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Globe Poster: Not To Be Missed!

Department — faculty @ 4:52 pm, Thursday, April 25th, 2013

This weekend at Creative Alliance!

Globe 636pxGlobe Poster: Not to be Missed! celebrates a slice of African-American music history through Baltimore’s Globe Poster Printing Corp. The iconic print shop acquired a national reputation for its eye-popping posters that promoted musicians the likes of James Brown to A Tribe Called Quest. The posters have left a lasting impact on design, pop culture, and music. This is a collaboration between Creative Alliance, the Globe Collection and Press at MICA, and the Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Curatorial Practice Program. The exhibition is curated by MFA candidate Chloe Helton-Gallagher and is made possible by generous support from the partnering institutions and a Maryland Humanities Council Major Grant.

Link  here  for all the details

End of Semester Meeting, Spring ’13

Meetings — KVH @ 1:13 pm, Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

There is an End-of-Semester meeting this coming Wednesday, April 24th, from 2:15-3:00 PM. This is a mandatory meeting for all Majors and Concentrators, and will lay out specific details on building hours, studio access, end of semester clean-up, and class registration during the final 2 weeks of classes. Are you the forgetful type? Click here to add it to your calendar.

We will be meeting in the Litho studio, and we have a lot to cover, so please be on time.

As always, we will be taking attendance. Please email us in advance if you have a schedule conflict and cannot attend the meeting.


2013 Summer Minimesters

Department — KVH @ 11:49 am, Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

While the Spring semester hasn’t yet come to an end, it’s already time to start thinking about Summer courses (and Fall, but let’s not rush things.)

There will be two minimester courses taught this Summer, from May 23rd – June 11th, and meet every day from 9AM to 4:30PM. They make for long days, but you complete 3 credits in 13 days, a pretty good deal.

This summer’s courses will be Photo Etching, taught by Dara Lorenzo, and Screenprinting, taught by Robert Tillman.

The Photo Etching course will focus on a non-toxic photo process using Z*Acryl. This is a photo-sensitive film which is applied to a plate and can be exposed to hold a photographic image. The plates can then be printed immediately with the film as the image-maker, or etched in acid using the film as a resist. This 3 week intensive is a great opportunity to try out photo etching for the first time.

Screenprinting needs little introduction. This crash-course three-week intensive will cover all the processes taught in a semester-long course.

Both of these courses cost less than a regular 3-credit semester course, and are short enough to allow students to take another Summer course, travel, or get a summer job. At this time, spaces remain in both classes. Summer courses are a great way to catch up or get ahead on your degree plan credits, and these are the only summer Printmaking courses offered this year.


Book Arts Meeting Tuesday 16th

Department — printmaking @ 6:20 pm, Friday, April 12th, 2013

Hello printmakers and book arts concentrators,

This week on Tuesday, April 16th, there will be a meeting in the Lithography studio at 3:15.  The faculty teaching book arts next year will review the selection of courses for fall 2013 and spring 2014. If you are concerned about prerequisites and getting into the course that you want, faculty can sign forms to assist in registration. I will be showing a selection of artist books and conducting a paper giveaway to a few lucky students attending the meeting. Don’t miss this meeting!


All students interested in book arts are welcome to attend: this is not limited to print majors or book arts concentrators. Spread the word and tell your friends!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Amos Kennedy is coming!

Department — KVH @ 3:06 pm, Monday, April 1st, 2013

Detroit-based printer, and founder of the forthcoming Detroit Printing Plant, Amos Kennedy will be visiting the Printmaking Department this week. There are many events scheduled within classes and departments around MICA, but there are two notable public events.


First is a screening of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold, by Laura Zinger (about Amos Kennedy), including a Q&A. This will be Thursday, April 4th evening at 7:30PM in the Studio Center Auditorium, Room 115. The event is free, but seating may be limited. Posters from Kennedy Prints, will be available for purchase after the film.

The second event is a Letterpress Open Studio on Saturday, April 6th, 1:30PM – 4PM. The preses will be inky, and Amos, along with the Globe Interns, will be in production mode making posters.

Both of these are open to any student from any department. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Amos!


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