Kendall College of Art and Design

Window Wonderland Competition to light up downtown for holiday season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Window Wonderland competition will begin its second year on November 13 as local art students partner with downtown businesses to create spectacular window displays over the holiday season. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Kendall...

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Shortlist reveals insight into juror selection process

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

On Monday at 7 p.m., the category jurors for this year's ArtPrize competition revealed their top selections to the public in the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon Avenue SE). The event, broadcast live on WOODTV 8 and at Rosa Parks Circle, included juror...

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Official Exhibition, Showcase venues offer curated themes, longer hours, amenities

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Every year ArtPrize works with local museums and institutions to facilitate the art competition. Exhibition Centers showcase a large concentration of ArtPrize entries, and are also places where visitors can vote, pick up event guides, buy ArtPrize...

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Kendall ArtPrize exhibits "I Am: Money Matters"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NEWS

The "I Am: Money Matters" exhibit explores the role in which money, or the lack of it, plays in all of our lives. From the playfully uplifting and finely crafted work by Sonya Clark to William Powhida's sardonic diatribe about ArtPrize...

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Downtown art venues showcase Michigan's midcentury modern design

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

This summer, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art and Design have collaborated to feature exhibitions centered on Michigan's design heritage, specifically the state's role in the...

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Greener Grads launches cap and gown recycling program

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new Grand Rapids based startup is emphasizing sustainability in an industry that has typically contributed to the throw-away culture of modern America. Graduation gowns, a keepsake item, have a one time purpose. Once the graduation ceremony is...

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Metal Art Studio to relocate to East Hills

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

Metal Art Studio (820 Monroe Avenue) will be relocating to East Hills at the corner of Cherry and Diamond Streets. Cinder blocks were removed from the facade this past winter and new windows were installed into the former bank building. The...

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New clothing retailer to open on Bridge Street

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On May 17 Denym, a retail clothing boutique carring men's and women's line of jeans, tops and accessories, will officially unveil itself to the public.  Located at 443 Bridge Street, the east wing of the two story building has been...

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The Art of Creating an Exhibition

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-01-2014 under NEWS

Brandon Alman doesn’t quite remember how he got involved with the Avenue for the Arts, but believes it began with the Markets, then he started attending planning meetings and was part of the discussions that started the Advisory...

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Fashion forward: Grand Rapids Film Festival to showcase student work

by (Meg Jewell)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF) is excited to host the first ever Fashion for Film Showcase on Thursday April 10, 7–9 pm at downtown Grand Rapids venue, the Pyramid Scheme. Bernadine Vida, world renowned costume and fashion designer, has...

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