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BIG INK coming to RWU this Fall, led by Michael Rich, supported by FPST

September 25th, 2015 by glaramie

RWU is hosting a BIG INK event this Fall, that celebrates the tradition of woodblock printing in an exciting community atmosphere.  Big Ink will support up to 16 student from any discipline and all experience levels to carve and print a large-scale woodblock.  We will be hosting Lyell Castonguay, a noted woodblock artist from Amherst, MA on two occasions who will help Professor of Art Michael Rich direct the event - the first visit on the weekend of October 3 & 4 to give demonstrations, work with students on the carving process, and show his work.  On his second visit at the end of the semester, December 4 & 5, we will ink and print the large prints using the Takach press in VARTS as a group in a fantastic communal day of printing (pizza, coffee and ink - yeah!)  An exhibition of the work will follow – stay tuned for more news through Art on Campus.  

49 Bristol-Warren High School Emerging Artists hosted at RWU since 2012

September 15th, 2015 by glaramie

RWU’s Emerging Artists Program has now hosted 49 Mount Hope High School students in RWU Visual Arts Studies courses in the three years that the program has been offered since 2012. The program reserves spaces for up to four High School students during Fall, Spring and Summer semester courses in Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture alongside RWU undergraduate students. Initially organized by Professor Michael Rich, the program allows student in the Bristol-Warren district to enroll in college level courses for a $100 registration fee. Student work has been outstanding, as the participants test their abilities at the college level.

Michael Rich’s work shown in Nantucket and San Francisco in Summer 2014

November 10th, 2014 by dalexander

Professor of Art Michael Rich’s work was shown in several Nantucket shows this Summer—paintings at the Old Spouter Gallery, etchings at the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN), paintings at the AAN’s Annual Sidewalk Sale, and paintings at the Adler & Co. booth at artMRKT at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.