KCAD in the News: August 2018

Posted September 1, 2018 in Painting, Student, Collaborative Design, Product Design, Art Education, Faculty, Furniture Design, Alumni

Fueled by KCAD's Design Thinking Expertise, Grand Rapids Public Museum School Opens Doors to New High School On August 15, Grand Rapids Public Museum School opened the doors to its new High School campus inside the old Public Museum building at 54 Jefferson. KCAD is proud to stand alongside Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, The City of Grand Rapids, Grand Valley State University, and others as part of the collaborative effort to develop this unique and transformative educational opportunity for young people in our city. KCAD Professors Gayle DeBruyn and Cindy Todd have been instrumental contributors to this project in bringing design thinking methodologies to the Museum School’s place-based curriculum.

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Furniture Design Students Awarded Scholarships to Attend Women's Leadership Conference  Furniture Design students Annina Fremgen and Keying Chen were awarded scholarships from the American Home Furnishings Alliance Furniture Foundation to attend the annual conference held by WithIt, a women’s leadership development network.

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Painting Alumnus Nicolas V. Sanchez Giving Back to Students at Lansing Community College  Nicolas V. Sanchez ('09, BFA Painting) has established a scholarship/mentorship program at Lansing Community College, where he studied before enrolling in the KCAD Painting program. Recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to study under Sanchez. 

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Painting Alumna Sharon Smithem Commissioned to Create Mosaic Sculpture on Alpena Bi-Path Sharon Smithem's ('00, BFA Painting) tile mosaic "Majestic Pines" is one of six commissioned sculptures featured along the Alpena Bi-Path, a 14-mile mixed-use trail connecting many of the city of Alpena's natural attractions. Each tile was handmade by Smithem, and the finished piece is truly something to behold. Read more from the Alpena News