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  • 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 outfit.  “My gosh,” I thought, “I’ll  be in a room filled with professional and student jewelry makers all morning.”    I selected a simple chain of unusual shells.  And sure enough, students and the speakers alike, asked me what I was wearing, debated over the kind of shells, reached out to touch,  zeroing in with intensity probably not surprising.    The passion for jewelry was palatable in the room.    Three different professionals in the field spoke to the students, with two of them talking mostly about what inspires them in their work.     It was pretty interesting.  Don Friedlich, of Madison, Wisconsin, whose work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Smithsonian and many other major institutions gave an entertaining presentation called “Things that make my Heart Beat Faster.” It contained images of things that excite him 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…
  • 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…
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