Opening tonite in Wilgus Gallery

“PORTRA” opening reception by Emma Cheshire…

MICA Photo is proud to announce the opening reception for the new exhibition, “PORTRA” by Emma Cheshire. The exhibition features photographs done over a four year period…all executed on “Portra” film. Please come meet the artist, and celebrate this beautiful show. The reception is tonight, runs from 6-7:30PM, and is being held in the Wilgus Gallery of the Main Building.

Congratulations, Emma!

Purple Cow Art Swap

MICA is planning an art swap for the student body…

MICA students are encouraged to participate in a school-wide “art swap” where students trade artwork with their peers. Whether you have many pieces to trade, or just one, please come and share your work with someone else here at MICA.

The art swap is called The Purple Cow Art Swap and will be held in the lobby of Brown, this Friday, March 8, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. At this event, there will be students who display their work at tables, and are free to “swap” their work with other artists, but also students who are not tabling, who only have one work can casually arrive at the event to swap. It is recommended that all students who plan to attend fill out a table reservation form, which can be accessed through this link:

So come participate in this organized art trading fair, and collect some art from other students at MICA. Bring your work, or get a table from the link above.

Kurt Guo showing in Wilgus Gallery

Closing reception for “No Touching” in Wilgus Gallery on October 31st…


The Wilgus Committee is proud to announce that Kurt Guo’s exhibition, “No Touching“, (currently showing in the Wilgus Gallery) will celebrate with a closing reception on October 31st from 5-7PM. The Wilgus Gallery is located on the ground floor of MICA’s Main Building. Please come see the show, and celebrate with the artist on October 31st. Dessert will be served. Kudos to Kurt!

MICA Photo student to show in North Carolina

Faith Couch to show in “Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont”…

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Susan Harbage Page, Argyle Sock, Brownsville, Texas (detail), from the U.S. – Mexico Border Project, 2007. Archival pigment print, 42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.

This group survey presents the striking crosscurrents of photographic work by thirty-nine artists with a strong connection to the Piedmont. It blends the imagery of both emerging and established photographers, and spans the 1970s to the present day. Some artists work within the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life, while others take abstract and conceptual approaches. Themes touch on Durham and the South, immigration, cultural traditions, family history, gender, race, sexuality, music, and religion, among others. All the artists capture the immediacy and possibility of photography, while their images provide dynamic views of the world through wide-ranging methods and techniques.

The Nasher Museum is pleased to bring together this group of artists who contribute to the Piedmont’s thriving cultural community, and beyond: Ben Alper, D.L. Anderson, Bill Bamberger, Endia Beal,  Diego Camposeco, Aaron Canipe, Kennedi Carter, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tim Duffy, William Ferris, Maya Freelon, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinksy, Alex Harris, Harrison Haynes, Titus Brooks Heagins, Colby Katz, Anna Kipervaser and On Look Films, Jeremy M. Lange, Bryce Lankard, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, Lindsay Metivier, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Rankin, John Rosenthal, Margaret Sartor, MJ Sharp, Christopher Sims, Heather Evans Smith, Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô, Burk Uzzle, Caroline Hickman Vaughan, and Gesche Würfel.

This exhibition is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department: Molly Boarati, assistant curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, exhibitions and publications manager; Melissa Gwynn, curatorial assistant; Marshall Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions and Parker & Otis.

Save the date for the opening celebration for Across County Lines on Saturday, October 6th.

MICA Photo student to show in NYC

Sarah Eckstine to show at New York Center for Photographic Art…


MICA Photo is proud to announce that Sarah Eckstine has been accepted into a group show for the New York Center for Photographic Art’s juried exhibition: “Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, and Rural Impressions” as a juror’s selection for the “Rural” category.

Opening reception is being held at Jadite Gallery in Manhattan on September 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and will be on view from September 25th to October 6th. Please go to the reception if you are able to attend…Kudos to Sarah!