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Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity

Feb 3 — March 6,  2022
Maryland Institute College of Art
Fox Building, Decker Gallery
1301 W Mount Royal Ave, 21217

Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity features pieces by 12 artists working in fine art, craft and functional design. Using textiles, furniture and ceramics—as well as newly-commissioned sculptures, site-specific installations, and digital graphics—the show invites visitors to consider how they live with and among objects made by human hands. 

“We selected the artists in Open House because of their relationships to functional objects and the everyday,” Victoria Cho ’22 (Painting BFA), a senior in the class, said. “After more than a year of learning and working from home, we all think about labor, art objects and the boundaries between people and places differently—and while this show doesn’t directly address the pandemic per se, it does reflect that changed perspective.”

Curated by MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar, a three-credit, hands-on class taught by Jeffrey Cudlin, five student-curators—Ara Ko, David Peterson, Elina Press, Marshall McGriff, and Victoria Cho — and featured in Bmore Art.

Creative Writing Workshop

In-person: Feb 10, 2022

Virtual: Feb 25, 2022

Explore artworks from Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity and find creative writing inspiration. Led by local, Maryland fiction writer, Dale E. Lehman, this workshop uses art as a launching point for writing short fiction pieces. Through close-looking and guidance, participants will learn how to compose original writing pieces and experience artwork through a new lens. Writing supplies provided!

Making Paper Plum Blossom Flowers​

Virtual: March 26, 2022

In celebration of the upcoming spring weather, join DC-based botanical artist and educator, Emily Paluska of Revery Paper Flora, in creating your own branch of plum blossom flowers. In this virtual workshop, you will learn how to cut and manipulate crepe paper to create your own floral work of art! Registration is free but limited to the first 15 people who sign up. Material kits will be provided and available for pick-up on MICA’s campus. Registration required via Eventbrite.

This program is presented in collaboration with MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) cohort and Revery Paper Flora in honor of the Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity 

(February 3, 2022 - March 6, 2022) exhibition presented by EDS. Emily Paluska was one of

the twelve artists from this exhibition.

Crump and Kwash Artist Interview
David Knopp Artist Interview
Vanna Ramirez Interview
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