Monday, April 4, 2011

AND AT MICA IN APRIL…

MONDAY ARTIST AT NOON LECTURE SERIES: CARSON FOX
WHEN: Monday, April 11, Noon
WHERE:
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Brooklyn-based artist Carson Fox will discuss her mixed media sculptures, installations and prints influenced by a heritage of Southern gothic tradition that relies heavily on the individual experiences on the artist. Fox will chronicle the past 10 years of her labor-intensive works that include intricately wrought hair filigrees, hand-manipulated giclee prints, and cast resin flower, snowflake and icicle sculptural installations.

TETSUYA YAMADA
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 7 PM
WHERE:
Main Building: Room 110, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Visiting sculptor and associate professor at the University of Minnesota Tetsuya Yamada will lecture on his work and influences. Yamada creates sculptural and installation-based works that comment on and explore the conflicting legacies of modernism and the dynamics of architecture. A participant in the Kohler Arts/Industry program, his talk will focus on the effect that this particular residency had on his work. Yamada’s work is widely exhibited, recently at the Yoshii Gallery in New York, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.

Upcoming, more information to follow:

PANEL DISCUSSION: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE LEGACY OF LYNCHING 
Artist Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Sherrilyn Ifill, professor of law at the University of Maryland, and others discuss the spectacle of lynching, historical locations within Maryland and memorializing as a society moves forward. The talk accompanies MICA’s special exhibition The Narcissism of Minor Differences.

BALTIMORE: OPEN CITY
An initiative of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar, Baltimore: Open City investigates the ways in which Baltimore is and is not an “open city.” The initiative brings together students, scholars, activists, community-based organizations, local artists and visiting artist Damon Rich to create a series of installations and other public programs, culminating in an exhibition Friday, April 1–Sunday, May 15 at the former North Avenue Market (16 W. North Ave.) and tentatively at mobile locations throughout the city. For up-to-date information, visit
www.baltimoreopencity.com.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students from 46 states and 54 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty, and other established artists.