year. Areas of concentration include the full range of contemporary art practices. Although the program promotes interdisciplinary approaches to art production, students are encouraged to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research.
Featuring: Jason Andrew Bowles, Mark Dixon, Chas Foster, Christian Hali, Patti Meyers, Dianne Pappas, Solange Roberdeau and Bart O'Reilly

Second- and Third-Year M.F.A. in Studio Art Exhibition
Friday, July 6-Friday, July 13
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, July 13, 6-8 p.m.

Students from the second- and third-year M.F.A. in Studio Art program exhibit work.

2012 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists
Friday, July 20-Sunday, Aug. 5 (For special hours, visit artscape.org)
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-9 p.m.

For the 31st time, MICA will serve as anchor for Artscape, the nation's largest free arts festival, this July. As in past years, crowds of hundreds of thousands are expected to sample art, culture and cuisine in the streets around campus and in MICA's galleries. Though originally designed by
President Fred Lazarus IV and other city leaders to bring diverse populations of the city together, the festival now draws audiences from all over the globe.

As part of its sponsorship for the festival, MICA provides campus space and facilities and hosts exhibitions such as the annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists. The prize is one of the most prestigious cultural awards in Maryland: a $30,000 fellowship. Jurors this year include Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Shinique Smith '03; Jane Hait, co-owner and director of Wallspace Gallery in New York City; and Carlos Basauldo, curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A number of MICA students and alumni, as well as a wide variety of other artists, can be found exhibiting or selling art at the festival. MICA also typically provides programming through various departments, including the M.A. in Community Arts program, in which graduate students facilitate
artmaking workshops. The 2012 festival will take place Friday, July 20-Sunday, July 22.

M.A. in Art Education Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, July 25-Friday, July 27
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
During their two summer residencies on MICA's campus, the art educators enrolled in the M.A. in Art Education (MAAE) program produce a conceptually related series of artworks. These artworks and the students' thesis research studies on exhibition at the Pinkard Gallery mark the students'
graduation from the MAAE program at MICA.
Featuring: Rebecca Belleville, Laura Lynn Emberson, John Kildahl, Annette Luycx, L. Chapin Shearer, Linda Whelihan and Meghan Zanskas

School for Professional & Continuing Studies Student Exhibition
Thursday, Aug. 9-Thursday, Aug. 16
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m.

This exhibition includes work by students in MICA's continuing studies studio courses. The exhibition includes drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

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.