Ken Krafchek, Paula Phillips, Anne Kotleba, and Gracie Xavier traveled to Haiti to teach art curricula to high school through adult-aged students who are enrolled at the Jakmel Ekspresyon Community Arts Center. The team’s fast-track courses in monotype printmaking and bookmaking, digital photography and stenciling, and beginning drawing and collage correlated with the Center’s mission to provide professional certification and expanded work potential for those enrolled.
MICA alumna and instructor Hannah Brancato '07 '11 (MACA, MFACA) is the co-founder and current director of "FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture." Hannah and FORCE co-founder Rebecca Nagle '08 (fiber) will take on the organization’s largest project to date by raising awareness for rape and abuse survivors.
Mesa-Bains will be lecturing on the connection between the artist, the museum and the community in a changing demographic diversity. Using examples from her own work and the work of peers, she will explore the concept of engagement for the artist. The Lecture will be held in the Graduate Studio Center Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6–9 p.m.