photo courtesy of mergedesignblog.com

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?”…

courtesy of SNAED

Station North CSA sells out in less than a week

While the local arts community has been on a roll lately, there continues to be concern about the ability of Baltimore artists to sell their work in Baltimore. For many years, concerned community members have been seeking solutions to the seeming absence of a viable marketplace for local art. Last year, Melissa Warlow, Director of…

Samuel_Hoi_02

Welcoming MICA’s new president

The Deutsch Foundation is thrilled by the news that Sammy Hoi will become the next president of MICA as of July 1. Hoi is currently president of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and has established a national reputation for progressive thinking and the ability to leverage institutional resources to develop meaningful…

6672627_300

Bmoreart: Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority

Cara Ober, a MICA grad, local artist, and professor, started the contemporary art publication Bmoreart in 2007, after realizing that Baltimore artists had no comprehensive source for visual art events and openings. In the last seven years, Bmoreart has grown to become one of Baltimore’s premier publications – focusing primarily on visual art but expanding to cover theater, film,…

The Rubys

GBCA to give $120,000 to artists in 2014

In 2014 the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance will give away $120,000 to Baltimore-area artists through a grant program called The Rubys. The first application deadline is February 2nd, and includes grants in the media and performing arts (see below for a detailed description of each discipline). The application requires all artists to be at least 21…

LeGrands

Coding for a career

I walked through the halls of Federal Hill Preparatory School in South Baltimore a couple weeks ago, passing colorfully painted walls draped with drawings of historical figures and marine animals. In the second floor computer lab, Gretchen LeGrand, Executive Director of Code in the Schools, was teaching a class of 5th graders an introduction to…

future-of-the-past

The Future of the Past with the FIA

My first introduction to the Future of Information Alliance came last spring at the Seed Grant presentations at University of Maryland, College Park. Then just a month or so later I had the pleasure of attending The Big Picture of Big Data in Annapolis followed by a reception in Governor O’Malley’s home. The FIA is…