John de Melim:
Work In Progress A Memorial Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-7 PM
Bannister Gallery hours: M- F 12-8pm
John de Melim (1924-2019), a graduate of Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, joined the faculty of the Art Department at Rhode Island College in 1960, just as the college moved to its new campus near the North Providence border. At the time, he taught a general education course required for all students titled Art in Society, a theme that would resonate throughout his art and his travels around the world. He later went on to teach printmaking and founded the Graphic Design program at Rhode Island College. This exhibition, organized by his son David, celebrates his life, his art, and his collection, honoring one of the pioneers of the RIC Art Department and a beloved figure in the Rhode Island arts community.