Monday, October 31, 2011

Phantom Limb's Production

An up and coming puppet company in new york presents their latest work 69 South, about the failed Shackleton expedition to Antarctica, reviewed in the New York Times this past weekend.

Kate McGuire

This artist is really awesome!!! Check her out.

-Sophie Stoerkel

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Multi Media Artist Nadine Byrne!!!

Here is a link for more about the work of Nadine Byrne !

Monday, October 24, 2011

For Ro Ro

Thought of your video when I saw this video installation of Nicola Constantino's. Her other work is also very fascinating.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just something little, but it'll make a big impact.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
-Charles Horton Cooley


Hennessy Youngman

If you can take it, watch the extremely (funny and) critical work of Hennessy Youngman. Warning - he is going to mess with your head and he may offend you. He is clearly well read and has a 'show' on a variety of aspects of contemporary art practice. This one is on "Relational Aesthetics". You may agree, or disagree, but sure enough he makes some very insightful points.

Follow up after Today's Class!

Attached are some links and images related to our conversation in class today:

Martha Rosler's classic "Semiotics of the Kitchen"

Nanaproject's website and videos of their live projected animations (shadow lantern shows) at the Great Halloween Lantern Parade:

and just for kicks, Royal Deluxe!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some Inspiration for Everyone :)

Today in class Valeska spoke of Charles LeDray's work. He manipulates fabric into these interesting sculpture-esque figures. Definitely a good source of inspiration for the Object Project in particular. Check him out here:

I'm not sure exactly if everyone got to meet the WONDERFUL Alessandra Torres today, but her work is an amazing source of inspiration for me personally. It's definitely worth a peruse or two, and if you get the chance please read her "Artist's Statement".Dean, I think you would really love her terrarium's! Her work can be found here:

Check out Andy Denzler's work his use of texture and line-making in paintings is amazing. It causes this sort of distorted blurred effect. Cara, your piece in class really reminded me of him so definitely check it out. Here's the Link:

Anyways, I hope everyone has an Enjoyable fall break and Ill see you guys later!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This event is being organized by S.O.S. (Students of Sustainability at MICA):

Join us for the Right2Know Sustainable Living Roadshow Event at MICA in Baltimore!

Between October 1st and October 16th of this year, marchers from all across the country will be walking from New York City to the White House, in Washington DC, demanding National labeling of all Genetically Engineered Foods, in what has come to be called the GMO Right2Know march. On October 13th, the March is teaming up with the Sustainable Living Roadshow to organize an all day Sustainability Festival and rally for national labeling of GMO’s. Please come out to learn, share and explore while supporting the marchers and demanding National Labeling!

The event will take place at MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, and will be filled with workshop’s, ongoing live music from local and national bands, key-note speakers, art projects, puppet shows, the Conscious Carnival, a Solutionary Showcase, Compass Green mobile educational green house, Eco Info booth and much more.

Music and Performances - (more TBA soon!)
- Human and the Human Revolution:
- Saratone:
- Conscious Carny Ballyhoo!
- Big Tadoo Puppet Crew

Speakers: (Full List of Speakers Coming Soon)
- Joseph Wilhelm, Co-founder and President, Rapunzel
- David Bronner, President, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Documenting Your Work with Dan Meyers
Wednesday, October 5th
Falvey Hall

Discover how to take great photographs of your work with the help of professional photographer, Dan Meyers, who has extensive experience photographing fine art. Join us for a overview of digital equipment, a demonstration of shooting situations designed to easily control light and some straightforward steps to easily edit your images in Photoshop. By the end of this session, you will have some easy and effective techniques to make top quality digital files using the camera equipment you already have.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Did you know that all MICA community members -- students, faculty, and staff -- are able to take advantage of the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle? This is a free shuttle that can help you get around town, and includes stops at Baltimore hot spots such as Charles Village, Towson Mall, Target, etc. All you need to do is swipe your MICARD when you get on the Shuttle. The Shuttle's hours are posted on the website but typically start early to mid morning and run into the evening, with extended late night hours on the weekends. Over the summer, Baltimore Collegetown has made several changes to the Shuttle to enhance your experience and help you plan your trips. We want to share these changes with you and encourage you to consider taking the Shuttle. To start, be sure you know where the Colltown Shuttle stops on campus - right in front of the Brown Center. There is a sign at the bus stop. The easiest way to find out when the next Shuttle is arriving is to use Nextbus technology on your smartphone (see below). You can also visit the website to review the schedule. Updates:

New routes: The Collegetown Shuttle is now comprised of two routes – Blue and Red. Some of the destinations on the Blue route include Towson Mall and Charles Village/Johns Hopkins. Some of the destinations on the Red route include Towson Mall and Towson Place (Target, Wal-Mart, Michael’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc). BOTH ROUTES STOP AT MICA AND AT TOWSON TOWN CENTER. Only the Red route stops at Towson Place. For a map of the Shuttle Route, visit

Get downtown every day: At Penn Station, catch the Charm City Circulator, a free bus service that serves the downtown area seven days a week. You can visit neighborhoods such as the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, and many more using this service. Visit to learn more!

Enhanced tracking system: There is now Nextbus technology which allows Colltown Shuttle riders to track the shuttle on the web or on their smartphone. Go to the Collegetown Shuttle website OR text “nbus collegetown [stop number]” to 41411, or call 410.834.2835 to get real-time information about the location of the shuttle. Note that the MICA stop number is 409.

You also have the option of using the various transportation options available through the MTA, including light rail. Click here for more information about schedules and routes.