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NY Times Article Credits MICA's Role in Station North's Success

"Several high-profile arts and performance spaces build on the spillover of the nearby Maryland Institute College of Art"

Posted 09.26.10 by MICA Communications

Regina Tumasella ’99, "Lisbon"

In the Sept. 26 article, Arts by the Rails in Baltimore, The New York Times credits the MICA community for starting and maintaining the many successful arts spaces in Station North, an arts district located near the College campus and that includes MICA's Studio Center as a central feature.

The article writes, "an area called Station North, in a cluster of streets within walking distance of the city's lovely Beaux-Arts railway hub, Penn Station, was named one of Maryland's first officially designated arts districts in 2001. But it's the small businesses that have opened since--galleries, restaurants and theaters--that are really transforming the area."

Work by Regina Tumasella '99 is featured in the article's photo of The Metro Gallery interior.

The Studio Center building, which used to be a Jos. A. Bank suit factory, serves as both studio space for M.F.A. students and office space for the community, including the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

MICA plans to continue its part in revitalizing the arts district by improving upon the Studio Center in the near future. The new Studio Center will improve the educational experience for advanced students at MICA by creating critical spaces for learning, visual creation and exhibition. The renovated building will also expand upon MICA's ability to engage the public through exhibitions in the new gallery spaces and discussions with accomplished artists and designers in the new auditorium and lecture rooms. And conference rooms will provide a place for students to meet with the community partners that help them understand the impact of their art and design work.


Image caption: Regina Tumasella '99, Lisbon, acrylic on board.

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