Baltimore Art Dreams

We arrived in Baltimore last night, dropped off Freeboarder’s portfolio, and ventured into the cold to eat at an Indian restaurant, Freeboarder’s first exposure to this cuisine.

We had poori, vegetable biryani, and a few different curries. An aromatic, spicy meal for a dark, windy night in a new city.

And now we’re at MICA, an art school that was founded in 1826. The students are all standing in different lines to have their art portfolios reviewed.

MICA is hosting a National Portfolio Day, and over 50 schools have come to review portfolios. The students have big dreams that someone here today will tell them they have what it takes.

Freeboarder is in line to talk to The Cooper Union, one of the hardest schools to get into–if you’re accepted, you pay no tuition.

So of course the lines for this school are the longest, and the art is phenomenal.

Some of the parents are quite crabby with their kids. They’ve obviously invested a lot of money already in their children’s art, judging from the size and quality of some of the canvases I’ve seen.

I’ve found a quiet corner where I can study for my poetry final, but all I really want to do is eavesdrop and take pictures.

8 thoughts on “Baltimore Art Dreams

  1. naquillity says:

    how wonderful Freeboarder is taking the time to invest in his future. good luck to him. hope he gets into Cooper Union or any other school of his choice. i’m sure he’ll flourish wherever he goes. have a great night~


  2. christine says:

    He really liked MICA, the Maryland art school that hosted the day. But they only accept 46% of their applicants, so we’ll see.

    Thanks for comparing me to Mary, Bob, and to artists!


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