RISD Alumni
October 2021

Dear RISD Alumni,

I know we all remember fall in Providence—hurrying to our studios as the leaves begin to change on Benefit Street and the air grows crisp and cool. As I think back to those times, I am so happy that our community was able to see the return of some of our beloved RISD Weekend campus activities on October 9. Although the schedule of in-person events was smaller than in years past, many in our RISD community were able to enjoy campus tours, figure drawing on Nickerson Green and affinity group meetups throughout the day. Our virtual events throughout the month featured great alumni highlights as well, including a Future Food panel and an overview of RISD Museum’s most recent exhibition, Any distance between us.

It was also wonderful to see so many come out to support our alumni and student makers at RISD Craft. I want to extend a special congratulations to this year’s RISD Craft Emerging Artist Award winner, jeweler Marge Hinge 11 JM, Hinge Designs and our People’s Choice Award winner, Dwo Wen Chen MAE 89, Three Wheel Studio. 

I hope that you will take a few minutes to share your opinions on this year’s RISD Weekend events through a brief survey. Your feedback helps ensure that the Office of Alumni + Family Relations is able to continue offering relevant and timely opportunities for you to connect with us and each other

Sincerely,

Rex Wong signature

Rex Wong BArch 03
President 
RISD Alumni Association


RISD/Limited Editions

There is still time to support the Student Opportunity Fund through our alumni-led print sale. Purchase your exclusive signed and numbered print of Mott Haven, March 2020, by Cindy Ji Hye Kim 13 IL while they last.

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Estate Planning for Artists + Designers

Virtual event on November 1, 2021

Financial Advisor Juan Ros, CFP will offer guidance on estate planning concepts, with an emphasis on business succession, as well as gifting strategies, including those for art and intellectual property.

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Department Highlight: Architecture

In the Fall of 2021, RISD Architecture welcomed seven new faculty members with expertise in racial, social, and environmental justice. Hear from them as they discuss their work in this series of introductory videos from the RISD Architecture Department.

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On air now!

Pulling on the Thread is back for season two! This season host Lois Harada 10 PR sits down with alumni Shepard Fairey 92 IL, Priya Himatsingka 00 JM, Yelitsa Jean-Charles 16 IL, Lucia Monge MFA 15 SC and Jeff Hannoosh 00 ID.

Season 2 episodes 1–3 are now available.

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RISD Mindshare

Virtual Series beginning October 25, 2021

Learn how fellow alumni launch personal projects, start businesses, ignite innovation, and make social impact. Speakers include Yarrow Thorne 12 ID, Ashleigh Axios 08 GD, Jeff Barnett-Zunino 06 PH + Bowie Barnett-Zunino 09 SC and Grace Rivera 15 PH.

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Positioning Initiative community forum

Join us via Zoom on October 26 at noon EDT to learn about our next stages to build a new identity framework for RISD.

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Anti-Social Social: Jason Bregman

Virtual Event on October 28, 2021

Join the Club of South Florida as Jason Bregman BLA 02, of Singer Studios, discusses the firm's work on sustainable design and regenerative systems that help to restore damaged environments. This event is open to all alumni.

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Susan Osgood: The Artist as Traveler

Virtual Event on November 4, 2021

RISD Alumni Club of Vermont invites you to join them as Susan Osgood 78 PT discusses the paintings and monotype prints included in her recent book: A Ghost of Water and her work as an artist for the University of Chicago’s project in Luxor, Egypt. This event is open to all alumni.

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