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August 2015 | issue #119

Going wild this summer

Continuing her fascination with the intersection of art, design and biology, the indomitable Melissa Armstrong 07 ID has been living and working in the wilds of Alaska, helping the National Park Service with invasive species management at Katmai National Park & Preserve.

Wassaic Project hosts its best fest yet

At the beginning of the month, hundreds of young art lovers converged at the mill in Wassaic, NY for the annual outdoor confluence of good art, music, dance, film, friends, beer and a totally groovalicious time.
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Matt Bollinger MFA 07 PT in Thiers, France
Mel Prest 91 PT in Oakland, CA
Wally Dion MFA 13 PT in Kelowna, BC
Seth Clark 08 GD in Pittsburgh
Wendy Seller 75 AE in Boston
TV/film producer Ryan Cunningham 02 FAV talking about working with comedian Amy Schumer in making her show for Comedy Central
The Class of ’65 has its 50th, today’s Balls play Balls alums, the renovated ISB shows itself off and RISD inaugurates its first female alum president – all at this year’s RISD by Design weekend (October 9–11). Add the great shows, workshops, demos, openings and more packed into the fun-filled weekend and you’ll see why you need to join us. Check out the full schedule online.
Now that jurors have selected 120 alumni and student exhibitors, here in Alumni Relations we’re fine-tuning the final details before launching RISD Craft 2015. It’s a new take on our annual art and design sale held on the Saturday of RISD by Design weekend. Visitors will find a wide range of exceptional work by multitalented artists and designers who are happy to talk about their process.  

Suddenly free – and raring to work

Just months after graduation, HaeJin Park 15 IL continues to keep creatively limber with her sketchbook experiments while hoping to make a go of it as a freelance illustrator.
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