KCAD in the News: March 2018
Alumna Kirbi Fagan Shares Sage Career Advice for Emerging Illustrators Kirbi Fagan ('13, BFA Illustration) channeled her experience working for clients such as Marvel Comics, Disney, and Simon & Schuster into a guest blog for Muddy Colors full of sage advice on how to succeed as an illustrator in 2018.
Exhibition Reflects Impact of KCAD Alumni on Grand Rapids’ Heartside Neighborhood The exhibition “Contentious,” held at Fountain Street Church and focused on artists work in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood, was curated by alumni Katie Moore ('11, MFA) and Ethan Ross ('14, MFA) and featured work from alumni and Heartside proprietors Hugo Claudin ('92, BFA Illustration), owner of Mexicains Sans Frontieres; Steven Vinson ('11, MFA) owner of Spiral Gallery; Madison Nicole May ('16, BFA Printmaking), co-owner of Bend Gallery; and Matthew Provoast (’16, BFA Photography) and Erika Townsley (’16, BFA Photography), co-owners of Light Gallery + Studio.
New Podcast From KCAD Alumni Spotlights Creative Community in Grand Rapids Matthew Provoast (’16, BFA Photography), Fernando Ramirez (’15, BFA Industrial Design), and Erika Townsley (’16, BFA Photography) started a new podcast called 616 Presents that explores the intersection of art, design, and community in Grand Rapids. The show’s first guests included alumni Justin Beitzel (’16, BFA Industrial Design) and Erica Lang (’14, BFA Printmaking).
Alumni Duo Launches Metal Fabrication Business Business is booming for Mark Schentzel ('14, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art) and Alex Kallio ('05, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art and Industrial Design), who've channeled their combined talents into EA-Craftworks (on Facebook at Elemental Artistry LLC.), a metal fabrication company unlike any other in the region.