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RISD XYZmail | good work, good news, giving thanks
November 2014 | issue #110

Marking a marvelous quarter century of D’oh!

As a background designer for The Simpsons, Chuck Ragins 91 IL (shown here as a ski lift operator in one episode) is among the many RISD alumni who have helped shape America’s longest-running sitcom.

Wong accepts award at the White House

Earlier this month Barbara Wong MA 95 (right) was thrilled to accept the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama in recognition of the good work she helps lead at CityArts in Providence.

New issue of RISD XYZ on its way

The Fall/Winter issue of the print magazine is in the mail, due to arrive any day now. With a focus on The Body, it features a black-and-white cover image by photographer Arno Minkkinen MFA 74 PH, with more of his self-portraits inside.

see more stories including: design charrette to fight Ebola, Szymon Bojko dies at 97, coastal interventions, interior architect highlights structural beauty, new alums inspired by inflatables, great looks at this year’s Artists’ Ball
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Trine Giaever 87 IL in NYC
Anna Schuleit Haber 98 PT in NYC
Ryan Wallace 99 IL in NYC
Yuka Otani MFA 08 GL in Hiroshima, Japan
Rachel Berwick 84 GL in Washington, DC
artist Daniel Martinez speaking at RISD (10.30.14)
On Wednesday, December 3, attorney Greg Kanaan 02 FAV is offering another helpful webinar for anyone interested in clearing up potential confusion about copyright law. Be sure to reserve a spot in advance for his session, A Fairly Useful Guide to the Fair Use Doctrine. Based in Boston, Greg runs a firm called The Legal Artist and frequently blogs about legal issues of interest to the creative community.
Building on the popular Alumni + Student Holiday Sale in Providence, alums in California are hosting their own Alumni Holiday Sale in San Francisco – at SHARED on Sunday, December 7. The RI sale follows on Saturday, December 13 at the Convention Center. Both offer ideal opportunities to find great gifts for everyone on your list. And be sure to check out everything our RISD Etsy vendors have to offer, too.

A loose, lyrical look at life

NYC-based illustrator Marcellus Hall 87 IL captures the energy, gestures, quirkiness and spirit of the people around him whether he’s creating loose sketchbook drawings and paintings or illustrations on commission for major publications like The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
Be sure to share what you’re doing by emailing with news of projects, exhibitions and other items of interest to the alumni community. And for those of you in the US, may your Thanksgiving be calm, sweet and full of all the good things to be thankful for.