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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”.

Wells Recent Presentations, Article, Chapter, Blog, Radio

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Jeremy Wells, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, continues his wide variety of activities in numerous media in recent months. In October, Wells presented "Escaping from the System of Heritage: What Practice Should Become in 50 years” at the “Preservation in the US: 50 Years On” conference at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. He also presented at the Historic Vehicle Association Laboratory in Allentown, PA "Differences of ‘Substance’ between the Treatment of Historic Automobiles and Buildings: Impacts on Practice and Collaboration” at the conference "Driving History: Protecting Our Overlooked Automotive Heritage in the Twenty-first Century”. Wells also completed a book chapter “The Main Street Approach to Community Design” in Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place. New York: Routledge, 2016, edited by K. Melcher, B. Stifel, K. Faurest.

Hendrix’s Architecture and The Unconscious launched in London

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
Architecture and the Unconscious, a new book published in 2016 by Routledge, London and edited by RWU Adjunct Faculty John Hendrix and Lorens Holm of the University of Dundee, Scotland will be lauched on December 9 at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Contributors to the book include Andrew Ballantyne, Kati Blom, Hugh Campbell, Emma Cheatle, Gordana Fontana-Giusti, John Hendrix, Lorens Holm, Stephen Kite, Christina Malathouni, Tim Martin, Francesco Proto, Jane Rendell, Nikos Sideris and Alla Vronskaya.
The launch includes an evening of discussion exploring the discourse between Architecture and Psychoanalysis, with presentations by the books contributors, and responses from leaders in psychoanalysis and architecture in the UK. 

Tree Stewards course trains 19 SAAHP students

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

John Campanini, Technical Director of the RI Tree Council, offered a second annual Tree Stewards Training course for 19 SAAHP students interested in tree biology, planting and maintenance. The 5-session courses included a final tree planting session and graduation ceremony, where the students planted 13 trees at the Town Beach in Bristol, RI, in collaboration between the RI Tree Council, the Town of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, and RWU.

Marshall co-offers course at AAPL Annual Meeting

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Philip Marshall, Professor of Historic Preservation co-offered a course, “Forensic Evaluations in the Elderly” at the American Association of Psychiatry and the Law in Portland Oregon October 27, along with Sherif Soliman, MD, Hinckley, OH and Stephen Read, MD, San Pedro, CA.

Grattan Gill, Professor of Architecture, 1932-2016

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes

Grattan Gill, one of the founding faculty members of the Architecture Program at Roger Williams University and a faculty member from 1982-2002, passed away on October 1, 2016 in Massachusetts after a brief illness.  Grattan had a warmth and generosity in all of his engagements with people across the university and elsewhere, which is the best of Roger Williams. He had a great sense of design over a notable career as an architect and educator.

2016 AIA New England Award Winners - 18 of 41 connected to Roger Williams University

March 3rd, 2017 by grhodes
18 of 41 award winners - almost one half of all awards - announced at the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Design Awards Program in Portland, Maine this Fall were connected to Roger Williams University as Faculty, Teaching Firms in Residence, or alumni. 
 
The annual awards program recognizes design excellence in projects in New England or by New England architects. 237 projects were reviewed by a New York-based jury led by Susan Rodriguez FAIA, partner at ENNEAD ARCHITECTS LLP, with Rosalie Genevro, executive director of the Architectural League of New York; Kimberly Holden, principal of SHoP Architects; and Michael Manfredi, co-founder of Weiss / Manfredi Architects. Awards were given over a number of categories in three classifications: Honor, Merit, and Citation, with Honor being the highest category.
 
The 2016 award winners connected to Roger Williams include:
 

VARTS Student Work, New RWU Clay Studio Debut at Bristol-Warren Art Night September 29

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

RWU’s Art Studios and student work at the Byfield and Reynolds Buildings at 220 and 235 High Street, Bristol will be featured in the Bristol-Warren Art Night September 29 from 530-8PM. Visual Arts Studies majors and ceramics students will exhibit their work as well as host an open house of the senior students. Students in RWU’s multidisciplinary program work in a broad and diverse range of media, which has been enhanced by the creation of a new Clay Studio at the Reynolds Building. The Clay Studio has been established with 16 wheels and hand building area for an equal number of students through a remarkable collaboration with Michael Roseberry of Roseberry Winn Studios, who provided much of the equipment for the studio, and has advised RWU in setting up the studio.

McMillans at OYG in Brooklyn

October 17th, 2016 by mroscoe921

“The Shifting Space Around Us”, a work of Megan McMillan and Murray McMillan, RWU Associate Professor of Art, was featured at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn August 27-September 25, with a reception on September 10. Ortega y Gasset Projects (OyG) is an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn. The McMillan’s work is a two-channel video installation in a mythic scene set in a locomotive roundhouse, which includes original sculptures by the artists. The work was originally featured at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2014.