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  • Climate Control and Creative Candidates in the Windy City

    Posted June 12, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      Have you ever heard of CCID? Neither had I until Sunday, June 12, but more about that later. It was our first day in Chicago for NeoCon. Our first order of business was our first hike to the Merchandise Mart to get our NeoCon credentials. Kendall instructors Michelle Kleyla and Lee Davis are long-time NeoCon vets, but it was my first time in Merchandise Mart. It’s an incredible building, that takes up an entire city block. We’ll spend most of Monday there, so I won’t go into too much detail in this blog. Credentials in hand, we went to the movies. No, not at a theatre, but at beautiful Hotel 71, with its incredible view of Chicago. We didn’t linger over the view, but went to see a presentation of Peter Byck’s documentary, “Carbon Nation.” As Byck explained in the Q&A following the showing of “Carbon Nation,” he made the film after attending the Sundance Film Festival’s premiere of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” That’s when Byck was stricken with CCID: Climate Change Induced Depression. He said, “I came down with CCID in 2006 after seeing Read More…
  • Extraordinary Design Wins

    Posted June 9, 2011 in Award WinnersClasses & PresentationsCompetitions
    Traditions can be good things. Kendall College of Art and Design and NeoCon have a few in common. I’ll elaborate. First, 2011 will be the 16th year that Kendall students Read More…
  • Creating Empathy

    Posted June 6, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      Last time I blogged, I wrote about the Kendall “Big D” design class that will be attending NeoCon in Chicago June 12–16. NeoCon is North Read More…
  • 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 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…
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