A number of members of the MICA neighborhood—from school to alumni to endowed chairs—had been chosen for prestigious awards by the Maryland Artwork Schooling Affiliation (MAEA), by the Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation (NAEA) and by the Society of Illustrators.
“It’s awe-inspiring to see all of those MICA school and graduate college students being acknowledged for his or her work and accomplishments, each regionally and nationally and throughout completely different fields and communities,” Vice President for Educational Affairs and Provost David Bogen mentioned. “It’s testimony to the depth of reflective apply and dedication to pupil studying that’s central to those applications, and to the work of those superb artists and educators.”
Maryland Artwork Schooling Affiliation
Katie Morris ’93, ’94 and Clare Grizzard, each Grasp of Arts in Educating (MAT) school, and McKinley Wallace III ’21 (MAT) all had been acknowledged by MAEA. These awards acknowledge the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of excellent artwork educators on the state stage.
“I’m so honored to work with this gifted group of artwork educators,” Lisa Hochtritt, school and program director for MAT, mentioned. “They’re distinctive ambassadors of the MAT program and I’m thrilled that the Maryland Artwork Schooling Affiliation acknowledged them with these awards. They’re all so deserving and their dedication and experience contribute to our program in such important methods.”
Morris, who was named Maryland Larger Schooling Artwork Educator of the 12 months, is an artist/trainer/seeker who doesn’t distinguish between historical past and changing into. Her work is an exploration of labored tinkering with utilitarian supplies making an attempt to reflect a human curiosity to be seen as one thing aside from what they seem.
Morris got here to Baltimore from rural Pennsylvania incomes a BFA (Portray, Printmaking) and MAT from MICA in 1993/4. Her greater than 24 years in artwork school rooms vary from pre-Okay to varsity, educating of studio artwork and artwork training. In 2018, she accomplished an MFA diploma. Her work has lately been exhibited at Sense Gallery in DC, ICA in Baltimore and the WICOMICO constructing in Pigtown.
“I really feel overjoyed to obtain this recognition from MAEA. Our state group is the strongest artwork training affiliation within the Japanese Area and probably the greatest within the nation,” Morris mentioned. “I maintain this recognition with nice honor. This award can be a recognition of the exceptional colleagues and phenomenal college students who propel my educating and problem me to be my finest semester after semester.”
Grizzard was named Maryland Emeritus Artwork Educator of the 12 months. She is at the moment adjunct graduate school at MICA on the Hurwitz Heart for Artwork Schooling. She has been a part of the NeuroEducation Initiative on the Johns Hopkins Faculty of Schooling since 2012, the place she has been the arts-curriculum specialist creating and conducting randomized-control trial research.
“In a state that acknowledges the important significance that arts training has in our lives, the MAEA has been on the helm, offering the management and assist that has been a present to me and my skilled work,” Grizzard mentioned.
Grizzard has labored with The Mind Focused Educating Mannequin ® designed by Dr. Mariale Hardiman since 2000, and has lectured and skilled academics regionally and internationally on arts integration and its relationship to brain-based educating and studying. Previous to this work, she was at Roland Park Elementary/Center Faculty in Baltimore Metropolis for 21 years because the Superb Arts Coordinator and Arts Integration Specialist.Grizzard obtained her BFA from Pratt Institute and her Grasp of Arts diploma in Artwork Schooling from the MICA.
Wallace, who was named Maryland Pre-Service Artwork Educator of the 12 months, is a mixed-media painter whose artwork depicts power expounded by the oppressed and an educator devoted to cultivating people-oriented environments that foster inclusive neighborhood constructing and high-quality studying.
Wallace will obtain his MAT diploma from MICA in Spring 2021. Wallace has labored as a educating artist with Entry Artwork Inc. Baltimore Youth Arts, and Interlochen Heart for the Arts. He earned a BFA from Maryland Institute School of Artwork and has held fellowships with the MICA Workplace of Group Engagement, Younger Audiences Arts for Studying Maryland, and Larger Baltimore Cultural Alliance. His studio work has obtained each native and nationwide consideration, and in 2019, Wallace earned Maryland State Arts Council’s Particular person Artist Award, Bethesda Portray Award, and Betsy Meyer Memorial Award.
“I’m honored to obtain the Maryland Pre-Service Artwork Educator of the 12 months Award,” Wallace mentioned. “Hopefully, because of this award, extra Black males will really feel inspired to get licensed and be lively facilitators of culturally related educating.”
Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation
Along with state-level awards, MICA educators additionally had been awarded with accolades from the Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation (NAEA).
Lisa Hochtritt, school and program director for MAT, was awarded Nationwide Larger Artwork Educator of the 12 months, Vanessa López, Practicum Coordinator and MAT school, was awarded Japanese Area Larger Artwork Educator of the 12 months, and Pam Lawton, Endowed Chair in Artwork Schooling, was awarded the inaugural Pearl Greenberg Award for Educating and Analysis in Lifelong Studying by the NAEA.
Hochtritt is impressed by those that work collectively within the arts to make the world a extra attention-grabbing and equitable house. Consistent with her social justice artwork training agenda, she prioritizes important engagements which can be participatory, collaborative, and contextually related, connecting by way of principle and apply.
“This recognition from my friends means a lot to me and I’m deeply honored to obtain this award,” she mentioned.”
Hochtritt obtained a Physician of Schooling (Ed.D.) diploma in Artwork and Artwork Schooling from Academics School Columbia College in New York Metropolis and a Grasp of Arts (M.A.) diploma in Creativity and Arts Schooling from San Francisco State College. She earned a California educating credential in Okay-12 Artwork, with supplementary certiﬁcation in Drama and Speech. Hochtritt has over 25 years in arts and training and has taught college students of all ages in faculties, museums, community-based settings, and universities and presents her analysis at state, nationwide, and worldwide conferences.
López obtained her Bachelor of Arts in artwork historical past from Buy School, State College of New York and a Grasp of Arts in Artwork Schooling from MICA. She is a nationally acknowledged artwork educator by way of her service on the writing workforce for the Nationwide Core Arts Requirements in Visible Arts, because the coordinator for the 2010 Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation Conference held in Baltimore, and her position on the Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation Activity Power for Fairness, Range, and Inclusion. She at the moment serves on editorial assessment boards for the Artwork Schooling Journal, the Baltimore Arts Initiative Advisory Committee, and the POC in Artwork & Design Coalition. She is on the Steering Committee of crea+e (Coalition on Racial Fairness within the Arts and Schooling).
Her analysis pursuits give attention to cultural identities in class settings, race, intersectionality and concrete training. She has been revealed within the Souls: A Vital Journal of Black Politics, Tradition, and Society, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, the Artwork Schooling Journal, Artwork and Social Justice Schooling: Tradition as Commons (2011), and the Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation weblog. She makes issues that die.
“For me, educating is basically a relationship. You cannot train anybody something if you don’t see them and seeing is a dialogue. Making collectively, creating one thing out of nothing requires belief and dedication. You cannot train somebody in case you are not in a position to love them. As a trainer of academics, my position is to be in dialogue with my college students; to be a witness and mirror,” López mentioned. “This honor belongs as a lot to me because it does to my colleagues at MICA and the state of Maryland who’ve impressed and prepared the ground in artwork training for many years.”
Lawton was born right into a household of artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors, and musicians. As a fifth-generation educator from Washington, DC, she spent a lot of her youth engaged within the arts along with her grandmother, nice uncles and aunts, cousins, dad and mom, and siblings as a type of studying in regards to the world and how you can survive and thrive as a lady of colour. These intergenerational arts-based classes stayed along with her. Her scholarly and creative analysis revolves round visible narrative and intergenerational arts studying in neighborhood settings with particular emphasis on BIPOC communities.
As an artist-educator-researcher, Lawton’s art work is grounded in social apply, looking for to light up modern points, cultural traditions, and the tales of individuals impacted by them. Her private work, largely prints and combined media items, is a visible narrative of the folks, locations, and traditions that affect her life. Lawton combines each pictures and phrases in her work to inform a narrative that many who’ve seen it discover each inspirational and acquainted, for it tells the story of on a regular basis life that many individuals perceive and have skilled.
“I am extraordinarily honored to have been thought of for this award. Pearl was so influential in my involvement with the Committee on Lifelong Studying (NAEA),” Lawton mentioned. “I had the chance to fulfill her as a doctoral pupil at Academics School the place she additionally obtained her doctorate in 1971. We labored collectively for a yr as a part of the planning committee for the 2002 InSEA World Congress. Throughout that point we had many conversations about intergenerational studying which was the subject of my dissertation analysis.
Lawton earned a BA diploma in Studio Artwork and Sociology from the College of Virginia, an MFA in Printmaking from Howard College and attended Academics School, Columbia College the place she obtained her EdDCTA (Physician of Schooling within the School Educating of Artwork).
Society of Illustrators
Whitney Sherman, an award-winning illustrator who has labored in design, promoting, packaging, and tv, obtained the Society of Illustrators Distinguished Educator Award.
As undergraduate Chair of Illustration at MICA from 2000-2010, she grew the division into the most important on the School with modern interdisciplinary programs, a focus in e-book arts, and programming geared for the gaming trade. Sherman is the founding Director of the MFA in Illustration Follow program, and co-founder of the brand new MA in Illustration at MICA.
“For illustrators who additionally train, the Distinguished Educator within the Arts Award from the society of Illustrators in NY is a mark of excessive distinction in our discipline. It comes after chairing MICA’s undergrad illustration division for 10 yr, there creating interdisciplinary programming, spearheading entrepreneurship earlier than the appearance of Artwork Market, creating the Guide Arts and Illustration concentrations [now minors], then founding the Illustration Follow MFA, and co-founding the MA in Illustration with Rebecca Bradley,” Sherman mentioned. “I am fairly honored to get it, becoming a member of the likes of Alan E. Cober, Barron Storey, Howard Pyle, Robert Weaver, Alice Carter, Melanie Reim, and Rudy Gutierrez who every made their mark in our discipline in addition to within the classroom.”
As Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print @ MICA, Sherman directed e-book and print initiatives with Henrik Drescher/Wu Wing Yee, Peter Kuper, and Michael Bartalos. Sherman’s present work in restricted version home wares and prints, beneath the model Pbody Dsign, represents her view of the illustrator’s increasing roles. Sherman has illustrated a number of books, and lately wrote Taking part in with Sketches from which she has performed workshops in Mexico, China and the US.