KCAD in the News: May 2018

Posted July 1, 2018 in Graphic Design, Student, Furniture Design, Illustration, Photography, Alumni

Winners Named in KCAD’s Wege Prize 2018 Design Competition KCAD’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design has announced the winners of Wege Prize 2018, the fifth iteration of the annual design competition challenging teams of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries and redesign the way economies work.

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Furniture Design Students Aninna Fremgen and Kate Hyman Awarded Celia Moh Scholarship for 2018-2019  Furniture Design seniors Annina Fremgen and Kate Hyman were recently awarded the prestigious Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Considered one of the pre-eminent academic scholarship programs for students seeking a career path in the home furnishings industry, the Celia Moh Scholarship covers recipients' full tuition and fees, as well as costs for room, board, and books. 

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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.

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KCAD President Leslie Bellavance Judges Entries in 2018 Legacy Trust Award Collection  President Leslie Bellavance recently had the opportunity to serve on the judging panel for the 2018 Legacy Trust Award Collection, a competition showcasing the work of disabled artists in Michigan. She and several other community leaders selected the pieces that were displayed in an exhibition at Grand Rapids Art Museum and selected one of the competition's four winners.

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UICA Receives $10,000 NEA Grant for Exhibition on Bangladeshi Photography KCAD's Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, on display now through August 26, 2018. 

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Alumna Kirby Fagan Shares Career Advice with Future Creatives Kirbi Fagan ('13, BFA Illustration) recently took some time out of her busy life as a professional illustrator to speak to students at Rossford Junior High School in Rossford, Ohio about the importance of work ethic to a successful artistic practice. Read more about her thoughts and the reactions of students from the Sentinel-Tribune.

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Graphic Design Alumnus Brian Hedrick Joins Grand Rapids Art Museum Brian Hedrick (’14, BFA Graphic Design) has been hired by Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) as the Graphic Designer on the museum's Communications team. Hedrick joins GRAM from his previous position with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. 

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