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November-December 2012 Exhibition Schedule

The College's galleries and Station North Arts & Entertainment District will be filled with art by students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

Posted 11.01.12 by mica communications

Beatrice Temko '41 (general fine arts)

BALTIMORE—Throughout November and December, MICA will host a wide range of exhibitions.

Beatrice Temko ’41 (general fine arts)Master Guild: Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence
Through Friday, May 31
MICA Wellness Center, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The MICA Alumni Association is currently hosting 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 alumni with graduation years ranging from 1941 through 1963 are participating. Individually and collectively, this distinguished group of alumni reflects the solid foundation on which MICA 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.

Participating Artists: Carolyn Councell '58 (fashion arts), Ellender "Ellen" Edwards '58 (general fine arts), Judy Feldman '51 (costume design), Joan Friedel '61 (advertising design), Mel Gerhold '54 (general fine arts), Muriel Goldberg '52 (general fine arts), Allyn Harris '57 (general fine arts), Mildred Isaacs '44 (general fine arts), Anne Jones '62 '73 (art education, Art Education), Albert Matysek '54 '60 (painting, Painting), Paul Mintz '53 (fine art in advertising), Richard O'Connell Jr. '55 '58 (general fine arts, General Fine Arts) and Beatrice Temko '41 (general fine arts).

Image Caption: Beatrice Temko '41 (general fine arts)

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

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

Jaime Bennati ’08 ’11, Proteção (detail), bus tickets, glue, 2011.Invited: The Anniversary List
Through Sunday, Nov. 11
Select Station North Locations
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.

Participating Artists: 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 (M.A. 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); Cathleen Sachse '09 '12 (painting; Mount Royal School of Art) 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).

Image Caption: Jaime Bennati '08'11, Proteção (detail), bus tickets, glue, 2011

Nobutaka Aozaki, Smiley Bag Project, participatory project/drawing performance.Invited: Celebration Station
Through Sunday, Nov. 11
Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.
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: 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: Nobutaka Aozaki, Smiley Bag Project, participatory project/drawing performance.

Fabienne Lasserre, Unthought, 2011.Juried Faculty Exhibition: It...
Through 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 Talk: Thursday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m.
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; photography faculty member Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman; foundation and painting faculty member Fabienne Lasserre; graphic design faculty member Lili Maya and Chair of Interaction Design and Art James Rouvelle; fiber faculty member Aaron McIntosh; The Poyais Group with fiber faculty member Olivia Robinson '98 (fiber), Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir and Jesse Stiles; painting faculty member Jo Smail; and printmaking faculty member Eva Wylie.

It... Artist-Led Gallery Talks:

Nate Larson
Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. 

Fabienne Lasserre and Jo Smail
Wednesday, Nov. 14, noon
Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.


Image Caption: Fabienne Lasserre, Unthought, 2011


Studio detail of three inkjet prints by Ellen Burchenal.Ellen Burchenal: Sorrento Again
Wednesday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Jan. 13
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m.
General Fine Arts Department faculty member Ellen Burchenal has spent the past 17 summers on the Sorrentine peninsula in the Bay of Naples as part of MICA's summer abroad program in Italy. Through selected mixed media drawings and digital prints, she explores the various influences of baroque decoration and contemporary Southern Italian culture in her work.

Image Caption: detail of three inkjet prints by Ellen Burchenal


Lenore Tawney H’92 with The Crossing, 1998. (Photo by George Erml)Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For
Friday, Dec. 7-Sunday, March 17
Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; Brown Center: Leidy Atrium,
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m.
The Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For exhibition and accompanying programs will honor Lenore Tawney H'92 (1907-2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Presented in conjunction with the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the exhibition will feature her drawings, weavings, sculptures and installations, as well as provide the first public viewing of studio materials and personal belongings inspiring her work. University of the Arts in Philadelphia will host a complementary exhibition this winter under the same title.

Image Caption: Lenore Tawney H' 92, with The Crossing, 1998. (Photo by George Erml; photo courtesy Lenore G. Tawney Foundation)

Sandra Brownlee, Weavings Remembered, #1 (detail), mercerized sewing thread, 2011. (Photo by Jack Ramsdale)Sandra Brownlee: Keeping On
Friday, Dec. 7-Sunday, Feb. 10
Fox Building: Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Gallery Talk: Friday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m.
Similar to Lenore Tawney H'92, Nova Scotia-based artist Sandra Brownlee experiments with the intersections between weaving, drawing and journaling. On the loom, she builds fine white linen fields marked by abstract figures and woven notations. Brownlee uses notebooks as repositories for quotations, drawings, collages and stitching, as well as collections of buttons, colored fabrics, paper ephemera and even dirt. Brownlee's Keeping On features recent weavings, a selection of her notebooks, a studio wall of her inspirational materials and an interview video.

Image Caption: Sandra Brownlee, Weavings Remembered #1 (detail), mercerized sewing thread, 2011. (Photo by Jack Ramsdale)

Materials donated by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.Accumulation and Metaphor
Wednesday, Dec. 5-Thursday, Dec. 13
Mount Royal Station: Middendorf Gallery, 1400 Cathedral St.
MICA's Accumulation and Metaphor students, led by Fiber Department faculty member Susie Brandt, will exhibit works crafted out of studio materials from legendary fiber artist Lenore Tawney H'92 donated by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.

Image Caption: Materials donated by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.

Events and exhibitions are free, unless a price is otherwise noted. Additional events may be added to the schedule. 

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.


Top image caption:  Beatrice Temko '41 (general fine arts)

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.