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Grainger Marburg Traveling Scholarship Candidates!

Uncategorized — printmaking @ 5:17 pm, Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Congratulations to Ingrid Burrington and Julia Arredondo. They are the two printmaking candidates for the Grainger Marburg Traveling Scholarship. We wish them luck!

The Saint John’s Bible @ The Walters

Uncategorized — printmaking @ 4:56 pm, Wednesday, March 4th, 2009


March 6, 2009 (This Friday!) FREE EVENT: Manuscripts and Martinis

The Saint John’s Bible at The Walters
February 15, 2009 – May 24, 2009
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Featuring nearly 40 volumes from the Walters’ world-renowned collection of manuscripts and rare books, this exhibition will examine the historical traditions of illuminated scripture in the context of a 21st-century manuscript,The Saint John’s Bible. Although it is still yet to be finished, The Saint John’s Bible has already been recognized as a masterpiece of contemporary calligraphy and book arts, and this exhibition marks the first time the manuscript has been examined in its historical context.

The idea of making a manuscript Bible may seem strange at the dawn of the 21st century, particularly considering the time and resources that go into making such a large book: when finished, the seven-volume bible will contain 1,150 pages and measure approximately three feet wide by two feet tall when open. But a quick glance at the illuminations throughout the book reveals that this is a project very much of its time. The artists use bold, abstract designs and collage techniques to create stirring compositions that often incorporate visual imagery from the modern world, such as computer voice-prints and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. The community at Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, which commissioned the manuscript, has a long tradition of scholarly inquiry and social engagement, and many of the illuminations reflect these concerns through references to the biblical past and current events. As a whole, the project represents an ambitious effort to envision a modern biblical art that is nevertheless deeply rooted in the long-standing tradition of manuscript production

Scripture and the Scribe: Adorning the Bible across 1500 Years

Michelle P. Brown, Professor of Medieval
Manuscript Studies, University of London
Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.
Price: Members free; non-members $10; students $5; pre-registration recommended
Location: Graham Auditorium

In the Middle Ages, monks and nuns copied and illuminated Biblical texts as part of their devotions to God. Today, such painstaking work has been undertaken by a team of artisans, led by calligrapher Donald Jackson, to produce The Saint John’s Bible for Saint John’s Abbey and University in Minnesota. . Michelle Brown, a recognized authority on medieval books, will trace 1500 years of adornment of Christian Scripture, examining the relationships between the Bible and the sacred texts of Judaism and Islam and their collective influence on the making and meaning of The Saint John’s Bible.  Brown served as the Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts for the British Library. She is the author of How Christianity Came to Britain and Ireland and The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society Spirituality and the Scribe.


Uncategorized — KVH @ 4:42 pm, Monday, December 1st, 2008

This post has a dual purpose: 1.) remind students to finish their work for Art Market, and 2.) inform the public about the MICA Art Market, 2008.

First, the internal business: students in the department – as of right now, you have 8 (eight) days left to finish your work for Art Market.

Secondly, for those of you in the public realm, in nine days MICA is hosting a holiday craft fair on campus called Art Market. It is a 4 day event, from 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday the 10th through Saturday the 13th.

There will be work available from 200 Students, Staff, and Faculty of MICA, pulling work from across the field of talents and disciplines that MICA offers.  There will be something for everybody!

PLEASE sign up for our e-mail list

Uncategorized — KVH @ 10:31 am, Monday, November 3rd, 2008

We only have about a quarter of our majors and concentrators signed up for the e-mail list.  PLEASE SIGN UP. (just because you USED to receive e-mails from us doesn’t mean you’re on the new list — your participation is necessary).

Also, once you do sign up, be sure to read and click through on the confirmation e-mail to finalize signing up.  If you don’t see a confirmation e-mail, check your junkmail box.




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


Students, only students, either majors or in classes, please sign up on the lower right side of this web page.  This will put you on our mailing list for upcoming events, meetings, news, announcements, et al, within the department.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and click GO, fill out the security check, and you’re done.  When you’re tired of hearing from us you can delete yourself from the list.


Student Space Gallery Application for Spring 09

Call for Entries,Campus,Exhibitions,Uncategorized — KVH @ 12:13 pm, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Yeah, you read that right, Spring of 2009, we’re already talking about it. 

Below is the application form for the Student Space Gallery for Spring 2009, download, fill-out, and turn it in!

Spring 2009 Student Space Application

This is important.

Uncategorized — KVH @ 6:15 pm, Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

VOTE by Shepard FaireyVOTE print by Shepard Fairey

*Disclosure: this is not printmaking related, but still important*


Alright folks, I’m not trying to sound preachy, and I’m not telling you who to vote for, but I think this election is unbelievably important.  

I’ll make this short.  It’s not too late to register to vote yet in 22 states.  Check here to see if you are still able to register.  Please note that some deadlines are for Postmarked registrations, and some are for Received.  Here is an easy site to register to vote. Don’t forget to mail it in!  This will only cost you a stamp… maybe two including the absentee ballot.

Also, that OBEY silksceen is pretty awesome.

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