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  • Richard Zeid asks, “What if?”

    Posted May 3, 2011 in Events
          The Graphic Design Career Day was particularly interesting to me, watching the students dash in, juggling coffee, back packs and large black portfolio totes. Seemed like there were more of the big portfolio cases than any of the other career days Kendall College of Art and Design I have attended.  A group landed right in front of me and when a student perched his large portfolio on the chair ahead of me, one of the other students quipped, “What? Does your portfolio get a seat?”  The answer was no. Too many students who wanted to hear what Richard Zeid from Chicago had to say.  The owner of his own graphic design practice and a teacher at Columbia College spoke comfortably and with humor about what “makes me curious.”  The visual presentation included images of a favorite food—bacon, and the elements of a Chicago Hot Dog—no ketchup.  Absolutely no ketchup. Bamboo Bikes.  While at first many of the images seemed to have no connection, the notion of curiosity ran throughout. “Be like the new born Read More…
  • Industrial Design Career Day features historic Willys Jeep

    Posted April 29, 2011 in Events
      The first clue that the Industrial Design Career Day at Kendall College of Art and Design was going to be a special day was the bright red Willys Jeep parked Read More…
  • Kendall Faculty and Students Sweep UICA golf event awards.

    Posted April 26, 2011 in Award Winners
      When the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts sent out request for proposals for their mini-golf exhibit, Sam Blanchard of the Sculpture and Functional Arts Read More…
  • Mike Carroll Shares Stories and Images with Photography Students

    Posted April 12, 2011 in Events
      Mike Carroll, an accomplished photojournalist, put this photo up on the screen at the beginning of his talk recently at Kendall College of Art  and Design, Read More…
  • Don Hahn from Walt Disney Pictures visits Kendall

    Posted April 7, 2011 in Events
        During the last week of March, a couple hundred Kendall students crowded excitedly into the auditorium at GRCC to hear Don Hahn, a well-known Read More…
  • Students Focus on Etiquette at Professional Workshop

    Posted April 4, 2011 in Events
        Lilia Garvin, a Kendall Illustration major, nailed it at the Business Etiquette: Personal Power Tools workshop recently. The Read More…
  • Greg Manchess Visits Kendall for Career Day

    Posted March 23, 2011 in Events
      Photo by Lisa Ambrose    Career Day with Greg Manchess. What a gift to the illustration students at Kendall.  They seemed to Read More…
  • Jewelry Students Learn Inspiration Comes from many Sources

    Posted March 15, 2011 in Events
      When I got  dressed to attend the Kendall Career Day for the Metals and Jewelry students, I paused and pondered the question of adornment to add to my Read More…
  • Dr. Nell Painter Shares “The History of White People”

    Posted March 4, 2011 in Events
      On February 23, I attended a lecture by Dr. Nell Painter, presented by Kendall at the Ladies Literary Club. Dr. Painter received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, Read More…
  • Spinning Yarns

    Posted February 23, 2011 in Events
    I love to find the origin of idioms, so when I heard that the next exhibition in the Kendall Main Gallery was “Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers,” I knew I was Read More…
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