A COMMUNITY ARTS, ANTI-GRAFFITI PROJECT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
William (Bill) Heydt from Newport, RI has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. In the past, he has specialized in watercolor painting and has completed a series of giclee of Newport and Paris. Bill is currently one of the eight artists working on the ALRI – Timberland 02863 Boot Project. He created the paper template that the students will be first working on before they paint on the actual boots. This will give the students a better idea of how their designs will look once on the three-dimensional objects. Bill’s permanent collections can be seen in The Brooklyn Museum and Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a part of many group exhibitions since 1975 including Cite des Arts in Paris, Island Arts, DeBlois Gallery, Newport Art Museum, Art League of Rhode Island. Last year he had a solo exhibit at Spring Bull Gallery in Newport and a group show at Arnold Art Gallery in Newport.