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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo credit: Norlan Olivo