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July 2015 | issue #118

Flotilla of fine forms finds a quiet quarry

As this year’s artist in residence at Manitoga, the museum/design center left by modernist designer Russel Wright, Stephen Talasnik 76 PT has created a series of fabulous floating sculptures for the site’s quarry pond.

Breathtaking love story

This summer art houses and independent theaters across the country are screening a riveting story about BASE jumpers as told by Marah Strauch 00 GL in her documentary Sunshine Superman.

Lila & Eve explores the complicated contours of vigilantism

The latest feature film from director Charles Stone III 88 IL offers compelling performances from Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez as heartbroken mothers torn up by the loss of their children to street violence.

see more stories including: pedal power, marriage equality, graphic detail, wild 3D illustrator, lives lost in Charleston, witnessing history, Nature Anatomy, MFA shows in NYC, CEO 2.0, Museum of Climate Change
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Carol O’Malia 86 IL in Park City, UT
 
Julia Haack 97 TX in Seattle
 
Alexander Zaklynsky 00 SC in Iceland
 
Doreen Garner MFA 14 GL in NYC
 
Lindsey Adelman 96 ID in NYC
RISD Professor Chris Bardt BArch 83 while visiting the Drawing Ambience exhibition at the RISD Museum
 
Architect and entrepreneur-turned-potter Adam Silverman BArch 88 will deliver this year’s alumni keynote address at RISD by Design weekend (October 9–11). A lot of other cool things will be happening at RISD that weekend, too, including the official inauguration of Rosanne Somerson 76 ID as RISD’s 17th president. Look for a brochure in the mail this month and find the full schedule online.
 
On Saturday, August 1, RISD/LA is hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Getty Center exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. Exhibition Designer Elie Glyn 08 FD will lead a tour of the Getty campus and galleries, followed by dinner at the restaurant on site. The fun starts at 5:30 but be sure to sign up here first – for just the tour or both the tour + dinner.

Seeing, feeling and finding the light

After sketching en plein air during a summer residency in Italy, Lily Prince 84 PT is working on a new series of paintings inspired by the light, shapes and colors of Tuscany and the Adriatic coast.
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