of Imaging Arts and Sciences celebrates century mark
The test of time is
a common measure of success. In that spirit, the College of Imaging
Arts and Sciences celebrates the triumphs that are responsible
for several of its long-standing programs.
The 2002-03 academic
year marks 100 years since the creation of a fine arts department,
which served as the origin for RIT's School of Art and School
of Design. It was within that same period that the first photography
class was introduced the seed that germinated into the
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
We have a great
story to tell, says Joan Stone, CIAS dean. By commemorating
these milestones, there's an opportunity to assure support
for future programs within our college. It's an opportunity
we simply can't miss.
The college is sponsoring
a series of centennial events. Activities include various art,
design and photographic exhibitions on campus at SPAS Gallery
and Bevier Gallery, and at Gallery r on Park Avenue in downtown
One of the recent highlights
has been a visit to RIT by world-renowned designer Massimo Vignelli
sponsored by the School of Design. He was granted an honorary
doctorate of fine art during a presentation on Nov. 8.
Vignelli, a native
of Italy, is the co-founder and president of Vignelli Associates
and chief executive officer of Vignelli Designs in New York. His
work has been published and exhibited throughout the world and
included in the permanent collections of noted museums.
School of Art alumni
will be welcomed back to campus Dec. 68 for a weekend of
events. Those attending will be treated to a special banquet,
studio tours, a student art sale and a pair of exhibitions featuring
artwork by alumni and past faculty members.
In spring, SPAS will
take center stage during a salute to 100 years of photography.
Events include a weekend celebration for photo alumni and a special
exhibit of images spanning the century.
For more information
contact Deb McKinzie at 585-475-2128.