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November 2016 | issue #134

Sikander sparks important conversation

As RISD’s 2016 Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR has been leading a series of very timely public programs this fall centered on multiculturalism and recent experiences of Muslims in America.

Revisiting the mysteries of alchemy

RISD Glass alums, students and faculty recently teamed up with visiting scholars to test a 16th-century recipe for making gold ruby glass.
see more alumni exhibitions around the world
Bo Joseph 92 PT at Sears Peyton Gallery in NYC
Megan Foster 00 PR in NYC
James Watkins MFA 81 GL in RI
Martine Gutierrez 12 PR in Boston
Jamie Allen 05 IL in Honolulu
MacArthur Award-winning artist Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR speaking at RISD in reference to the results of the US presidential election
If you’re planning to show at or attend Design Miami and Art Basel/Miami, please join us for a RISD x Miami reception with President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID on Wednesday, November 30 (RSVP here). And if your work is being shown in Miami, let us know so that we can make our online guide as helpful as possible.
RISD’s biggest sale of the year promises to deliver at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Saturday, December 10, when great gifts in a wide range of media will be on sale between 10 am and 5 pm. Providence CityArts! will again offer a Holiday Craft Lab for kids and families visiting the sale.

Noodling over what’s next

Now based in NYC, South Korean illustrator HaeJin Park 15 IL keeps the ideas flowing in her sketchbooks as she works to get her freelance practice off the ground.
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