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Kendall Students Selected for Lansing Exhibition

Posted August 6, 2012 in StudentPublic


The seventh year of the “Student Art in the Legislature” initiative brought a pleasant surprise for Kendall College of Art and Design.

The program, managed by the Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan, involves Michigan’s fifteen public universities.  Student artwork appropriate for public display in a government building is submitted for consideration. Selected by Patricia Farrell, the Council's Director of Universtiy Relations, and a committee of legislators,  pieces are framed and hung in the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing, MI.

Farrell announced that all four student pieces submitted by Kendall were accepted into the show.

A watercolor of a neighborhood stray cat earned Josmarie Rebecca Ojeda, a junior Illustration major from Grand Rapids, her place in the exhibition. Ojeda prefers working in oils, but took the watercolor class to challenge herself, and the result is her first piece ever selected for a show.

Senior Illustration major Alyssa Parsons’ oil painting of her cousin secured her a place in the show. From Las Cruces New Mexico, Parsons work has netted her a scholarship from the Society of Illustrators.

Chinese exchange student Liu Liu Xu, a senior in Painting also created an oil painting of her cousin. Xu has been attending Kendall since her junior year.

From Kingston, MI, Ilustration sophomore Devon Daugherty’s graphite drawing “Heart” secured him a place in the show.

Each selected student artist will be invited to hang their artwork and be formally recognized at a reception hosted by the Legislative Arts Caucus on October 17, at which time the new pieces of art will be unveiled and the students will be recognized. When displayed, a plaque indicating the name of the piece, the artist’s name, and university affiliation will accompany each piece. All work will be displayed for one year.

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