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Seduced by Sugar

Melissa Armstrong 07 ID is the first to admit that candy isn’t the easiest material in the world for making art – especially when it involves actually growing the crystalline sugar most of us know as rock candy.

Maeda Brings Creativity to World Stage

The week of June 27 RISD PresidentJohn Maeda will join more than 250 global leaders in the arts, sciences, business, government and education for theAspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of influential thinkers who will consider key issues and challenges shaping the world today – from hunger to hip-hop, terrorism to transportation, failing schools to sustainability.

NEA Taps Alum to Promote Art Works

At first glance, this new identity, which Jeong-Hoon Kim MFA 08 GD designed for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works campaign, is remarkably simple: the three equilateral triangles in primary colors delineate the letters A and W, and the name of the new program is spelled out below in black.

Ghanaian Traditions Lead to New Ways of Working

Founded in 1992 to promote cultural study and sustainable development in West Africa, the Kokrobitey Institute outside Accra, Ghana offers an inspiring welcome to visitors from around the world.

Illustrators, Animators Stand Out in National Competition

The Society of Illustrators, the leading American professional organization for illustrators, awarded five of the top prizes in its annualStudent Scholarship Competition to RISD Illustration majors.

MacNeil, a Master of the Medium

Linda MacNeil 76 SC began her jewelry career when she was just a teenager – twisting wire from her father’s basement workbench and borrowing her mother’s car to sell the earrings, necklaces and belts she crafted to passersby in Hanover, NH.

RISD Student Wins a Windgate

Like objects you’d find among shipwrecked ruins on the ocean floor, the teapots, cups and vesselsRebecca Manson 11 CR creates instantly recall artifacts from a gilded age – broken, moldy and crushed, but also sculpted into a gorgeous state of decay.

RISD Appoints Interim Academic Leadership

Rhode Island School of Design has tapped three RISD alumni, professors and department heads for key leadership positions for next academic year.

RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

For the third year running, US News & World Report announced today that RISD tops its rankings of the best Fine Arts Schools, which looks at graduate programs in art and design throughout the country.