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Reading Across Generations School one and Hamilton House partner up By Cameron Bryce
Experience. Integrity. Results.
2016 marks the 14th year
of Reading Across Rhode Island, part of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ participation in the One Book, One State community reading program. This year, people across Rhode Island were invited to read The Wright Brothers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, a book that tells the incredible story of the inventors of the airplane and “describes the process of innovation and invention that created an entire industry and made the world more accessible for all people” according to Governor Gina Raimondo. The program is about readers across the state participating in reading and discussing together, and no two groups exemplify this more than School One and Hamilton House. School One is a progressive school for high school students that serves as a safe environment for original thinkers, aspiring artists and those looking to explore their education in an environment that facilitates their growth. Hamilton House is an adult learning center that brings friends together for stimulating creativity and
Two generations learn from each other as School One and Hamilton Home participate in One Book, One State
developing talents. The two groups have been meeting together each month to discuss elements of the book and address interesting and creative questions. One particular session had School One students and Hamilton House members split into groups to discuss whom they would cast in a film adaptation of the novel, an exercise that highlighted the differences between generations and what each group could bring to the discussion. Hamilton House members are able to share their unique and personal perspective on history while the School One students come with their more contemporary viewpoints.
The coming together of these two groups allows the difference in generations to facilitate an incredible learning environment where each group has a unique perspective on a story of innovation, invention, love and learning. As a culminations of their monthly meetings, the students of School One and members of Hamilton House will have the chance to meet The Wright Brothers author David McCullough on May 21. The event, titled “An Afternoon with David McCullough” will bring the book club members to Toll Gate High School in Warwick to attend a lecture by McCullough.
Celebrate Artistic Tradition the RiSD museum Associates marks its 60th anniversary By Mollie Stackhouse
Photo by Cameron Bryce
27 women joined together to create The Museum Associates. That same year they debuted their fundraising ball, which donned the cover of Life magazine. This venture was intended to stimulate public interest and support for the RISD Museum of Art, encourage the growth of its collections and increase public awareness of its amenities. As stated by The Associates, they are a “broadranging, multi-generational, group of women,” which has always included descendants of RISD’s founder, Mrs. Jessie Metcalf. This year the RISD Museum Associates will be hosting their 60th Anniversary celebration with a
fundraising gala luncheon to honor “A-List” international designer Thom Filicia on May 9 in the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery. In 2015, Architectural Digest named the RISD Museum the number one university art museum in America. This world-class museum houses fine and decorative art, as well as a collection of 100,000 objects with great significance internationally. The Museum also maintains an active program of exhibitions lectures, tours, classes and publication, while keeping a dedication to the interpretation, preservation and display of art and design from diverse cultures, a mission which has only been bolstered by
the work of The Museum Associates. The honoree this year, Thom Filicia, is the founder and principle of the celebrated New York-based design firm Thom Filicia Inc. He has a remarkable eye and talent, which has earned him celebrity status in the field of design as well as countless awards. He has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, People, Vogue, and he has worked with celebrities such as Tina Fey and Jennifer Lopez, as well as companies such as Delta Air Lines and W Hotels. Monday May 9. 11am-2pm. RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence. 454-6505, www.RISDMuseum.org.
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May 2016 East Side Monthly
Published on Apr 25, 2016
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