Micah Cain will be judging the 51st Annual Art in the Park show this year. Micah received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shorter College in Rome, GA. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree he was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at Georgia State University in Atlanta. After receiving his MFA, he moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to participate in the artist-in-residence program at EnergyXchange.  EnergyXchange is a renewable energy center constructed at a closed landfill site in Burnsville, North Carolina. There, methane gas is harvested from the closed landfill and is used to fuel a large pottery kiln, a fully functioning glass blowing studio, and supports a large horticulture operation.

After three years in western North Carolina, he moved back to Rome in hopes of finding his way back into academia. Almost immediately after returning home in 2011, He was able to join the faculty at Shorter University as an adjunct instructor. The following year, he became Assistant Professor of Art instructing classes in art appreciation, ceramics, and design. Over the next eight years, he continued to develop my work and teaching philosophy until he knew it was time for a change. After the spring semester of 2019, Micah resigned from his position at Shorter University having accepted a faculty position at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL. Micah and his wife are excited about their home along the Gulf Coast and Micah enjoys working with a great faculty and a wonderful clay community.

His teaching skills include courses in 2-D and 3-D Design, Art Appreciation, Ceramics, Sculpture, Senior Research and Senior Project; he works with the student mentoring program as well as Art Club advising. Micah also has knowledge of art gallery installation, gallery lighting, and working with professional artists and students to prepare for exhibitions. The Foley Art Center is honored to have someone of Micah’s experience to be the judge this year.

Make plans to come down and enjoy the 51st Art in the Park the first weekend in May Mother’s Day weekend at Heritage Park in Downtown Foley. For more information about the Festival call the Foley Art Center at (251) 943-4381.