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  • 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) and Kendall on Design Leadership in Sustainability.   The topic of the conversation ranged from the importance of all encompassing, long-term vision to the need to chip away at the little stuff.  For example, Dave Muyer, IDSA, talked about how the 1939 World’s Fair Futurama exhibit showed a vision of a country with suburbs, major highways and sprawling urban landscapes.    This vision eventually became our highway system and is responsible for many of the issues we have today.  Muyer proposed we create a new vision for how we live and work and move from place to place that is more sustainable.    The panel was led by John Berry, the Executive Director of DWM. Five representatives from the design community gave different views of the issue that will most likely dominate the professional lives of the students in the room.   Probably a third of the program focused on the question: What is Sustainability and what does it mean to 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…
  • Justin Quinn speaks to students about his “Recent Work”

    Posted December 7, 2010 in Events
    When Justin Quinn gave a gallery talk last week about his exhibit at the Kendall Gallery, he easily conversed with the 70 or so students who showed up to hear about his Read More…
  • Retirement Party Held for Professor Sheardy

    Posted November 19, 2010
    After twenty continuous years of dedicated service to Kendall, Art History Program Chair Professor Robert Sheardy retired in May 2010. On Monday November 8, a retirement reception Read More…
  • Kendall Students Exhibit at Kroc Center Opening

    Posted November 10, 2010
    On October 22, the opening reception was shoulder-to-shoulder, as 700 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres in the shadow of an indoor rock-climbing wall. Sparkling grape juice Read More…
  • SITE:LAB

    Posted November 1, 2010 in Events
    Smudging, used for centuries to create harmony and peace, is usually done by burning of herbs or incense for cleansing, purification, protection of physical and spiritual bodies, Read More…
  • Kendall Competes in IIDA Finish to Fashion 2010 – Cities Around the World

    Posted October 19, 2010
    On September 30, The Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan, was the location of a unique event that entwined fashion with interior design. The International Interior Read More…
  • Material ConneXion Stimulates Creativity and Innovation

    Posted October 8, 2010 in Events
      Christina Karadsheh fingered and stroked some of the samples on display at the opening event for the installation of a Material ConneXion Library at Kendall. Clearly Read More…
  • Choosing art for ArtPrize takes special effort

    Posted October 6, 2010 in Events
    Making the selections for an Exhibition Center for ArtPrize was no easy task, says Michele Bosak, Kendall's Assistant Director of Exhibitions, assigned to fill the Read More…
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