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Wells participates in Brazil, Canada, US in Spring 2016 conferences

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells was involved in Spring 2016 scholarly collaborations in Canada, the US and Brazil, upon returning from his Fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar semester at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Wells presented:

Rich featured in 4 summer exhibitions in Providence, Nantucket

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor of Art Michael Rich’s work is being featured in several exhibitions in Summer 2016 in Providence and Nantucket:

  • New, recent large scale paintings at the Providence Art Club Atrium Gallery
  • Paintings at the Artists Association of Nantucket Annual Gala and Auction
  • Paintings, drawings and prints as part of the 2016 Artists of the Gallery Exhibition at the Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket
  • Monoprint etchings at Prints and Power Yoga, Providence

Barker, White part of Catalyzing Newport Local Action Team

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

2001 Historic Preservation alumna Melissa Barker and Dean Stephen White participated as part of the Local Action Team in Catalyzing Newport’s June events, involving projecting two generations forward to the RI city’s Mayor’s Office 2061.  The June session was led by Catalyst-in-Residence Jake Dunagan.

20th annual Summer Academy in Architecture hosts HS students

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

RWU’s Summer Academy in Architecture is being offered this July for the 20th consecutive year.  21 students from 8 states enrolled, including several receiving scholarship support for their perspectives on diversity. The program was established in 1997 initially as a non-credit program, and led by Greg Laramie, who is now Associate Dean. Since 2013 the Summer Academy has offered 3 college credits, and is led by Adjunct Faculty member Julia Bernert. Students are involved in design studio, drawing, computing, lectures and field trips to significant architecture sites in the Northeast over a four-week period.

Emerging Artist Program enters 5th year in Summer 2016

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

5 students from Mt. Hope High School are participating in RWU Art coursework in Summer 2016, beginning the fifth year of this partnership with the Town of Bristol. Mt. Hope students are able to enroll in first year coursework in drawing, figure drawing, photography and sculpture in Fall, Winter, Spring. Lilya Krys-Burhoe is teaching this Summer 2016.

Karl Daubmann, B.Arch. ’95, becomes Dean at Lawrence Technological University

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Karl Daubmann, a 1995 RWU B.Arch. graduate, has been named dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University, after serving as a Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  In recent years at Michigan, Daubmann also served and associate dean of post-professional degrees and technology engagement.  He is a registered architect with a record of projects in design technology, manufacturing, and multidisciplinary design. Daubmann is the recipient of the 2015 Founders Prize from the American Academy in Rome, where he spent nearly a year in Italy investigating fabrication and assembly techniques of stone and concrete construction utilizing robotic technologies.

2016 Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Members

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

The 2016 new members of RWU’s Beta Tau Chapter of the national Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts were announced in May 2016. New members include:

2015 / 2016 Undergraduate Student Award Winners

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie
2015/16 School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Award Winners are:
Roger Williams University President’s Core Values Medallion Winner
Pelumi Adegawa
The President’s Core Values Medallion winners are graduating seniors who best exemplify the core values of the university. One graduating senior is selected from each school or division, who demonstrate:
  • Love of Learning
  • Commitment to Community Through Service and Sustainability
  • Student/Faculty Research
  • Global Perspective
  • Preparation for Career and Further Study
  • Promotion of Civil Discourse
Architecture Award Winners
  • Freshman Design Award: Alyssa Hess
  • Freshman Design Award Runner Up: Andres Samudio, Hayley Wilkinson

Yu-Wen Wu delivers inaugural Amaral Visiting Artist Lecture for Arts in Common, Bristol

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Yu-Wen Wu delivered the inaugural Amaral Visiting Artist Lecture at the Bristol Courthouse on May 25, discussing her large scale commission at Harvard’s Chao Center, which she completed in conjunction with Bristol’s Paul Amaral. The lecture was attended by more than 80 people.

Wu is an interdisciplinary artist practising in Boston, whose work explores universal connectedness, interdependence, and persistence of change. Through drawing, video and installation, her work bridges cultures, art and sciences, imagination, and documentation. Her work at the Chao Center features collaboration with Amaral Custon Fabrication, which fuses craftsmanship with modern fabrication techniquest  to realize world-class monumental and public sculptures.

Duffy—Maximum Security exhibition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

The work of Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art and University Core Professor, was featured in a major exhibition, “Maximum Security” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from April 17-June 26, 2016, curated by Mary Birmingham, which also included an Artists Talk by Duffy. The exhibition includes six quilts Duffy created in 2015 and 2016, who writes of the work, “Quilts immediately bring to mind ideas of home, comfort and security. As heirlooms, they carry narratives that are otherwise forgotten. Bringing these two seemingly polarizing forms together allows me to highlight the costs borne by societies deeply invested in incarceration.