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Raw Art Sale and Kevin Locke

In conjunction with Parents/Family Weekend at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the College presents two public events, Kevin Locke concert and Raw Art Sale

Posted 02.05.08 by MICA Media Relations

In conjunction with Parents/Family Weekend at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the College presents two public events, Kevin Locke concert and Raw Art Sale. Kevin Locke, a Lakota dancer and indigenous flute player, takes the stage on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Falvey Hall, Brown Center at 1301 Mount Royal Avenue. The performance is free to MICA students and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door. MICA's spring Raw Art Sale takes place on Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Meyerhoff House at 140 W. Lafayette Avenue.

Kevin Locke, Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning The First to Arise, is known throughout the world as the pre-eminent player of the indigenous northern plains flute, as well as an inspiring hoop dancer, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, and educator. He is Lakota and Anishinabe. It was from his mother, Patricia Locke (1991 MacArthur Foundation grant winner), his uncle Abraham End-of-Horn, mentor Joe Rock Boy, and many other elders and relatives that Locke received training in the values, traditions, and language of his native culture for which he works tirelessly. Touring for over two decades, Locke has performed and lectured in more than 70 countries worldwide, sharing his high vision of balance, joy and diversity. According to the Washington Post, "The arts and humanities meet in Locke's performance, nowhere more impressively than in the hoop dances, where he crafts rhythmically entrancing, visually astounding statements about the human condition with ever-shifting tableaux of twirling hoops."

MICA's biannual Raw Art Sale, named in City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2007 as the "Best Way to Buy Art," features a selection of relatively inexpensive student artwork created throughout the semester. A unique shopping experience, shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, prints, stationary, knitwear, household items, paintings, small sculptures, and other "raw" (unframed and unmated) artwork.

For more information about MICA, visit www.mica.edu or call 410-225-2300.

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.