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Exploring the Thisness of That

On February 6 the artists and writers invited to participate in Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expanded on the notion of ekphrasis (from the Greek prefix ek, meaning “out of” and phrasis, meaning “speech” or “expression”).

Beyond Bumper Stickers

When they interned with the Rhode Island Board of Elections last summer, Keela Potter 14 GD and Kelsey Lim 14 GD were surprised by the state of affairs at a special election they attended in Coventry, RI.

Public Art in Motion

With the light rail metro system in Houston, TX slated to triple in size in the next few months, Sara Kellner 89 PT is in exactly the right place at the right time.

Shechet’s Shenanigans at the RISD Museum

Celebrated ceramist and RISD alumna Arlene Shechet MFA 78 CR plays with the classic tradition of high-end Meissen porcelain.

Acquiring a RISD Accent

Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

Poetry Made Physical

Poet and furniture designer William Lenard 14 FD once wanted to be the next David Wiesner 78 IL, the well-known picture book author and three-time Caldecott Medal winner.

Finding Beauty in Everyday Struggle

For photographer and professor Justin Kimball 85 PH, returning to RISD in December to speak as part of the Photography department’s T.

Harnessing the Sun

Industrial Design students enrolled in LUX Factor, an advanced design studio taught by Associate Professor Peter Yeadon, spent the fall semester dreaming up interactive design elements featuring photo-luminescent materials.

John Maeda Moves On

Almost six years after accepting the position of president at RISD, John Maeda announced earlier this month that he is leaving to pursue his ongoing passion for design and technology in Silicon Valley.