Rhode Island Partnerships for Success has a simple but bold mission: To leverage the educational assets of Rhode Island’s institutions of higher education to enhance PK-16 school-based partnerships that prepare students to realize their own goals in higher education, careers, and active citizenship. RISD Project Open Door has been chosen as a Featured Partnership. Read more at http://ripartnerships.org/2013/04/26/increasing-access-to-art-design/
Project Open Door designer-in-residence Bobbi Jarvis and her husband Brian Jarvis - a designer at Hasbro - arranged for students from the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School participating in the RISD-based "Design Connections" class to tour the worldwide headquarters of the Hasbro toy company based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island this afternoon.
Rohini Sen, RISD MA candidate in the Community Arts Education track is currently teaching a class at the Jaqueline M. Walsh School for Performing and VIsual Arts in Pawtucket based on Indian Folk Art as part of the POD-in-Schools program. The image below is of a piece of Madhubani work by Chamnan Ok.
Randy Williams, an installation artist and educator from NYC, will be visiting with POD Portfolio students this Saturday!
Only a few days left to visit the Project Open Door Exhibition of High School Student Work at the Atrium Gallery @ 1 Capitol Hill. Congratulations to all our teens for receiving a citation from Rhode Island's Governor Chafee in recognition of their valuable contribution to the RISD Project Open Door Art Exhibition. More photos coming soon!
Exhibition of High School Student Work at the the Atrium @ 1 Capitol Hill is complete thanks to the help of Project Open Door's incredible RISD work study students; Jacques Achille, Matthew Menzies and Malevin Matos.
The Project Open Door Exhibition of High School Student Work will be on through March 15, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 8:30am- 4:30pm. Please join us as we celebrate the POD teens at the opening reception on February 21, 2013 from 5:30- 7:30pm. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served!
Project Open Door held a POD Partners' luncheon on Saturday, January 26th. This was a wonderful two hour event and an opportunity for superintendents, principals, guidance counselors, after-school coordinators and arts instructors from all of our partnering schools to see their teens in action, to tour the studio and to learn more about RISD’s Project Open Door from Dr. Paul Sproll, Project Open Door's Director, and his staff over lunch. Thank you to all those who attended! We could not be more excited to have your support!
Project Open Door would like to welcome back artist-in-residence Johnny Adimando! Johnny is the instructor for Project Open Door's Portfolio 1 class for RISD winter session. He is currently part-time faculty in the Printmaking Department at RISD and is an adjunct faculty at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Johnny has taught as a Portfolio Instructor for Project Open Door in 2011-2012. More of his work can be viewed at www.johnnyadimando.com.
Project Open Door would like to welcome artist-in-residence Robin Wiseman! Wiseman is the instructor for Project Open Door's Portfolio 2 class for RISD winter session. He has taught at RISD, RIC and Brandeis University. Besides RISD|CE, he currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art. Wiseman has received a Church Award in teaching, and his work has appeared in galleries and shows throughout New England.
Congratulations to the Design Connections teens who presented incredible concepts and designs at their final review! To see a sampleing of student presentations click here and scroll down to Design Profiles.
Portfolio 2 students mounted their work for review by RISD faculty member and Project Open Door artist-in-residence Masha Ryskin. Their work included explorations, investigations and completed pieces from the term. More images of student work are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/risdpod/
Photographer and educator Jo Sittenfeld has curated a photography show at Rhode Island School of Design's (RISD) RED EYE GALLERY. This exhibition showcases the work of her RISD and Brown University students as well her students from the Charles E. Shea Jr. Senior High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island where Jo has just completed a Project Open Door artist's residency. “As I’ve taught them [my Shea students] about photography and tried to pass on the knowledge I’ve gained as an artist, I’ve continually been inspired by my students" said Jo; "I am wowed by their fresh, intimate approach to photographing the lives of their families, friends and surroundings. Their excitement for photography regularly reminds me why I decided to devote my life to this medium."
ACCESS at the RED EYE GALLERY, 4th Floor RISD Design Center, 30 NORTH MAIN, PROVIDENCE RI. December 13, 2012 – February 7, 2013. Be sure to check out Photographs from the Opening Reception at http://www.flickr.com/photos/risdpod/
Pathway of Peace. The National Christmas Tree and 56 smaller trees--one for each state, the five territories, and the District of Columbia--serve as the focal point for a number of events at Ellipse National Park. Together, the 57 trees form the Pathway of Peace. Sponsoring organizations in each state and territory provide the tree decorations. RISD Project Open Door teens created ornaments to represent the Ocean State.
Jo Sittenfeld, Project Open Door Artist-in-Residence led POD's Young Photographers on a tour of the current exhibit America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now at the RISD Museum. As a practicing photographer, Jo had the opportunity to show teens her own work exhibited as part of the show.
To learn more about Project Open Door's Young Photographers Program click here http://risdprojectopendoor.com/artists-in-residence/. America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, on at the RISD Museum through Sunday, January 13, 2013.
A group of teens from William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School in Lincoln, Rhode Island imagined, designed and created toys for toddlers! In this video industrial designer and inventor Bobbi Jarvis takes the viewer through the design process featuring the work of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School teens who participated in RISD Project Open Door's Design Connections program in the Spring of 2012.
Karen Lee, RISD Textile Major/POD Amgen Fellow led a Saturday afternoon Dyeing 101 Workshop for Project Open Door teens.
Karen introduce the students to the different dyes including natural, MX dyes, acid dyes, and disperse dyes. She taught teens various techniques of dyeing including ombre effects, resist, beaching out, folding/shibori esque.
Project Open Door has been selected to create Rhode Island’s ornaments for the 2012 National Christmas Tree Display. Project Open Door's Artist-in-Residence, Christina Miles, and POD teens join local artists and youth from each U.S. state who were selected to design and create 24 ornaments for their respective state or territory tree. What better way to represent Rhode Island, the Ocean State, than a boat in a bottle? POD teens created stained glass sailboats for this ornament design project.
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on December 6th, 2012. For ticket information and talent announcements, as well as other event details, please visit www.thenationaltree.org.