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Globe Poster in the Washington Post!

Department — KVH @ 4:01 pm, Monday, February 25th, 2013

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, is holding an exhibition showcasing the history and advertising of the go-go music-scene in Washington DC in the 80’s and 90s. If you’re not familiar with go-go, it was a sub-culture of funk music and has strong ties to the DC music scene.

Documenting the music and advertising of go-go, Pump Me Up showcases posters and photographs from the music scene. Globe @ MICA pulled from it’s collection of original posters from this time and many are included in the exhibition. Additionally, a new poster was printed, this time bypassing the usual day-glo colors in favor of something a little more patriotic.

Globe Go-go

The exhibition hangs at the Corcoran Gallery. It opened this past weekend and is on display through April 7th.

Here is the extensive writeup in the Washington Post on Globe and Bob Cicero from last week, with an accompanying poster slideshow. If you’re going to be in DC, or want an easy excuse for a trip, definitely check out the show!


Call for Entries,Department,Exhibitions — printmaking @ 1:02 am, Wednesday, February 13th, 2013







(download entry_form)


11 AM – 4 PM ON BOTH WED 2/27 & THURS 2/28

Phillip Zimmerman Artist Lecture

Department — printmaking @ 12:00 am, Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Hello printmakers!

Next Tuesday (February 19th), there will be an artist lecture given by Phillip Zimmerman in Main 010, at 9:30AM. Here are the details: 

The Photography Department and the MICA Book Arts program will welcome a visit from photographer, artist’s bookmaker, designer Philip Zimmermann on Tuesday February 19.  He will give a talk about his career as artist, educator, designer and his more than thirty year commitment to photography and book arts.  His talk will be at 9:30 am in Main 010.

Phil Zimmermann has been making photo-based artists’ books since 1974. He received a BFA from Cornell in 1973 and an MFA in Photographic Studies from The Visual Studies Workshop, SUNY Buffalo, in 1980. He taught at Purchase College, SUNY for 24 years and is a Professor Emeritus there. He now lives in Tucson and is professor at the University of Arizona. He started his press, Spaceheater Editions in 1979. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the College Book Art Association, of which he was a founding member. Among other awards he has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. His work is in many museums and collections, both private and public, including Harvard’s Fogg Museum, Yale University, The Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA, The Bilbioteque Nationale, the Getty Museum and SAIC’s Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection and many others.


This is a great opportunity for printmakers, book artists, and photographers alike to learn from an experienced  artist in their field. Please join us if you have the time!

Dolphin Press & Print Coordinator

Dolphin Press and Print — printmaking @ 12:07 pm, Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Hello MICA Printmaking faculty and students,

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Shelby Rosoff, currently enrolled as a Junior Printmaking and Art History Major. I’m very happy to announce that I will be the Dolphin Press & Print Coordinator for Spring 2013!




Throughout the semester, I will be documenting and maintaining the Dolphin Press & Print Collection, housed on the second floor of Dolphin (right next to the screen printing studio). There is a diverse amount of paper in stock, as well as prints created in collaboration with a variety of visiting fine artists and student printers. Besides cataloguing all the great material we have in house, I will begin to organize presentations of the prints for our classes. There are great examples of screenprinting, relief, lithography, letterpress and more to inspire your printmaking practice.



TDH example

TDH example

Images of a collaboration between Dophin Press & Print, The Globe Collection, students, and Trenton Doyle Hancock


These informal shows will be held during class, in studio and within the office.

I will be working regular office hours on Mondays, 2-7. If you have any questions or requests don’t hesitate to drop in! I also work as a shop Monitor on Tuesdays, so if you see me around feel free to speak to me then. And if you cannot find me, email me at srosoff@mica.edu so we can work something out.

To find out more about the collection, please visit the Dolphin Press and Print website.

Happy printing!

The MICA Cares Food Drive

Department — KVH @ 2:58 pm, Monday, February 4th, 2013

The 2013 MICA Cares Food Drive has begun.

Every year the MICA Postal & Print office organizes a campus-wide food drive to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Now that the holidays have passed, the Maryland Food Bank donations drop, and their ability to fight hunger in Maryland becomes more difficult.

For the month of February, you will find food drop-boxes at 29 locations around MICA, including all studio buildings, campus housing, academic buildings, and of course, right here in Dolphin.


Our Dolphin drop-box is located on the 3rd fl, near the faculty office, in front of Studio 317/318.

Requested food donations include:
Canned Meat / Fish
Peanut Butter
Mac & Cheese
Canned Stew
Nuts & Seeds
Dried or Canned Beans
Oatmeal & Breakfast cereals
Rice & Rice Cakes
Canned Fruits & Juices
Canned Vegetables
Canned Soup
Sauces & Salad Dressings
Evaporated & Powdered Milk.

PLEASE NOTE – Donations in glass containers cannot be accepted.

Donations around campus will be picked up every Friday this month. If you’d like to volunteer to help pick up around campus on Fridays, please contact Postal & Print at 410-225-2202 or email postalandprint@mica.edu.

The donation goal for the month is 1500 pieces. If everyone on campus (Faculty, Staff, and Students) brought in ONE piece, they would DOUBLE their goal. So hit up your pantry or the grocery store next time you go, find some non-perishables, and bring them in!


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