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Announcements

Now Hiring Studio Monitors | Summer 2021

The Department of Visual Art is currently hiring students in the role of Studio Safety Monitor for the Summer 2021 semester. This is an in-person, onsite position. Positions are available in the following studios: Painting Studio and Darkroom. Apply via Workday. (Log on to Workday, use the search term "Find Student Jobs" and look for the listing "Dept. of Visual Art | Studio Safety Monitor (Onsite)".

This Week

F'22 Honors Applications Due
Mon. Apr 5, 5pm
The Department of Visual Art welcomes Junior Visual Art Concentrators (semester level 5 and 6) to apply to the Honors Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The details of the program are outlined on our website here. Once you are ready to apply, follow this link to the application (sign in with your Brown username and password). If you have any questions, please meet with your advisor, or contact Leslie Bostrom.

All Equipment Due Back
By Wed. Apr 7
All items on loan through the Department of Visual Art Lending Library are due back no later than Wednesday, April 7th.

Final Monitor Shift

Wed. Apr 7
Lat day for students to access the studios for coursework outside of class time.

Card Access Revoked for All Students
Fri. Apr 9
Students will not be able to access to the List Art Building via card swipe starting Friday, April 9th. Please remove all personal items from the building by Thursday, April 8th.


Fabric Dyeing Workshop for Currently Enrolled VISA Students
Fri. Apr 9, 2pm

Join Bao Nyugen, hosted by the Visual Art DUGs for a virtual fabric dyeing workshop. Learn natural dyeing methods from a professional artist- leave with your new favorite garment! Currently enrolled VISA students who register for the workshop and are based in Providence will be provided materials for the workshop after registration. Register here. Please email the VA DUGs with questions.

Ongoing

Student Galleries
Fri. Apr 2 - Thurs. Apr 8
Tara Marshi - 1st floor gallery
Maya Lohmeier - 2nd floor gallery
Claudia Liu - Gallery 221

Other Opportunities & Events

Apply to be a MPCC or TWTPC

Click
here for the Minority Peer Counselor Coordinator job description and here for Third World Transition Program Coordinator! Email Sage Morgan-Hubbard with a resume and a statement of interest/cover letter.


BCSC End of Year Party!

All That and a Bag of Chips, Wednesday, April 7 from 12:30pm-3:30pm EDT on the Main Green. Come see the BCSC staff and pick up some BCSC swag, art supplies and, you guessed it, a bag of chips!

An Evening of Reflection, Wednesday, April 7 from 7pm-8:30pm EDT on Zoom. Join us for a reflective gathering to contextualize together what the last year has held for students of color, and what that means for the coming year(s). RSVP
here
for either event.

Arts Intern Info Session
For over 20 years, the Arts Intern program has worked with museums across the country to create early career opportunities for college students interested in the arts and cultural field. Join an information meeting to learn how you can apply for paid internships that provide authentic work experience and professional networking opportunities at organizations in your city. Participating institutions include RISD Museum, Providence Children’s Museum, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Positions are available in a range of departments, including Curatorial, Collections, Education, Design, and Marketing. Register
here.

VA Gives

Wendy V. Edwards Painting Fund




We are so thankful for the outpouring of support we received in honor of Wendy Edwards, Professor Emerita of Visual Art, who retired this past spring from Brown after forty years of dedicated service. A passionate supporter of arts education and an inspiring figure on College Hill, Professor Emerita Edwards is greatly missed.

To honor Professor Emerita Edwards’ legacy at Brown, the Department of Visual Art established the Wendy Edwards Painting Fund in November 2019, with a goal of raising $100,000. Due to the efforts of our loyal alumni and friends, we have raised $56,775 to date! Once the additional $43,225 is raised, the fund will provide support for the students of the Department of Visual Art in perpetuity as an endowed fund, in the name of Professor Emerita Edwards.

Please join us in making a gift in celebration of Professor Emerita Edwards and her time at Brown. This fund will serve as a lasting reminder of her commitment to her students and her craft. 

To make a gift online, follow the
link here, check the box for “other” and fill in the designation field as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” To make a gift by check or money order, follow these instructions, designating your gift on the memo line as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” 

If you have questions about making a gift, please contact
Jeffrey Cabral, Senior Director of Development for the Brown Arts Initiative. 
Thank you for your support.



Leslie Bostrom
Professor and Chair, Department of Visual Art

View the
virtual tour of Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards, a 40-year retrospective at the David Winton Bell Gallery, and watch Professor Emerita Wendy Edwards In conversation with Ruth Fine.

Please Remember

Everyone is required to:
Follow all Brown University, CDC, and State of RI guidelines; review the information on the
Healthy Brown webpage; wear a face covering at all times unless other permissions are in place to support this; practice physical distancing guidelines; wash hands often and sanitize; follow our "clean if your touch" policy; bump doors open as much as possible; keep a contact journal outlining who you have been in direct contact with; self-monitor for high temperatures; and stay home if you feel sick.

When inside the List Art Building, please keep in mind these measures to help protect the students, faculty, and staff working in the building:
Elevators:
Only one person at a time should occupy the elevators.
Stairwells: the North stairwell (Waterman Street side) is designated for UP foot traffic only. The South stairwell (College Street side) is designated for DOWN foot traffic only.
Sanitizing stations: There are several hand and surface sanitizing options located on each floor. Please sanitize or wash your hands often. Please wipe down any surfaces that you touch.
Bathrooms: The bathroom on the 2nd floor is for faculty and staff working in the List Art Building. There are additional bathrooms located in the basement, and on levels 3, 4, and 5.
Lounge areas: All couches, chairs, benches, and white tables will be removed. All cafe spaces outside studios will be removed.
Assigned Workstations: All students in hybrid courses will have assigned workstations in the classroom. Always use your assigned studio space/desk when working during class AND outside of class time.


Studio Monitor Hours & Building Access During Non-class Times
Studio Monitor Hours give students enrolled in hybrid VISA courses the opportunity to work in studios outside of class time. The following studios will staff a monitor during Studio Monitor Hours: Black + White Darkroom, Book Arts Studio, Painting Studio, and Sculpture Studio on Sunday-Wednesday from 6pm-11pm. A monitor will not be staffed for the Digital Print Lab/Lighting Studio, Printmaking Studio, and Foundations Studios for the Spring '21 semester. Students enrolled in hybrid courses, senior Honors students, and certain ISP students may use the labs and studios outside of Lab Monitor Hours anytime from 7am-11pm Monday-Friday. Everyone must leave the building no later than 11pm. Certain equipment and machinery will be off limits and locked down when there is not a lab monitor present.


VA Office Closed on Fridays
The Department of Visual Art office will be closed on Fridays. Visual Art staff is available remotely. Please email the staff if you have a question or to set up a virtual meeting.

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