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Today is August 16, 2018. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Design the Night

July 19, 2018, 5 – 9:30 pm
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Design your own summer night at the Museum with artists hailing from near and far, trendsetting libations, and indie soundscapes.

Thumb through artist’s creations at the Sketchbook Project’s Mobile Library in the Chace Plaza while rocking out to Providence-based (and internationally-acclaimed) indie band Arc Iris’ blend of organic acoustic instruments and layered electronic sounds.

Grab a pencil and draw with Julia Rothman, watch Janice Lee Kelly’s aerial installation grow up the Museum’s Benefit Street façade, and experience pop-up shops, performances, and conversations with artists featured in the exhibition From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.

Free, all are welcome!

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Full Schedule:

Janice Lee Kelly
5-8:30 pm
Watch Janice Lee Kelly’s (RISD BArch 1975) aerial installation grow up the Museum’s Benefit Street façade.

The Artist’s Lab with Julia Rothman
5-9 pm
Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman (RISD BFA 2002, Illustration) stages a drawing night for all. Grab a pencil and contribute to a collaborative composition.

Work in Process: Celebrating Family and Designing Identity
5-8:30 pm
Michy Lopez shares apparel design, graphic and video work that celebrates her Guatemalan identity and family connections. Visit Michy’s pop-up shop, watch a piñata construction demonstration by her mom, and see her video featured in the current exhibition From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.

Trunk Show: Pretty Snake by Joe Segal
5-9 pm
RISD alumni, former Project Runway contestant, and designer of the infamous “Crazy Kitty Sweater” Joseph Aaron Segal brings his Pretty Snake collection to RISD Works.

The Sketchbook Project’s Mobile Library
5-9:30 pm
Thumb through artists’ sketchbooks at the Sketchbook Project’s Mobile Library on the Chace Plaza. Representing artists in over 135 countries, this collection is curated and taken on the road by the Brooklyn-based organization.

Work in Process: Painting, Text and Color
5:30-7:30 pm
Sandra Lopez (RISD BFA 2017, Textiles) shares the inspiration, materials, and techniques behind her multi-disciplinary work, which honors family connections and memories. See her paintings on view in the exhibition From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.

The Artist’s Lab with the Summer Teen Intensive
5:30-8 pm
Stop by to see what the Museum’s teen program participants have been up to this summer.

Work in Process: Fair Trade
6-8 pm
This durational performance by playwright and text-based visual artist, Lucas Baisch, explores the United States’ involvement in Guatemala through the examination of declassified NSA archival documents. See his film on view in the exhibition From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving.

Arc Iris
8-9:30 pm
Providence-based and internationally-acclaimed indie band Arc Iris fills the Chace Plaza with their “soul-satisfying” blend of organic acoustic instruments and layered electronic sounds.

Drinks by The East End and snacks by Easy Entertaining
All evening

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