Thursday, December 18, 2008

HGP to Host Golden Globe Nominee David Polonsky as Artist-In-Residence in Spring

The Schusterman Visting Artist Program, The Brown University Creative Arts Council, the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs at RISD, and Brown-RISD Hillel is planning an exciting community collaboration to bring the accomplished Israeli animator and illustrator, David Polonsky, to Providence for a three month artist-in-residency project from February 9th – May 1st 2009.

Polonsky has contributed illustrations for every major daily newspaper and magazine in Israel, and has won several awards for his illustrations for children’s books. He just received Israel’s Academy Award for best art direction for Waltz with Bashir, which is about film director, Ari Folman’s, attempt to reconcile his memory of the 1982 Lebanon war. A full-length animated documentary, Waltz with Bashir was nominated for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes film festival, earlier this year and had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival in September. Waltz with Bashir will have its commercial release in the United States in December. It is also Israel’s nominee to Hollywood’s Academy Awards this February in the foreign language category.

Waltz With Bashir Preview

David Polonsky Website

New York Times: Cannes Film Festival

New York Times: Waltz With Bashir Review

Haaretz: Waltz With Bashir Nominated for Golden Globe

David Polonsky is being hosted part by the Brown University Creative Arts Council, Hillel Gallery Project, RISD Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Brown Ivy Film Festival, Israeli Film Festival, Brown Israel Committee, Brown Students for Israel, Kol Kivunim, and RISD Kehillah, among others.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Project Open Door

Please join us for the opening of the  Third Annual Project Open Door Student Exhibition at Brown / RISD Hillel January 15, 2009 from 3:30 - 6:30pm.

Project Open Door provides high school students in under-resource urban areas with free intensive studio learning experiences, college and portfolio preparation, and individual mentoring with professional artists and RISD students. 

The exhibit will be on view January 14-18, 2009 with special winter gallery hours:
   Wednesday, January 14 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
   Thursday, January 15 from 9:00am - 6:30om
   Friday, January 16 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
   Saturday, January 17 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
   Sunday, January 18 from 12pm - 4:00pm