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  • 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, her M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Painter retired from the Princeton History Department in 2005, and used her newly acquired free time to earn a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2009 and is currently a graduate student in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Before the lecture, I had the chance to listen to Dr. Painter’s stories of her work as a graduate student in painting. She spoke of her hour-plus commute from her home to school, and that some days she takes a cat nap on the floor of her studio—something that I’m sure many Kendall MFA students could relate to! Dr. Painter is the author of seven books and countless articles relating to the history of the American South. Her critically acclaimed book, “Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol” won the nonfiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library 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…
  • Fine Arts Career Day Students Told: Get out there and Sell Yourself”

    Posted February 23, 2011 in Events
          The Fine Arts students who packed the room last week for their Career Day got a bucket full of very specific Read More…
  • NYC Alumni Gather in the Big Apple

    Posted February 14, 2011 in AlumniEvents
      New York City has been pummeled with winter’s wrath this year, but a warm reception greeted Kendall alumni at the first Big Apple alumni gathering on January Read More…
  • Great Advice Given at Motion Picture Dialog Series Panel

    Posted February 14, 2011 in Events
        "If you want to make it in the film industry, get yourself adopted by Michael Douglas or George Lucas,” joked George Bradshaw, Kendall Faculty at Read More…
  • Destination Wedding Photographers Share Advice on Careers and Life

    Posted February 6, 2011
        I sat in the back row of a room filled with Kendall photography students recently and listened to two young professional photographers give advice, thinking Read More…
  • THEM: Images of Separation

    Posted February 2, 2011 in Events
      “Some of the images are vulgar; most will offend members of the audience. The presenter did not mean to shock, but to stimulate honest discussion. Many of these Read More…
  • Design West Michigan Meets at Kendall to Discuss Sustainability

    Posted January 25, 2011 in Events
      Several hundred design professionals and Kendall students gathered recently in the Student Commons to hear a panel discussion organized by Design West Michigan (DWM) Read More…
  • Continuing Education at Kendall produces Learning and Laughs

    Posted December 15, 2010 in Youth and Adults
          If you happened to walk by room 408 on Tuesday night recently, you would have seen eight students hunched over their laptops, laughing Read More…
  • Kendall Internship provides valuable experience for Interior Design Students

    Posted December 9, 2010
      Shrea Dooley and Andrea Sherburn, both seniors in the interior design department, are getting a real life, hands on experience at Kendall as participants in the Read More…
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