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March Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions Featuring MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty

Events and Exhibitions featuring the MICA community in March

Posted 03.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

DeAndre Britton, Posture 2, digital collage, 2013.

Throughout the month of 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):



Cancer, A Short Film
On view through March 9, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., Baltimore
Opening Reception: January 11, 6-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty members Jon Bevers and Erik Spangler
The short film by faculty member Jon Bevers is part of a series based on Karl Stockhausen's 12-part musical score, Tierkreis, a composition inspired by the 12 zodiac signs. Each score attempts to pull attributes from Stockhausen's interpretations of the zodiac. Local composers Erik Spangler and Brian Sacawa recomposed the original score. The film stars local artist Paul Mintz and is focused on the zodiac sign, Cancer. 

Shifting Paths
On view through March 29, Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Andrea Chung '08 (Mount Royal)

Works on Paper
On view March 1 through March 31, Jordan Faye Contemporary, 823 Park Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTIONS: Scott Ponemone '79 (Printmaking), Janna Rice '95, Jenee Mateer '96 (Photography), Kate MacKinnon '03 (Mount Royal), , and owner Jordan Faye Block '05 (Mount Royal)

Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent
On view through March 31, Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Bearman Gallery, 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger), curated by MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar

Timothy Horjus: Solo Exhibition
On view March 9 through April 13, Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Timothy Horjus '05 (Post-bacc)

Selected Works by Scott Ponemone & Other Recent Works
On view March 1 through April 27, Jordan Faye Contemporary, 823 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201
MICA CONNECTIONS: Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal), Kathryn Sowinski '04 (MA in Teaching), Mattye Hamilton '94, Jenee Mateer '96 (Photography), Kate MacKinnon '03 (Mount Royal), and owner Jordan Faye Block '05 (Mount Royal)

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
Wednesdays, March 6 through June 12, 6 p.m.
Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTIONS: These monthly talks originated through Michelle Gomez '12 '13 (general fine arts, Curatorial Practice). Participants include:
- March 6: Emily C-D '05 (illustration), Mia Weiner '13 (fiber) and Ashley Minner '05 '07 '11 (general fine arts, MA Community Arts, MFA Community Arts); 
- April 10: Staff member Dustin Boise and Alicia Ciambrone '13 (painting); 
- June 12: Jim Leach '14 (Rinehart)
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants will use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences.

The Big Table Connections: The Alphabet and Letterspace
March 16, 2-4 p.m., The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faculty members Zvezdana Stojmirovic, Nolen Strals '01 and Bruce Willen '02
Join Zvezdana Stojmirovic, a Baltimore-based graphic designer, in creating collaborative hand-drawn letters. Sign up to receive a digital version of the collaborative creation and continue to explore at home. Faculty members Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen, who run design studio Post Typography, created the immersive, educational installation that surrounds The Big Table.

Gaia: Site-specific installation at the Baltimore Museum of Art
On view through May 5, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
For this site-specific installation inside the Baltimore Museum of Art's newly revamped Contemporary Wing, Baltimore-based street artist Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture) created portraits of individuals living in the Museum's neighboring Remington community. The installation is inspired by the painting Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) by Paul Gauguin, which is in the Museum's collection.

Image caption: Gaia '11, 12 Portraits of Remington Residents, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and the Baltimore Museum of Art. (Photo by Mitro Hood)

Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent

On view through March 31, 2013, Frederick Douglass- Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Bearman Gallery, 1417  Thames St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger), Curated by MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar
A new body of work from Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing debate over marriage equality in the United States.


DeAndre Britton, Posture 2, digital collage, 2013.

Select 2013
On view through March 15, WPA Art Auction Exhibition, 64 New York Ave. NE
Select Auction Gala: March 16, 6:30 p.m.–midnight
MICA CONNECTION: Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rinehart) 

Crossing the Distance
On view March 1 through March 31, VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: March 8, 7-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by faculty member Susan Main, participants include Alex D'Agostino '09 (painting), DeAndre Britton '13 (general fine arts), Renato Flores '16, Kata Frederick '09 (fiber), Angela Hong '13 (drawing), May Kim '16 (painting) and Bailey Sheehan '16.
Crossing the Distance brings together emerging contemporary artists from Afghanistan and the United States in a creative exchange and traveling exhibition. With the Internet as their creative lifeline, student artists from the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA, Kabul, Afghanistan) and MICA developed individual and collaborative artwork in response to crossing the distance virtually.

Image caption: DeAndre Britton '13 (general fine arts), Posture 2, digital collage, 2013. 

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s
On view through April 7, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 Seventeenth Street NW
MICA CONNECTION: Globe Poster Collection, John Lewis (Faculty) 
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the visual culture of the "other D.C.," demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America's capital city. Pump Me Up tells a local history from a local point of view-the graffiti historian Roger Gastman-while providing a framework for the contemporary surge of interest in street art and underground graphics. The exhibition will feature Globe posters and, very likely, some pieces from the Globe Collection at MICA. In addition, John Lewis, MICA faculty and arts and culture editor of Baltimore magazine, has written a piece about Globe for the companion book for the show.

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
On view through August 18, National Portrait Gallery,  Eighth and F Streets NW
MICA CONNECTION: Mequitta Ahuja, Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence
Four of the five paintings Mequitta Ahuja has in the show were made during her residency at MICA during the 2011-12 school year.

Image Caption: Merwin (Merf) Shaw, Charcoal on Mylar, 2009. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute



Bridge 12 Biennial Exhibition
On view through March 30, Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh
MICA CONNECTION: Betty Vera '66 (painting) 



In Development
On view through March 16, David Krut Projects, 526 W. 26th Street, #816, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Christopher Cozier '86

Collectively Assembled
On view through March 16, Arts@Renaissance, 2 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
MICA CONNECTION: Melissa Staiger '00

CIUDAD SAUDADE, Architectures of Memory
On view March 9 through March 31, Reverse Space, 28 Frost Street, Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Laini Namette '12 (Hoffberger)

Low Relief
On view through March 23, Kate Werble Gallery, 83 Vandam St, NYC

The New Picture Plane
On view March 10 through April 14, Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard St., NYC 
MICA CONNECTION: Mount Royal faculty member David Brody 
The New Picture Plane looks at the work of six painters who explore the changing consciousness of space. In each case, computational systems are used or referenced, but the resulting image is more than the simple product of an algorithm.  

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical ImageryChester Higgins, Bible and the Drum, NYC 1989, Chester Higgins Jr./chesterhiggins.com. Image courtesy the Museum of Biblical Art.
On view through May 26, Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street
MICA CONNECTION: Director of the Center for Race and Culture Leslie King-Hammond, Oletha DeVane '73 (general fine arts), Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rinehart)
The exhibition examines the complex place of the Bible in the life and art of African Americans, with particular emphasis on how biblical traditions were used by artists of African descent to help cope with the life that was imposed on them in the Americas. Although the majority of the works included in the exhibition date from the 19th and 20th centuries, they often reflect the experiences of the Middle Passage and slavery, which left their indelible mark on the artistic consciousness of the African American community.

Image caption: Chester Higgins, Jr., Bible and Drum, digital silver gelatin print, 1989, © Chester Higgins Jr./chesterhiggins.com.

Illustrators 55
On view through March 2, Society of Illustrators: The Museum of American Illustration, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Whitney Sherman and Ana Benaroya '08 (illustration)
"The Connoisseur", a work illustrated by Whitney Sherman and art directed by Ana Benaroya' 08 (illustration)  for Thames & Hudson Publishing will be featured in the second part of  the two-part exhibition Illustration 55. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals, and includes works in the Editorial, Book and Advertising Categories. The printed Illustrators Annual 55 is available for purchase in the Fall 2013.

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980
On view through March 11, MoMA PS1, 4601 21st St., NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture Maren Hassinger 

In Development
On view through March 16, David Krut Projects, 526 W. 26th Street, #816, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Christopher Cozier '86 (painting)

Image of “Triangle Works” by Melissa Staiger ’00 Collectively Assembled
On view through March 16,  Arts@Renaissance, 2 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Melissa Staiger '00 (painting)

Image caption: Photo of Triangle Works by Melissa Staiger '00.

Cut Paste and Sew
On view March 9–27, Gallery 138, 138 W 17th St., NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Amita Bhatt '09 (Hoffberger)
We the Designers: Reframing Political Issues in the Obama Era
MICA CONNECTIONS: Nolen Strals '01 and Bruce Willen '02 



This Space is Intentionally Left Blank
On view through April 21, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 South Madison St., Wilmington
MICA CONNECTION: Kerry Adams '09 (Studio Art)
The installation is a multi-media and multi-sensory experience that focuses on our surroundings, our experiences and our connections to others in our technology based society. In this work, the viewer enters a room that is filled with hanging extension cords, is surrounded by tablets with streaming Twitter feeds and hears sounds coming from speakers placed throughout the gallery. Finally, in reference to a different type of tangible world where time seems to move much slower and is controlled by the lapping of the ocean or the movement through an hour glass, some of the extension cords are covered in sand. Some of this sand then piles on the ground becoming even more a part of the viewer's space.



New Work by Galen Cheney & Chris Stearns
On view March 2 through March 31, West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, 17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe
MICA CONNECTION: Galen Cheney '90 (Mount Royal)



The Land of Fake Nature: Paintings & Drawings
On view March 3 through March 16, Liman Gallery, 139 North County Road, Palm Beach

It's Raining Talent

On view March 1 through March 31, Windsor of Lakewood Ranch 6th Annual Invitational Art Show, 8220 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch
Opening Reception: February 28
MICA CONNECTION: Audre Marans (Damsky) '69 (art education)

Cut It Out: Paper Cut Art by Heather Clements and Book Release
On view March 3 through April 3Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
MICA CONNECTION: Heather Clements '07


Society for Photographic Education Conference
March 9, 1 p.m.
Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago
MICA CONNECTIONS: Rafael Soldi '09, Jessica Emily Marx '12 and Elle Perez '11
This panel will discuss how student-driven initiatives at MICA changed the culture of the Photography Department and engaged students in structuring their own learning opportunities. 


Connected There but Not Always Here
On view through May 19, The Light Factory,  345 North College St., Charlotte
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Nate Larson
This exhibition visually examines the social networking outlets that appear to be most fashionable: Facebook, blogging, Twitter and interactive video. 



On view March through April, The Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs



Immersive Space
On view March 1 through May 11, Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria
MICA CONNECTION: Shawn Hall '91 (Mount. Royal)

50th Annual Juried Competition
On view March 1 through June 8Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand St., Monroe
MICA CONNECTION: Mia Weiner '13 (fiber)
The Masur Museum of Art's Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States working in any medium.



Spinning Yarns
 On view through March 3, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Nate Larson
As visual storytellers, the artists comprising Spinning Yarns utilize aspects of open narrative to address their personal experiences, beliefs and imagination to the viewer.



Chamber Music
On view through May 5, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
MICA CONNECTION: Rafael Soldi '09 (photography)
For this exhibition thirty-six Seattle artists have created new works in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce's volume of poetry of the same name.



Art on the Edge
On view through April 14, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Ave., Sante Fe
MICA CONNECTION: Rosemary Meza-DesPlas '90 (Hoffberger)



Crocker-Kingsley 2012 Exhibition
On view through May 5, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St,  Sacramento
MICA CONNECTION: Patrick Donovan '09
This tightly focused exhibition features six prize-winning works from the 2012 Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition.



Origo (At Point Zero of the Point of View)
On view through March 1, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Straße 59, A-1090 Vienna
MICA CONNECTION: Jennifer Grimyser '06 (photography)

Qual & Wahl
On view through May 5, Kuntsverein Wolfsburg, Schlossstr. 8, D-38448 Wolfsburg Germany
MICA CONNECTION: Jennifer Grimyser '06

Top image caption: DeAndre Britton '13 (general fine arts), Posture 2, digital collage, 2013.