Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BALTIMORE ARTIST AND MICA STUDENTS TO CONDUCT WALKING TOUR OF POPULAR INTERSECTION

North and Mount Royal Avenue Walking Tour
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13, Noon–2 PM
WHERE:
The Gateway, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. (meeting location)
ADMISSION: Free

Baltimore artist Graham Coreil-Allen ’10 (Mount Royal) and students in MICA’s Sites, Places and Monuments class will conduct a walking tour, guiding audiences around the intersection of North and Mount Royal Avenue. Participants will explore the social, economic and cultural issues represented in this popular urban intersection. Light refreshments will be served.

Students in MICA’s Sites, Places and Monuments class, offered through the Art History, Theory and Criticism Department, are collaborating with Coreil-Allen to discover the intersection’s history, design, ownership, culture, forms of transportation and existing constituents. Including a diversity of viewpoints from residents, workers, students and commuters, the investigation of this site will shed light on both the direct and indirect ways communities are together and separate by the various conditions that inform dynamics of city life in Baltimore. Students will then be asked to create site-specific work representing their findings. (Above: Graham Coreil-Allen, New Public Sites - Station North Ave - Tour 3 group crossing, walking tour, 2012, Photo by Anastasia Tantaros)

This fall, MICA’s Office of Community Engagement launched its new Community-Based Learning program that works proactively with faculty across disciplines to develop and support course projects that meet the needs of both students and the community.