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  • 02

    Metals and jewelry design grad shows diverse work

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Gallery r’s February exhibit features sculpture, jewelry and fashion design work completed over three years by Rochester Institute of Technology alumna Dongyi Wu ‘16 (metals and jewelry design MFA).

    After completing her undergraduate education at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China, Wu enrolled in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT’s metals and jewelry MFA program.

    Since graduating, Wu has worked as a studio resident at RIT, completing new bodies of work and exhibiting internationally. Her first solo exhibition in the United States, “Wandering in Deep Deep Dreams,” is scheduled for Feb. 2-18 at Gallery r, 100 College Ave., Rochester. A reception will run 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the gallery.

    Wu’s work is not easy to categorize. It spans across sculpture, jewelry, fashion design and conceptual installation. Inspired by the subconscious, Wu is often influenced by psychology and surrealist art.

  • 12

    Renowned industrial hygienist to give safety lecture

    5:30 pm-7:30 pm

    The entire Rochester Institute of Technology community is invited to attend a safety lecture given by Monona Rossol from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Webb Auditorium (Booth Hall, first floor). Rossol is the founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety (ACTS), a non-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services and safety publications to arts, crafts, museum and theater communities. 


  • 15

    Creative duo to speak in University Gallery

    5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Art is set to host Maryland-based artist duo Plakookee from Feb. 12-16.

    A creative collaboration between artists and designers Justin Plakas and Rachel Debuque, Plakookee has generated numerous imaginative projects since 2013. During their visit, Plakas and Debuque are scheduled to work with students to make work that will be exhibited in Bevier Gallery, conduct one-on-one critiques with students and deliver a public talk at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 in University Gallery. A small reception for the Bevier Gallery show is slated to take place following the lecture — the work will remain on view until March 10.

    Plakookee’s work combines a mix of sculpture, installation and time-based and photographic imagery.


  • 16

    Exhibit: master drawings by graphic design pioneer

    4:00 pm-6:30 pm

    The opening reception of “Master Drawings” is scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in University Gallery. During the reception, at 5:30, Roger Remington, RIT’s Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, will give a presentation about the exhibit’s featured artist, Lester Beall.

  • 27

    Glass visiting artist offers demos, lecture

    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    The public is welcome to attend two demonstrations and a lecture by printmaker Charlie Cohen, a visiting artist being hosted by RIT’s glass program. Cohan is a professor and the printmaking program chair at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During his demos, Cohan will merge glass, kiln forming and screen printing.

    The demos are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on both Feb. 27 and March 1 in RIT’s glass studio (Booth Hall, room 3593). The lecture is set for 3:45 p.m. Feb. 27 in Neblette Conference Room (Gannett Hall, room 1104).