Nov
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunchtime Lecture with Eric Okdeh

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Philadelphia based muralist, Eric Okdeh, began creating public art in 1998. As part of his process, Eric has facilitated art and mural making workshops with teens and adults, and classes with men incarcerated at SCI Graterford Prison, and people in inpatient /outpatient recovery programs. These classes serve as a vehicle for skill building, leadership and teamwork exercises, which culminate with major mural projects. Eric has found that the most successful murals provide a sense of inclusion and accomplishment among its participants which empowers them to take ownership in the work. Eric has over 100 public art commissions throughout the Northeast United States, and murals in Hawaii, Spain, Jordan and Norway. His work is featured in seven books about Public Art. 

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.

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Nov
2
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Chris Sickels

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Chris Sickels grew up on a small family farm where working hard was the only option, things had to be fixed with what was on hand. Now he creates 3D illustration and stop-motion animation with what is at arms reach here in the studio. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, with three golds and a silver medals from the Society of Illustrators/NY. His stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including LA International Short Film Festival and Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival, and he has authored and illustrated The Look Book, Here Comes The Garbage Barge, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home, and The Secret Subway. This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice. Illustration Practice, MFA

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.


Website: www.rednosestudio.com

Instagram: @rednosestudio

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Oct
19
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Shadra Strickland

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Shadra Strickland complete her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in NY. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009 for her work in her first picture book, Bird, written by Zetta Elliott. Strickland co-illustrated Our Children Can Soar, winner of a 2010 NAACP Image Award. Her next book, A Child’s Book of Prayers and Blessings: From Many Faiths and Cultures Around the World, debuts in October. Each illustration was made using the relief linocut printmaking technique. She teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.


Website: http://www.jumpin.shadrastrickland.com/

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Oct
5
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Ciara O'Keefe

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"I’ve always had to draw, to make, to create: my soul requires it and my sanity is grateful for it” Ciara O'Keeffe graduated in 1999 from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland with a B.A. in Ceramic Design. She established a studio practice in County Kildare, creating one-off ceramic sculptures, using the quality of clay to capture mood and sensitivity. She has completed numerous commissions both in the private and public sector, and has exhibited her work extensively throughout Ireland and England. Working mainly on small scale ceramics, she uses oxides and stains to modulate the surface. Her work chases the ghosts that remain in the built environment when the dwellers have moved on.

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.


Website: https://www.ciaraokeeffe.ie/
Blog: www.thearfulmug.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/theartfulmug/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theartfulmug

 

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Sep
28
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Rebecca Bradley

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Rebecca studied Illustration atChelsea College of Art, England and  SCAD in the USA. She taught at the Art Institute of Boston for 5 years and since 2005 has been full time at MICA. She is one of the leaders of MICA’s Study abroad in London course and is the Course Director for the upcoming MA in Illustration.

Her client list includes the Boston Globe, Flow magazine (Netherlands), The Guardian, Target, the Washington Post, and  Chronicle Books among others.  

She has recognized in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, RSVP and Images (UK).  She has exhibited in Savannah, New York, and at the London Transport Museum as part of the 2015 Serco prize show.   

Rebecca primarily works in watercolor and ink, she also enjoys mixed media and found papers and uses this mixed media approach in her digital image making. 

She is a enthusiastic advocate of drawing. 

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.

Twitter:  @Rebecca_IL
Instagram: @rebeccabradleyillustration
Pinterest:www.pinterest.com/rbil/

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Sep
18
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Robert Young

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Robert Young, an MFA in Illustration Practice alum, spent his formative years wallowing in the proverbial muck of professional wrestling, comics, heavy metal music, and horror movies. His on-going quest is to make comics about wrestling and scummy weirdos forever!

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.

website: www.robertyoungillustration.com
instagram handle: @robertyoungillustration (www.instagram.com/robertyoungillustration)
twitter: @occultwrestling (www.twitter.com/occultwrestling)

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Sep
14
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Nicole J. Georges 

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Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster & professor. Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and was an Official Selection at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Nicole does a weekly queer feminist art podcast called Sagittarian Matters, and is currently on a dog-themed book tour in support of her new graphic memoir, Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home.

This Lunchtime Lecture is sponsored by MICA's MFA in Illustration Practice.

website: www.nicolejgeorges.com
instagram handle: @nicolejgeorges (www.instagram.com/nicolejgeorges/)
twitter: @nicolejgeroges (twitter.com/NicoleJGeorges)

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

MFA Illustration Practice Thesis Defense Presentations

Join ILP next week for two days of presentations by the graduating class of 2017 on their final thesis projects with esteemed guest critics Jonathan Bartlett, Eun-Ha Paek, Marcos Chin, and Francesco Izzo.

Monday, May 1st, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lazarus Auditorium

Critique Panel: Jonathan Bartlett, Eun-Ha Paek, Whitney Sherman

Featuring presentations by Emily Joynton, Jieyu Zhang, Yiran Guo, Hannah Glaser, Edon Muhaxheri, Luyi Wang

Monday panelists:

Jonathan Bartlett - www.bartlettstudio.com

From Brooklyn NY, Jonathan Bartlett is an award-winning freelance illustrator whose work for a wide range of magazines, books, and advertising campaigns has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and The Art Directors Club. He has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay program, teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators. 

Inspired by likes of René Magritte and The Twilight Zone, Jonathan’s approach to illustration is to give enough reality to almost make you believe what you are seeing, relying on unique symbols and analogous narratives to breath fresh life into a story.

Eun-Ha Paek - http://www.eun-ha.com/

Eun-Ha Paek is an animation filmmaker, sculptor and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her background includes a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and stints as an art director, graphic designer, animator and concept artist for broadcast, web, print, games and products for a wide variety of clients. Her animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival and venues internationally. Grants and awards include a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation (2008) and the Anna Siok Award from Greenwich House Pottery (2014). Her work has received mentions in The New York Times, American Craft, Entertainment Weekly and G4 Tech TV.

Whitney Sherman - www.whitneysherman.com 

MFA in Illustration Practice at MICA Founding Director Whitney Sherman examines illustration as a 21st century practice through education, exhibition and her studio practice including freelance print illustration, and surface design through her company Pbody Dsign. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print at MICA. As a former creative director, art director and designer, her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Regional Design annuals. She created the central artwork for the USPS Breast Cancer Research stamp, the first semi-postal issue in the US, and is the author of Playing with Sketches, to date translated into 4 languages. Sherman has given workshops and lectures in China, Mexico and the US. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen on the Norman Rockwell Museum site illustrationhistory.org and www.womenwhodraw.com.

Thursday, May 4th, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lazarus Auditorium

Critique Panel: Marcos Chin, Francesco Izzo, Whitney Sherman

Featuring presentations by Sena Kwon, Tiffany Lin, Mengyang Wang, Tessa Wan, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Fang Fu, Aditi Damle

Thursday panelists:

Marcos Chin - http://www.marcoschin.com/

Marcos Chin is an award winning Illustrator whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and magazines. He has worked with such companies as MTA Arts for Transit, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, Budweiser, Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and created the illustrations for the children's book, Ella written by Mallory Kasdan and published by Viking Press. In 2013 his illustration, “Grand Central Catwalk” appeared in New York City subways, celebrating Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial year, through MTA’s Arts for Transit program. In addition to his illustrations, Marcos has also created a custom design T shirt label called YEE YEE. The Tees are printed, cut & sewn in his studio in Brooklyn. Marcos has given lectures and workshops throughout the US and abroad, and currently lives in New York where he teaches Illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

Francesco Izzo - www.francescoizzo.com

Francesco Izzo is a designer and art director based in New York.  He earned his MFA from the school of Visual Arts Design program in 2013 and his BFA in industrial design at La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.  He is currently associate art director at Nautilus magazine where he combines designs with illustration.  Francesco has designed exhibitions such as Uni Store Americana.  Two Italian Illustrations in New York.  Olympia Zagnoli and Emiliano Ponzi.  He loves to engage his audience with the use of different mediums.  Design is his language.

Whitney Sherman - www.whitneysherman.com 

MFA in Illustration Practice at MICA Founding Director Whitney Sherman examines illustration as a 21st century practice through education, exhibition and her studio practice including freelance print illustration, and surface design through her company Pbody Dsign. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print at MICA. As a former creative director, art director and designer, her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Regional Design annuals. She created the central artwork for the USPS Breast Cancer Research stamp, the first semi-postal issue in the US, and is the author of Playing with Sketches, to date translated into 4 languages. Sherman has given workshops and lectures in China, Mexico and the US. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen on the Norman Rockwell Museum site illustrationhistory.org and www.womenwhodraw.com.

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Mar
27
to Apr 9

MICA Grad Show II 2017

  • MICA Lazarus Center - Riggs and Leidy Galleries (map)
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We invite you to join the next generation of creative thinkers—artists, designers, educators, curators and critics—as they demonstrate the power and possibilities of contemporary art and design.

MICA Grad Show 2017 presents the thesis students of MFA Illustration Practice from March 27th - April 9th in Riggs and Leidy galleries in MICA's Lazarus Center. The show is open to the public. Come see the works of, and meet the generation of illustrators! Please join us for the opening reception March 31st at 5:00 PM.

The following Illustration Practice students will be exhibiting their work:

  • Aditi Damle
  • Emily Joynton
  • Edon Muhaxheri
  • Fang Fu
  • Hannah Glaser
  • Jia Gao
  • Jasjyot Hans
  • Jieyu Zhang
  • Luyi Wang
  • Mengyang Wang
  • Sena Kwon
  • Tiffany Lin
  • Tianxing Wan
  • Yiran Guo

Follow the students as they prepare for the show on Instagram.

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Feb
27
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Hanna Barczyk

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Hanna Barczyk was born in Germany and currently divides her time between New York
City and Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design
with a bachelor of Design. She creates conceptual illustrations for editorial, advertising,
book and institutional clients. Inspired by her family's Hungarian folk art traditions,
vintage Polish film posters, German Expressionism, memories, love, music, movement,
and a passion for dance, she often illustrates emotional driven solutions that are bold,
conceptual, and delicate at the same time. Hanna combines a variety of media,
including pen and ink, acrylic paint, woodblock, and digital.

Hanna Barczyk has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration,
Creative Quarterly and 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration). She has also been
the recipient of the Melville White Award, received "Honorable Mention" from 3x3
Magazine and has been the subject of a feature in Communication Arts Magazine.
As quoted from a review of her work in Communication Arts magazine, Hanna Barczyk’s work “translated delicate emotions into universal truths”.

website: www.hannabarczyk.com
instagram handle: @hannabarczyk (https://www.instagram.com/hannabarczyk/)
twitter: @hannabarczyk (https://twitter.com/hannabarczyk)

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Feb
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with George Ciscle

Join MFA Illustration Practice this Monday, Feb. 20th at 12:15 for a Lunchtime Lecture with curator George Ciscle. George Ciscle is the founder and first director and curator of the Contemporary Museum. For four years he promoted the careers of young and emerging artists, whom he often scouted by visiting artist’s colonies and graduate schools. Working with young artists and students as a gallery director led Ciscle to conceive what he thought of as an “un-museum,” which would challenge existing conventions for exhibiting art. The Contemporary Museum was founded by Ciscle in 1989. Following seven years at the helm of the Contemporary Museum, Ciscle became Curator-in-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

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Feb
13
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with You Jung Byun

Join us on Feb. 13th for our Lunchtime Lecture with You Jung Byun. You Jung Byun is a Korean artist, award-winning illustrator and author. She has a BFA from Hongik University in Korea and a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York where now she resides and works. 

Byun’s work has been recognized by various magazines, awards and competitions, including New York Times, Nobrow, Pick Me Up London, Communication Arts Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Ai-Ap, Society of Illustrators & SCBWI (winning both the Grand Prize in the Portfolio Award and the Tomie DePaola Award in 2010). 

Her debut book Dream Friends was published by Penguin Books 2013, to critical acclaim. She has since illustrated Little Baby Buttercup by Linda Ashman, which was also published by Penguin in 2015.  

View her website here.

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Feb
9
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Sara Barnes

Join us Feb. 9th for our Lunchtime Lecture with ILP alum Sara Barnes. Sara Barnes is a Baltimore-based writer, curator, and illustrator specializing in art, illustration, and crafts. She's a staff writer and editor for My Modern Met, website focusing on art and culture. Her work has also appeared in Computer Arts Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, eBay, and Embroidery Magazine—among others. In 2016, she curated an illustration show at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Los Angeles, California titled Inside / Outside.  

Sara has her MFA in Illustration Practice (2013) and is obsessed with finding the latest and greatest in the field, which she shares through her blog, Brown Paper Bag. The illustration-centric website celebrates the field in its many, ever-changing forms.

In 2017, Sara embarked on 1 Year of Stitches, a daily project in which she makes at least one embroidery stitch for every day of the year. After sharing it on her blog, she’s now completing it with thousands of others across the world.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

 

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Jan
26
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Jamison Odone

Join MFA Illustration Practice for the first Lunchtime Lecture of the year on Jan. 26th at 12:15 in the Lazarus Center Auditorium with author, artist, illustration, and educator Jamison Odone who will be speaking live via Skype. Jamison was born and raised in Rhode Island and is now a professor of Illustration at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He is an artist, first, but not by choice as he is out of options for any other talents. He writes and Illustrates children's books and graphic novels some based on historic events and people. He has illustrated the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe; Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; The Bedtime Train by Joy Cowley and himself; and his self-authored books Honey Badgers, Mole Had Everything, and Poor Joseph: A mini-narrative about one of history's most curious figures, The Elephant Man.
https://jamisonodone.wordpress.com/

 

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Dec
7
to Dec 10

Illustration Practice at MICA Art Market

At this festive sale, holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale at the MICA Art Market 2015. Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, book arts, toys and wrapping paper. Visitors can talk one-on-one with artists and designers about their work while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. The event is sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for MICA students.

 

MFA Illustration Practice has a stall every year at MICA Art Market. Students help install and man our custom designed booth which features a range of illustrated products - zines, picture books, comics, calendars, tote bags, plushies, cushions, clothes, ceramics, screen prints, illustrated prints, pics, tea towels, greeting cards, postcards, silk scarves, playing cards, mini-automata, ornaments, jewelery - by our current students, alumni and faculty. Head over to our booth to check out all these goodies, or simply to chat with the illustrators themselves!

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Dec
2
to Dec 16

MFA Illustration Practice Image Harvest Show!

  • 131 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)
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MICA's MFA Illustration Practice program is having its annual Image Harvest Show, opening December. 2nd at 5:00. The idea of Image Harvesting is to look back on previous work to discover key aspects or parts of images that can be regrown into new imagery that can be developed further. 

Come by to see work by 28 current students; Fu Fang, Jia Gao, Aditi Damle, Yiran Guo, Sena Kwon, Emily Joynton, Tessa Wan, Tiffany Lin, Hannah Glaser, Jieyu Zhang, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Luyi Wang, Edon Muhaxheri, Mengyang Wang, Olivia Fu, Friederike Steil, Diana Chu, Ryan Sung Hoon Cho, Hayley Thornton-Kennedy, Shruti Sharma, Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Alexandria Wang, Kaixin Wang, Hui Yang, Charlotte Fu, Alicia Corman, Darian Nichols, Yifan Wu.

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Nov
28
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Alex Citrin

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA (map)
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Join us Monday, November 28th at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Alex Citrin (www.alexcitrin.com). Alex is an MICA ILP alumna and is currently a freelance illustrator and art director in NYC.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

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Nov
10
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Adam Kurtz

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA (map)
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Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Adam Kurtz in the Lazarus Center auditorium on November 10th, 12:15 - 1:00. Adam is a graphic designer, popular blogger and artist based in Brooklyn. Adam will also be signing books from 1:30-2:00.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

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Oct
27
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Kelly Blair

Join us at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Kelly Blair. Kelly is an associate art director at Knopf and Pantheon as well as a freelance illustrator, and lover of cats, dogs and Instagram. See more of her work at kellyblair.com and Instagram.com/kblair27

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

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Oct
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Richard Borge

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA (map)
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Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Richard Borge in the Lazarus Center auditorium on October 20th, 12:15 - 1:00. Richard primarily focuses on editorial and corporate / advertising illustration and animation / motion design. 

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

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Sep
29
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Selina Alko & Sean Qualls

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA (map)
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Please join us Thursday, September 29th at 12:15pm - 1pm for our Lunchtime Lecture with Selina Alko & Sean Qualls. This husband-wife team is behind children's books such as The Case for Loving: The Fight for Marriage among others. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department. 

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Sep
22
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Gareth Hinds

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA (map)
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Join us Septiember 22nd at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Gareth Hinds (www.garethhinds.com), creator of of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Romeo & Juliet, Beowulf, King Lear, and many others.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

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Sep
12
12:15 PM12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Patty Sullivan

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium (map)
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Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Patty Sullivan in the Lazarus Center auditorium on September 12th, 12:15 - 1:00. Patty is a book publisher ad founder of p.s. ink, a consulting, publishing and representation firm to the book and entertainment industries.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

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Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Grad Mix Resident Lunchtime Lecture: Ross MacDonald

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium (map)
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Illustrator Ross MacDonald is also a master creator of props for films including National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Joy and The Hateful Eight to name a few.

This lecture is part of a Grad Mix residency co-sponsored by the Post Bacc in Graphic Design and the MFA in Illustration Practice.
 

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Mar
25
to Apr 10

MICA Grad Show 2016

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Fox Buidling (map)
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We invite you to join the next generation of creative thinkers—artists, designers, educators, curators and critics—as they demonstrate the power and possibilities of contemporary art and design.

MICA Grad Show 2016 presents the thesis students of MFA Illustration Practice from March 25th - April 10th in Meyerhoff and Decker galleries in MICA's Fox Building. The show is open to the public. Come see the works of, and meet the generation of illustrators!

Follow the students as they wrap up their projects and set up their gallery spaces, starting tomorrow on Instagram.

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