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Winter Break, 2014!

Department — KVH @ 12:08 pm, Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Hello all -



As you finish up your classes, please take note of the following deadlines:

    • Classes end Friday, Dec. 19th. Your last chance to work in the studios is Thursday night. Supplies will be put away everywhere first thing Friday morning.
    • All personal screens must be taken home for break. Screens left behind will become department property, so thanks in advance!
    • Drawers and Lockers must be cleaned out by FRIDAY, DEC. 19TH AT 7PM. If you’re a major or concentrator, returning to Dolphin for Spring classes, you may keep your current drawers. Drawers & lockers that are not emptied, and which should be, will have locks cut and its contents emptied. ALL CAMPUS BUILDINGS WILL CLOSE AT 7PM THIS FRIDAY.
    • Printer hours end on Thursday, Dec. 18th.
  • Dolphin is closed for the duration of winter break, and will reopen when classes begin on Tuesday, January 20th.

Let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy your break and catch up on your sleep!
♥ Printmaking

Dolphin Press & Print / Scarpitta Poster for Sale at MICA School Store

Department — faculty @ 11:18 am, Friday, November 28th, 2014

Bryn Freeman ’04 [graphic design] was selected to create a limited edition print that responded to the spirit of and object in the exhibition Salvatore Scarpitta Traveler curated by Melissa Ho at the Hirshhorn Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC. Freeman’s passion for cars and eclectic design sensibilities made her a perfect choice for this special edition commemorating the Scarpitta exhibit. Her past projects include poster designs for film festivals at The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art; promotions for events at the Creative Alliance;and design of the 192 page book Playing with Sketches for Rockport Publishing. Traveler was inspired by vintage 1- and 2-color sprint car [and motorcycle] race posters. The yellow color was taken from the paint and Monroe suspension on the Trevis car.

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Thanksgiving Break, 2014

Department — KVH @ 2:20 pm, Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Hello all -

Next week is Thanksgiving Break! A campus-wide email will go out TOMORROW with building hours during break, but we have an early scoop on them.


Dolphin will be open for studio work on the following days:

Wednesday 7AM – 7PM
Sunday 7AM – 2AM.

Dolphin is Closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Please enjoy this much needed break, and take home any projects you want to work on while you’re away from the shop.

Have a great break, y’all!

Thanks Cannonball Press!

Department — faculty @ 10:19 am, Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

We had a great time and we will see you at Print Week in NYC Nov 3-9!

Check out the collages in person at PRINT GONE WILD!


Cannonball Press October 24!

Department — faculty @ 1:59 pm, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Alloverstreet Art Walk

cool,Exhibitions,FUN! — KVH @ 1:57 pm, Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Process Collective Presents:
ALLOVERSTREET – October 10, 2014 7-10pm
A monthly evening of simultaneous openings and events spanning the many arts spaces of East Oliver Street in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Alloverstreet (City Paper’s “Best Art Walk that Doesn’t Suck” 2014) is back with the biggest and best installment to date. This month’s event features 10 exhibitions and events spanning 9 arts spaces. This Alloverstreet will introduce an art walk hub at Area 405’s outdoor dock with food, music and information about the night’s event including a new printed gallery guide and self-guided tour map. Additionally, from 8-10, visitors can enjoy a free ride from Alloverstreet to the Idling @ Dusk event at Penn Station and back in a designated taxi cab; a collaboration between Alloverstreeet and Living Station Nights. Alloverstreet exhibitions and events include:

Area 405
Bruun Studios at Area 405 presents Autumn Leaves
An exhibition of portraits and words about 49 individuals age 50 or older; featuring visual work by Peter Bruun, Zoë Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Tiffany Jones,Ernest Shaw, E.L. Briscoe, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Paris Johnson; and writing by Jen Grow, Steven Leyva, Laura Schovan, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Nakia Brown (aka “Fire Angelou”), Jeremy Chase-Israel, and Victor Rodgers (aka “Art Vandalay”).
405 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Bodega Gallery
Tres Golpes
Featuring Joey Alzamora, Erick Antonio Benitez, Rodrigo Carazas Portal
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Gallery CA
Work by Brady Starr
440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Read the Recap, Skip the Show
Curated by Tom Marquet
Featuring Paul Gagner, Jeremy August Haik, Margo Benson Malter, Heather McKenna, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Joe Nanashe
1715 N. Calvert St. Baltimore Md 21202

Lil’ Gallery
Lucas Haroldsen, Michael Koliner & Harrison Tyler
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil’ Hallway
Sweet Friday
Selections from UBUWEB curated by Catherine Akins and Adenike Adelekan.
Featuring videos by Chris Habib, Tracey Emin, Guy Ben Ner and Keiichi Tanaami
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Springsteen Gallery
The Copycat Building, Apt B303, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
We are Lesion: A Socio-Political Fantasy
V.I.S.A. with Amanda Horowitz
Treasure Chest
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Penthouse Gallery*
Opium Wampum X
Curated by Sydney Spann
*Official Alloverstreet After Party; doors open 10pm
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

*This expanded Alloverstreet is made possible with support from The Station North Arts and Entertainment District and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.*

SPX this weekend!

Events,FUN!,Publications — KVH @ 10:25 am, Thursday, September 11th, 2014


This Saturday and Sunday marks the return of the Small Press Expo (SPX), a great opportunity to interact with hundreds of independent creators and publishers directly. SPX’s programming features panels like “Micro­Press and Beyond,” “Sex, Humor, and the Grotesque,” and guests such as: Lynda Barry, Jillian Tamaki, Jules Feiffer, and Box Brown (who will be at MICA on September 29).

See the full list of guests, panels, and exhibitors here. http://www.spxpo.com/


Congrats to this amazing crew! MICA PRINTMAKING 2014!

Department — faculty @ 1:38 pm, Wednesday, May 21st, 2014




































End of Semester, Spring 2014

Department — KVH @ 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Finals are here, the madness has set in, and sleep deprivation is in full effect. What could possibly go wrong?!

Here are all the important dates, deadlines, and reminders to finish the semester.

Classes end on Friday, May 9th.

All studio supplies are being put away THAT MORNING, Friday May 9th. No studio work will be allowed in the studios after 9AM on Friday, May 9th. No exceptions.

The last day for studio access is Monday, May 12th at Noon. All drawers and lockers must be vacated by this time.*

Returning Majors and Concentrators must label their drawers with the appropriate Fall ’14 tags. Up to 2 drawers per Major and 1 drawer per Concentrator. Lockers may not be kept through the Summer. All non-majors and non-concentrators must vacate all drawers. Tags will be available on every floor by Friday, May 2nd.*

All drawers without proper labels will be emptied. 

>>Due to planned renovations in the Silkscreen Studio this summer, ALL DRAWERS MUST BE EMPTIED. This means you. 

All personal screens must be taken home. Personal screens left behind will become department property.  Please note also – this is a prime time for screens to be stolen. Keep yours locked up, and take it home as soon as you’re finished with it. You  have been warned.*

Book Concentrators must empty their drawers in Fox 418. 

There is no summer access to Dolphin, except for students actively enrolled in a CS class.

Printer Hours will continue through Thursday, May 8th on their regular schedule. There will be no printer hours beginning Friday, May 9th.
Extended printer hours are available this coming Saturday, May 3, from Noon to 8 PM.


Everyone attending the department clean-up will be entered in a raffle for prizes. The more help we have, the faster it will go – please attend!

Seniors - you will be installing your Thesis Exhibition the week of May 12th. YOU MUST vacate your studios by Sunday, May 18th at 5 PM. All trash must be taken to the 1st floor. The only thing that should remain in your studios is the table and flat files.

*All screens or supplies, or oversized materials that are left behind will be mercilessly tossed or taken over by the department. No exceptions. 

Good luck with your finals!
Have a great Summer, everyone!

And now, Hammer to Fall:

Bessma Khalaf exhibition at Gallery Four

Department — KVH @ 1:07 pm, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Bessma Khalaf exhibition

Bessma Khalaf, California based artist, has a solo exhibition opening this Saturday at Gallery Four in the H&H Building. From their website:

Balancing mischievousness and malice, Khalaf’s processes of degradation (burning, eating, smashing, etc.) explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Khalaf proposes that beyond the nihilism of destruction, voids and absences possess generative possibilities, either in nature or in her practice. Figuratively and pictorially, voids carve an ambiguous space in the representation of landscape and the documentation of performance. Entrenched in process, Khalaf mixes mysticism, futility, and endurance when pitting herself against the overwhelming vastness of her surroundings, and the largeness of the romantic landscape…

Bessma will be visiting our department as a visiting artist next week, conducting critiques along with Nick Karvounis, former Printmaking faculty.

Yes Even You
Gallery Four, H&H Bldg.
April 19th – June 7th
Opening Reception: April 19th 7:00PM – 10:00PM

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