Art & Art History Current Events
The Department of Art and Art History mourns the loss of their colleague and friend Suzanne D’Avanzo who passed away on Saturday November 29, 2014. Suzanne was an Associate Professor of Art who taught drawing and printmaking at Providence College for many years..
Some memories of Suzanne:
She was a smart, sassy, thoughtful colleague whose art, family and teaching were at the center of her life.
My husband Harry (Henry L.P. Beckwith) was one of her teachers at RISD and he recalls her inventive work in his relief and experimental printmaking class, and his pleasure at meeting her again at Providence College.
When my daughter Manya was born in 1997, she received her first gift of drawing from my colleague Suzanne. It was a beautiful sketch of a panda and the piece hung for years in my daughter's room. I think its presence helped inspire my daughter to keep a sketch book with her and draw, which she does to this day. We will always think fondly of Suzanne.
Suzanne was a wonderful artist and dedicated teacher. When I first started working in the department in 1997, Suzanne went out of her way to be helpful and make me feel at home.
The Ceramics Department is hosting a Pit Fire on Thursday, December 9th at 4:30pm. Join us outside the Ceramics Building.