Leslie-King Hammond, Joyce J. Scott and Gerald Ross called "art aficionados"
Posted 10.01.11 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS
MICA swept Baltimore magazine's Fall Arts Preview issue, with alumni, faculty and staff lending their expertise in several features and community members applauding the College's graduates and architecture.
Director of the Center for Race and Culture Leslie-King Hammond, alumna Joyce J. Scott '70 and Director of Exhibitions Gerald Ross shared their picks for must-see works of art around Baltimore. In the same story, Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum, listed MICA's Brown Center among his top choices. The contributors to the piece were called "art aficionados" by the magazine.
In another piece on the best sources of fine art in Baltimore, alumna Jordan Faye Block's '05 gallery--Jordan Faye Contemporary--made the top of the list. In the same feature, Chul-Hyun Ahn '02, whose work was recently on display at the C. Grimaldis Gallery, was called a "local rising star" and Myrtis Bedolla, who runs Galerie Myrtis, noted that MICA is "pumping out all these talented artists." The College itself was named as one of the best places to buy outside of a gallery, with mentions of MICA Art Market and Raw Art Sale.
Finally, in a piece on Bonsai, a local business that transports priceless artifacts and great works of art, the owners mentioned that many highly-trained artists the company employs are alumni of MICA.