Saturday, November 13, 2010

John Prip’s Legacy

Two weeks ago, I came by the Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery to see the exhibition of John Prip: Master Metalsmith and Mentor with Janet Prip, Peter Prip, Robin Quigley, and Didi Suydam. As an RISD alumnus in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, the exhibition was very meaningful to me. It was wonderful to see all the great work in one space. And by the way, the new gallery space was beautiful!

More information about the show, please see below.
You’ll want to drive down to Newport next week to see the exhibition of work by Danish Metalsmith and founder of the Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department at RISD John Prip (1922-2009). John’s legacy, not only of his work but his influential teaching, is evident in the roster of exhibitors in the show, which features work by his daughter, sculptorJanet Prip ‘74 SC; son, metalsmith Peter Prip; Robin Quigley MFA ‘76 SC, former student of John Prip, teaching at RISD since 1981 and current Professor and Head of the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing; and Didi Suydam ‘85 J+M, former student of Robin Quigley.
Opening Saturday October 30 from 6-8 PM at Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery, 25 Mill Street, Newport, this exhibit will also showcase for the first time the John Prip Heritage Collection, spanning a period of thirty years and featuring pieces cast from original master models and designed to be sold through retail venues. A substantial portion of the proceeds from sales of this work will be donated to theJohn Prip Scholarship Fund, offered to deserving students in the Jewelry/Light Metals Department at the Rhode Island School of Design, assuring his legacy will continue. The show runs through the month of November. http://our.risd.edu/2010/10/20/john-prips-legacy/

My photos are blurry. Sorry about that.







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