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  • Kendall Participates in ArtPrize in a Big Way

    Posted October 3, 2011 in Events
    I had a funny experience last week. I was outside the front door of Kendall College of Art and Design with my photo teacher and a classmate, working on learning how to do depth of field shots. The class I am taking is part of Kendall’s Youth and Adults Continuing studies program.  The other student and I were both a bit perplexed with how to set our F-stops and which parts of the camera did what. The instructor, a capable MFA student, patiently showed us and requested that we take shots of the bikes perched on a bike rack, and make the background go blurry. A whole group of elementary school aged students came by on their way to the Kendall Galleries but stopped to take pictures, seeing us shooting intently. They thought the bike rack was an ArtPrize entry. Their teacher laughed and shoo’d them into the building, but I thought to myself, “Well, it could have been an ArtPrize entry. Pretty much anything can be.“ Read More…
  • 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 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…
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