Fifty years ago noted ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax traveled to the remote Caribbean island of Carriacou to capture local music and dance traditions on film.
The jagged, scraping sound of metal shovels hitting asphalt signaled that the group of sun-kissed students was close to completing its noble mission.
It was an earthy smell – specifically the pleasant, sweet odor of freshly cut wood shavings – that prompted Andrea Parikh MFA 14 FD to make one of the most defining decisions of her adult life.
At an August 28 mini-conference in Providence called Collaboration = Innovation, medical professionals and designers heard from RISD students past and present about the latest innovations and trends in the growing field of design for the healthcare industry.
The Illustration department has teamed up with Cade Tompkins Projects, a Providence-based gallery and artists’ representative, to present a retrospective of work by the late Professor Emeritus Thomas Sgouros 50 IL, who died on December 17, 2012.
“Story is first and foremost in my work,” notes photographer Laura McPhee MFA 86 PH in discussing River of No Return, a solo show that continues through September 22 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO.
Elizabeth Early von Oehsen 14 IL understands firsthand the unbridled creative power waiting to be unlocked within a young mind.
For anyone attending Collection 2013, RISD’s annual student fashion show, the spacey electronica track by Jon Hopkins was the first cue that the apparel collection by Hannah Soukup 13 AP about to make its runway debut would emanate a surreal, unearthly vibe.
Dana Hamdan MA 13 can’t confine her own imagination.