risd

RISD Craft Sale On Benefit Street

(10.7) A block of Benefit Street will be closed to traffic this Saturday for the annual RISD Craft Show. Expect to see painting, textiles, glass, jewelry, apparel, lighting, printmaking, ceramics, and more. The work from this year’s participants can be viewed at RISD Craft Artists. The event takes place rain or shine — under a …

RISD Craft Sale On Benefit Street Read More »

‘Impressions Of Resistance’ — RISD Museum

The second floor of the RISD Museum where the students exhibit their work is accessible only by the elevator. I think it is often missed by those rambling around the museum proper. This week I stopped by and was stumped to see the name of local progressive activist, photographer, and RI Future writer, Steve Ahlquist, …

‘Impressions Of Resistance’ — RISD Museum Read More »

RISD Museum Artist Fellowship — Apply Now

Artists and designers — applications now being accepted for the 2018 RISD Museum Artist Fellowship. Application deadline: August 31, 2017, at midnight. The RISD Museum invites local artists and designers working in any medium to apply for the 2018 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional-development support, and the opportunity …

RISD Museum Artist Fellowship — Apply Now Read More »

RISD Grad Show

(6.3) Don’t forget to check out the RISD Grad Show at the RI Convention Center. The event website is a vertiginous funhouse ride with a wildly kinetic design that makes it almost impossible to use. Sooooo as far as I can tell, the show is open today on the holiday from noon to 5pm. You …

RISD Grad Show Read More »

Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry

(4.4) 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 Agent Dale Cooper’s favorite tree). The RISD Senior shows …

Senior Industrial Design Show At Woods-Gerry Read More »

‘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 to like here. This illuminated installation by Ziheng Zhu (MFA …

‘Flux’ Ceramics Exhibition At Woods-Gerry Read More »

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 Holiday Craft Lab, featuring drop-in workshops for kids and families …

RISD Alumni & Student Sale Read More »

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 noodles — by Noelle Antignano (BFA Furniture Design 2016). In …

Pool Noodles! Read More »

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 on contemporary creative practice benefit individuals in every stage of …

Artist Development Day — RISD Museum Read More »

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 is located just inside the RISD Museum’s Benefit Street entrance, …

Café Pearl Opens At RISD Museum Read More »

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 through June 4, contains the thesis work of some 225 …

RISD Graduate Show Read More »

Providence Daily Dose