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Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

I want this canoe. Not to paddle in water but to hang upside down from my own ceiling. This beautiful “Skin on Frame Canoe” is the work of Jake Pill (BFA Industrial Design, 2017). It is made of ash, Dacron fabric, and Douglas fir (Special

‘Flux’ Ceramics Exhibition At Woods-Gerry

Organic shapes abound in the ceramics on view at the Woods-Gerry Gallery: pods, husks, fungi, twigs, antlers, urchins, and the suggestive melty, drippy blobs seen here. Only a few members of the RISD Ceramics Department seem interested in geometric shapes. But there is a lot

Last Minute Shopping — Memberships

And you don’t even have to leave the house. Why not give that special someone a membership to the RISD Museum. Seen here: Elevator Doors/third floor, ca. 2008, unknown artist, aluminum and steel (152 x 166 inches) Or maybe they would like to be a

RISD Alumni & Student Sale

(12.10) Find unique gifts, while supporting the arts in the most direct way possible, at the annual RISD Alumni & Student Holiday Art Show. Shop for ceramics, painting, textiles, jewelry, prints, soft sculpture, glass, home decor, and more. Providence City Arts will be hosting a

RISD Student Exhibition At Chace Center

Vernacular Spectacular — where art meets life and you are on display — features work by RISD students, grad and undergrad, who invite you to take a second look at the everyday objects in your life. Curated by Cem Eskinazi (MFA GD ’17) and Drew

Pool Noodles!

This chair really is a flotation device. The furniture shows at the Woods-Gerry Gallery never disappoint. Both undergrads and alums are represented in the Department of Furniture Design Triennial Exhibition which runs through December 12. Seen here is ‘Sinuous’ — powder coated steel and pool

Artist Development Day — RISD Museum

(10.15) Still room in the RISD Museum’s Artist Development Day. . . . an afternoon of professional development workshops, panels, and collegial dialogue for artists and designers is presented in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Practical tips and critical conversation

Café Pearl Opens At RISD Museum

The RISD Museum opened the new Café Pearl today. Located at the (newly reopened) Benefit Street entrance, the café honors longtime docent, the 102-year-old Pearl Nathan. The café is named in honor of one of the Museum’s first and longest-serving volunteer docents, Pearl Nathan. It

RISD Graduate Show

(6.4) Among the many free things to enjoy this weekend is the RISD graduate show at the RI Convention Center. It’s a good year. Channing Gray has a comprehensive write-up in the ProJo, “RISD students show their mind-blowing work in sprawling show.” The show, up

Furniture In The News

Things to do Thursday. First check out ‘Furniture Music’ in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum, Thursday, May 19, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. (Thursday is Gallery Night Providence and admission to the museum is free. There are other events on tap for Thursday at

RISD Senior Shows At Woods-Gerry

The Senior Textiles Exhibition is up now through Tuesday. Seen here: Julia Wright (BFA Textiles 2016) works with wool, alpaca silk, digital prints, and cotton in “You Can’t Be Twenty On Sugar Mountain.” The opening reception for the furniture seniors is Thursday, May 19, from

RISD Apparel Design Seniors — Runway Shows

(5.7) Apparel design seniors at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will debut their creations on the runway at Collection 2016. Two fast-paced runway shows, 4pm and 7pm, take place at the RISD Fleet Library on Westminster Street this Saturday. The eye-opening designs shown at Collection are

Artist Development Workshops — RISD Museum In April

Designed for local artists, this series of facilitated workshops with experts in the field helps you develop the skills needed to support and sustain a studio practice. April 2, Documenting for Success — Museum photographer Erik Gould offers tips and tricks for taking professional photographs

Athenaeum Salon — Xtreme NASA Design

(3.18) Join industrial designer and RISD educator, Michael Lye, for “Design for Extreme Environments” at the Athenaeum’s Friday Salon. Lye teaches advanced studios and seminars at the graduate and undergraduate levels and serves as Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator, specializing in human-centered design with an emphasis on

You’re Just My Type

Best valentine ever. One original design for this glossy red portable, on display at the RISD Museum, featured no uppercase letters. I was tempted to honor that impulse in this post but I just can not make myself do it. This “valentine” portable typewriter by

‘Swagged and Poufed’ At RISD

Shades of Scarlett O’Hara— I saw it in the window and just had to have it. A new exhibition ‘Swagged and Poufed: The Upholstered Body in the Late 19th Century and Today’ opens Friday at the RISD Museum. In 1890, designer William Morris quipped that