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October 2014 | issue #109

Demos and dinners and friends, oh my!

From readings to demos, discussions and dinners, plenty of great things happened earlier this month at RISD by Design weekend. Check out the many fun photos and wrap-up stories for more.

RISD animators win big in Ottawa

Caleb Wood 11 FAV took honorable mention for his experimental film Totem and RISD students earned Best School Reel at last month’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, where 10% of the films selected for screening were by RISD people. (Have 4 minutes to spare? Watch the top pick for Best Undergraduate Film: Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day! by Christian Larrave 15 FAV.)

Hitting a nerve

A new show at the RISD Museum gathers the work of four artists' collectives – including the alums who were part of Forcefield/Fort Thunder in Providence – that have helped transform the trajectory of contemporary art.

see more stories including: fractal beauty at the Nature Lab, footwear focus at RISD this week, IDEO’s Michael Hendrix gets physical, building bridges with Peter Dean BArch 77, Hot Nights, alumni at AnderImage film RISD’s new Apparel Design studios
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
David Benjamin Sherry 03 PH in NYC
 
Jenny Holzer MFA 77 PT in NYC
 
Mel Prest 91 PT in Dallas, TX
 
John Gallagher 68 PT in Bangor, ME
 
Peter Alf Anderson 91 GD in Durham, NC
Rebecca Richards 16 IL commenting at a RISD Feminists event last weekend
 
With the holidays fast approaching, we’re encouraging all alums who sell on Etsy to join our RISD Team, if you haven’t already. Open to alumni and students only, it’s a great way to show the world how RISD makers really stand out. Help make our RISD mini-marketplace even better and draw more attention to your own pages. And remember to search for risdteam on Etsy to find great gift options as you do your own holiday shopping.
 
If you live close to the Mother Ship and wish you were more involved, now is your chance. The RISD/RI group welcomes alumni interested in helping to dream up and organize events to keep the 4,400 alums in the Rhode Island region connected and able to continue learning from each other. It’s not a huge time suck but is a fun and rewarding challenge. Contact Alumni Relations if you’re interested.

Feeling Free

New alum Free Marseille 14 IL shows a good feel for people in both his sketchbook experiments and his pen, pencil and ink drawings and illustrations. Now based in Boston, the Haitian-born artist is exhibiting in two group shows this fall.
Share what you’re doing by emailing risdxyz@risd.edu with news of projects, exhibitions and other items of interest to the alumni community.

The Fall/Winter print edition of the magazine will arrive in late November.