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Reminders

VA Honors Application
Now open, due Apr. 20
As a Junior Visual Art Concentrator, you may choose to apply to the Honors Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The details of the program are outlined in the link provided 
here. If you have any questions, please meet with your advisor or contact Olanda Estrada. Apply here.


2018-2019 DUG Nominations Now Open
The Department of Visual Art is looking to students currently enrolled in a VISA course to nominate two new DUGs for the 2018-2019 academic year. VA DUGs are chosen each year to help students connect with one another, with faculty, and with alumni. VA DUGs participate in concentration fairs, give guided tours of our facilities to prospective students, organize annual open studio events and assist with an annual juried University-wide student show. Please put forth names of two VA Concentrators you would like to see fill these rolls. You may self-nominate. Nominate here.

Student Galleries

Fri. Mar 23 - Thurs. Apr 5
Aimee Vue*^ - 1st floor
Hilery Chao^ - 2nd floor
Zoë Sackman^ - 2nd floor, south end
Shababa Matin*^ - Gallery 221

Fri. Apr 6 - Thurs. Apr 12

Korby Simpson*^ - 1st floor
Emilia Figliomeni*^ - 2nd floor
Emma Margulies*^ - Gallery 221
*Honors exhibition, ^Senior exhibition

This Week

Caroline Woolard Artist Talk
Wed. Apr 4, 5pm

List Art, room 110
64 College Street, Providence

Caroline Woolard (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist born in Rhode Island. Woolard creates sculptures using online networks, hand built objects, and immersive environments. Her work has been commissioned by MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Museum, Cornell University, and Cooper Union. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including at Pilchuck (2018), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2016), the Queens Museum (2014), Eyebeam (2013), Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund (2010), Watermill (2011), and the MacDowell Colony (2009). Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail (2018); Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Woolard’s work has been featured twice in PBS / Art21 for New York Close Up (2014, 2016). Her work will be featured in the 12th Dakar Biennial (2018).

Polar Opposites Symposium
Thurs. Apr 5 and Fri. Apr 6

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street, Providence


As part of its three-year theme on Arts and Environment, the Brown Arts Initiative brings together artists, advocates, scientists and researchers in a symposium addressing climate change in the polar regions. Artist and environmental activist David Buckland delivers the keynote. Participating Brown University faculty include Amanda Lynch, professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES); and Ed Osborn, associate professor of Visual Art. Related programming includes exhibitions, installations, film screenings and a concert. The symposium is free and open to the public; registration is required for selected events. For further information on events and for free registration, click here. Image by Camille Seaman; Breaching Iceberg, Greenland, August 8, 2008.

Annual Alumni Panel
Fri. Apr 6, 1-3pm

List Art, room 110
64 College Street, Providence

Visual Art alumni return to campus to hold a panel discussion with current students about making art and working in the art world post-graduation. Panel discussions and presentations by: Nick Carter '11, Apparel Design Coordinator for AS220 Youth; Son Kit '13, multi-media artist and co-founder of Codify Art in Brooklyn, New York; and Caroline Wright ‘04, painter, musician, and dancer in Austin, Texas.

Other Events This Week

Our Literal Speed presents Everythingism
Tues. Apr 3, 6pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chase Center, RISD

It could be argued that the most compelling art is no longer defined by particular media (painting, sculpture, photography, video), or by particular subjects (portraiture, landscape, still life, devotional image), or by particular strategies of representation (Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, Appropriation); instead, the true art of our time might best be described as being distinguished by activities that employ everything to evoke everything by means of everything. Our Literal Speed is a text and art undertaking located in Selma, Alabama.

HKSA presents Hanzi Screening
Sat. Apr 7, 5pm
85 Waterman Street, BERT 130

The Brown-RISD Hong Kong Student Association will be hosting a screening of Hanzi, a documentary film featuring modern Chinese typography and its international significance in conversation with visual design and cultural identity. More info here.

Interventions Design Conference
Sat. Apr 7, 5pm
805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA

Interventions is a one day design conference featuring speakers from organizations like Airbnb, Netflix, Lyft, and Hillary for America, as well as speakers such as Debbie Millman from the Design Matters podcast and Ethan Marcotte, inventor of the term “responsive web design.” Tickets are only $50 for students and include food & coffee for the day, live screen printing and letterpress demonstrations, and a catered post-conference reception. Anyone can learn more and purchase tickets here.

Save the Date

Edra Soto Artist Talk
Wed. Apr 11, 5pm

List Art, room 120
64 College Street, Providence


Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), Beta-Local (PR), the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (FL), Arts/Industry at the Kohler Art Center (WI), Project Row Houses (TX) and Headlands (CA). Recent venues presenting Soto’s work include: the Pérez Art Museum Miami (FL), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE), and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (IL).


'18 Honors Thesis Presentations
Fri. Apr 13, 9am-3:30pm

List Art, room 325
64 College Street, Providence
Presentations by Miranda Chao, Emilia Figliomeni, Katie Hay, Emma Margulies, Shababa Matin, Meagan Peters, Nadim Silverman, Korbyn Simpson, Aimee Vue, Ashley Waldron, and Jade Wang. The guest critic for the Honors Presentations is Roberto Juarez.

Opportunities

Call for Entry | Sink Hollow
Deadline: Apr. 9
Utah State University
Sink Hollow is an undergraduate literary journal seeking provocative, resonant, polished pieces of work. We accept all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Please only submit once per genre per reading period. We accept simultaneous submissions. Submission guidelines and entry here.

Call for Papers | Pingree Prize
Deadline: Apr. 16, noon
Department of Classics, Brown University
The Department of Classics is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2018 David Pingree Prize in Ancient Science and Intellectual History. Submissions must be substantial papers examining the rigorous intellectual traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds and their textual sources. Open to all Brown undergraduates. More info here.

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