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MICA Exhibits Work by Uwe Poth and Seet Van Hout

Rosenberg and Middendorf galleries feature paintings, installations by internationally known artists Feb. 26-March 26

Posted 02.02.09 by MICA Media Relations

Uwe Poth's Arithmetica

MICA presents Artes Liberalis, an exhibition of Uwe Poth's oil paintings, in Rosenberg Gallery of Brown Center (1301 Mount Royal Ave.), and Seet Van Hout's Art of Memory installations in Middendorf Gallery of Mount Royal Station (1400 Cathedral St.) Thursday, Feb. 26-Thursday, March 26. Both artists live in Nijmegen in The Netherlands and are represented by Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague in The Netherlands.

Poth's reactions to colors and materials of an attractive place interact with a thorough reflection of the European history of ideas, which provides him with an inexhaustible repertoire of images and references for his installations, drawings, and paintings. A founding member of the International Association of Independent Art and Design Schools (AIAS) -of which MICA is a member, Poth has organized, led, and curated AIAS workshops around the world.

In 2004, Van Hout, an artist whose paintings and installations have been exhibited internationally, was a guest professor at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts in China. The Art of Memory, an installation that includes dozens of books and booklets of various sizes as well as woven cloth embroidered with images of moments remembered, is a direct reference and tribute to the ancient tradition of transferring knowledge.

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.