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Another snow day

Department — KVH @ 10:22 am, Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Campus is closed for the second day in a row.

UPDATE: Apparently you can get into Dolphin.
Please attempt this at your own risk! Driving is not recommended!
Remember that
security will not know  you are there, so please PLEASE go in with a friend.
Be careful and be smart!
Dolphin will be open tomorrow from about 11-3 for additional clean-out access!
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Baltimore received record December snowfall yesterday – 21″, which not only eclipses our annual average snowfall (19.8″ for the season) but is only 7″ shy of the record ever (Feb. 2003 – 28″, which you don’t remember but I do!)

Anyway, the school is “Closed” again today. I don’t know what that means exactly. You might be able to get in, you might not. If anyone has an answer on this, write me please: kvanhorn@mica.edu

Keep in mind, there are NO SUPPLIES OUT TO DO ANYTHING WITH – you can only get in to clean out drawers.

I might try to stop by later today. In the meantime I’m gonna catch up on chores, listen to some records, and shovel some snow.

Happy Sunday!

Snow Daze

Department — KVH @ 1:48 pm, Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Happy Snow Day everyone.

snow day

Yes, of course it would happen AFTER the last day of classes for the semester, during drawer-and-locker-clean-out-time.

Here’s the deal. The school is closed today. Whether or not people can get in/out of Dolphin, I’m not sure. I’m not going down to check it out since they haven’t even considered plowing my street yet and my walkway has been shoveled THRICE, and you can’t even tell.

Long story short, if you can’t get into Dolphin today or tomorrow (i.e. if the school is still Closed tomorrow), I will leave it unlocked on Monday for final drawer clean-out BUT ONLY until about 4 PM, so don’t lollygag.

Check here for updates tomorrow.

*photo: actual view from my apartment, which I have no intentions of leaving today.

e-mail me if you have access problems: kvanhorn@mica.edu

Julian Beneforti heading to Graduate School

Department — KVH @ 3:25 pm, Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Congratulations to December Grad Julian Beneforti on his acceptance into CUNY Queens College, pursing a Masters in Secondary Education in Art AND an MFA in Printmaking (dang!)


Julian finally earned his walking papers from MICA, and graduates this FRIDAY (tomorrow).

We wish you the very best in everything you do Julian, and welcome you back at a moment’s notice, any time you like!

Dolphin Press Internships Spring 2010.

Department,Dolphin Press and Print,Internships — printmaking @ 3:08 pm, Thursday, December 17th, 2009

There are two internship positions opening up with Dolphin Press & Print for the Spring 2010 Semester. We will be working on a print and paper-pulp casting project with artist Chakaia Booker.


Please apply over the break–applications are due the first week of spring semester. *

Applications must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, Resume, class schedule and time availability, and should be sent to dolphinpress@mica.edu

Don’t delay, APPLY NOW!

*Dolphin Press & Print internships are available only to MICA students currently enrolled in classes.

End of Semester Clean-up, 2009!

Department — KVH @ 2:27 pm, Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Happy end of semester! I hope all your amazing projects are falling into place in a timely fashion and you are getting sleep and eating well. You are, right? Of course you are!!


Here’s the end-of-semester schedule for the Dolphin Building. Please take a moment to read this.

Classes end in Dolphin on Thursday, December 17th.
That final week is critiques only.

The last day for Dolphin Access will be:
Sunday, December 20th, with doors locking at 7 PM.

This means that all your drawers & lockers need to be cleaned out, and *everything* needs to be removed from the building by this time. If you are in silkscreen and have personal screens, please take them home. If your bike is here, take it home. Portfolio still here from final grading? Don’t forget it!

Furthermore, the last week of classes will also involve a cleaning of each studio. Studio supplies (ink, emulsion, solvents etc) will be put away the morning of Friday the 18th. This means printing is done, the studios are closed except for removal of personal belongings. I know this sounds drastic, but it is the only way to keep the shop clean.

Silkscreen Students: thank you in advance for all the screens you leave behind, because they will become property of the department. The same is true for inks, plates, gloves, tools, and paper. Thanks!

That said, I would really really prefer if you just *took it all away* (poof!), leaving me with less cleaning to do over break.

-Trash: please throw it away.

-Old acrylic inks: remove the lids and throw them away.  (this lets them dry out in the trash)

-Old prints on good paper: please collect it for recycling in the paper studio. (I’ll set up some collection spots for this)

-Everything else: Take to your house, please.

If you have a lot to clean out of the shop, strongly consider taking a little with you each day. I also strongly consider bringing boxes, bags, or whatever else you think you might need to make the job easier. I can’t provide enough for everyone, no matter how hard I try.

The ONLY exception to this rule is Majors and Concentrators, who may keep their Majors and Concentrator drawers only. Seniors in studios, this applies to you as well. But of course you knew that already…

Like the bear? Me too!

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