Autumn has arrived rather suddenly at RIT. The weather has gotten very cold and rainy – there was even hail the other day. I’m disappointed that such a nice summer is now finally at an end as identifiable by the transition to Rochester Winter (since winter here really lasts about October-April). Classes are stressful. And fast-moving. Most days I feel like I’m on a rollercoaster – one morning things will be ok, projects are under control, etc. and then by the afternoon (or the next day or two, if I’m lucky) I realize that I have so much work to do! At least now I know that the end is nigh and I just have to cling to the rollercoaster long enough to make it to the end station and pull out of here.
With autumn has also come a new exhibit to the gallery in the art building. I was pretty excited to see that this designers’ posters are all in German! And a number were for performances in towns in (what was) my area – there was even one for Richard III at the theater in Dessau! I don’t actually care for his style very much, I think there’s more to design than slapping some giant type and bright colors on a poster. But I spent a little while going around and reading what they said, one of them had a cool poem on it. Since I noticed the exhibit on a kind of stressful day, it was a nice pause in my schedule to spend twenty minutes not thinking about how busy I am.