Tuesday
Nov252014

MA Alumna, Barbara Wong, Featured on RISD's Homepage

It was wonderful to see a TLAD alumna, Barbara Wong, MA '95 and her organization CityArts featured on RISD's homepage today.

Tuesday
Nov112014

MA Alumna at the White House

Congratulations to Barbara Wong MA '95 Executive Director of CityArts Providence who was at the White House on Monday, November 10th to accept from First Lady, Michelle Obama a 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in recognition for the extraordinary work carried out at CityArts - a Southside Providence community-based arts center. In the First Lady's opening remarks at this ceremony the she spoke of how the awardees were "changing the trajectory" the lives of the youth they served. We all know that is so true of CityArts.

L/r City Arts Student, Barbara Wong, Jane Chu, NEA Chairwoman

Sunday
Nov022014

TLAD Well Represented in Rhode Island Art Education Association's Annual Awards

RISD's Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design was very well represented at the recent Rhode Island Art Education Association's (RIAEA) 2015 awards ceremony and reception. Kurt Van Dexter (MAT '00) received the High School Art Educator award as well as overall 2015 Art Educator of the Year award and Paul Carpentier (MAT '97) received the Elementary School Art Educator award. Dr. Paul Sproll, TLAD, Department Head, received RIAEA's 2015 Distinguished Friend award.

L/R: SUSAN ROOT, MAT '05, RIAEA PRESIDENT ELECT, CAROLINE LAW, 2015 MIDDLE SCHOOL ART EDUCATOR, DR. PAUL SPROLL, PAUL CARPENTIER, KURT VANDEXTER, NANCY BRANDLEY, RIAEA PRESIDENT

Monday
Aug112014

MA alumna Rebecca Bradley Recipient of 2014 Emerging Leader Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Bradley, MA '10 who was one of just four recipients of the 2014 Emerging Leader Award presented at the 14th Annual Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference, August 1-4 in Chicago. Rebecca is Accessibility Coordinator for Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco. Rebecca's professional practice in museums activates a great deal of the research conducted while at RISD and which culminated in her MA thesis entitled "Art for All: An Exploration of Museum Accessibility for Visitors of All Ages with Disabilities."

Sunday
Jul272014

Elena Calderon Patino, MA '09 Appointed to Latino Organization's Board of Directors

Wonderful news about TLAD MA '09 alumna Elena Calderon Patino appeared in Sunday's (07.27.14) Providence Journal, which reported that "Elena Calderon Patino, of Providence has been appointed to the board of directors of The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the nation's only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. Patino, director of the community arts program at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, has been dedicated for many years to the promotion and advancement of art and culture as an artist, a designer and art administrator. A visual artist who recently had a retrospective solo exhibit in Costa Rica, she is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design."