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Force: Upsetting Rape Culture

Force: Upsetting Rape Culture, an organization founded by MICA grads Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, has a studio in the former thrift shop at 1400 Greenmount Ave.  around the corner from The Copy Cat Annex and City Arts. Since its inception in 2010, Force has been working to change the dialogue surrounding rape and sexual assault and harbor…

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Jonathan Erwin, Social Design Fellow

Jonathan Erwin sat across the round table with a big smile, eagerly sharing clips from a community newsletter called The McElderry Park Star, which he launched in collaboration with other community organizers and residents, including the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. Erwin has a lot to be proud of because over the past ten months he has worked to invigorate the east…

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Gründlehämmer rocks Baltimore

  The rustic 2640 Space in Charles Village has a mystic, bewitchery to it and on March 23rd the relic space, which is usually cold and damp, was warm and buzzing with hundreds of eager Baltimoreans ready to get rocked by Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s (BROS) show, Gründlehämmer.  Nearly eight years ago, a few Goucher College grads, living…

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Bmoreart teams up with WTMD for ‘Everything On It’

WTMD Radio and Bmoreart present a new exhibit by Baltimore artists Andrew Liang and Zoe Friedman, with an opening reception and concert from 7PM to 10PM, Friday, March 28.  “Everything On It” will be on display March 24 through April 30 at the WTMD studios, 1 Olympic Place in Towson. The opening reception features live performances by Americana duo Mountain…

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The Empathy Project by Paul Rucker

Paul Rucker, MICA Artist in Residence, stood in front of a computer in the MICA Studio Center with a MICA student in the background giving a massage. Surrounding Rucker, was the work of various artists of all ages and demographics, that have tacked, nailed, constructed or splattered their work within the space of the studio…

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The Contemporary brings Brendan Fowler to Baltimore

In 2008 Brendan Fowler started making sculptures. After several years as an avant-garde musician and performer under the name, BARR and an editor for the alternative magazine, ANP Quarterly, Fowler started making what he calls his “crash piece” series. Taking several framed photographs, Fowler “crashes” them together, creating a surgically devised masterpiece that is both…

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Doug Powell comes to MICA for Visiting Scholar Lecture

“Social Design is so new I don’t even know if we can name it yet,” said IBM Design’s, Doug Powell at the MICA Graduate Center on February 17th. As part of the Social Design Visiting Scholar series, a program funded by the Deutsch Foundation, Powell’s lecture posed the question of social designers: “Where do we go from here?”…