KCAD in the News: July 2018
Furniture Design Student Annina Fremgen Wins ASFD Scholarship for 2nd Year in a Row Furniture Design student Annina Fremgen has been awarded the Touching Lives by Design scholarship from the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) for the second year in a row. Read more from Furniture Today
UICA Executive Director, KCAD Alumna Miranda Krajniak Named Finalist for Athena Young Professional Award Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) Executive Director Miranda Krajniak ('06, BFA Drawing) has been selected as one of five finalists for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 ATHENA® Young Professional Award. This award recognizes an individual who has embarked on their career path as an emerging leader and role model for young women personally and professionally.
Art Educational Alumna Stephanie Trompen Shines Light on Local, Natural-Inspired Artwork with New Gallery Stephanie Trompen ('07, BFA Art Education) is helping build creative community in Grand Rapids with Nestology Shop & Studio, a new business featuring handmade goods from local artists, hands-on workshops for adults and children, and an emphasis on drawing inspiration from the natural world.
Alumni Joshua Risner and Anthony Cairo Using Paintbrushes to Preserve Michigan's Past Michigan State Capitol Master Decorative Painter Joshua Riser ('14, MFA) and his apprentice, Anthony Cairo (15, BFA Drawing), are reaching back to the 19th century for artistic techniques to help the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing preserve its status as a National Historic Landmark. Read more from the Lansing State Journal
Visual Communications Alumna Ebony Stith is Helping Build a Network of Support for Victims of the Flint Water Crisis As Communications Manager for the Flint Registry, Ebony Stith ('99, BFA Visual Communications) is driving efforts to ensure victims of the Flint water crisis receive the service and support they need. Read more from FlintSide
Painting Alumnus Nicolas Sanchez's Jaw-Dropping Ballpoint Pen Drawings Featured by 60 Second Docs 60 Second Docs recently featured KCAD alumnus Nicolas V Sanchez ('09, BFA Painting) and his amazingly intricate ballpoint pen work, which is inspired by his Mexican heritage, his Midwest upbringing, and his constant observation of the wide world around him. Read more from 60 Second Docs
Metals and Jewelry Design Student Sidnee Tyree Wins Scholarship from the Women’s Jewelry Association Metals and Jewelry Design student Sidnee Tyree is one of four recipients of a Designer/Creator Scholarship Award from the Women’s Jewelry Association.
Matthew Provoast and Erika Townsley: Alumni Duo Thriving on the Avenue for the Arts With Light Gallery + Studio, BFA Photography alumni Matthew Provoast ('16) and Erika Townsley ('16) have created a fluid live/work space focused on affordability for artists and accessibility for audiences.
Interior Design Alumna Kelsey Silver Gets Creative with Northern MI B&B Kelsey Silver (’10, BFA Interior Design) has transformed an old woodshop in Lake Ann, Mich. into the Little Red Homestead, a two-suite bed-and-breakfast oozing with rustic charm.