RISD Art Circle 2017-2018

The RISD Art Circle (RAC) is a group of young artists and art enthusiasts who explore the RISD Museum collection and activate the Museum galleries through events, interpretative projects, community collaborations, and hands-on learning activities, inspiring all of us to see the world in a creative way.
The 2017/2018 RISD Art Circle explores the values of the museum through questions, conversations, and events. 

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Sarah dreams of the day when she will design her own mid-century modern house. She also can’t wait until she can go skiing and hiking whenever and wherever she wants.

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Madelyn is an Afro-Latina artist who is good at multitasking and getting things done. She can be very quiet and simple but uses this as an advantage.

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Travis is a huge dreamer with realistic aspirations. He hopes to use his writing abilities to speak up for those can’t. He counts his dog Jack as one of his biggest inspirations.

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 Josephine is a thrift-store aficionado, an avid collector of vintage photos, and a La Croix enthusiast. When not at the Museum, she’s flipping through records and racks of vintage clothing, going to concerts, or watching silent films.

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Taliq is an actor, activist, artist, and storyteller whose main visual-art medium is photography & film. He believes empathy is his most powerful tool, strives to explore identity in all his work, and one day hopes to be the sky.

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 Maxine likes to draw and take photos. She enjoys travel, eating lots of food, and has a series of strange names in her contact list on her phone.

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Kailey is an artist with a passion for learning who enjoys being creative with almost any media and loves a good book, a cup of tea, and listening to music.

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In a world of mango-flavored candy, books, art, and movies: this is where Nicole would be found. Or possibly just in her room getting ready to go on an adventure.

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 Lee is an artist. When they aren’t doing that, though, coffee and a nap (yes, in that order) is a favorite pastime. Their true calling, however, is to tell bad (great!) puns.

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Julia (aka Jubbies) has a passion for making pinback buttons, t-shirts, music, puns, or new business ventures. Jubbies plans to pursue industrial design to find sustainable solutions for consumer issues.

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Lauren is a practicing artist, activist, and museumgoer who hopes to work in the field of art. Until then, she is questioning the world around her with a cup of coffee in hand.

 

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2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017

Photo credit: Norlan Olivo