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  • Getting Ready for NeoCon

    Posted May 31, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      If you live in Grand Rapids, no doubt you’ve heard of NeoCon. And if you have anything at all to do with the world of design, you’ve been to NeoCon.   What is NeoCon? Let me swipe a snippet from its website: “NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with more than 140 CEU-accredited seminars and association forums, top-notch keynote speakers.”   For 16 years, Kendall College of Art and Design has offered a summer class held during NeoCon, in and around Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (which is so big, it has its own ZIP Code).    “The Big D” (D for Design, of course) class has at least one thing in common with NeoCon: it too brings together Kendall students who are studying different design disciplines, including  graphics, interiors, furniture and more.     While the majority of study is conducted in Chicago, students attend several day-long classes to prepare for their experience. On this sunny Friday, we’re gathered to listen to Yang Kim, Read More…
  • Kendall Honors Distinguished Alumni in Annual Event

    Posted May 13, 2011 in AlumniAward WinnersEvents
    The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner was held Thursday, May 5 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This Year’sHonorees were Gwen O’Brien, Read More…
  • Congratulations Class of 2011

    Posted May 13, 2011 in Events
    Cheers and whistles greeted the 205 members of the class of 2011 as they entered the majestic sanctuary of Fountain Street Church, for commencement on May 7.  Friends, family, Read More…
  • Presentation Mania!

    Posted May 9, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      As anyone who attended Kendall (or any college for that matter) knows, the last two weeks of the semester are jam-packed putting the last minute touches on Read More…
  • 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 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…
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