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RISD Senior Furniture Show — Woods Gerry Gallery

(5.23) The furniture show is always a favorite and this year does not disappoint. The variety is overwhelming and the rooms are packed. Materials include black locust, ash, maple, black walnut, fiberglass, and steel. The show remains up through Tuesday, May 23. “Gate to Lethe” — an exquisite room screen by Maggie Pei (BFA Furniture […]

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Illustration Senior Show At Woods-Gerry

(3.14) A strong show this year from the RISD illustration students whose remarkable creativity and high level of technical mastery are everywhere on display. The RISD Illustration Senior Exhibition features work in acrylic paints, gouache on rice paper, oils on canvas, graphite and charcoal, and woodblock prints, as well as more modern techniques like digital

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Set Clocks Back One Hour Saturday Night

It’s that time of year again: time to return to standard time; time for early sunsets; time for changing into “lounge wear” at 5pm; and time for our perennial discussion of eliminating daylight saving time altogether. Or, as a Senate bill passed last March would have it, making it permanent. According to the WashPo: A

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‘Unbound’ RISD Art Book Sale

(4.9) Head downtown Saturday for the annual Unbound RISD Art Book Sale: RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines, and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and designers, as well as publishers, artists, designers, and enthusiasts from across the region. Through exhibits and sales, Unbound seeks to inspire

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Senior Shows At Woods-Gerry — ‘Illustration’

(2.25) The Senior Shows at the RISD Woods-Gerry Gallery kicked off this week with Illustration. Seen here is the mesmerizing ‘A Brigade!’ (colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic) by Sean Lark Reece. A wide range of media is on display in the show including ink, screen printing, pastel on paper, paper pulp, oil, digital, and 3D digital.

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The ‘Art Of Design’ — Cas Holman

Fans of design — industrial, biomedical, typographical — will want to check out “Abstract: The Art of Design” on Netflix. The second season features Cas Holman, full time faculty member in the Industrial Design Department at RISD. Holman  crafts tools and objects designed to inspire kids (and adults) to play creatively. Through her company Heroes

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RISD Craft Show — Benefit Street

(10.12) Benefit Street between Waterman and Hopkins will be closed off this Saturday for the annual RISD Craft Show. Alumni and students have produced ceramics, painting, textiles, sculpture, glass, jewelry, and printmaking of the highest order. (Facebook event.) It’s time again for RISD’s annual juried sale! Featuring handmade fine art and design work by more

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Design The Night At RISD Museum

(7.18) Here’s something different and it’s free. Head over to Chace Plaza and the RISD Museum for Design the Night, an evening filled with mind-bending installations, quirky art-making, and treats from local makers. And music! On the Chace Plaza, watch the sparks fly as artists demonstrate metalsmithing techniques on the Steel Yard’s mobile blacksmithing trailer. Grab

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RISD Grad Show At Convention Center

The RISD Grad Show 2019, highlighting selected work by students from RISD’s 16 master’s degree programs, starts Thursday and runs through June 1st. Free and open to the public, Grad Show 2019 draws a wide audience, with a lively opening reception marking the beginning of festivities. Also open on the day of Commencement, the thesis

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Biodesign Talk & Tour At Woods Gerry Gallery

(9.27) “Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration,” an exhibition curated by the RISD Nature Lab in collaboration with William Myers, at the Woods-Gerry Gallery concludes Thursday, September 27, with a tour and a talk. The afternoon will begin with a tour of the exhibition led by co-curators Lucia Monge (MFA, Sculpture ’15) and David Kim (MFA,

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Matthew Bird — ‘Counter Attack: Why I Got Out Of Retail’

Curatorium . . . sanatorium . . . let’s call the whole thing off. To anyone who has ever been a store customer: Never forget that the person behind the counter of your favorite shop is at work, and he is trapped. And while he may be thrilled to see you walking through the door,

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