Presentation by multidisciplinary artist Federico Solmi

In connection with Federico Solmi’s upcoming exhibit at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), the Italian-born, New York City-based artist will give a presentation at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The lecture is open to the public and set for 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Neblette Conference Room (Gannett Hall, room 1104).

“The Good Samaritans” — a display of Solmi’s new artworks — will open April 6 and run through May 12 at RoCo.

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Charles Arnold Lecture: Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh — an artist who uses photographs to document people living in displaced and marginalized communities in the world — will deliver an open-to-all talk at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Carlson Auditorium (Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, room 1125). 

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Glass program to host German artist for talk

Anna Mlasowsky, an artist-in-residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, N.Y., is visiting Rochester Institute of Technology’s glass program for an artist talk. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 22, in Booth Hall, room 3634.

The entire RIT community is welcome to hear about Mlasowsky’s current work and practice.

Born in Germany, Mlasowsky uses emerging technologies and uncommon approaches to glass methodology to create experiment-driven sculptures, objects and video work influenced by glass’ material qualities. She has an international record of teaching, exhibiting and working in residence. read more

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Creative duo to speak in University Gallery

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. read more

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