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March Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 03.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Nicole Dyer, "Dinner With Gabe," acrylic on canvas, 2014

Throughout March, members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the country and world. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Baltimore 1

On view through May 2, Gallery CA, 440 E Oliver St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Marcus Civin, Jennifer Coster '11 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Shana Goetsch '12 (Community Arts)
Baltimore 1 is an exhibition of a collection of personal objects loaned to Gallery CA from City Arts residents. The upper level of the gallery houses objects of artists living in subsidized housing while the downstairs showcases the evidence of the lives lived above with objects waiting on tables and shelves designed by Marcus Civin and Jennifer Coster. The exhibition serves to bring together creative residents living at City Arts and will host workshops prompting interaction and inviting response to the collection of objects.

Image caption: "Tiny neon colored stuffed cat toy," Apartment 21 photographed by Kathleen  McCullough, Exhibition Photographer

David S. East: Just at Bare Reserve
On view through March 30, Schulman Project, 840 W 36 St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member David S. East
MICA Chair of Ceramics David S. East opens his solo exhibition featuring a series of ceramic objects that illustrates his relationship with material relationships in architecture, design, and the domestic. This work invites the public to challenge commonly held expectations regarding the connection of ceramic materials and its cultural associations.

A Wing, A Prayer 
On view March 2 to April 6, Project 1628, 1628 Bolton St., Baltimore 
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 2, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Department Chair of Photography Regina Deluise
Regina Delusie, whose photos have been featured in a number of galleries nationally and internationally, will bring her expertise to the Project 1628 for a new exhibition. A Wing, A Prayer highlights Deluise's new photography work for the Baltimore community. 

Abstraction: Finding the Thread 
On view March 5 to April 20, VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: MICA faculty and alum
This group exhibition features abstract paintings by various MICA faculty, staff and alumni. Known as the Ab8, their paintings intertwine components of art with a range of social, intellectual, emotional, and perceptual influences. Abstraction: Finding the Thread results in a powerful visual experience from the artworks of faculty members Timothy AppJo SmailDan Dudrow '67 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting), Assoc. Dean of Foundation Dennis Farber, Assoc. Dean of Fine Arts Michael Weiss '96 (Mount Royal School of Art), Post-Bacc. Director Bill Schmidt '71 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting) and alumna Carol Miller Frost '86 (Mount Royal School of Art).

Image Caption: Jump, 2013, 24" x 49" Oil on Canvas (diptych)

On view March 5 to May 28, University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery, 21 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore 
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Nolen Strals '01 (fine arts) and Bruce Willen '02 (fine arts) 
The University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery sponsors an upcoming exhibition celebrating local graphic designers and their contributions to Baltimore's business community. Highlighting their work on logos, nearly twenty designers will be featured. Their formations aided businesses with their creative and innovate logo creations. MICA alum Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen are among the designers showcasing their work on logos in the exhibition.

Event takes place March 20, 7:00-11:00 p.m. (RSVP is required), For Rent Shoes, 515 Cathedral St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: TT the Artist '06
BG&A, a Baltimore based management company, in conjunction with Artistland Productions and Starr Productions presents Inception. This is the first event sponsored by these organizations featuring emerging local artists. MICA graduate TT the Artist will perform along with popular Baltimore DJ/producer Blaqstarr and DJ Mighty Mark. Attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session following their performances.

DTAKK Music and Drawing Workshop
Workshop takes March 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (RSVP is required), Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Andrew Tanner '12 (fine arts)
Master of Fine Arts student Andrew Tanner and other current MICA students will host a workshop featuring Meditative Painting and Drawing, Lyric Writing and Electronic Music Making. Tanner, who is a member of the rap music group collective DTAKK, will perform a selection of songs for the workshop.


FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
On display March 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., United States Capitol, First St. SE., Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Hannah Brancato '07, '11 (fiber, Community Arts) and Rebecca Nagle '08 (fiber)
Rescheduled from February 14, The Monument Quilt, sponsored by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, comprises 100 red quilts from sexual assault and rape survivors while providing a public healing space. These quilts will cover the lawn in front of the Capitol Building taking a stance against negative perceptions of rape victims. For the next two years, FORCE will collect thousands of quilt squares to blanket over one mile of the National Mall.

 Matthew Adelberg: Lineage
On view through March 7, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Matthew Adelberg '15 (painting, Teaching) 
The Lineage Triptych journeys through the Talmudic story of a gladiator, Resh Lakish, and Rabbi Yochanan and its relevance to Adelberg's life as it centers around the consequences and effects of the past and discusses the struggles and potential consequences of his own, personal lineage.

Image caption: paintings by Matthew Adelberg '15 (painting, Teaching)


Baltimore Artists Redux
On view through March 31, Carspecken - Scott Gallery, 1707 N Lincoln St, Wilmington, Delaware
Opening reception Friday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Louis Abbene-Meagley '13 (painting), June Culp '13 (painting), Nicole Dyer '13 (drawing), Dave Eassa '13 (painting), Peter Ferguson '13 (painting), Andrew Grant Thorp '13 (painting), Ariel J. Klein '12 (painting), Xavier McNellage '12 (painting), Cory Ostermann '13 (painting) and Andy Vible '12 (general fine arts). The Carspecken - Scott Gallery exhibits work by Baltimore based MICA graduates.

Image caption: Nicole Dyer, "Dinner With Gabe," acrylic on canvas, 2014


Faces of Vassar: An Appreciation
On view through March 13, James W. Palmer Gallery, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
MICA Connection: Bruce Bundock '74 (fine arts)
This free exhibit from MICA alumnus Bruce Bundock presents 22 acrylic paintings from Vassar College staff members ranging from carpenters, electricians, maintenance workers, and food services personnel. Bundock highlights individuals whose work is infrequently mentioned throughout the daily life of the college. Creating this project from photos of the subject face, Bundock captures employees that are essential to Vassar. He currently works as museum preparator at Vassar's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. 


Pink Rabbit Installation
On view through December 2015Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA 70112
MICA CONNECTION: faculty members David Friedheim '86 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Trisha Kyner
David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner's "Pink Rabbit sculpture" will be on view in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of Sculpture for New Orleans, a post-Katrina art project that places dozens of outdoor artworks along the city's streets. Friedheim and Kyner also have another Pink Rabbit piece on view in a one year public sculpture exhibition in Carbondale, Colorado.

Image caption: David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner, Pink Rabbit sculpture out from of Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 2013
Top image caption: Nicole Dyer, "Dinner With Gabe," acrylic on canvas, 2014


In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
On view through July 6, Hood Museum of Art, 4 E Wheelock St., Hanover, NH 03755
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Frances Barth
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College unites with Dartmouth's Studio Art Department to present In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. This is the first exhibition showcasing artwork from participants in the Artist-in-Residence Program since starting in the 1930s. The program has connected national and internationally renowned artists to present their work while teaching classes at Dartmouth. In Residence will display the work of over eighty artists who have participated in the program including Director of Mount Royal School of Art Frances Barth.

Frances Barth, Orange, 2013, Acrylic and ink on gesso wood panel, 25 x 36 inches