Graduate Community

The Weekly Update

August 27, 2019



Sunday 9/1 and Monday 9/2, Artist & Craftsman Supply (our neighbor at the corner of North Avenue & Howard Street) will be using a boom lift to replace windows on their storefront. MICA Facilities has granted permission for the lift to occupy three parking spaces at the rear of the West Lazarus Parking Lot, in the area nearest the chiller. 
The lift should have minimal impact on services and parking for our faculty, staff, and students. Nevertheless, please use caution when in proximity to the lift while it is in operation. Parking spaces for the equipment will be reserved by Campus Safety starting the evening of Friday 8/30. The lift will be removed at the end of the day on Monday 9/2 or early Tuesday 9/3 at the latest. 




Signed and completed 2019-2020 Graduate Academic Workspace Agreements are due NO LATER THAN Friday, September 13th (the end of the third week of classes). 

Once your workspace/studio has been assigned, you must complete, sign, and detach the final signature page of the Workspace Agreement, and return this sheet to your Graduate Program Assistant or Sarah Hammond, Manager of Academic Operations (in office L116B), keeping the full agreement for your records.

You can download and print a copy of the 2019-2020 Graduate Academic Workspace Agreement here, or see your GPA.




SVA's Ice Cream Social!

Friday, August 30th
4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Cohen Plaza (rain location: Brown Atrium)




Graduate Student Resource Fair





First Year Juried Show Exhibition on View! 



On View: August 9th - September 8th
Lazarus Center: Riggs/Leidy Galleries 

An annual exhibition featuring work from our rising MFA students. Guest curated by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Studio Museum, New York City. Featured artists and designers include Jerrell Gibbs, Laura Sligh, Eric Birkin, Wasin Tirawattanawanich, Xiaofeng Guo, Sandy Zohore, Andre Bradley, Anjali Nair and Yifan Wang.

"The artists of this exhibition speak readily through and to lines, those lines sometimes seen, yet often unseen." 









Grad Lab Workshop: Intro To Ink Jet Printing

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Grad Lab L540

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

Instructor: Patrick Hunt







Grad Open Studios! 



As part of MICA Weekend festivities this Fall, the graduate community will host a Graduate Open Studios in Lazarus Center on Saturday, October 5th, 2:30pm– 5:30pm. All graduate students are encouraged to participate! Click here to register and for complete information about the event including FAQs. A special thank you to MICA's Graduate Student Voice Association members Nina Q. Allen and Julia Hsia for their participation in shaping this exciting event. 


Online registration ends Thursday, September 12th 

MICA Open Studios is conceived as an exhibition and networking opportunity, not a sales event. For more student tips - check out this handy info and resource guide! 


More about MICA Weekend...


MICA Weekend, October 4th - 6th, 2019, is a three-day schedule of creative, social and professional activities for alumni, parents, families, staff, current students, arts partners and the Baltimore community. The full weekend includes lectures, exhibitions, food, workshops and alumni art sale. The complete information / schedule for MICA Weekend can be found here. MICA Weekend tickets for current students, faculty, and staff are only $5 per person (includes all meals except Saturday paid lunch).


Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Graduate Open Studios Staff Team,
Erin Jakowski, Janine D'adamo and Amelia Szpiech




My Voice, My Story



My Voice, My Story is a collection of DEIG inspired programs and discussions designed to connect peers across campus and foster inclusive and supportive learning environments.   


MICA RAPS (Restorative Awareness Program)

Hosted by the Center for Identity and Inclusion, for more information contact diveristy@mica.eduFall 2019 Workshops will take place in Bunting 480.

Begin or continue your social justice education and take part in educational trainings and workshops that cover topics including understanding diversity, cultural competency, and micro-aggressions. MICA RAPS is also a certificate program offering professional development opportunities for all students.


Upcoming Fall 2019 MICA RAPS workshops:

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion* - September 27th

This course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of diversity, equipping you to create a more inclusive and open environments that are welcome to all. *Mandatory training session: You must attend the Understanding Diversity and Inclusion session to receive a certificate of completion. 

Trans 101 - October 18th

This workshop will explore trans and non-binary identities more in-depth, discuss barriers to inclusion, and provide opportunities to engage in how to support trans and non-binary people at MICA.

Developing Cultural Competence - November 15th
This workshop will help participants understand the implications for students at MICA, as well as, provide an opportunity for self-reflection and awareness about how personal privileges and potential biases may manifest in oppressive behaviours.


CSE Conversations 

Hosted by the Center for Student Engagement, contact for complete schedule.

These conversations offer a place to process, ask questions, and get involved. With a semester-long focus on media and current events, this series considers what is happening in the world and how stories are told — and how we can use art and ideas to influence our world and the spaces in which we exist. Topics will vary monthly. Located on the first floor of Meyerhoff in the Center for Student Engagement


Upcoming Fall 2019 CSE Conversations: 

Wednesday, September 11th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 20th, 2:30pm-4:00pm, International Education Week
Tuesday, December 10th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm




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