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Jan 24 Meeting Minutes

Department,Meetings — KVH @ 11:38 am, Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Meeting Minutes: Jan 24, 2011

-We touched briefly on the building schedule. Still 7AM – 2AM, and then longer at midterms and finals.

-Building floor codes have changed (blue doors on each floor). Ask your faculty if you don’t know what it is. These doors are now being locked.

Please log into our email client to update your settings. This allows us to target groups of you individually if necessary (by year, by major, concentration, etc.) PLEASE – DO IT!

-We introduced the SVA Reps again. They are Dino Urpi (Sr.’s) Chloe Maratta (Jr.’s) and Shelby Rosoff (Soph.’s). Feel free to contact them to represent you at SVA meetings, or feel free to attend them yourself.

-Printer Hours are back! Currently we have 2 nights open.

Mon 4-7 PM

Wed 4-7 PM

We will be adding more soon, please be patient as we figure out the schedule.

-Ventilation has been updated in the Acid Room, installed in the Letterpress Room and is coming soon to the Screenprint Washout room. The new washout sink is finally almost here.

Upcoming Events:

Linotype: The Film is coming to MICA on Friday, Feb 10th. It will be screening in Falvey Hall at 7 PM and it is free! The only remaining seats are for students with MICA ID. Please be in line early to ensure your seat. All ticketed but unfilled seats will also be opened up to students and the general public 10 minutes before screening.

Gomez & Gonzales are (were) on campus on Jan. 31st. There’s a Philly field trip this coming Sunday, Feb 5 to see their work and other pieces in Philagrafika 2012.

Trenton Doyle Hancock will be on campus February 19-21 working on 2 pieces for the 2012 BMA Print Fair. Globe Interns and anyone very interested in participating should email dolphinpress@mica.edu.

Artist Irina Nakova will be on campus for a Noon lecture and critiques on March 5th.

The 2012 Southern Graphics Conference is in New Orleans this year – it is happening during MICA’s Spring Break, March 14-17. The MICA Printmaking Dept. is not formally participating in it this year, but any students interested in attending should ABSOLUTELY look into it. These are always fun and a great way to connect to artists, printers, and other schools both personally and professionally.

Artist Daniel Arsham, Printmaking’s Mixed Media Speaker Series artist will be on campus for a 7 PM Lecture and critiques on March 26th.

Master engraver and RISD faculty Andrew Raftery is coming to MICA. Dates and details on this will be published as soon as we know.

The BMA Print Fair is happening April 28th and 29th. Like every year, they are seeking student helpers. If you’re interested in this (and spaces are limited), contact us and we can put you in touch with them.

The Printeresting.org crew (including our own Robert Tillman) will be lecturing on Sunday, April 29th at the BMA Print Fair.

MICA Merit-based scholarships for the 2012-2013 Academic Year are due by TODAY, Feb. 1! (holy moly!) SUBMIT HERE!

A discussion was started about grade inflation within MICA and the Printmaking Dept. This will be an ongoing discussion.

That’s it! The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 6th at 3:15. Mark your calendar now.

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