Saturday, April 21, 2012


WHEN: April 25 through May 16; public reception on May 12, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
MICA PLACE, 814 N. Collington Avenue in Baltimore.
Gallery hours are by appointment; contact MICA PLACE Program Manager Kristy Taylor at
410.225.2254 or

MFA in Community Arts 2012 consists of a small, creative group of women, originally hailing from America's Heartland. These three individuals are highly motivated artists and community arts facilitators. Their MFA in Community Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Heartland, is a culmination of two years of intensive work within communities, both local and abroad.

Please join them at MICA PLACE, where you will find a variety of art and surprises. Some of these include: the mixed media pieces of Shana R. Goetsch and Anne Kotleba in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery and a county fair themed reception, refreshments and dance party. Also, Here Comes The Bride! A Real-Life Wedding!, a performance piece by Jessica Haywood Wyatt, will be live in the Project Room on the night of the reception. Experience the thrills and chills of a real-life wedding and get your photograph taken with the blushing bride later that evening.

Studio 208 will feature textile work from Wyatt, a screening of FUNdraising, a documentary by Kotleba, which explores the passion behind a team of young people becoming change agents in their neighborhood, as well as Art That Circles The Earth: an Exhibition of Collaborative Mandalas. This series includes the art of national and international artists who worked together for the past three years on community arts initiatives with Goetsch.

<3 Heartland: Artist Talk
WHEN: Friday, April 27, from 1:15 - 4:00 PM
WHERE: MICA PLACE Rouse Company Foundation Gallery.
If you are unable to attend the talk, a digital record of this conversation will be available for you to experience online.