Two MICA Exhibits Open Now

Two exciting exhibits opened at MICA in mid-December and run through Sunday, March 13.

Arthur Buxton Italian Vogue Covers, 1981-2011
Arthur Buxton Italian Vogue Covers, 1981-2011

Just Press Print

Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA Fox Building
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

MICA presents Just Press Print, an art exhibition showcasing the collaboration of artists and educators from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England.

Curated by Paul Laidler, Ph.D., the exhibition features 15 artists from CFPR Editions, a publishing studio of CFPR led by Laidler. Using digital prints, these contemporary printmakers explore the artistic, historical and industrial significance of creative print practices, processes and technologies.

The title of the exhibition was chosen to highlight the significant elements of the digital print that are often overlooked, Laidler said, including “the relationship and conversation between artist and publisher/master printer, the iterations that are necessary to achieve the final print and the need for archiving and recording the process.” It also depicts new trends in digital technology and the impact they may have on present standards and practices in printmaking. For more information, go to MICA’s website.

Hammond, Girdle, MICA
Harmony Hammond, Girdle, 1971

Queer Threads:
Crafting Identity and Community

Fox Building: Decker Gallery
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Curated by Leslie Lohman of the Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community includes 24 artists based in around the world, including New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Cape Town and Buenos Aires, who use thread-based craft materials and techniques to examine the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer experiences. Works included in the traveling exhibition are from 2008-2014.

The exhibition responds to the gender connotations, feminist herstories and power hierarchies situated within the history of fiber art and domestic handicrafts, while examining the icons, tastes, roles, relationships and spaces socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture. More information available at

MICA’s galleries are free and open to the public, Mondays–Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm, and Sundays, noon–5 pm.