Color stripe
News and events

News & events

Rice Rivers Center lands artist-in-residence

February 27, 2015

Beginning next September, the VCU Rice Rivers Center will have its very own artist-in-residence: VCU Arts professor, Laura Chessin. During her residence, she will complete a range of writing, photography and film projects. These will include a documentary film to assist in the public outreach and educational mission of the Center, as well as a personal body of work to continue her exploration of the intersection of arts and design to engage audiences in a dialogue about how humans relate to the natural world. Ms. Chessin has been engaged with the Rice Rivers Center for some time now; one successful collaboration has been with Dan McGarvey, Ph.D. on their science and communications course, eESP 2.0, now in its second year. Another dynamic project has been her engaging work in Panama with instructors Cathy Viverette and Lesley Bulluck, Ph.D. “I’m grateful and excited by this opportunity to help expand the possibilities for the Rice Rivers Center to be a research center, as well as a place for creative interactions to gain a deeper understanding of, as Dr. Smock writes, ‘the beauty, fragility, and innate complexity of our natural world’.”

Color stripe