Opening Reception
Feb. 2, 2012, 7-9 pm, Decker Gallery
1303 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Celebrate the opening of Under Cover, an interdisciplinary group exhibition featuring the works of James Coupe, Jen Davis, Vin Grabill, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Kelly Loudenburg, Mary Mattingly, Patrick McDonough, Ann Percoco, and Saul Robbins. The catered gallery event will include live entertainment by local jazz band Bad Loud Trio, and a variety of comfort foods.


Artist Talk: Nate Larson
Feb. 10, 2012, 6pm, Decker Gallery
Join artist Nate Larson featured in the exhibition Under Cover for informal gallery conversations to gain personal access and insight on his collaborative project, Geolocations Maritimes. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Film Screening: Grey Gardens (1975 dir Albert and Davis Maysles)
Feb 12, 2012, 7pm, Falvey Hall
Join us with your parents and families after touring the Under Cover exhibition for the screening of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. The film explores themes of boundaries between the private and public, as well as concepts of shelter, protection, and privacy which parallels notions from the exhibition Under Cover. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Panel Discussion: City Surveillance
February 28, 2012, 7pm, MICA Main Building, Room 110
1601 W. Mount Royal Avenue
A Panel Discussion Moderated by catalogue essayist Katie Johnson, the City Surveillance panel will feature speakers dealing with the concepts of public surveillance and the loss of privacy, representatives from the Baltimore City Police and MICA Campus Safety, and students from Baltimore’s New Lens organization. This panel will engage in discussions about the concept of safety in Baltimore City as well as the controversies surveillance and cameras have caused among the community.
Let’s Create a Shelter Together
March 2, 2012, 12:00 pm, MICA Brown Center, Room 413
The students of the Under Cover exhibition will partner with Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and an adult special needs class from ARC Baltimore. The ARC Baltimore is one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind. Their innovative services support more than 4,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County– engaging various students and celebrating their communities by building a sculpture in the form of the shelter. The students will share ideas about the meaning of safety, growing up, and living as an adult in Baltimore and their notion of a safe place.
Edible Shelters
March 3, 2012, 3:30 pm, Café Doris (MICA Fox Building)
The exhibition Under Cover and this year’s EDS class will partner with the younger students of the Young Peoples Studio program at MICA to create “Edible Shelters.” After touring a small selected portion of the exhibition, students will use various edible materials to create individual shelters in response to the show, that they will then get to eat or take home!