KCAD in the News: April 2018
Digital Art and Design Student Kevin Young Named Runner-Up in Blizzard Student Art Contest Game industry giant Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the minds behind smash hit series like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo, recently challenged students from around the world to submit their best work to a panel of expert judges, and Digital Art and Design student Kevin Young beat out hordes of other entries to emerge as one of only four runners-up in the Environment Art category.
Alumnus Michael Cassidy’s Practice Connects Art and History South Carolina-based newspaper The State recently profiled Michael Cassidy (’00, BFA), whose skill in painting and passion for historical restoration have resulted in a vibrant creative practice.
Alumna Cassandra Lockwood Selected for Unique Artist Residency Cassandra Lockwood ('97, BFA) has earned an amazing opportunity to spend the month of May immersed in the natural splendor of New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, where she'll be painting the historic, cultural, geologic, and plant and wildlife features of this public land through the monument's Artist in Residence program.
Fashion Studies Programs Raises Bar with 2018 Capstone Fashion Show Common Ground, the 2018 Capstone Fashion Show from students in KCAD's Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion, took place on April 25. Audiences and media alike were enthralled with this fresh and eclectic presentation of original fashion design inspired by the connection between humans and the world around us.
Alumna Carrie Keeley Wins Big in Midland Art Education Association Purchase Exhibition Carrie Keeley (’95, BFA) won and the Juror Award and the Purchase Award in the Midland Art Education Association’s annual Purchase Exhibition in East Lansing, Mich.
Alumna Erica Lang Featured in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Spotlight on Millennial Entrepreneurship As the owner/operator of the highly successful art, clothing, and accessories retailer Woosah Outfitters, Erica Lang ('14, BFA Printmaking) is part of a new wave of young entrepreneurs who are finding opportunities to build businesses and community in West Michigan.