RISD Class of ’04 10-Year Reunion After Party

Didn’t see everyone at your RISD Reunion Dinner table? Still trying to catch up with that hottie from Freshmen drawing? Join your fellow Class of 2004 alumni for the After Party! Grab drinks, catch up, and party with other alumni at The Design Office in beautiful downtown Providence!

RISD Class of ’04 / 10 Year Reunion AFTER PARTY
Saturday, October 11th 10pm-12am
The Design Office, 204 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Tickets: $10 at https://risd04reunion.eventbrite.com

Buy your reunion dinner tickets and register for RISD By Design Weekend at http://rbd.risd.edu. Select “Young Alumni” when you register & have your registration fee waived!

This party starts at 10pm, after the Reunion Dinner, and goes till 12am. We’ll have a cash bar, music, and–for the wall flowers–the Design Office has an amazing collection of art books that you can use as conversation starters!

Please reach out to your classmates and tell them about RISD By Design Weekend coming up October 10-12! You only turn ten once and it’ll be a weekend to remember.

Questions or media inquiries? Email: melinda.rainsberger@gmail.com

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Collaborative Art Project: Social Documentation in Latch Hook

lizzy-crossContribute to a weekend-long crafting experiment that offers a meditation on the significance of interaction. Sit down with San Francisco-based artist Lizzy Cross [04 PT] and represent your presence using a unique yarn color of your choice. Latch hook is a simple rug-making technique that takes only minutes to master, so everyone is welcome to join in.

Friday: 12–4pm | Chace Plaza, 20 North Main Street
Saturday: 10am–4pm | RISD Beach, corner of Benefit & Waterman Streets

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5 Reasons to Attend RISD Reunion!


1. Reconnect with Old Friends
RISD connections last a lifetime, and RISD By Design weekend is a great chance to catch up face-to-face with the people you met during those special years. Reminisce with your old roommate over coffee, recall studio triumphs and traumas with your former classmates, or take your favorite professor out for a drink.

2. See Today’s RISD
Much of RISD remains timeless and charmingly unchanged despite the years, while other spots on campus are in a constant state of flux and renewal. Now’s your chance to take a tour of today’s RISD to see what’s new, what’s remained the same, and catch a glimpse of what’s to come.

3. The Ocean State is Calling
Why let the summer travel season have all the fun? Fall is a wonderful time to visit Rhode Island, take a stroll down tree-lined Benefit Street, and touch the surf and sand at Tillinghast Farm. Visit your favorite haunts on College Hill, Downcity, or Federal Hill, and discover new favorites in and around Providence.

4. Network like a Pro
Looking to expand your current business, change jobs, or relocate? You may run into someone during a campus tour, cocktail hour, or workshop who is eager to harvest RISD alumni for great new opportunities.

5. Show off your New Look/Kids/Partner
C’mon, you know you want to.

So REGISTER NOW! Early bird pricing ends September 26th! Hotels are filling up– just a reminder to also check in at alum-owned AirBnB for local accommodation options!

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Check out Apparel Design’s new digs!


In just three months, crews completed renovation of a fantastic new home for the Apparel Design department – much deserved after spending many years in cramped quarters! Don’t miss the Apparel Design Reception and Open House at 189 Canal Street on Saturday, October 11, from 5PM – 7PM. Faculty and students will be on hand to conduct tours of the new space and share all the opportunities it will make possible.

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Only at the RISD Museum

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The RISD Museum didn’t earn its beloved reputation amongst alumni, locals, and tourists for nothing! While you’re in town for RBD Weekend, make sure you pay a visit to our darling museum, recently voted as one of the country’s “Best Museums in Unexpected Places!” Here are some of the exciting offerings, free and open to the public:

Greatest Hits @ The RISD Museum | Oct 10th at 2 pm | Oct 11th at 1pm
Get a feel for the RISD Museum’s remarkable body of more than 91,000 works of art from all periods and genres. A docent will guide you through an exhibition featuring some of the most notable pieces in the collection.

Gallery Talk | New Home for Costume + Textiles | Oct 10th | 3 pm
Celebrate the recent opening of the Angelo Donghia Costume and Textiles Gallery and Study Center with Costume and Textiles Curators Kate Irvin and Laurie Brewer, who will introduce both the works on display and the new spaces designed to better showcase the Museum’s wide-ranging holdings in this area.

Greatest Hits @ The RISD Museum | October 11th |1 pm
Get a feel for the RISD Museum’s remarkable body of more than 86,000 works of art from all periods and genres. A docent will guide you through an exhibition featuring some of the most notable pieces in the collection.

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For Parents & Alumni: Open Studios

Open-StudiosOpen Studios are an exciting opportunity for alumni to check up on their former departments and for parents to discover the allure of various studio majors. Students will greet you outside to guide you into the studio spaces, answer questions and talk about their departments. More information about specific departmental exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures will be available at registration.

In past years Open Studios have featured engaging artistic demonstrations such as glass-blowing, weaving on a loom, a 3-D Exquisite Corpse, plus gallery shows and exhibitions all around campus. Feel free to wander around campus and soak it all in!

12pm – 3pm | Saturday, October 11th

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Alumni Keynote | RISD Prepared Me for a Career I Didn’t Even Know I Wanted


Two years after graduating from RISD, armed with rhinestone safety glasses and legitimate building skills but no on-camera experience, Amy Devers MFA 01 FD stumbled into her first TV role hosting a DIY home-improvement series. Eleven years later, the Emmy-nominated television personality has more than 10 TV and web series under her belt, ranging from hands-on how-to shows to programs discussing international high design, on networks such as A&E, TLC, Ovation, DIY, OWN and PBS.

6:30 p.m. | Oct. 10, 2014 | Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

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Class of 2004 Call for Volunteers

Calling all alumni from the Class of 2004! Want to make your 10-year RISD Reunion the best ever? We need Planning Volunteers!

Past reunion volunteers have organized Reunion Dinner after-parties, meetups at local bars, and other casual events open for attendees to come as they are.

Contact Claire Robinson in the Alumni Relations Office at crobinso**at**risd.edu or 401.454.6379 if you are interested in reaching out to your classmates or organizing something special.

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Class of 1959 – 55th Reunion


Alice King Miles 59 SC and Wendy Ingram Mae 77 TX, 59 SC invite you to these special events for members of the RISD Class of 1959 at RISD By Design Reunion Weekend this October!


Noon – 2:00pm:
Half-Century Celebration: Classes of 1969, ’64 + earlier
Providence Art Club
$30.00 per person

4:30pm – 6:30pm:
Social Hour at the home of Wendy Ingram
197 Elmgrove Street, Providence

Cocktails and 55th Reunion Dinner
RISD President’s Home
132 Bowen Street, Providence
$35.00 per person

See a full listing of weekend events at rbd.risd.edu, or call 401-709-8585 to request a brochure. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 6, DON’T MISS THE DEADLINE!

Weekend registration fee of $25.00 per person will be waived for the 55th reunion attendees!

Photo: Rear, left to right: Alice King Miles, Joanna Miller, Peter Sabin, Linda Krutchoff. Front, left to right: Beth Lund, Wendy Ingram

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RISD Reads 2014

risd-reads-2014RISD READS: Children’s Book Reading and Signing
Oct. 11, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. | RISD ISB Gallery, 55 Canal Walk

Readers, writers, and illustrators of all ages are invited to join award-winning children’s book creators and RISD faculty Kelly Murphy 99 IL, Mary Jane Begin 85 IL, Marc Rosenthal, and Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges 66 IL as they read aloud from a selection of their picture books. A book signing sponsored by RISD|Works will follow. Fun for the entire family!

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