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Proctor co-organizes Sixteenth Century Society conference session, presents at 50th Anniversary of Syracuse in Florence

February 18th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Ann Proctor, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, co-organized a conference session for the Annual Meeting October 16-19, 2014 of the Sixteenth Century Society in New Orleans, entitled, "Artistic Competition, Collaboration and Exchange: Early Modern Academies of Art in Central Italy," sponsored by the Italian Art Society. She presented a paper at the New Perspectives on Renaissance Art Symposium, which was held in connection with the 50th anniversary celebration of Syracuse University’s Florence Program. Papers delivered at the symposium will be published through Brill in 2015.


Philip Marshall Participates Nationally on Elder Justice Issues

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Philip Marshall served as a plenary panelist on Elder Financial Abuse in the family: The Brooke Astor Case for the National Training Institute, The National Crime Victim Bar Association, National Center for Victims of Crime in Miami, FL on September 18, 2014.

Denny Moers October Lecture, Exhibition at AS220 Providence; November at Bristol Art Museum

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Denny Moers, Adjunct Faculty in Visual Arts Studies, is lecturing and his work exhibited in “Weaving Through Clouds & Ice: Monoprints of Denny Moers” at AS220 in Providence October 7. His work is featured in "Radiance  & Interpretation" an exhibit celebrating one-of-a-kind photographs at the Bristol Art Museum from November 7 – December 20, 2014.






McMillans "The Shifting Space Around Us" Exhibited at Toronto's Nuit Blanche 2014

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Associate Professor of Art Murray McMillan and Megan McMillan have created a new video and performance installation, “The Shifting Space Around Us” for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2014 on October 4. Nuit Blanche is an annual all-night  arts festival held in many cities around the world, where the city itself and its public spaces, museums, private and public art  galleries are turned into an all-night art exhibition with installations,  performances in music, film, dance, performance art, themed social gatherings, and other activities The McMillans’ Toronto project is aided by two Architecture graduate assistants Healther Gillock, M.Arch. ’15 and Marc Guzzio, M.Arch. ‘16 assisting with installation construction. McMillan’s work has been supported regularly by the RWU Foundation to Promote Scholarship and Teaching, and also through numerous engagements of SAAHP graduate assistants over several years.

AIAS Creates Park(ing) Day Space in Providence

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event for artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year in Providence on September 19, 2014, 32 “parklets” were created across the city supported by the City of Providence and other sponsors, including a parklet by RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter. Other participants included URI’s Lanscape Architecture students, Providence’s Office of Sustainability & Healthy Communities, Veri/Waterman Associates & Northeast Collaborative Architects, City of Providence Planning Department, AIA RI Emerging Professionals, Groden Center Greenhouse, DASH Bicycle, Peace Flag Project, Bananas,  Climate Anxiety Counseling, New Urban Arts, Elorza for Mayor, Fertile Underground, Classic Café, Union Studio Architecture and Community Design, Partnership for Providence Parks @ City Hall, Blick Art, NAIL, and Zipcar.

'Preservation Education' Released, Edited by Stiefel and Wells

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Preservation Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground, a book emerging from the September 2012 conference of the same name hosted at Roger Williams University, has been released by the University Press of New England (Hanover, NH and London). Co-editors Barry Stiefel of the College of Charleston School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Jeremy Wells of RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation brought together sixteen submissions from scholars from US, Brazil, Sweden, the UK, and Italy, and offer a concluding chapter. The book seeks to “address the core issues of preservation pedagogy, outcome-based education, and global issues of authenticity and significance in historic preservation.”


Silverthorne Featured in France in Retrospectives Exhibits and Book, 'The Precision of Silence'

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Professor of Art and University Core Professor Jeffrey Silverthorne’s work is being featured in two retrospective exhibitions this Fall  and Winter, first “ The Precision of Silence” from October 18, 2014-January 18, 2015, at the Musee Nicephore, Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France co-produced by the museum and the Fotomuseum, Antwerp, Belguim; and second at the Galerie Vu, Paris in “Jeffrey Silverthorne, Portraits: 1968-2012” from October 31, 2014 to January 10, 2015.  

The Precision of Silence is also being published by the Museu Nicephore as a 264 page book with 220 images, written by authors Francois Cheval, Jeffrey Silverthorne, and Joachim Naudts, and published in English, French and Dutch. From the introduction:

Duffy's Work Exhibited and Featured in Several Venues

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

Associate Professor of Art and University Core Professor Elizabeth Duffy’s work has been featured this Fall along with 8 other artists in “Ambient Folklore” at the Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery and included in the Boston Globe’s To Do List. A new group of Duffy’s Circle Reinforcement Drawings are featured in a recent edition of Spotte Her work for Early Bird, pencil points, erasers and graphite will be in the December 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine /



Architecture Graduates Attend M.Arch. Programs in Fall 2014

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

December 2013 and May 2014 graduates from the BS in Architecture program are attending several graduate programs across the US in Fall 2014, including Daniel Foguere at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture, Giovanna Lang at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture and Planning; Matthew Diack at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC), and Michael Laurencelle at the University of Washington. 70% of this year’s undergraduate Architecture graduating class will continue on to Roger Williams University’s Master of Architecture Program.



Checkerboard Film Foundation Donates Films on Architects to SAAHP

February 11th, 2015 by bshapiro459

The Checkerboard Film Foundation, New York has donated 20 feature films on architecture to the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. The Foundation was established in 1979 to document, through the medium of film and video, artists who are making unique and important contributions to the American Arts.

Checkerboard Film Foundation