The Witness Tree Project Exhibition
Students and faculty in RISD’s “Witness Tree Project” course and the Hampton National Historic Site have collaborated on a project involving the creation of objects from the former State Champion, a falling pecan tree. Also known as a “Witness Tree”, this pecan tree has withstood influential historical events. This project marks the first time that wood from a Witness Tree has been utilized as a teaching tool. The exhibition houses objects inspired by the many events witnessed by the tree. Faculty Dale Broholm (Senior Critic, Furniture) and Daniel Cavicchi (Associate Professor, HPSS) received Kyobo Fund support for the course.
The Exhibition opening will take place at the Hampton National Historic Site on Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286