“Draw it OUT!”: a series of drawing related events organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt taking place at MICA from February 25 to March 8, 2018.

Organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt with MICA’s Director of
Exhibitions, Gerald Ross, Draw it OUT! presents lectures, by Claire Gilman of the
Drawing Center and Kelly Montana from the Menil Drawing Institute, 11 workshops,
and 2 panels that explore the many questions and interdisciplinary approaches
prevalent in contemporary practices. The conceptually based workshops invite
educators, students, and the public to draw in unusual ways. These take place in
the Meyerhoff Gallery on MICA’s campus. At its core, Draw it Out! seems to be
asking, “What is drawing?”; and “What is its significance today?”. Furthermore, and
perhaps most important, “What can it become?”
The exhibition emerges from a series of daily drawing workshops that take place in
MICA’s Meyerhoff Gallery from February 25 – March 8, 2018. A closing reception
will take place on March 8 from 5-7 pm.
The following MFAST students and alumni are participating as workshop leaders
and panelists: Leah Cooper (’09), Chas Foster (’12), Natalia Gonzalez (’11), Phil
Hessler (’10), Nicole Lenzi (’07), Bart O’Reilly (’12), Jassie Rios (’11), Rebecca Rivas-
Rogers (’18), and Andrea Sisson (’20).

For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.


Billy Friebele and Mike Iacovone awarded residency at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington D.C.

MFAST alumni and faculty Billy Friebele (’08) and Mike Iacovone (’09) have been awarded the “Maker-In-Residence” residency at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington, DC through August 2016. Along with exploring 3D printing, scanning, laser cutting, and interactive technologies in their residency, Friebele and Iacovone will also host workshops and open studio hours at the MLK Library and the Tenley-Friendship Library. To see their progress, visit: www.mlkmaker.com