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

Title: Pecan Chair
Designer: Ayako Maruyama
Photographer: Eric Gould

Object: Courting Bench
Designer: Colette Bazirgan
Photographer: Eric Gould

Object: Sound Stool
Designer: Rebecca Manson
Photographer: Eric Gould

Object: Slave Stool
Designer: Brittany Bennett
Photographer: Eric Gould

Dale Broholm, Daniel Cavicchi, Division of Architecture + Design, Division of Liberal Arts, Exhibition, Kyobo Fund

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