Kendall College of Art and Design

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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Fashion event to showcase local designers, benefit local charity

by (meghanlarimer)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under OPINION

As the 2014 Fall/Winter collections kick off with New York and London Fashion Weeks, many of us find ourselves in a fashion frenzy, trying to take in as many collections as we possibly can through online resources. Oh, how wonderful it would be to...

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Last Chance to experience Pulso: Arte de las Americas

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

There's one week left to check out the current art exhibit Pulso: Art of the Americas, a collaboration between the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and Kendall College of Art and Design. The exhibit features artwork displayed at the UICA...

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Impart: Brooklyn artist Mark Reigelman argues art should trigger sensory experience

by (empichot)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Impart seeks to preface ArtPrize by asking artists essential questions about art.  Mark Reigelman is an artist based in Brooklyn who specializes in site-specific installations and public art. His work is significantly influenced by the site...

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UICA + KCAD: What can we expect from this new alliance?

by (tfox)

Submitted 08-24-2013 under OPINION

During the campus meeting Tuesday morning, KCAD president David Rosen indicated that the college would be engaging in a collaborative relationship with UICA, so when the formal announcement was made on Friday morning, it wasn’t entirely...

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UICA merges with Kendall College of Art and Design

by (pelz)

Submitted 08-23-2013 under NEWS

According to a press release issued Thursday, without some major changes, the UICA was on a path to closing its doors this fall. Impeded by a 3.8 million dollar deficit, in part due to their recent move to the new building, their choices were...

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