MA in Community Arts (MACA) Exhibition
Grounded in the principles of social justice, MACA immerses artists in intensive work with children, youth, and adults in community settings. Real-world experiences are supported by classroom study and independent studio work; students also implement their own community art project.
MACA student Iandry Randriamandroso's mission as a community artist is to connect people through art to find their own creative solution to environmental problems. Randriamandroso's ongoing "flat-can project" combines imprints of discarded, crushed aluminum cans he finds on Baltimore streets to inspire environmental activism while producing remarkable images.
"Individual effort is important in achieving a common goal. I found that in light of the problems we face in our environment today, an individual decision to bring about change is most important," Randriamandroso said.
Other projects include Laura Cohen's work with stoneware clay, slips, glazes, custom decals, and a twochamber, Noborigama-style wood and salt kiln to create thrown and hand-built containers that reflect the coming together of different Baltimore neighborhoods. Through collaborations with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex youth, Sarah Tooley has created a body of work stemming from the power of the collective voice that results from people coming together in parades and marches.