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New film-printing requirements

Department,Facilities — KVH @ 11:08 am, Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Effective immediately, and from now on forever, you MUST bring your files to be printed READY TO PRINT on a CD or flash drive. Your files must be 100% setup, cropped, fixed, bitmapped, whatever, and ready to print.

There will no longer be downloading of files from e-mails.
There will no longer be scanning your files to print immediately.
There will no longer be adjusting your photos on that computer. It is for printing only.
We are too busy, there are too many classes, and we are too close to finals to hold up everybody while you fix ‘one last thing’.

Henceforth, you must arrive with your files, and pay in advance.

Thanks for your understanding.



Thanksgiving Break Hours, 2010

Department — KVH @ 12:58 pm, Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Well, it’s already Thanksgiving again. And I’m sure you want to know all about the hours over break.

Well here they are, (and they’re the same campus-wide, so these aren’t my call.)

Dolphin will close on Wednesday night, Nov. 24th at 7 PM.

Dolphin will remain closed until Sunday, Nov. 28th, when it will reopen at Noon.

Classes resume on Monday.

I realize this is rough, and that you probably want to work in the shop, but this is a campus wide decision. So rather than fight it, just plan ahead. Take home your plates, catch up on your reading, work on some other homework, etc.

And catch up on some sleep, like these guys:

Have a relaxing break, the semester is going to wrap up REALLY QUICKLY after you return. Come back refreshed, you’ll need it!



Well-wishes to Whitney Sherman

Department — KVH @ 12:17 pm, Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Whitney Sherman, MICA Illustration faculty and co-Chair of Dolphin Press and Print was injured yesterday when she was struck by a car while crossing Mt. Royal Ave.

She is OK, is very conscious and talking, but injured her leg badly enough to require some extensive surgery.


If you would like to send her a note of some kind, you can contact her via e-mail at ws@whitneysherman.com, or bring cards to the Printmaking Office and we will forward them to her.

Get well soon Whitney! We miss you already.



Women’s Studio Workshop in Italy, 2011

cool,Events — KVH @ 12:31 pm, Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Hey Printmakers!

The Women’s Studio Workshop in upstate New York is doing a 10-day Printmaking intensive in gorgeous Tuscany, Italy in August 2011. This is a non-MICA affiliated program, but it will be awesome.

From their announcement:

_Italy 2011 is on!_  Kathy Caraccio will be collaborating with Women’s Studio Workshop as the instructor and master printer on a ten-day silk aquatint/monoprint retreat at Tuscany’s striking Castello di Potentino!  Using exclusively water-miscible Faust Aqualine inks, this workshop promises to be as green as the lush Tuscan landscape! Register today!

And, why would you NOT want to print here?

Castello del Potentino Photo credit: Federico Lorenzini

Yeah, a castle, on a hill, in Tuscany.

The workshop is August 8-18th, and the price starts at $3700, which is everything except for travel.

Contact the Women’s Studio Workshop through their website if you’re interested.



ALEX LUKAS – LUNCHTIME LECTURE / TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH / BROWN 320 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Department — faculty @ 3:25 pm, Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Alex Lukas was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981 and raised in nearby Cambridge. With a wide range of artistic influences, Lukas creates both highly detailed drawings and intricate Xeroxed ‘zines, comics and booklets. Lukas’ imprint, Cantab Publishing, has released over 30 small books and ‘zines since it’s inception in 2001. His drawings have recently been exhibited in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Copenhagen as well as in the pages of Swindle Quarterly, Proximity Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, Dwell Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. Lukas is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives in Philadelphia, where he is a member of the artist collective Space 1026.

Creating works on paper that incorporate a variety of media (Ink, watercolor, acrylic, gouache and silk screen), Lukas’ depictions of a near-future, strive to explore the fragility of our current society and the physical infrastructure built to support it. Through scenes of devastated landscapes, crumbling foundations, overturned trucks and telling signs of human despair, he looks to examine our cultural fascination surrounding the national moral as well as the desensitization to the aesthetics of destruction. With hyper-realistic motion pictures and unforgiving news footage he simply depicts disaster through contemporary media. By appropriating photographic spreads of well-known metropolises torn from vintage publications and transforming the original image, Alex pushes these aging illustrations in futuristic contexts; questioning the line between past and future as well as between truth and myth.



Linotype, the film

Department — KVH @ 3:11 pm, Monday, November 8th, 2010

A little monday reprieve:

“Linotype: The Film” Teaser from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

Read more about the documentary here.



Aaron Cohick from Newlights Press

cool,Department,Events,Lectures,Lettepress,Publications — KVH @ 2:55 pm, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Last minute notice for everyone —

Friend of the department Aaron Cohick is presenting tomorrow (thursday!) in Laurie Snyder’s Artist Book class.

Aaron is a 2002 MICA alumnus who went on to receive his MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State in 2007, and now works as the head printer for The Press at Colorado College.

Since his days at MICA, Aaron has printed and published under the name Newlights Press, producing personal and collaborative artist books, prints, and broadsides.

Find him tomorrow in Station 101, our Book Arts space, at 1 PM.

Anyone interested in self-publishing, handmade books, zines, and the like should not miss this for anything.

Photo nicked from Alphabetilately’s 2009 Zine Fest page.



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