David Allyn (above center) will be at Gordon this year as the twenty-third annual Britt Nelson Visiting Artist.
David Allyn will be at Gordon for four weeks beginning March 30th, working intensively with students in the seventh and eighth grade visual arts electives, and leading workshops for every student in Nursery to sixth grade. He will also hold two hands-on workshops for faculty.
Two samples of Allyn's ceramics. Photography by Erik Gould, courtesy of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI
David Allyn is a visual and performing artist whose work has rich connections to the Providence arts community. While earning an MFA in ceramics at RISD, he discovered Providence's lively, interdisciplinary arts community. He founded the ceramics studio at the Steel Yard, a nonprofit serving the sculpture and industrial arts community, and his ceramics draw on Providence's rich architectural history.
He will give two artist talks that are open to the public: Monday, April 20th at 2:20pm, and Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00pm.
This is the twenty-third residency sponsored by the Britt Nelson Fund, which was established in 1998 to support Gordon's commitment to hands-on art education.
An excellent short documentary on David and his work is at https://networksrhodeisland.org/david-allyn/