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November 2015 | issue #122

Statom earns a USA Fellowship

As a 2015 USA Fellow, glass artist and community activist Therman Statom 74 SC is being newly recognized as “one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists.” 

Vintage 08 RISD filmmakers on a roll

The stars seem to have aligned just right this year, prompting the release of the quirky indie film Homemakers by Colin Healey 08 FAV, the strong new documentary Barge by Ben Powell 08 FAV and another documentary Daddy Don’t Go, co-produced by Keryn Thompson 08 FAV. Dave Schachter 08 FAV played a pivotal role in Colin’s and Ben’s films, too.

New film series focuses on alumni at work

No one explains the value of the immersive studio process in today’s world better than RISD alumni. Check out the first in a new series of alumni-focused videos Ben Powell 08 FAV is making with the RISD Media Group.

see more stories including: art usurps advertising, Illustrator as Public Intellectual, Felton visits RISD, students eat the world, Chicago Horizon, hot stuff, origami anyone?, art of conservationfaux hipster hotspot, open studios, picture book tops Times’ list
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
David Benjamin Sherry 03 PH in Los Angeles
Stephen Petegorsky MFA 80 PH in Northampton, MA
Martin Mull 65 PT/MFA 67 in Los Angeles
Jonas Criscoe MFA 08 PT in Austin
Toots Zynsky 74 GL in London
We at RISD... can reject the kinds of sharp social inequalities that lead to terror and violence of all kinds... and can show others how to do the same.
President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID in a message sent to the campus community on November 17, 2015
Late last month President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID began her year-long post-Inauguration tour – to meet with fellow alumni and other supporters throughout the world – with a wonderful three-day visit to Korea. On Wednesday, December 9, the new president is traveing a bit closer to home to share her vision and listen to feedback from RISD/Boston alumni.
As the holidays approach, we’ll be celebrating with a December 1 event at Art Basel Miami, our much-loved Alumni + Student Holiday Art Sale at the RI Convention Center on Saturday, December 5 and its counterpart in San Francisco on Sunday, December 6. Both sales offer plenty of gifts you’ll be proud to give – all designed and made by members of our own creative community.

Visual notes from a “whinger extraordinaire”

Recent grad Jia Sung 15 IL sketches her thoughts and responses to life in NYC and a recent getaway in Italy.
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