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MICA's September-October 2012 Exhibition Schedule

In early fall, the College's galleries and Station North Arts & Entertainment District will be filled with art by students, faculty and visiting artists.

Posted 08.01.12 by mica communications

A previous exhibition at MICA.

BALTIMORE--MICA's fall exhibition season kicks off with four of its most popular and dynamic annual exhibitions, plus two exhibitions celebrating Station North Art & Entertainment District's 10th anniversary, an exhibition of work by faculty member Phyllis Plattner, and an exhibition centering on daguerreotypes, the oldest form of photography.

Foundation Exhibition
Friday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Sept. 16
Fox Building: Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Timed to coincide with the arrival of this year's freshmen, this highly regarded student exhibition features work produced by current sophomore students during their Foundation year at MICA. This annual exhibition provides a first glimpse at the work of artists who will be developing their skills and vision over the next three years in a variety of media.

Image caption (above): A previous exhibition at MICA.


Master Guild: Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence Beatrice Temko ’41
Monday, Aug. 20-Friday, May 31
MICA Wellness Center, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The MICA Alumni Association will host an exhibition of work by the members of MICA's Master Guild, a designated group of alumni who are celebrating-or have celebrated-the 50th anniversary of receiving their degrees. A group of 15 alumni with graduation years ranging from 1941 through 1963 will participate. Individually and collectively, this distinguished group of alumni reflects the solid foundation on which this College was built. Artwork can be seen by the public in the entryway and lobby of the MICA Wellness Center and will also be displayed in some patient and conference rooms.

 Image caption: Beatrice Temko Klein '41


Sabbatical Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug. 22-Sunday, Sept. 16Ledelle Moe, Relief/Displacement, concrete and steel, 2011.
Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Each year the Sabbatical Exhibition features works produced by a small group of faculty members who were on sabbaticals during the previous academic year. This year's exhibition will include work by interdisciplinary sculpture faculty member Ledelle Moe, General Fine Arts Department Chair Rex Stevens, M.A. and M.F.A. in Community Arts Graduate Director Ken Krafchek and graphic design faculty member Lewis Fifield , among others.

Image caption: Ledelle Moe, Relief/Displacement, concrete and steel, 2011.


INX Battle Lines: Three Decades of Political IllustrationInx Battle Lines by Martin Kozlowski.
Monday, Aug. 27-Friday, Sept. 21
Fox Building: Julian Allen Illustration Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Inx Battle Lines: Three Decades of Political Illustration by Martin Kozlowski is a collection of the best editorial art selected from the 30-year history of INX, an artist-run illustration service focusing on political art. This exhibition, which is taken from the pages of the collection, features dozens of opinionated drawings by top illustrators that have been syndicated in the United States and abroad. The work provides an amusing and informative pictorial history of the recent political scene just in time for campaign season. Kozlowski, who is principle at INX and an occasional New York Times art director, will speak about his experiences working in the mainstream and the progressive press on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Brown Center, Room 320 (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.).

Artwork by David Brown.

Image Caption: Inx Battle Lines by Martin Kozlowski.


Master of Arts in Teaching Exhibition
Friday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 23
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m.

 The Center for Art Education at MICA presents the fall 2012 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Thesis Exhibition. Students in the MAT program investigate personal connections between their artmaking and teaching practice through their studio thesis work. During their teaching preparation, students created a body of artwork demonstrating the importance of the interwoven nature of the artist-teacher identity. Work in a variety of media will be exhib


ited, illustrating the diversity of expertise of MAT candidates.

Image caption: Artwork by David Brown.



Karyn MillerJuried Undergraduate Exhibition
Thursday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Oct. 21
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.
The work in this annual exhibition is a selection of the best submissions from all four years of undergraduate students. From hundreds of entries, approximately 100 will be chosen in a variety of disciplines based on artistic merit, creativity and vision.

This year, Jack Livingston and Karyn Miller will serve as jurors. Livingston is a writer, visual artist, educator and community activist who is currently the executive editor at Radar Redux, a collaborative online arts and cultural magazine that was created in partnership with MICA and the Johns Hopkins University. He was previously associate director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and continues to exhibit his paintings nationally. Miller is currently the director of visual arts and communications at Cultural Development Corporation, where she is responsible for overseeing the artist selection and recruitment process at Flashpoint Gallery. Previously, she was the gallery director at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.

This exhibition is part of Free Fall Baltimore.*

Image caption: Karyn Miller.

Phyllis Plattner, Chronicles of War/Heads and Hands, oil and gold leaf on linen on panel, 2008.Phyllis Plattner: Other People's Pictures
Friday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Oct. 21
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m.
In Other People's Pictures, faculty member Phyllis Plattner will exhibit paneled, altarpiece-shaped paintings based on art historic imagery and photojournalism. Painted in oil and gold leaf, these paintings grow out of the profound impact of her experiences living for extended periods of time in foreign cultures--mainly in Chiapas, Mexico and Tuscany, Italy-as well as from her horror at the ubiquity of war in global history.

Plattner has lived on and off in Chiapas over many years and happened to be there during the indigenous Zapatista uprising of 1994. In the series Legends, woolen dolls made by Maya women during the Chiapas revolution represent the Zapatista warriors as protagonists in the Christian narratives of Italian Renaissance paintings so prevalent in Tuscany. In Chronicles of War, multiple panels are assembled like Renaissance altarpieces, telling the history of human violence through the accumulation of images from diverse cultures.

This exhibition is part of Free Fall Baltimore.*

Image caption: Phyllis Plattner, Chronicles of War/Heads and Hands, oil and gold leaf on linen on panel, 2008.

Adehla Lee, Uncomfortable Couch, mixed materials, 2011.Invited
MICA's inaugural M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice class will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Station North Arts & Entertainment District by presenting Invited, a two-part exhibition featuring major site-specific artworks at 10 unconventional show locations as well as a party-themed gallery show in MICA's newly renovated Graduate Studio Center.

Invited: The Anniversary List
Friday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Nov. 11
Select Station North Locations
Reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 5  p.m.
For Invited: The Anniversary List, 10 international and local artists have come together to partner with 10 Station North business owners to celebrate the anniversary of her or his selected business. Invited: The Anniversary List is inspired by the wedding anniversary gift list, a collection of materials symbolizing the length of time shared in a relationship. Each participating artist will use the material associated with the number of years her or his partnering business has been open as of September 2012. The site-specific installations include work by: Jaime Bennati '08 '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture, MA in Teaching) for C & N Deli Grocery's first anniversary (paper); faculty member Lauren Boilini '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) for Heavenly Blessings' 37th anniversary (mixed gems); faculty member Amy Boone-McCreesh for Pearson's Florist's 30th anniversary (diamond/pearl); Emily C-D '05 (illustration) for Nutty Sensations' first anniversary (paper); Nick Clulow '01 (painting) for Chaudron Glass & Mirror Co., Inc.'s 112th anniversary (oak); Shana Goetsch '11 '12 (MA and M.F.A. in Community Arts) for Honey Carry-Out's sixth anniversary (iron); Carolina Mayorga for Nak Won Korean Restaurant's fourth anniversary (linen/silk); Amanda Moyer for Sun Grocery's 12th anniversary (silk); Chad Tyler for Soul II Soul Barbershop & Hair Studio's seventh anniversary (wool); and Nancy O'D. Wilson '81 (Hoffberger School of Painting) for Caribbean Paradise's 13th anniversary (lace).

An opening reception, including tours by New York-based collective Push Pops and Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal School of Art), will take place in conjunction with Station North's monthly Final Friday event. More details will be available at stationnorth.org/finalfridays.

Invited: Celebration Station
Sunday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Nov. 11
Studio Center: Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.
Reception and Studio Center Open House: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m.
Invited: Celebration Station, the culmination of the two-part series, will kick off the re-opening of MICA's newly renovated Graduate Studio Center. The exhibition will fill two gallery floors with celebratory-themed artworks--many commissioned for the exhibition--as well as documentation of the 10 Station North business installations. Nine international and local artists will take part in the first-ever show in MICA's new galleries, featuring icons of parties--spinning cakes, colorful streamers and interactive games--to celebrate both the 10 selected sites and the Station North community at large.

Participating artists include: Nobutaka Aozaki; Pippin Barr; Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal School of Art); DEUXO Studio run by J.T. Holly '11 (graphic design) and Huong Le '11 (graphic design); Paul Gagner; Skye Gilkerson; Adehla Lee; Chris Manzione '07 (Post-Baccalaureate); and Kwantaeck Park.

Image caption: Adehla Lee, Uncomfortable Couch, mixed materials, 2011.

Melissa HoJuried Faculty Exhibition: It...
Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Nov. 18
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Bunting Center:
Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 1, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (New Time)
Gallery Talks: Thursday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, October 31-November 14, Noon-1 pm
It... features the work of MICA's world-renowned full-time faculty, highlighting their diversity in content, medium and style. This year, the show is juried, allowing a select number of faculty members to exhibit a substantial body of work.

Serving as juror is artist and art historian Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. In her time at the Hirshhorn, Ho has co-curated the exhibition Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection with Mika Yoshitake and is coordinating the exhibition Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt, which will run through December 2014. Previously, Ho acted as exhibition consultant on Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as curatorial assistant on the
retrospective Barnett Newman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ho has taught at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.

Participating Artists: video and film arts faculty member Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib; photography faculty member Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman; foundation and painting faculty member Fabienne Lasserre; fiber faculty member Aaron McIntosh; The Poyais Group with fiber faculty member Olivia Robinson '98 (fiber), Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir and Jesse Stiles; maya.rouvelle with graphic design faculty member Lili Maya and Chair of Interaction Design and Art James Rouvelle; painting faculty member Jo Smail; and printmaking faculty member Eva Wylie.


Image caption: Melissa Ho.

Free Fall Baltimore*The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts deeply appreciates the support of its donors and media sponsors who make Free Fall Baltimore possible. Special thanks goes to Susquehanna Bank, The Abell Foundation, Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by American Trading and Production Corporation and the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.

Free Fall Baltimore media partners are The Baltimore Sun, The Urbanite, The Jewish Times, Style Magazine, City Paper, The Afro-American Newspaper, The Daily Record, Peabody Magazine, Maryland Public Television, WBAL, WJZ, Fox 45, CW Baltimore, WMAR, My 24, 92Q, Magic 95.9, Spirit 1400, WOLB, WEAA, WYPR, WWMX, and Citypeek.



Top image caption: A previous exhibition at MICA.

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.