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  • Reed Kroloff Shares Great Stories

    Posted September 27, 2011 in Events
    What do a three mile park in the sky, a Trojan horse like ladder system for peering into gated communities, a platform to climb over a fence to access a closed public park and creative children’s construction toys have in common?   They were all part of an excellent talk giving by Reed Kroloff in conjunction with ArtPrize. The talk was the first of eight sponsored by Kendall College of Art and Design. Kroloff, the director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in the Detroit area, architect and former magazine editor entertained and stimulated a full house audience at the HUB - the center of all things ArtPrize. His talk was lively, interesting and left me with lots to think about. I suspect most of his audience felt that way.  His point was that often a very simple idea and action by normal, everyday people can be a catalyst for huge change.   He started with the High Line project in New York where two men--an artist and a journalist--joined forces to save an old elevated train track and turned it into an amazing park. It has transformed the neighborhood and set new standards for what an outdoor Read More…
  • Gallery Directors Up To The Challenge of Curating ArtPrize

    Posted September 20, 2011 in Events
    Gallery Director Sarah Joseph and Assistant Gallery Director Michele Bosak are old hands when it comes to ArtPrize. But they admit, curating two shows and wrangling 32 Read More…
  • Coming Unstuck

    Posted September 14, 2011 in Classes & PresentationsEvents
    How many of us scramble to get our Powerpoint slides in order before a major presentation—especially one on how design can help jump-start the economy? Not Ralph Read More…
  • Kendall Faculty Create Sculptural Desk for UICA

    Posted September 7, 2011
    As Kendall students and faculty return to classes this fall, they are undoubtably asking each other, “How was your summer? What did you do?” Two faculty members, Sam Read More…
  • SiTE LAB: Art in the Wild

    Posted August 3, 2011 in Events
      I’ve never been to an art installation where I needed to cover myself head to toe with bug spray. And I’ve never been to a show at which I thanked my tour Read More…
  • Upscale Fashion Debuts at Kendall College of Art and Design

    Posted July 20, 2011 in Youth and Adults
        Judy Huyck bounded into the Upstyled Fashion class last week at Kendall College of Art and Design, full of enthusiasm for taking old, unworn or slightly used Read More…
  • Annual Picnic, Annual Project

    Posted July 18, 2011 in Classes & PresentationsCompetitions
      Professor Ron Riksen has been teaching graphic design at Kendall for 40 years, and for 25 of them, his graphic design classes have participated in a rite of spring: Read More…
  • Dual Enrollment Students Jump Start their Kendall Experience

    Posted July 4, 2011 in Events
    If I recall correctly, the last project I made in high school art class was an ugly, mushroom-shaped ashtray. (My dad was a smoker.) But Rick Brunson remembers his high school Read More…
  • See. Say. Do.

    Posted June 20, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      Our third speaker Tuesday at NeoCon was Justin Ahrens, founder and principal of Rule29. Rule29 is not your typical Chicago advertising agency. For one thing, Read More…
  • The Dirt on DIRTT

    Posted June 16, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
     Our second speaker Tuesday (remember, there were three) was Geoff Gosling, Environmental Designer at DIRTT. The name, DIRTT, can be a little deceptive. DIRTT is an acronym Read More…
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