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Kendall a Big Player in Art.Downtown.

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KCAD Printmaking MFA Student Alicia Wierschke, "Autumn," reduction linocut

KCAD Printmaking MFA Student Alicia Wierschke, "Autumn," reduction linocut /Alicia Wierschke

 Art.Downtown. keeps gaining momentum, with over 300 artists participating at over 25 venues. Kendall College of Art & Design is a primary event sponsor and will also host two sites, at its main building and its graduate studios. 

 
The Kendall College of Art & Design Graduate Student Studios located at 446 Grandville SW 2nd Floor will feature the work of over 30 Kendall Graduate Students including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and art education. This is a unique opportunity to explore artist studio spaces and their work which is generally not open for public viewing. The reception will include free food and free parking as well as being the #7 Trolley Stop. The student artist highlight each of the departments Kendall offers graduate programs through leading to a Master of Fine Arts or Master in Education degree.  
 
The Kendall Galleries will feature student, local, and regional artists. The main gallery will feature videos and graphite drawings by contemporary artist Ethan Murrow. Prominently featured will be his short film “Dust,” a seven minute film short created in collaboration with Vita Weinstein Murrow and Harvest Films of Santa Monica, CA. Dust was an official selection of the 46th annual New York Film Festival in 2008. The Kendall Galleries are located in Kendall's main building at 17 Fountain NW which will be Trolley Stop #2 during Art.Downtown.
 
Kendall activity is not limited to their two hosted sites but extends throughout the event. KCAD students and faculty are participating in Michigan Land of Riches exhibition at the Old Public Museum site located at 54 Jefferson. An array of Kendall graduates are represented at venues great and small throughout downtown and the Avenue for the Arts.
 
The Art.Downtown. event is designed to be family friendly, attendees are encouraged to find a parking spot and walk or ride the route as this year's event will include seven trolley stops that hit all of the major areas of activity

Disclosure: Mark Rumsey is a volunteer organizer for Art.Downtown. and a KCAD MFA grad

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