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KCAD Community Members Named Among Top Artists in Grand Rapids

cultured.GR, a new online publication focused on arts and culture in West Michigan, recently released a series of three Top 10 lists, written by local artists and community members, spotlighting the city’s best artists. Numerous members of the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) community are included:

Kelly Allen – Alumna (’08, MFA)

Kelly Allen (credit - Christopher Wilson)
work by alumna Kelly Allen"Garden 1" by Kelly Allen (image courtesy of the artist)

Michele Bosak –Alumna (’04, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art) and Curator of Exhibitions

alumna Michele BosakMichele Bosak (credit - Michele Bosak)

work by Michele Bosak"Laying Ground" by Michele Bosak (image courtesy of the artist) 

Shelly Klein - Alumna ('94, BFA Painting)

Alumna Shelly KleinShelly Klein (credit - Mitch Ranger)
work by alumna Shelly Klein"Composition with Pink Cloud" by Shelly Klein (image courtesy of the artist)

Maureen Nollette – adjunct instructor

adjunct instructor Maureen NolletteMaureen Nollette (credit - Matthew Patulski)
work by adjunct instructor Maureen Nollette"Silence" by Maureen Nollette (image courtesy of the artist)

Deborah Rockman – Drawing Professor 

Professor Deborah RockmanDeborah Rockman
"Companions 9 (While Syria Burns)" by Deborah Rockman (image courtesy of the artist)

Natalie Wetzel – Sculpture and Functional Art Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Natalie WetzelNatalie Wetzel 

work by Natalie WetzelPoster from Extremophilia, a transdisciplinary film project Wetzel was a part of that was inspired by brain function and theoretical physics (credit - Mark Andrus)


See the list from ArtPrize Director of Exhibitions Kevin Buist here

See the list from Grand Rapids-based artist Yolanda Gonzalez here

See the list from Grand Rapids-based artist Tom Duimstra here