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Andrew Raftery visiting artist

Department — KVH @ 11:31 am, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

This is a busy week with visiting artists. Last evening, Daniel Arsham gave an amazing presentation on his work.

Tomorrow, Andrew Raftery will be visiting campus for some Wednesday evening critiques, and Thursday morning demonstration.

Andrew Raftery teaches Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. Raftery will visit MICA to discuss his work and demonstrate the process of engraving as it is used in intaglio printmaking.
Andrew Raftery will be speaking with the Robert Tillman’s Intaglio Class, however anyone interested is welcomed to attend the presentation. Raftery will demonstrate his distinctive approach to this rarely-mastered medium.
Thursday, March 29 from 9AM – 12PM.

See you there!

Vestige Closing Reception!

Exhibitions — KVH @ 1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Please join the department this Friday, March 23rd from 6-9 PM for the closing reception of Vestige.

The exhibition hangs March 20-25th in the Fox 2 Gallery on the MICA Campus.

Vestige was curated by Ann Shafer, the Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Please join us for drinks and light fare this Friday evening!

Live and in Person, GLOBE POSTER!

Department — KVH @ 11:37 am, Monday, March 19th, 2012

You’re invited to attend the closing reception of the Globe Poster exhibition at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall this Tuesday, March 20th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM.

The DayGlo colors of Globe Poster are being exhibited at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall right now, and MICA is hosting a closing reception for the show Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit covers Globe’s astonishing output of hard-working posters for music — from James Brown through Run DMC and Rare Essence — to carnival and politics. Dozens of posters and several banners created by Globe during its long history were hung at the Meyerhoff as a “welcome to the neighborhood” exhibit honoring MICA’s recent purchase of the Globe collection.

Please join us for the exhibit and light refreshments, cash bar, raffles of posters created for the exhibit, and the sale of Globe Classic posters.

A number of MICA students and alumni helped to put the exhibition together:
Curators: MICA graduate students Allison Gulick, Deana Haggag, Chloe Helton-Gallagher and Kelcey Towell, Allison Fisher ‘11, and Mary Mashburn. Letterpress proofing by Globe Collection and Press coordinator Ingrid Schindall and interns Christine Brown, Justin Caruso, Rei Lem, Lyla Shlon and Dino Urpi. Photographs by Sam Culpepper, Allison Fisher, Becky Slogeris ‘11. Exhibit aid: Kimberly Gim and Sabrina Kogan ‘11.


Department — KVH @ 2:49 pm, Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Spring Break is here! (updated!)

The shop will be open for the duration of Spring Break from 7 AM until 11 PM.

A few things to keep in mind:

-Workstudy and Technician Hours will be limited. Please keep this in mind when working in the shop.

-We have new ventilation being installed in the Silkscreen washout room starting Mid-Week. Please expect the washout room to be unavailable at this time.

-Digital Printer Hours will be limited over break. Printing is only available Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-7 PM.

-The Letterpress Studio is closed for break.

Please be safe as you’re using the shop. Colin will be around on some days, and Kyle will be around on others. If you need to reach someone about an emergency, email your faculty or write to kvanhorn@mica.edu or colin.benjamin@gmail.com. We will do our best to fix problems asap.


Berlin Summer Intensive

Department — faculty @ 10:50 am, Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This summer, attend the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany, while you learn about and experience the rich culture and history of this vibrant city. Also travel to Documenta13 in Kassel, the international exhibition that happens once every five years! In the art history course, “Art in Berlin After 1989″, you will consider avant-garde art in Berlin since the reunification of East and West Germany. You will visit artist studios, have insider discussions with critics and curators of contemporary art, see work in local galleries, and attend lectures and sites associated with the Biennale.

Learning about the exciting history of the avant-garde scene in Berlin since German reunification, you will explore the architecture, museums, bookstores, theaters, and cafes that have fostered this city’s dynamic culture. Sites to be visited include Kunst Werke, Hamburger Bahnhof, the Hebel Theatre, and the Stasi Museum. Guest lectures by MICA faculty and faculty residing Berlin on various topics of German culture will round out the experience.

This three-week program offers 3 studio credits in art history, with an optional 3 credits in humanistic studies (independent study). Classes may be taken for undergraduate and graduate credit or audit. The program is open to undergraduate or graduate students (rising sophomores to second-year graduate students), and to lifelong learners at least 18 years of age who have completed at least one year of college study. All students must have a current, valid passport for travel.

Please contact T’ai Smith as soon as possible if you are interested in going this summer: tsmith@mica.edu

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