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Jonathan Thomas Lecture next Monday

Department,Faculty,Lectures — KVH @ 1:29 pm, Monday, September 27th, 2010

The Printmaking Department invites you to see Jonathan Thomas, Artist, Printmaker, and new Faculty at MICA, present his work this coming Monday, October 4th.

Jonathan comes to MICA after 6 years on faculty at the University of Miami in Florida. Previous to that he taught at Indiana State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Arte Moris in East Timor. He was an Artist in Residence at Anchor Graphics in Chicago, and has exhibited in the Tampa Museum of Art, in the Trudi Gallery and the Jack Hanley Gallery in Los Angeles, the Rental Gallery in New York, and 20/20 Projects and Bas Fisher Invitational in Miami, Florida.

See more of his work here.

Jonathan Thomas’ lecture begins at 12PM sharp in Falvey Hall. Come one, come all, don’t be late!

See you then!

JOSE ROCA visiting critic!

Department,Faculty,Lectures,Publications,Resources — KVH @ 12:30 pm, Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Jose Roca, the Chief Curator and Artistic Director for Philagrafika will be HERE this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9th + 10th.

Tuesday, February 9th he, along with Eve Laramee, will be critiquing a selection of Printmaking Majors in Dolphin, beginning at 2 PM.

Students are encouraged to attend and join in the discussion in these critiques. And even if you do not have anything to contribute, you will be in the presence of two excellent critics. Rest assured these will be very exciting.

Critiques will run from 2PM until about 5PM, beginning in Silkscreen and finishing in the 3rd Floor Computer Room. Please attend, even if you can only attend part of the event.


Jose Roca is lecturing on Wednesday at 12:30 PM in Brown 320.
This is a mandatory lecture for all Printmaking Majors and Concentrators.

This is an Art at Lunch event. Please contact the faculty for your Wednesday classes and tell them you will be late returning from lunch because of this lecture. He will be speaking on his role organizing Philagrafika, which kicked off last week.

This is the ideal start to the 3-month long Philagrafika festival, and a perfect primer for all of you to attend the Philly festivities!

You have no reason to miss this, we’ll see you there!

Changes in the Department, and Meeting Minutes

Campus,Facilities,Faculty,Meetings,Resources — KVH @ 2:51 pm, Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

After the engaging conversation that took place at the department meeting yesterday, you will be pleased to know that the building hours will remain the same unless we are directed by MICA Operations. 

The faculty invites you to help make decisions on ways that we can better distribute our resources in the department. In the next department meeting, we can include a short discussion of your ideas and suggestions. 

Please help to adopt the new procedures that we have laid out for studio practice and lead the way to a healthier safer studio practice. Below are some of the new procedures.

-Gail Deery

Departmental Meeting Minutes:

We covered the following points in the Meeting yesterday:

The Bathrooms have been rehabbed… New sinks/toilets, repaired walls, floors, repainted. People spent a lot of time working on this, please take care of it.

We talked at length about the department Going Green.  We need to cut back on wasted materials, make the shop a healthier environment, and still keep everyone happy and productive in the shop.

Bullet points included:

– Safer cleaning materials for tabletops / palettes (vinegar, vegetable oil).  You will find more bottles of Vegetable Oil present, and far fewer bottles of solvent (Gamsol, Denatured Alcohol).

-Recycling all scrap and mis-printed rag paper (arches, rives) for the paper studio

-Conserving electricity when possible

-Orange-scrub soap will no longer be available – Lava Bar soap will be available at every sink. (we forgot to mention this in the meeting).  The bookstore also sells small bottles of Pumice Soap that will fit in your drawer if you so desire.

-Our crummy blotters are being replaced with a new system using Pellons and Bounty paper towels, as was demonstrated by Gail.  If you prefer, you may use your own bath towels, but they must be taken home when you are finished.  Any left behind will be thrown away, no questions asked.

-the shop used its entire YEAR’S supply of newsprint last semester. Unfortunately you must now purchase your own pads and keep them in your drawers.

Finally, there was MUCH discussion over attempting to limit shop access for safety and energy – conservation reasons.  After much consideration, we’ve decided NOT to limit hours this semester (see Gail’s letter above).

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Events,Faculty,Meetings,Resources,Uncategorized — KVH @ 12:24 pm, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008


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Roberto Mannino Arrives for the Semester

Faculty — printmaking @ 3:54 pm, Monday, August 25th, 2008

Please join the Printmaking Department Faculty and Staff, in welcoming Roberto Mannino who arrived from Rome last week. Roberto will be teaching PR214 Intaglio and PR 213 Print Survey: Intaglio/ Relief with Gail Deery. top domains Born in Rome, Roberto received his BFA from RISD and a Diploma in Sculpture from the Fine Art Academy of Rome. He has since taught at many universities and colleges including Cornell University, Temple University, Loyola University and San Giacomo Municipal School of Applied Art, Rome. His disciplines include printing, papermaking and sculpture. Visit his website. and when you see him in the department, please say hello and introduce yourself.

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