Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RIC Media Studies faculty Philip Palombo in Video Art Show

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th from 6:00 - 9:00PM, Gallery Z will host the launching for its first ever Video Art Exhibition. This will be the first of two receptions for the show and will feature a performance by Elvis Sinatra (George Leonard) and a presentation by Philip Palombo, Dennis Hlynsky, and Mark Goodkin.

The second reception will be the opening reception for the exhibition on Gallery Night, Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery is excited to embrace a progressive and experimental genre in contemporary art for its 12th exhibit of the year. The show will run from November 3rd through November 28, 2009.

Exhibiting in this show will be a wide variety of artists including:Raphael Diluzio, (RIC Media Studies faculty) Philip Palombo, Kevork Mourad, Dennis Hlynsky, Richard Goulis, Alan Powell, Joshua Pearson, Ed Tannenbaum, Patrick Bergeron, Evans Molina, Laurie McDonald, Elvis Sinatra (George Leonard), and Michelle Ahlborg. Keith Fracassa has created ambient music specifically for this show.

Go to for the full press release and to view a slide show of the artwork from this exhibit. The Gallery is open 12-8PM Wednesday-Saturday, by chance, or by appointment.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Media Studies gathering and Opening Reception

It's coming up on the end of the semester, a time for final papers, final projects, and student exhibitions. As part of our effort to bring Media Studies students together, as well as to inform the campus community about the strengths of the program as a whole, we've planned an informal get-together for Media Studies Students and Faculty on April 27th at 5 p.m. in the Art Center Room '05 (next to the Senior painting studio).  There'll be time for questions and answers, and an opportunity to meet other students currently in the program. From there, we can walk over to Bannister Gallery to congratulate Kevin Middleton on completing his Thesis Project AND Adam Fernandez on completing his Thesis paper, along with our other candidates: Betsy MacDonald (IMA Painting) and John Ferrigno (IMA Sculpture) and our BFA/Honors candidates, Dianne Schuman and Adam Ferbert (Ceramics).  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to the Media Studies Blog

Welcome to the new blog page for the graduate Media Studies Program here at Rhode Island College. This blog offers a welcoming space, outside from the official RIC website, for prospective and current students, alumni, and faculty in the program to share news, post samples of and links to their work, and discuss shared concerns.

The Media Studies Program offers two tracks: Design and Production - or - Critical Studies, and aims to help students set their course in the rapidly evolving field of digital media. Our production students work in web design, video, flash animation, 3D design, gaming, and audio production, as well as studying the cultural histories and contexts of both new and old media. I've taught in this program for eight years now, and I believe it's one of the most exciting and challenging programs of its kind. I hope that having an informal space such as this will enhance the experience of current students, give prospective students an idea of the kinds of things we do, and offer alumni of the program an easy way to stay in touch and share their more recent projects.