Twice a year RISCA awards grants in a number of categories. Over the course of a few months, we will be profiling the amazing artists and organizations that received grants at our April 1, 2017 deadline, two at a time.
Teaching Artist Roster
Artist: Patricia Hawkridge
Artist Bio: Patricia is dedicated to teaching curriculum through the arts. Specializing as an Arts Integration Teaching Artist, she holds an MFA in Dramatic Arts from The George Washington University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Arts Integration from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Committed to working with educators of all disciplines in grades 6-12, Pat will work with you to create innovative and fun standards-based arts integrated lessons which engage students while increasing their retention of the curriculum.
Arts Access Grant
Applicant Organization: Tiverton Library Foundation
Project: Noted ceramic artists Mika Seeger and Peter Geisser will engage the community in creating sculptural and mosaic murals to be installed in the Tiverton Public Library. This project will build community across generations, cultures and socio-economic groups through direct participation in the arts, and create a lasting reflection of the community. A series of workshops will be held at the Library and other local venues for the community to participate in making the smaller mosaic and ceramic tiles and figures for the mural. The large stoneware sculptural elements and smaller porcelain mosaic elements will be completed at Seeger’s studio in Tiverton. The pieces will be stoked in the wood-fired kiln for at least 24 hours at 2,300 degrees, and then numbered, packaged and brought to the Library. The artists and community volunteers will assemble the myriad of pieces and install the murals. The Main Lobby mural is 59 sf; the murals for two walls and four end panels in the Children’s Room are 130.25 sf. The architects designed the walls to support the heavy work. The Library will catalogue the research materials and multimedia documentation.
About the Organization: The Foundation’s mission is to support the Tiverton Public Library by securing funding to provide programs, services and projects that are not possible under its annual operational budget.