MICA President Sammy Hoi On Artists' Role In The City, And New Directions For An Art Institution
Today is graduation day for students at MICA. It will be the second commencement ceremony for Samuel Hoi, who was appointed president of the of the venerable Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. This morning, Mr. Hoi, known to his friends as "Sammy," joins Tom to talk about how the training of creative artists encompasses much more than lessons in painting and sculpture, and how the role of artists in society, and in the city, continues to evolve in Baltimore’s post-uprising period. The conversation also turns to how MICA itself is launching new programs to support a vibrant and sustainable artist community.