Abbey Ryan To Paint Live For Jami Rodriguez Scholarship, Feb. 21

GLENSIDE, Pa.—Feb. 9, 2012—Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Abbey Ryan will produce her daily oil painting live in Grey Towers Castle at Arcadia University from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The session is open to the public and will be streamed live on Arcadia’s UStream channel.
Best known for her “Abbey Ryan: Painting a Day” website, Ryan has been featured in the O magazine’s column, “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” and in Seth Godin’s recent bestseller Linchpin, and in Brainard Carey’s new book, Making It in the Art World.

Ryan’s demo painting will be auctioned off, with all proceeds to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia. In addition, during the demo, anyone may donate a gift towards the Scholarship to remember and honor Jami Rodriguez ’00. Jami was active in student life and community service, and became friends with Ryan as Fine Art students and members of Arcadia’s Student Alumni Association (SAA).

“I remember Jami as a magnetic friend and an amazing artist and I’d like to raise awareness about this Scholarship to honor Jami and her legacy of community service, artistic creativity, and love for Beaver College,” says Ryan. “I think it is so important for alums and the larger Arcadia community to remember Jami’s legacy—as well as each and every unique Arcadia/Beaver alumni story.”

Ryan’s alla prima daily oil painting practice is inspired by Italian and Dutch masters she studied in Europe. Her formal art training includes undergraduate and graduate work at Arcadia University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Hunter College, and the Art Students League of New York, as well as work at Stanford University.
For available oil and ink paintings, visit or Also, follow Abbey on Twitter @abbeyryan or become a fan of Ryan Studio on Facebook.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (