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Book Arts Club | Sign Up
Book Arts Club members learn new book arts skills, including letterpress printmaking, paper making, and book binding, and have access to the Book Arts Studio for ongoing practice in these areas. Book Arts Club members are invited to participate in the Book Arts Student Show at the end of the semester, and participate in the local and regional book arts community including submitting work to student shows at other universities. No experience required to join; the Book Arts Club will host weekly open studio teaching time for students interested in learning their way around typesetting, letterpress printing, paper making, and book binding in the studio. Sign up here.

Wintersession 2019
VISA0070 From Beginning to End: Process and Creation. This course, collaboratively offered by the Visual Art Department and Brown Arts Initiative, will be based in Los Angeles and focus on the intersection of visual art, film and the music industry while addressing artistic practice throughout the creation process. Access the course syllabus. Click here to apply by Friday, 10/5 at 11:59pm.

VISA1140 Monumental Drawing. This is an immersive studio art course exploring expansive, experimental approaches to drawing. Large-scale, ambitious projects will engage risk-taking and developing meaning through intensive studio work.

This Week

Student Galleries
Now - Thurs. Sept 27

"From the Summer" Group Exhibition - All Galleries
 
Fri. Sept 28 - Thurs. Oct 11

Teaching Assistants Group Exhibition - All Galleries


Senior Class Luncheon
Tues. Sept 25, 12pm
List Art Building, room 222A
All Senior VA Concentrators are invited to join Department Chair Leslie Bostrom and other VA Faculty for a luncheon. We will discuss your upcoming Senior Thesis Capstone Exhibition, commencement requirements, and life after graduation. We hope to see you there.
 

Welcome Back BBQ
Wed. Sept 26, 4pm
List Art, 2nd Floor Terrace

Join us on the terrace for hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and all the fixings to celebrate our VA Concentrators and the beginning of the new school year! The RISD store will be in attendance with a table of freebies :)
 

Yevgeniya Baras | Visiting Artist Lecture
Wed. Sept 26, 5pm
List Art Building, room 120

Yevgeniya Baras is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Yevgeniya has a BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). Yevgeniya co-founded and co-curated Regina Rex Gallery on the Lower East Side of NY for eight years. She is currently teaching at RISD and Sarah Lawrence College.

Other Events This Week

Sarah Lewis | Seminar and Lecture
Thurs. Sept 27, 4pm/5:30pm

Pembroke Hall, room 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

In this talk, Sarah Lewis makes a case for art as a lever to social justice and cultural transformation. “The endeavor to affirm the dignity of human life cannot be waged without pictures,” she has written. “To be an engaged global citizen right now requires visual literacy.” Gathering in various threads — art history, technical innovation, race, photography, the story of America, and a deeply personal narrative — Lewis celebrates individual artists, invokes the collective imagination, and takes a new look at what is there as well as what could be. Seminar (4-5pm) is open to undergraduate students only- more info here. The lecture (5:30pm) is free and open to the public.

Good Grief | Performance
Thurs. Sept 27 - Sat. Sept 29, 7pm

Granoff Center
154 Angell Street, Providence

For their new multimedia performance work, Good Grief, Everett Company invited Brown Professor Todd Winkler to participate as a collaborator. The concept of Good Grief is born from Everett Company’s work with Providence middle school students suffering from trauma. Tickets here.

Better World By Design | Conference
Fri. Sept 28 - Sun. Sept 30

Better World by Design is a student-led initiative at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, innovators, and learners. This year’s theme is TENSIONS. More info here.

Save the Date

Shaun Leonardo | Visiting Artist Lecture
In Conversation with Christina Yang

Wed. Oct 3, 5pm

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street, Providence


Shaun Leonardo’s performance practice is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective. His recent commission for the Guggenheim Museum, Primitive Games, exemplifies this practice. This body of work is the pillar for his conversation with Christina Yang, Director of Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum. Together, Shaun and Christina will navigate a discussion around the motivations and process of actualizing a performance as dynamic and challenging as Primitive Games and what it means for artists and museums to sustain a social practice. Presented by the Department of Visual Art and the Brown Arts Initiative.


Erin McKeown in Concert
Thurs. Oct 4, 7pm

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street, Providence

Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and activist Erin McKeown ’00 performs an acoustic set of her genre-defying compositions that encompass folk, rock, pop, swing, electronics and beyond. James Christopher Monger writing in AllMusic calls her compositions “taut, compact and engaging 21st-century urban folk songs.” McKeown returns to Brown to lead a songwriting workshop in the afternoon followed by an evening concert. Free with student ID. $10 Brown Faculty/Staff. $20 General. More info here. Tickets here.

Opportunities

Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) Student Grants
Deadline: Mon. Oct 1
The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) seeks to cultivate creative expression and foster an interdisciplinary environment where faculty and students learn from each another, and from artists and scholars in a wide range of fields from across the campus and around the world. Taking full advantage of the University’s open curriculum, the BAI builds on Brown’s reputation as a destination for arts exploration, contributing to cultural enterprise through the integration of theory and practice, with an emphasis on innovation and discovery that results from rigorous artmaking and experimentation. Apply through uFunds.


MAPS Mentor Opportunity
Deadline: Mon. Oct 1
Juniors and Seniors: Passionate about advising? The Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS) is a year-long one-on-one peer mentoring program specifically for sophomores. Once assigned, mentors are expected to meet with their mentees at least once a semester to maintain a consistent advising presence. Apply
here.

Julie Sloane '92 Fellowship Award
Deadline: Mon. Oct 8
In memory of Julie Sloane ‘92, this award is available to students currently enrolled in a VISA course to support the purchase of supplies and materials for art projects. Apply here
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