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May-Summer 2014 Exhibition and Event Schedule

MICA Presents a Full Schedule of Talks, Exhibitions

Posted 04.21.14 by MICA Communications

Gigi Holliday.

Workin' the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque
Tuesday, April 22-Wednesday, May, 7
Thursday April 24, Monday, April 28 and Friday, May 2, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 30 and Monday, May 5, 5-7 p.m.
The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Tuesday, April 22, 5-9 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) presents Workin' the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque, an exhibition celebrating burlesque as an art form that combines slapstick humor, dance and body spectacle strip tease. Workin' the Tease looks at burlesque's rich history in Baltimore through live performance and more than 70 historical and contemporary artifacts. For the most up-to-date information, visit workinthetease.com.
Image caption: Gigi Holliday.

M.A. in Social Design, Mount Royal School of Art and LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Graduate Exhibitions
Friday, April 25-Sunday, May 4
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Avenue; Fox Building: Decker, Meyerhoff, and Fox 3 galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.; and Station North Market: D center Gallery, 16 W. North Ave.
Reception: Friday, May 2, 5-8 p.m.
Graduating students from the M.A. in Social Design, Mount Royal School of Art and LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting programs exhibit their work.
Image caption: Alan Siggers '14, Waiting For The Sun, oil on canvas over panel.

M.A. in Teaching 2014 Student Teacher Showcase Exhibition
Thursday, May 15-Tuesday, May 20
Fox Building: Rooms 210, 213, 215 and 218, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Showcase Ceremony: Saturday, May 17, 2-4 p.m.
Reception: Saturday, May 17, 4-6 p.m.
Each year, M.A. in Teaching students install an exhibition symbolic of their growth and development as teachers. In the showcase exhibition, students deconstruct various experiences and thought processes related to teaching and learning. The exhibition represents currere, the infinitive form of the word curriculum. Currere encourages teachers and learners to take an autobiographical look at themselves throughout their educational journey. Whether it is the artist or teacher persona, methods of material exploration, teaching strategies or the exploration of a big idea, students explore the possibilities in the educational environment.
Image caption: Student teachers create displays that include their philosophies of teaching, a visual representation of those philosophies and teaching portfolios in M.A. in Teaching 2014 Student Teacher Showcase Exhibition.

ArtWalk 2014
Thursday, May 15, 5-9 p.m.
Campuswide, starting at Cohen Plaza, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: $30 (includes lite dinner and a drink)
Explore MICA's campus with fellow art enthusiasts and collectors, meet graduating artists and designers, and discuss their artwork at the annual preview party for the 2014 Commencement Exhibition. At ArtWalk, a visually energizing 3K walking tour, guests can purchase outstanding work by graduating seniors before the exhibition opens to the public. For more information, visit mica.edu/artwalk.
Image caption: Evan Roche '14, Model Fire, resin and acrylic, in Commencement Exhibition.

2014 Commencement Exhibition
Friday, May 16-Monday, May 19
Special Gallery Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reception: Sunday, May 18, 1:30-5 p.m.
The 2014 Commencement Exhibition highlights works by nearly 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2014. By transforming the College's permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms and open spaces into one expansive gallery space, each student is able to show a substantial body of work.
Image caption: Marria Nakhoda '14, Extensions, colored pencil, drafting film, and inkjet print on plexi, in Commencement Exhibition.

Masters Benefit Art Sale
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Graduate Studio Center, 131 W. North Ave.
This annual benefit art sale offers a chance to browse and buy affordable works of art from students in MICA's M.F.A., M.A. and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. A percentage of the proceeds from the event support Graduate Research Development Grants designed to further student research and creative projects. The sale is a rare opportunity to visit the studios and facilities of the College's graduate programs and speak with the artists directly.
Image caption: Suzy Kopf '16, Puget Sound, oil on canvas, in Masters Benefit Art Sale.

Community Art Collaborative (CAC) Exhibition
Friday, May 23-Thursday, June 12
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Youth Poetry Slam: Sunday, April 27, 3-6:30 p.m.; Graduate Studio Center, 131 W. North Ave.
Reception and Youth Showcase: Thursday, May 29, 3-7 p.m.; Cohen Plaza, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Members of the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) program and community-based organization DewMore Baltimore host a series featuring an exhibition and activities. Centered on the theme Speak Out, Speak Up: A Celebration of Youth Voice, the exhibition celebrates another year of community engagement and showcases the artwork of Baltimore area youth during the members' AmeriCorps year of service.

Friday, June 6-Sunday, June 22
MICA's Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Dedicated is an exhibition in celebration of decades-long active alumni Betty Cooke '46 (art education), an award-winning jewelry designer and former MICA faculty member, and William O. Steinmetz '50 (general design), an accomplished artist and designer, former MICA faculty member and current board member. It is a love song, of sorts, telling the tale of two Baltimore natives who met at MICA in the post-WWII era and successfully built their lives around their creative practices.

Comprised of several sections, spanning "Early Days," "Tyson Street," "The Store Ltd.," "Cooke+Steinmetz Design," "Collecting" and "Legacy," the exhibition includes original jewelry designs, paintings, design sketches, objects from their personal collection, in addition to photographs and news clippings. Dedicated is a tribute to the artists and their commitment to an aesthetic life, each other, MICA and their hometown.

Image caption: William O. Steinmetz '50, Room at the Inn (detail), mixed media on paper.

M.F.A. in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Saturday, June 28-Saturday, July 12
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery,
131 W. North Ave.
Reception: Saturday, June 28, 6-8 p.m.
The summer thesis exhibition for the M.F.A. in Studio Art program features the work of seven graduating artists from this unique low-residency program. Designed to expand understanding of contemporary art through research-based studio practice, this interdisciplinary program consists of four intensive six-week summer residencies combined with independent work during the academic year.
Image caption: Erin Barach '14, Untitled, installation view, mixed media, in M.F.A. in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition.

Second and Third Year M.F.A. in Studio Art Exhibition
Tuesday, July 15-Wednesday, July 23
Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, 131 W. North Ave.
Reception: Wednesday, July 16, 6-8 p.m.
Students in their second and third year of the M.F.A. in Studio Art program display their work.

2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists
Thursday, July 17-Sunday, August 3
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.
Semifinalists' work from the ninth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is exhibited at MICA during Artscape weekend, July 18-20, and continues through late summer.

M.A. in Art Education Thesis Exhibition
Tuesday, July 29-Friday, August 1
Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.
During their two summer residencies on MICA's campus, the art educators enrolled in the M.A. in Art Education (MAAE) program produce a conceptually related series of artwork. These artworks mark the students' graduation from the MAAE program.

Image caption: Andrew D. Watson '14, Homeland, photography, in M.A. in Art Education Thesis Exhibition.

School of Professional And Continuing Studies (SPCS) Student Exhibition
Thursday, July 31-Friday, August 7 
Fox Building: Fox 3 Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. 
Reception: Friday, August 7, 5-7 p.m.
Adult students who have taken classes through the School for Professional and Continuing Studies in fall, spring and summer of the 2013-2014 academic year will display their work during a collaborative exhibition.

Events and exhibitions are free, unless a price is otherwise noted. Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.