This Week in VA

Studio Monitor Hours Begin
Sun. Sept 15
Studio Monitor hours give students enrolled in VA courses the chance to work in the studio outside of class time. Studio Monitor hours are as follows:


Welcome Back BBQ

Thurs. Sept 19, 4:30pm
List Art, 2nd floor terrace
Join the Department of Visual Art on the 2nd floor terrace for a BBQ celebration for our newly declared and established Visual Art Concentrators. Stop by to meet the new 2019-2020 DUGs and learn about becoming a Visual Art Concentrator.

Fall Gallery Lottery

Fri. Sept 20,12pm
List Art, room 325
Want space for an exhibition? Come to the lottery to apply for a week-long exhibition in one of the three student galleries in the List Art Building this fall. If you are a VA Concentrator graduating this December, you are required to attend this lottery meeting to secure a spot for your Senior Thesis Exhibition happening this Fall. 

Other Events This Week

Math + Art Panel Discussion
Mon. Sept 16, 6pm
ICERM, 121 South Main Street, 11th floor

Please join ICERM to enjoy this second in a series of five panel discussions on Math + Art. These discussions feature participants in ICERM’s Illustrating Mathematics Fall 2019 program, artists, and RISD faculty. The panels focus on the different ways in which artists and mathematicians approach mathematical concepts. We expect a dynamic conversation that will spark continued dialogue and future collaborations.

Terra: Art | Land | Justice
Thurs. Sept 19 and Fri. Sept 20, all day
Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street
Inspired by the French concept of paysagisme – which integrates land art, landscape design, land use, agriculture, urban planning, public space and ecology – the Brown Arts Initiative convenes its third symposium to address humanity’s relationship to land. Activist artists and scholars, a designer, poet, curator, chef and food provider share their visionary work examining modes of expression that respond to contemporary culture, embrace the environment and engage the public sphere. 
Registration is required:

Concert | Hip Hop Artist Aka Naru
Fri. Sept 20, 6pm
Churchill House, 155 Angell Street
Akua Naru is a Hip Hop artist, producer, activist, and scholar, who theorizes the myriad experiences of Black women through rhyme along a sonic spectrum from Jazz to Soul. In collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre.

Save the Date

Better World By Design 2019
Fri. Sept 27 - Sun. Sept 29

Ticket info hereBetter World by Design is an annual weekend conference organized entirely by Brown and RISD students that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, innovators, and learners. 17 speakers will be featured at the conference, including MoMA curator Barbara London, Google Creative Lab UX designer Irene Alvarado, Harvard Library Innovation Lab members Clare Stanton and Anastasia Aizman, and many more.

Map It Out: Student Workshop on Social Practice Art
Sat. Sept 28, 11am-2pm

Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico, visiting artists from Toronto, are conducting a half-day workshop for students who are interested in socially engaged art practice. For the first hour Gwen and Sandra will share examples, both successes and failures, from their own art practices that have involved community engagement. They will also show work from other artists who engage with the community in interesting and respectful ways. The remainder of the seminar will focus on students’ experiences of the Brown University campus as they draw maps of the campus that illustrate their experiences.  The seminar will wrap up by sharing these encounters and brainstorming strategies that students can use in the future in designing and executing social practice art projects.  Please sign up here by September 25, 2019.


BAI Student Grants
Apply via 
UFunds. The Brown Arts Initiative Student Grants Program provides funding to Brown students in support of projects that involve the production, study and/or critique of the creative arts. Any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing may apply for BAI student funding. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded each semester for projects that take place during the current or next semester.

Seats Available | MCM1506K | Image, Spectacle, Everyday Life
Wed. 3-5:30pm, room 106
Instructor: Kenny Berger
n 1967, Guy Debord famously declared that we inhabit a “society of the spectacle,” a society in which images dominate everyday life. In the decades since, this state of affairs seems only to have intensified. Yet how exactly might we understand spectacle today? How, given our current social and political climate, might we conceive spectacle’s role in shaping our ideas and perceptions? Foregrounding cinema but also examining television and new media, we will consider these questions in broad historical perspective, emphasizing in turn both the wide-ranging political implications of spectacle and the critical counter-practices that have arisen to contest it.

Call for Entry: International Writers' Blog
Deadline: Tues. Sept 24, midnight

The International Writers' Blog is looking for illustrators, videographers, photographers, website designers, and more! The International Writers’ Blog is a platform for members of the Brown/RISD community to share creative content about culture and belonging. IWB is home to conversations about race, language, identity, cross-cultural experiences and a myriad other things. Please submit your application here.

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