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Margaret Pettee Olsen 86 PT Colorado Vortex (2016, synthetic polymer and interference pigment on canvas, 96 x 60") was on view in Colorado Women in Abstraction, an invitational featuring the work of 32 women that ran from mid July through early October at the Center for Visual Art in Denver. Margaret is based in Broomfield, CO, and in the fall also exhibited in a two-person show with Brian Kane 87 PT at Watermark Contemporary Gallery in East Providence, RI. Called Cipher, it was curated by Mark Goodkin 87 PT.

changing significance of mural paintings in its capital city over the past decade.

1988 Michael Coughlan PT continues to exhibit his work

widely, with reviews appearing in ArtForum, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. In June his paintings were on view in two group exhibitions, Flashback + Guest at Stalke Galleri in Kirke

Saaby, Denmark, and Revisiting TRI Gallery at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles, where he lives and works. Kristin Leachman PT is showing work in Xylem Rays, a solo show that runs through January 15 at Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA. The artist lives in Pasadena, CA. Last June David Masenten BArch accepted a new position as director of Mixed-Use Practice at ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Berkeley, CA. Last year architect Nicholas Sonder BArch (Cromberg, CA) shared his expertise with the 3D design tool SketchUp at the company’s biannual 3D Basecamp conference in Steamboat Springs, CO. The conference was held right after the June 6 publication of SketchUp & Layout for Architecture (Bizfound), which he co-wrote.

Edward Aldrich 87 IL An award-winning painter based in Golden, CO, Edward frequently travels to Wyoming to paint the state’s animals in their native environs and to take part in Western Visions, a signature festival. In 2016 he was the featured artist at the Jackson Hole [WY] Fall Arts Festival, where this painting Greeting the Dawn (oil, 52 x 64") appeared on the official posters and in the lobby of the Wort Hotel before being auctioned off at the festival itself.

1989 Melinda Beck GD (see page 81) Nicole Eisenman PT (see page 22) Last summer Liz Jaff PT showed the second incarnation of the site-specific installation Hedge in Bits and Pieces, a

three-person show at Robert Henry Contemporary in Brooklyn, where she lives.

Suzanne Kammin 87 PT Animal Farm (2016, oil on panel, 20 x 20") is among the work Suzanne (Newark, NJ) exhibited in Parallel Developments, a fall group show at Chazan Gallery in Providence.

Elizabeth Ranieri BArch 86 +

Byron Kuth BArch 86 left: Designed as a place of respite on a busy pedestrian thoroughfare, SonoGROTTO was voted top pavilion and won the People’s Choice Award at San Francisco’s 2016 Market Street Prototyping Festival. The installation by Kuth Ranieri Architects consists of hundreds of cardboard tubes — ranging from 6 to 24 inches in diameter — fastened together to create a protected but open enclosure. People can peer inside, walk through, sit down and enjoy conversing and interacting in the sculpted void inside. Please email class notes submissions to: risdxyz@risd.edu.


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