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Rich2 commissioned to paint for ISP

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This week has been a busy for the department of Art & Design who has played host to a visiting artist from Norway, as well as a beloved U.N.D. alum, Rich Patterson.  Rich earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The Graduate School at University of North Dakota in 2008.  Rich is also known as Rich 2; a well known graffiti artist in the 1970’s & 80’s from New York City.  While his life has changed drastically from those days to teaching today in North Carolina, Rich has gifted the university community with several wall-sized works of his former handiwork.  For many years Rich had left the graffiti world behind him, but recently, in certain contexts, Rich is using his artistic gifts as a platform for his story and education.

The beginnings...

The beginnings...

Rich Patterson with Art Jones, Department of Art & Design and Tami Carmichael, Integrated Studies Program

Rich Patterson with Art Jones, Department of Art & Design and Tami Carmichael, Integrated Studies Program

Rich returned to campus to a full schedule including lectures in the department of Integrated Studies with Tami Carmichael, and for the Outsider Art class within the art department, in addition to creating a 8’ x 10’ foot work on canvas for the Integrated Studies Program. (Ryan Stander, Graduate Student)

The finished canvas for ISP
The finished canvas for ISP

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October 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm

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