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Posted April 21, 2022

Above and Beyond: Presenting the 2022 KCAD Excellence Award Winners

Chosen from across KCAD's programmatic landscape, each new group of Excellence Awards honorees reflects a unique diversity of creative practice, conceptual focus, and professional trajectory. At the same time, all winners are united by an insatiable curiosity, a fierce dedication to learning and growth, and a passion for connecting their creativity to something larger than themselves. The 2022 Excellence Award winners are undoubtedly cut from the same cloth, and it is our distinct pleasure to present them to you! Read More...

  • New Website - it’s (a)Live!

    Posted September 21, 2009

    It's fun, informative, vibrant, and useful. The Kendall website has been completely redesigned to help facilitate better communication with future and current students, parents, alumni and art educators. Whether you want to learn more about Kendall ??s creative community, the larger Grand Rapids area, or download the latest class schedule, the new site is easy to navigate, chock full of information, and a great way to stay in the know. Read More...

  • Art Ed Students Make the World Better

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Can art lead to clean water? At Kendall it can. Kendall's Art Education students reached out to bring clean water to third-world countries with a unique fund-raiser that was also a part of full-circle curriculum design. Read More...

  • Collaborative Design Takes on Food Allergies

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Lucas Lindale is allergic to peanuts. His mother and adjunct instructor Michelle Lindale recalls the day that she and her husband Adam found out just how severe Lucas' allergy is. "He was approximately 18 months old, and his allergist said that his allergy was off the charts; he had never seen anything like it. Lucas could have a life-threatening allergic reaction just from coming into contact with peanuts, which is why he carries an auto-injectable epinephrine (epi) pen with him at all times, in case he or someone else needs to administer the drug in case of a reaction." The Lindales made many changes throughout their home to accommodate Lucas' allergy, but Michelle was surprised to learn how difficult it would be for Lucas out in the real world. "So many children's activities revolve around food. Lunchtime, snacks, birthday and holiday parties, field trips, Scout meetings ??and children just naturally want to share and trade. It's very difficult, and so many people don't want to be put into a situation where they might have to use Lucas'epi pen." Read More...

  • Kendall College of Art and Design Enters Into Alliance With Design West Michigan

    Posted July 27, 2009

    Creativity, imagination, and innovation are the fundamental drivers of today's economy and society. To that end, Kendall College of Ar t and Design has allied with Design West Michigan, joining its existing partners, economic development organizations Lakeshore Advantage and The RightPlace, Inc. Read More...

  • Erli Gronberg Retires

    Posted July 21, 2009

    After teaching for more than 35 years, Erli Gronberg, Chair of the Interior Design Department, retired in January. Read More...