Fiber Department
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2017 Sabbatical Exhibition

September 06, 2017
Damask detail

Annet Couwenberg BMA Exhibition "From Digital to Damask"

August 30, 2017

Greetings All,

As we wrap things up for the end of the year I want to thank everyone for doing their best to keep the facilities clean and safe.

To all students enrolled in Fiber classes, please take a moment to read the following important information regarding the closure of the fiber dept facilities for the summer and resources provided by MICA to aid in that transition. Teachers please remind your students of the following...

Fiber Facility Clean Out Reminders

Fiber Dept. Lockers: All lockers in S201 must be emptied by the end of the day Thursday May 4th (S201 and the Tool Crib are being transformed for the senior thesis Friday morning). All other lockers in the dept must be emptied by 3pm Friday May 5th.

Fiber Dept. Tool Crib: The Tool Crib closes at 9am sharp on Friday May 5th. You will not be able to access the tool crib after this time! We begin to transform S201 and push furniture into the tool crib later that morning. Please make sure all your items are returned before 9am Friday May 5th.

No Storage of Student Work Over the Summer: No work can be stored here over the summer. Make sure you have removed all of your work by 3pm Friday May 5th. We begin transforming the spaces for the senior thesis show and we do not offer storage space for students over the summer. Sadly any and all work left in the studios after this time will be thrown away. Please make the necessary preparations to remove your things.

No Studio Hours Over the Summer: Unfortunately the Fiber facilities and studios are not available for use over the summer. The Fiber facilities officialy close on Friday May 5th at 3pm. The Fiber staff needs this time to prepare for the senior thesis show, take the show down after commencement, make repairs, clean, take inventory, prepare for next fall and to accommodate Pre-College students and ArtScape. Also all students who use the studios must be insured to do so. The undergraduate insurance program for students enrolled in the fall and spring semesters does not continue into the summer.

Senior Studios: Rooms S203, S204 and the Mezzanine Studio F must be cleaned out by 11am Friday May 5th. All reservations for Tool Crib equipment or studio resources need to be documented in the orange binder titled “Senior Thesis Exhibit 2017” before Michelle leaves Thursday May 4th before 3pm. If you need dress forms, sewing machines, use of dye room, silkscreen equipment, or print table let a studio manager know before 3pm May 4th. More information will be provided to you by Fiber studio managers regarding your thesis installation and take down. You have already received information from Michelle regarding the senior studio move out procedures.

Clean Out BBQ Celebration!!! Please join us at 3pm in the Metal Shop near the train tracks for the 2017 Mt. Royal Station Building Clean Out BBQ! We appreciate all the work you put into keeping our studios clean and clear and would love to celebrate with you before you go. Hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, melon and drinks will be served.

Clean Out Resources

Cleaning Carts: The Fiber Dept. will provide cleaning carts on Monday May 1st, stationed in rooms S201 and S206. The carts will contain sponges, surface cleaner, rags, garbage bags, disposable gloves, particulate respirators and other cleaning equipment to aid in this end of the year transition out of the studios. Contact a Fiber studio manager if you need access to a rolling cart or have questions about the clean out.

MICA Fiber Website: All of this information is posted on the MICA Fiber Dept. Website! https://inside.mica.edu/fiber It will also be posted on bulletin boards located in the Fiber Dept for easy reference.

Dumpsters / Trash Disposal: MICA has provided the Mt. Royal Station Building with four dumpsters for the end of the year clean out! Please be sure to dispose of all items that you no longer want in the proper receptacles. If you have any questions about proper disposal or need assistance moving a heavy item please contact a Fiber Studio Manager to make arrangements prior to 3pm Friday May 5th.

2017 MICA Swap Shop: In past years, thousands of pounds of useable items have been thrown away in the dumpsters during move out. Let’s do our part to keep as much out of the landfill as we can! There will be stations for donations at each residential building, and the studio center; where you can give, take, and rummage for FREE! get cool stuff while helping the environment! Goods left over after the swapping period will be donated to various charities to help serve those in need, or to be recycled properly. We Want MORE!

https://www.facebook.com/MICAswapshop/

Where? Founder’s Green in Glace Grill, Leake Hall in the Abox, Meyerhoff, Gateway room 101, Lazarus Center room 109 (saturday and sunday only)

When? May 4th -6th from 10am to 6pm, May 7th from 10am -12pm

What? We will accept the following items: Clothing and Bedding, Household Items, Art and Craft Supplies, Small Furniture (non-upholstered), Non-Perishable Food, and Electronic Waste.

It has been such a pleasure working with all of you this year! Thank you from the fiber staff and faculty for all your hard work. To those of you who are graduating this year, you will be greatly missed. To those of you who are returning we look forward to seeing you in the fall. Please contact a fiber studio manager if you have any questions regarding the move out.

Have a great summer!!!

Fiber Staff 

NEW! BEGINNING FALL 2017


Decker Library Now Has Virginia West Fiber Art Study Collection

https://www.mica.edu/Documents/DeckerLibrary/VirginiaWestStudyColl2.pdf