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  • 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, Graphic Design, 1997, Distinguished Alumni Award winner; and Matt Brown, Industrial Design, 2005, Recent Graduate Award winner. A special tribute was awarded to Sara Molina, Interior Design, 2003, for her volunteerism with the Kendall Alumni Association and the Grand Rapids community. The invitation said, “Creative black tie” and black was the word of the evening, ranging from sparkly sweaters and little black dresses worn with vividly-patterned black tights, to Dean Max Shangle, wearing a tuxedo, with well-worn, blue high-top tennis shoes, and a pair of incredibly garish cuff links. (He looked great!) We nibbled on sushi and prosciutto while admiring a beautiful marble sculpture created by Industrial Design alum John Warner. The marble used in the sculpture and in the beautiful awards John created came from the same quarry that Michelanglo used. John told me a great story about the elements he used to create the awards. Beside the marble, mentioned above, he told me 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…
  • 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…
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