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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!

Lecture canceled due to VOLCANO

Department,Lectures — KVH @ 1:43 pm, Friday, April 16th, 2010

For those of you who already knew about his visit, Book Artist Paul Johnson’s lecture and demo next week in the Laurie’s Artist Book class has been canceled due to VOLCANO (didn’t see that one coming, did you!?!)

A volcano in Iceland is spewing out so much ash that flights from europe are canceled, not due to visibility but because the cinders in the ash will damage engine components.  Ominous eh?:

I know, it’s almost like it’s out of some movie somewhere!


Juuuuuuuuust kidding  – – it looks like this.

Read more about it here if you’re interested.

Any word on Paul Johnson’s reschedule will be announced asap.

Enjoy your weekend!

José Roca This Week! (really really!)

Campus,Department,Events,Lectures — KVH @ 1:01 pm, Monday, April 5th, 2010

José Roca will be speaking in Main 110 tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12:30,
(not in Brown.)

José Roca, Chief Curator and Artistic Director for Philagrafika 2010 will be on campus this week.

Deja vu you say? NO! He was snowed out back in February.

José Roca kicks off his visit with an Art @ Lunch lecture in Brown 320 MAIN 110 on Wednesday, April 7th at 12:30.

From the Philagrafika Website:

José Roca is a Colombian curator working out of Bogotá and Philadelphia, where he is currently Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010. He managed the arts program at the Banco de la República in Bogotá for a decade, establishing it as one of the most respected institutions in the Latin American circuit.

Roca was a co-curator of the I Poly/graphic Triennial in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004), the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006), the Encuentro de Medellín MDE07(2007), and of Cart[ajena], a series of urban interventions in Cartagena, Colombia (2007). He was a jury for the 52nd Venice Biennial (2007).

Recent curatorial projects include: Muntadas: Mechanisms of the Image, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (upcoming 2010); Välparaíso, a series of urban interventions in Valparaíso, Chile (upcoming 2010); Other Florae, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil (2008); Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, traveling exhibition co-organized by iCI and the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (2007-2009); Botánica Política, Sala Montcada/La Caixa, Barcelona (2004); Traces of Fridayart, tourism, displacement, ICA, Philadelphia (2003).

In addition to his lecture, José Roca will be conducting a number of critiques in the Printmaking Department.  Critiques will take place from 2:30-5;30 on Wednesday, and 10-12 / 1-3 on Thursday, in the 3rd fl computer lab (and possibly 1st floor Etching area… we shall see!)

Those receiving critiques have already been chosen, but we are encouraging anyone interested (this means YOU) to sit in and participate at these times.

Critiques will be approximately 45 minutes long.

If you are remotely interested in the world of contemporary print, you will be sorely disappointed if you miss this.

José Roca visit POSTPONED

Events,Lectures — KVH @ 10:43 am, Monday, February 8th, 2010

Attn. All:

Due to inclement weather, and the threat of even MORE inclement weather, José Roca’s critiques and lectures, scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday, February 9th and 10th, have been postponed until the Spring.

José Roca has promised a return trip on March 31st and April 1st.

So sorry for the last minute notification, but obviously this is out of our hands.

Details to come as they made available.

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!

The Bird Machine in Baltimore Tonight!

Events,Lectures,Publications — KVH @ 11:51 am, Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Hey all you poster kids! SURPRISE

There’s a book release / signing TONIGHT by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine at Atomic Pop in Hampden, with his new book Animals and Objects In and Out of Water. Here is Atomic Book/Pop’s write up on the book.

Jay Ryan 1 Jay Ryan 3

Jay Ryan 4 Jay Ryan 2

Jay Ryan is a very prolific poster artist, with working dating back a decade+ + +.

Also of note, Paul Hornschemeier is releasing his new graphic novel All and Sundry.

The book signings kick off at 7.

Atomic Books/Pop
3620 Falls Road in Hampden. (caution, the linked map is only kind of accurate)

By Light Rail – get off at the Woodberry stop. Walk under the 83 overpass and up the long hill (3 blocks). Hang a right at Falls Rd. and walk 2 more blocks. It’ll be on the right side, next to Doubledutch.

See you there!

TONIGHT – screening of TYPEFACE the movie!

Film,Lectures,Lettepress — KVH @ 11:46 am, Monday, November 9th, 2009

With all this Print Fair excitement, I forgot to mention that TONIGHT is a screening of TYPEFACE, the documentary about the Hamilton Type Foundry (and now Museum) in Two Rivers, WI.

This will be excellent, and should not be missed if you are remotely interested in the printed word, letterpress, wood type, graphic design, and anything in between!


The screening is TONIGHT (That’s Monday, Nov. 9th) at 7 PM in Falvey Hall.

The Director, Justine Nagan will be presenting it an answering questions.

It is FREE to MICA folk.

You’ll regret it if you miss it.

Bill Fick visit a HIT!

cool,Department,Lectures — KVH @ 8:31 am, Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Bill Fick visited our studios Monday and Tuesday of this week and brought a huge pile of prints, dating back through 10 years of work, to showcase and talk about in 3 of our classes.

Bill Fick, striking full zombie pose...

Very graciously, he also brought with him some of his trademark linoleum blocks to print from. Unsatisfied with standard paper-printing, the visit turned into a tshirt-printing-free-for-all.


Unbeknownst to many, a writer for Printeresting.org was on hand to document it all. Be sure to check out their write-up on our T-shirt Extravaganza!

Paolo Canevari Documentary screening MONDAY, Nov. 17th.

Campus,Lectures — KVH @ 12:56 pm, Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Monday Nov. 17th, Noon in Falvey Hall, Brown Center, MICA.

This Monday, November 17th, Ariel Genovese is showing the American Premiere of her documentary il Percorso, showcasing the creation of the exhibition DECALOGO, a show of prints and steel faced plates by artist Paolo Canevari produced at the print studios in Calcografia in Rome.

Following the Documentary Short, there will be a Panel Conversation on stage, led by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center in NYC. Also on the panel will be Paolo Canevari (Artist), Ariel Genovese (Director), and Gail Deery.

For those of you unfamiliar with Paolo Canevari, he is best known recently for his video Bouncing Skull which premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2007. You can view a snippet of the video here.

Printmaking Majors and Concentrators and EVERYONE  — this is an amazing opportunity to see Paolo Canevari speak.  The documentary is gorgeous and the work is simultaneously contemporary and classic. local pages  Make no excuses to miss this, it will be excellent.

View the press release of the documentary here.

Charles Ritchie, Monday at noon, BBOX

Call for Entries,Lectures — printmaking @ 11:21 am, Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Monday, November 10, noon
BBOX, The Gateway, 1601 Mount Royal Avenue

Since 1977, Charles Ritchie has recorded images and notes in a series of sketchbook/journals that now number 131 books. These volumes have become both settings for intimate watercolor studies improvised from subjects in and around his home, and dream repositories written in a pen and ink note hand that only the artist can fully decipher. The sketches and texts inform a broad program of small-size drawings created serially and independent of the books. In addition, Ritchie’s drawings and journals are the sources for his intaglio prints that engage the techniques and materials of printmaking to reinvent his images. The artist’s lecture at MICA will be based loosely around 30 years of work seen concurrently in his solo exhibition, From the Inside Looking Out, which will be on view at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia from November 1 through December 20. 

In honor of his visit we are having a 2-hour show of student sketchbooks.
Bring your sketchbooks/journals directly to the talk at the BBOX. We will have tables set up in the BBOX for the books. It’s a great chance to see the variety of journals students keep. After Charles Ritchie speaks about his own work – there will be a discussion surrounding the student books.

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