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Making History/ Making Art/ MICA: New Publication

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The book looks at how the visual arts and those who create them have an indelible influence on all of us as individuals and as members of the global society. So how do you prepare young creative students to become artist citizens who will contribute and make a difference today–and tomorrow? Told from the perspective of one of the nation’s oldest art colleges, this is the story of how the education of the artist evolved over nearly two centuries at MICA–today’s leading college of art in the nation.

OPENING ESSAYS FOR Making History / Making Art / MICA have been written by Baltimore Museum of Art Director Doreen Bolger, 1976 alumnus Jeff Koons, President Fred Lazarus, and Walters Art Museum Director Gary Vikan. Hundreds of alumni, faculty, trustees, staff , and friends provided invaluable information, recollections, memorabilia, and encouragement for the project. The oversized, full-color, hard-cover, Smyth-bound book—an artwork in itself—was designed by Pentagram, namely faculty member Abbott Miller and Jeremy Hoffman ’00 (graphic design), and printed locally in Sparks, Md., by Schmitz Press.

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EMP Collective opens new gallery show, Craig Horky’s Girls & Skulls, on 11-11-11

Craig Horky surrounded by his artwork. Photo by Jena McShane.

Yes. There will be girls. There will be skulls. There will be a party.

BALTIMORE, MD – EMP Collective is welcoming the arrival of Craig Horky’s Girls & Skulls with a free opening party at EMP on 11-11-11 from 7-9PM. Girls & Skulls will run Friday-Monday 12PM-6PM until November 30th.

Craig Horky has done it all: arms dealing, illustrating, fine art, graphic design, tattoos, Bruce Springsteen covers, and is now coming to EMP! Based out of Lansing, MI, Craig Horky’s work can be seen across the music sphere in the US, France, Germany, and the UK, as well as in commercials, apparel, magazines, newspapers, and various art books for the past decade or so.

Currently working on a comic with Top Shelf Productions and Steve Ekstrom, Mr. Horky is one busy guy, and EMP is thrilled at the chance to showcase his artwork. Check out Craig Horky’s work at: craighorky.tumblr.com or gigposter.com

OR take a gander at this simple word association test EMP recently conducted with the artist that was met with very pleasing results:

food
coffee

sleep
death

fast
women

cheap
women

baby
kitten

ABOUT EMP COLLECTIVE
Founded in 2010, EMP Collective is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and producing multi-media events by collaborating with artists from all backgrounds, across disciplines. EMP Collective hopes to nourish emerging artists with its new incubator space (creatively named EMP) at 306 W Redwood Street, in the forgotten Loft District of Baltimore. Funded by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Operation Storefront grant, this multi-use arts venue is comprised of a rotating art gallery for developing artists that doubles as a rehearsal / performance space for theatrical and musical events, experimental collaboration, workshops, and film screenings. Around the corner from the Hippodrome, right off of the Baltimore St/UMD Light Rail stop, EMP hopes to be part of the revitalization of a neighborhood just blocks away from the Inner Harbor and Mount Vernon.

JOIN US.
www.empcollective.org
306 West Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Email: media@empcollective.org
Press: 443-223-7506
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