Peltz and Westerberg awarded the 2015 Dynamostipendium
Daniel Peltz (Professor, Film/Animation/Video) and Sissi Westerberg (Critic, Jewelry + Metalsmithing) have been awarded the 2015 Dynamostipendiet. The award is in recognition of their pioneering work, over the past eight years, developing the artist-run, place-based research project, Rejmyre Art LAB, in the rural glass factory town of Rejmyre, Sweden. The Dynamostipendiet is given to just one organization each year to call attention to initiatives that have had a significant impact on the cultural landscape by creating new meeting places between art and audience.
Rejmyre Art LAB has involved numerous RISD faculty and students over the years, as workshop leaders, resident artists and workshop participants, including: Jocelyn Prince (Associate Professor, Glass), Bruce Chao (Professor, Glass), Tracy Steepy (Associate Professor, Jewelry + Metalsmithing), Alex Auriema [BArch], Jimin Park [MFA J&M], Shirin Adhami [MFA, Photo], Alison Natural [BFA ILLUS] and Sophie Barbasch [MFA, Photo].