KCAD Community Members Shine in Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition
A West Michigan tradition for over 45 years, the Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition is perhaps the best reflection of the region’s most gifted and accomplished visual artists, one that consistently includes alumni, faculty, and students from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD).
This year’s exhibition, housed in The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, features a number of KCAD community members, including four who received distinguished awards from exhibition jurors. The three-person jurying panel included Professor Diane Zeeuw, chair of both the Painting and Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies programs.
Painting Professor Jay Constantine received the 2D Juror Award for his piece “Heretical History: The Munster Revolt.”
"Heretical History: The Munster Revolt” by Jay Constantine
Illustration Professor Molly Alicki Corriveau received the Martha Despres Memorial Award for her piece “Mother Nature Repeats a Pattern.”
"Mother Nature Repeats a Pattern" by Molly Alicki-Corriveau
Alumni Justin Kellner (’10, MFA) and Megan Klco (’12, MFA) each won juried awards as well. Kellner won the Eunice Gavan Purchase Award with an untitled piece, while Klco won an award, established by Marianna and Rinck Heule in memory of their son William John, for her piece “Noise.”
(above): Untitled work by Justin Kellner; (below): "Noise" by Megan Klco
Other KCAD community members featured in the exhibition include:
· Beibei Chen, current student (MFA)
· Leilei Chen, alumna (’17, MFA)
· Professor Patricia Constantine (Drawing)
· Diane Carol Burdick, Continuing Studies instructor
· Tatsuki Hakoyama, alumnus (’04, MFA)
· Christian Helser, alumnus (’16, MFA)
· Sarah Knill, alumna (’11, MFA)
· Jovannah Nicholson, alumna (’09, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art)
The 2017 Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition is on display in The Fed Galleries @ KCAD through July 15, 2017. For more information, go to kcad.edu/galleries.