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  • 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 understand it as they sat in a packed room 103 for several hours listening to the well known and accomplished illustrator on St. Patrick’s Day morning.   His impressive resume includes Time, National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly and the Major League Baseball World Series programs.  He’s also done work for Playboy, Newsweek, the Smithsonian and Federal Express.  His work is found on countless advertising campaigns, book covers and movie posters.    While I only heard the first session, he continued into the afternoon, giving a Master class and a talk about talent.    His first presentation focused on his career, how it developed, who influenced him and some gentle bits of career advice to the students.    Over and over he emphasized doing thumbnails.  These are small sketches that artists do to plan their work. Get the concept Read More…
  • 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 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…
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