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MICA Presents M.F.A. in Studio Art Thesis Work, June 28-July 9

Additionally, Second- and Third-Year M.F.A. in Studio Art Exhibition Takes Place, June 30-July 10

Posted 05.31.11 by MICA communications

Katya Chilingiri, "RĂªveries, passions, Largo, Poco piumosso, Allegro Agitato"

BALTIMORE--The summer thesis exhibition for the M.F.A. in Studio Art (MFAST) program will feature the work of 10 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.

The exhibition will include combinations of drawing, film, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, sound and video.

Participating artists: Katya Chilingiri, Natalia González, Fritz Horstman, Cassandra Kapsos, Todd Keyser, Angela Lane, Juliana Parroni, Jassie Rios, Brooke Sturtevant-Sealover and Rebecca Zilinski

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. They are closed on major holidays.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28-Saturday, July 9; Reception: Friday, July 8, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries and Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1303-1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Second- and Third-Year MFA in Studio Art Exhibition
Thursday, June 30-Sunday, July 10
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m.

Image caption: Katya Chilingiri, Rêveries, passions, Largo, Poco piumosso, Allegro Agitato, ink jet
print, 2010 (collaboration with composer Octavio Vazquez).

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.