Join us for RISD by Design weekend!

Click here for the final brochure for RISD by Design.  We hope you can join us this weekend to connect with alumni and parents!  Highlights include:

Friday afternoon Open studios and classrooms, with the following faculty participating: Mike Mergen, Lothar Windels, Doug Scott, Fred Lynch, Franz Werner, Khipra Nichols, Shanth Enjeti, and Nicole Merola.

Friday night EHP panel introduced by John and led by Ezio Genovesi.  Panelists are Steven Kellogg ’63 IL, Lynne Kortenhaus ’73 PT, Sonya Sklaroff ’92 PT, Ryan Scott Bardsley ’98 ID.  David Fraser may invite a few students recently returned from EHP to participate, I don’t have their names yet.

EHP dinner friday night will include Former Chief Critics Jan Baker, Trent Burleson, Mike Fink, Jim Fowle, David Frazer, Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, Holly Hughes, Baruch Kirschenbaum, Tom Mills, Randa Newland, and Friedrich St. Florian.

On Saturday morning, John Maeda will speak in the auditorium about why art matters locally and globally. Gabriel Feld will do a presentation and two students, Jacob Zien and Boback Firoozbacht, and one alumna, Mimi Robinson ’81 PT will also speak.

Later Saturday morning, Joanne will again speak about the freshman experience, and will bring some faculty members with her. Paul Sproll will also host an open house to show off the new digs for the TLAD department. In the afternoon, David Fraser leads an info session and conversation about the current construct for the EHP, with Ezio and Holly Hughes speaking about the new program.  Two films made about the Cenci from 1972 and 2007.

The sale will be going on all day as usual with a large community art project by Peter Tigler ’75 PT – a paint-by-number mural that the public is invited to participate in creating.  There are also demos/hands on classes by the following adjunct and CE faculty: Bill Miller, Nancy Skolos, Lindsay Elgin, Amy Bartlett Wright, Pamela Unwin-Barkley, Dennis Hlynsky, Carl Fasano, Andrew Raftery.  There will also be open houses in certain departments.

Saturday evening there is an EHP cocktail reception with tours of the renovated galleries by Gina Borromeo, and various class dinners.

Sunday there is a festival at the farm, spearheaded by Deborah Bright, which begins with a morning bike ride from the Chace Center (leaving at 11 – bring your helmet!) to the farm. Events there include a glaze and Raku Firing by Ben Peterson MFA ’11 CR, traditional pit firing with Rose Simpson MFA ’11 CR, a Bamboo Build led by the sculpture department, a camera obscura built by photo students and led by Anna Strickland, and a Knitting Nation installation with Liz Collins.

The full schedule can be viewed at

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