Harris Barron, the founder of the Studio for Interrelated Media passed away Sunday October 22 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family. He spent the last few weeks of his life talking on the phone and in person for hours every day making sure he said goodbye, offered last bits of advice, and directed a few more actions.
Harris will be remembered by hundreds of students and collaborators as a motivating presence that had no patience for excuses. His legacy lives on in his artwork and poetry, the individuals that have been transformed by his energy and commitment, and in the Studio for Interrelated Media department that he founded in 1969 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Harris has maintained a close relationship with many SIM students and alumni since he retired from the college in 1988. He has met almost all of the recipients of the Harris Barron Scholarship since it was first offered in 2010.
Harris is survived by his wife and artistic collaborator of 70 years, Ros Barron, his son Matthew Barron, daughter Becky Barron, and his grandchildren.
If you’d like to know more about Harris, read this article, Harris Barron, written by Ron Wallace in 1988 (SIM Alum, 1974)
And check out Harris and Ros Barron’s website –
Jack Pierson (SIM 1984) is a special guest of SIM as part of the MassArt Presidential Inaugural events.
Jack will be in SIM during the day as a guest critic and will be giving an artist talk on October 19 6:30 in Pozen. Reception in between.
See FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/131940727443971/
There will also be a Godine Gallery exhibition inspired by his work.
Please check out this Research Guide created by the MassArt Library Staff to learn more about Jack and make some Art for the exhibit!
Congratulations to Ryann Feldman and Kelli Davies, our new Eventworks 2017/18 production leads. Please help them out! They will need A LOT colleagues to help with all aspects of their vision. More info coming soon.
Thank you to Allison MacDonald, Shelby Doolity, and Hank Fay for presenting your event ideas. SIM looks forward to seeing your events happen within or without the Eventworks context.
Thursday, March 2, SIM welcomes Ariel Jackson as a Visiting Artist.
Ariel Jackson is a Black American artist originally from Louisiana, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Jackson’s work pulls from her personal narrative of having experienced Hurricane Katrina, growing up on a farm, childhood aesthetics, and information regarding black lives in the face of tragedy and catastrophe.
Jackson uses her personal experiences as a base to build and explore historical, personal, and social perceptions of The blues. Her mediums of interest are video, animation, and sculpture which she uses to contextualize narrative and physical translations of intellectual and historical information into lyrical forms.
We were lucky to have a presentation February 2nd by Caroline Woolard from NYC.