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August 2014 | issue #107

Sundance backs a promising new documentary

After winning a Production Grant from the Sundance Institute, new graduateRaMell Ross MFA 14 PH is poised to complete his documentary-in-progress on the lives of young black men in Hale County, AL.

Blair’s Bloody Mary looking good

On her visually appealing and very satisfying site Salad for PresidentJulia Sherman 06 PH taps into our natural curiosity about other people's kitchens. Among the great people and recipes she has featured recently is one from RISD Painting faculty member Dike Blair.

Harty to head glass program in Detroit

Multidisciplinary artist Kim Harty 06 GL is excited about her new appointment in Detroit, where she’s set to head the glass program at the College for Creative Studies.

see more stories including: latest Feltron Annual Report now out, new NEA chair visits RISD, Chew creates controlled chaos, Chesky chats with Stephen Colbert, who’s got the best job in DC?, a metamorphosis for ISB, Romanorevives local manufacturing 
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Sean Thomas 04 IL in Provincetown, MA
 
Caroline Adams 01 PR in Washington, DC
 
Steven Steinman 70 SC/MAT 71 in Atlanta, GA
 
Brett Swenson 10 GL in Brooklyn, NY
 
Roni Horn 75 SC in Barcelona, Spain
sculptor and author Annie Weatherwax 84 SC speaking about her new novel All We Had, which has already been optioned for a movie
 
The RISD Museum is now offering free individual memberships to alumni who graduated within the last 10 years. All other alums might want to consider an enhanced $75 membership that offers reciprocity at other in-network museums across the country, meaning you can join multiple museums at once.
 
With a 55th reunion in the works, members of the Class of ’59 plan to have serious fun at RISD by Design weekend (October 10–12). You can, too, but now that alumni and parents' weekend is a mere six weeks away, it’s time to commit. Talk to your friends, check out the schedule and register now.

Drawing + sketching as the bedrock of it all

Teacher and illustrator Susan Stillman 78 IL says “drawing is the bedrock of everything I do.” For years, she has been painting elaborate landscapes in the course of creating realistic portraits of people’s homes. Still, she says, drawing the figure fuels her imagination like nothing else.
We want to help share what you’re doing, so please email risdxyz@risd.eduwith news of projects, exhibitions and other items of interest to the alumni community. And keep in mind that the submission deadline for the Fall/Winter print edition of the magazine is September 15.