Congressman Elijah Cummings and MICA president Fred Lazarus will unveil the Unity Collaboration Mural during a public ceremony.
Posted 01.23.08 by MICA Media Relations
Culminating the first Unity Week celebration at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Congressman Elijah Cummings and MICA president Fred Lazarus will unveil the Unity Collaboration Mural during a public ceremony. Honoring the accomplishments and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the mural reflects the thoughts and perspectives about unity, social justice, and civil rights of MICA faculty, staff, and students through imagery and words. The unveiling includes a candlelight vigil, remarks by Congressman Cummings, short readings of Dr. King's speeches by six MICA students, and a reception.
The Unity Collaboration Mural continues to be developed through Thursday, January 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center at 1303 Mount Royal Avenue.
Friday, January 25, 4:45 p.m.
Free, open to the public.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Brown Center, Leidy Atrium, 1301 Mount Royal Avenue
MICA honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during its first Unity Week celebration taking place Monday, January 21-Friday, January 25, 2008. In addition to the creation of the Unity Collaboration Mural, other activities planned during the week include film screenings and a conversation with Congressman Cummings.
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 65 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.