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Duffy featured in Wisconsin, New York, Israel

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Elizabeth Duffy, Professor of Art, had her work Maximum Security 50 States Project: Wisconsin that included screen-printed papers that include images of prisons in each state in the US, in the exhibition Why Wallpaper at the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featured artists include Alpha workshops, Elizabeth Duffy, Ebony G. Patterson, Francesco Simeti, Christine Tarkowski, Brigitte Zieger. Duffy’s work explores the culture of incarceration in the country.
 
Duffy’s work was also included in Soul Searching at DM Contemporary in New York from November 11-December 17. DM Contemporary is committed to be a platform for relevant art that embodies the mood and spirit of the moment. The exhibition features six artists—Colin Chase, Linda Cummings, Duffy, Susan Hamburger, Debra Priestly, Cheryl Yun—whose work directly addresses social, political and environmental issues.
 

ABX Alumni Reception sponsored by Tremco

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

SAAHP’s annual Alumni Reception at ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) on November 18, 2016 was sponsored by Tremco, as part of the Tremco Sustainable Practices Partnership which has completed its 2nd year. More than 100 alumni and guests were present for the reception, where Tremco’s Steven Hughes and Dean Stephen White updated alumni on the achievements of our partnership with Tremco and AIA Rhode Island, which includes Fall and Spring events, sponsorship of the AIA Rhode Island Summer Education Expo held at RWU each year, the Tremco Sustainable Practices Prize for an M.Arch. student, and the Tremco Internship, where an RWU M.Arch. students takes part in a month-long training at Tremco’s Cleveland and Toronto facilities, including involvement with the University of Toronto’s Green Roof Innovation Technology (GRIT) Lab.

Yui and Students design and build MNS Outdoor Classroom

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Leonard Yui, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and students undertook a collaborative project to design the Marine and Natural Sciences Outdoor Classroom in Fall 2016, working collaboratively with RWU’s Facilities, Sustainability Studies faculty Loren Byrne. Students included Harrison Carney, Adam Clary, Victoria Fagan, Cameron Germond, Yiyu Han, Ally Hess, Michael Jarmon, Rachel Kelly, David Kitchen, Nathan Lynch, Nick Marques, Wyatt Martineau, Linda Penaloza, Nick Pyles, Joshua Seabrook, and Bryan Smith involved in design and construction.

Butler in Foreign Trends on American Soil

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Sara Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History, published a book chapter, "The Garden Network: George Rogers Hall's Horticultural Activism," in Foreign Trends on American Soil, edited by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, recently published by the University of Virginia Press. Hall is noted for planting some of the first Japanese trees and shrubs in North America at his home in Bristol in the 19th century.

2016 NE Home Magazine Scholarship Award to RWU AIAS

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

New England Home Magazine has awarded its 2016 Scholarship Award to the Roger Williams University. The $5000 award will be used to support the RWU American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Chapter’s current AIAS Freedom By Design project to design and build an Outdoor Classroom and Children’s Arboretum at the Pell School in Newport, RI, in conjunction with the City of Newport and the non-profit Newport Arboretum. The project has completed schematic design, and is creating a living laboratory for sustainability curricular innovation in this K-6 School. AIAS students collaborate with the Pell School’s teachers, Newport Arboretum staff, and with RWU School of Education faculty and students.RWU’s previous AIAS Freedom By Design effort completed in conjunction with the Town of Bristol, RI and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation designed and built a “Garden of Hope” in Bristol, which received national recognition in 2015.

SAAHP Events within RWU 2016 Homecoming features CIP, Alumni, WLN, Arboretum

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
The School’s 2016 Homecoming Program attracted more than 160 people to events featuring the Career Investment Program, Alumni achievements, the SAAHP Women’s Leadership Network, and the RWU Arboretum. The day was sponsored by the RWU Alumni Association and SAAHP.
The day’s first event featured a Student Panel on the Career Investment Program, where current undergraduate and graduate students Alexandra Gustafson, Sam Frohlinger and Nathan Lynch described their CIP-supported internships with firms, with faculty, and addressed how the internship benefitted their transition to the professions, and also how it related to their ongoing studies while they are still completing their degree programs.

Moore inducted into New England Design Hall of Fame

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Joeb Moore, Principal at Joeb Moore Partners Architects, Greenwich, CT and Fall 2016 Teaching Firm in Residence, was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame at the New England Home magazine annual gala on November 10. At his induction, Moore was described as “architect, intellectual, visionary—Moore’s work explores “the interface between the social and the physical, between convention and invention, and between art and construction.”

Viola Ochoa in Guatemala

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Roberto Viola Ochoa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Advanced Studies, was an invited participant at the Cátedra Jorge Montes of the Universidad del Istmo (UNIS) in Guatemala, The event gathers professionals in practice and academia from all over the world to participate in a series of conferences, discussions with students and design charrettes dealing with a theme proposed by the students. This year, under the title “Roots of Change: Design Throughout Time”, the event focused in ways in which architecture and design are learning from and reinterpreting traditions in order to build a better future.

McMillans While She Waits for Light at Mills Gallery

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Associate Professor of Art Murray McMillan and Megan McMillan’s work “While She Waits for Light” is included in the exhibition Fertile Solitude at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts from October 14-December 18, 2016. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Devlin, and includes the McMillans along with artists Piper Brett, Caleb Cole, Emily Eveleth, Dana Filibert, Cig Harvey, Kyle Hittmeier, Annette Lemieux, Noritaka Minami, Hao Ni, Steven Pestana, Shelley Reed, Erin M. Riley and Sarah Wentworth. Devlin describes that Fertile Solitude hopes to offer a reprieve from the madding crowd, an oasis that coaxes us to look inward and take steps towards overcoming our widespread aversion to introspection.

Silverthorne in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Jeffrey Silverthorne, Professor of Art and University Core Professor, lectured and had his work featured in San Francisco and Paris in October and November 2016, and will be featured in a Berlin Exhibition in December. Silverthorne visited the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)and a course “Sacred and Profane” on October 13, and on October 14 offered a lecture, “Fingerprints” on his work at SFAI’s Photo Alliance, which included an introductory sentence,  “I love photography, the graven image which appears to be a contradiction of time, a whimper and a shout to immortality, which by the way is not listening, and a souvenir and memory of curiosity and experience”.