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MICA Students Organize Art 4 Hope Charity Exhibition

College Hosts Traveling Show April 24-May 2; Reception Takes Place May 2

Posted 04.23.09 by MICA Media Relations

Digital collage by Nick Simko.

BALTIMORE--Art 4 Hope, a traveling exhibition on view April 24-May 2 at MICA, features works donated by MICA students, Johns Hopkins University students, and Baltimore-area artists. All work in the show is up for auction and all money raised will benefit the children's wing of Johns Hopkins Hospital. A public reception takes place Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the private dining room of Meyerhoff House, 140 W. Lafayette Ave.

MICA sophomore Sarah Damiano (general fine arts/MAT) organized the exhibition, produced in partnership with curator Kyle Freeman '11 (painting) and other partners at the University of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, and MICA.

The exhibition traveled to the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins prior to MICA. The reception on May 2 will include an announcement of the winners for the auction, speeches, and a presentation of the check to a hospital representative.

For more information, e-mail art4hopecharity@gmail.com.

Image caption: Nick Simko, Your Life is an Empty Page, digital collage.



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.