KCAD in the News: November 2018

Posted December 3, 2018 in Illustration, MFA Drawing, Graphic Design, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Functional Art, Interior Design, Alumni, Digital Art and Design

MFA Alum Aneka Ingold Named Finalist for $50,000 Bennett Prize The finalists for the largest art award ever offered solely to women painters have been announced, and Aneka Ingold ('14, MFA) is among them. Ingold is one of 10 female painters (working in the figurative realist style–a requirement for entry) now vying for the $50,000 Bennett Prize, a first-of-its-kind prize designed to propel the careers of women artists. 

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Features Sculpture and Functional Art Alum Dustin Farnsworth in Invitational Exhibition Dustin Farnsworth ('10, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art) is one of four artist currently featured in Disrupting Craft, an invitational exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. showcasing work that "challenges the conventional definitions of craft by imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotional purpose, inclusiveness, and activism." 

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Illustration Alum Jim Towe Relishing Role with Marvel Comics Growing up, Jim Towe ('15, BFA Illustration) was infatuated with comic book superheroes. Now, he makes his living drawing them for Marvel Comics, but he's still pushing himself to be a better illustrator day in and day out. His latest project: an issue of Spider-Man/Deadpool due out this month. 

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Ad Agency Led by Illustration Alum Rob Jackson Honors Veterans with Nationwide Billboard Campaign Rob Jackson (’89, BFA Illustration), founding principal and executive creative director of Grand Rapids advertising agency Extra Credit Projects, and his colleagues collaborated with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America to create a nationwide digital billboard campaign honoring military veterans for Veterans Day. KCAD alumnus Eric Lowe (’15, BFA Graphic Design) was the art director for the project. 

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Flora-Inspired Installation from Sculpture and Functional Art Alum James Peterson Graces Santa Monica Boulevard James Peterson (’95, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art) has created a new installation on a section of the median of Santa Monica Boulevard in southern California titled “cacti.” The installation mimics the form of the native plants, paying tribute to their resiliency and self-sufficiency. 

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Digital Media Alum Kaitlyn Bullock Joins Abonmarche Consultants Kaitlyn Bullock (’12, BFA Digital Media) has been hired as a graphic designer by Abonmarche Consultants. 

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Alum Pat Cooper Donates Korean War-Inspired Painting to Michigan Restaurant After learning that Troy, Mich. restaurant Mission BBQ offers free meals to veterans of the Korean War, Pat Cooper ('70, certificate in Interior Design) was moved to donate her Korean War-inspired painting, "Forgotten War," to the restaurant, where it now hangs in permanent tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the conflict. Cooper was inspired to create the piece by a visit to Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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