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Tuesday April 24, 7pm
Rochambeau branch of the Providence Community Library
708 Hope St, Providence, RI

Artists in Context is pleased to partner with the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and members of the RISD faculty to present an evening discussion of the increasingly important role of research in contextualized artistic practices. We will present an overview of how research is currently viewed in the world of contemporary art, demonstrate specific research skills, and learn from a case study of Ellen Driscoll's Distant Mirrors (featured at previous AIC events) how artists are bringing their own perspectives to the research process.

The panel will include:

Jennifer Liese, Director of the RISD Writing Center, Rhode Island School of Design. Jennifer is interested in how artists and designers reinvent and redefine traditional, fact-seeking research practices.

Ellen Petraits, Research & Instruction Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design. Ellen works with artists to help them integrate research thinking, skills and sources into their practice.

Anne West, writer, theorist, and independent curator with interests in phenomenology, poetics, and interpretive human studies.

Ellen Driscoll, Professor of Sculpture at RISD as well as an AIC Prospectus artist.

This skill building workshop for artists and other creatives is free and open to the public.