Statement from the RI Arts Council on the passing of Roger Mandle

Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, R.I. State Council on the Arts, made the following statement on the loss of Roger Mandle, a prominent figure in the arts and former longtime president of the Rhode Island School of Design.

“On behalf of the Rhode Island arts community, I would like to express my sorrow over Roger’s passing. Roger’s enormous influence in the arts has and will continue to be felt well beyond Rhode Island’s borders. In Rhode Island, Roger was deeply committed to the arts. He spoke out – passionately – about the importance of the local arts community. He testified on numerous occasions to the General Assembly about support for the arts in the Ocean State. We express our deepest sympathy to his wife Gayle and his children Luke and Julia on their loss.”

Executive Director, RI Council on the Arts

To read more about Roger Mandle and his influence on the arts worldwide, click Here.

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