Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

Illustrator Angela Rizza: Old-school storybook, folk, geometric, carefree, ink and calm

Angela Rizza has long been obsessed by detail, “starting with ballpoint pen drawings in high school where I’d render each illustration with pens using them like graphite, to FIT where I’d zoom in at 200 percent on the computer and … Continue reading

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Chelsea Exploration for Textile Inspiration

Fabric Styling BFA students come from a variety of majors and not all have the painting experience that Professor Sara Petitt finds important for creating original fabric designs. Students painting from inspiration cards before translating to Bristol paper and digital … Continue reading

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Michaela Lawson deconstructs Kendrick Lamar Grammy album

Photography student Michaela Lawson was struck last August by inspiration so strong for Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy album Damn that she was compelled to “speak her truth” about it.  Unintimidated by the album’s stature, she became part of an informal community … Continue reading

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From Jacquard to Pointcarre: Back to the Looming Future

There’s a great story behind the groupings of textile samples now on display in the Feldman Center fifth floor hallway. The swatches, with their 3D texture, have themes, style and color suitable for upholstery or apparel. Woven samples like these … Continue reading

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“She sits beside me like a silhouette”

As told to by fourth semester photography student Haleigh Foray:  It’s my job as a photographer to make my subject feel comfortable and real in front of the camera. Yet I wasn’t able to feel that way myself as a … Continue reading

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“Another level of reality” in Andrew Williams-Leazer’s thesis work

The whole world is an assemblage when you think about it. Things drop off, get picked up and reused.  In Andrew Williams-Leazer’s Fine Arts thesis work, you can often tell where he’s been, and what he’s picked up and contemplated … Continue reading

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Ron Amato Captures Artist Portraits in Provincetown

Great images are captured in an instant, but providing history and context is the product of years of research and observation. Professor Ron Amato combines a sense of Provincetown history along with an understanding of newly destabilizing demographic trends there. He … Continue reading

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A memorable dinner party at the Flatiron

There’s a memorable dinner party in the window at the northern wedge of the Flatiron building, where Broadway angles across Fifth Avenue. The “hosts” who put it all together are three Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design (VPED) seniors taking the  … Continue reading

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Making the holidays equal for everyone

Friday evening brought together over 100 student gingerbread-house builders and decorators. Before the end of the evening their sweet, tasty homes got packaged up to be delivered to Partnership for the Homeless. “Today is about making the holiday equal for … Continue reading

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