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Kendall College To Display Student And Faculty Artwork At Governor's Residence

8.20.09 | Grand Rapids, MI |  Over 70 works by students and faculty at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University have been selected for display in the public areas of the Lansing residence of Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, and her family. In support of Michigan arts and artists, the state partners with an organization to loan artworks for one year. Previous organizations invited to display artwork have included the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art and the Detroit Artists Market.

"This is the first year that Kendall, as an individual organization, has been selected," stated Kendall's Director of Exhibitions, Sarah Joseph. "In the past, some students and faculty have been selected as part of another organization, but this year all the work will be from Kendall."

The Governor's Lansing Residence was designed by American architect, Wallace Frost, and built in 1957 for Howard and Letha Sober, who donated it to the state in 1969. The contemporary residence, a departure from Frost's usual style, sits on approximately four acres in the Moores River Drive neighborhood of Lansing. Prior to Governor Granholm, former governors Milliken, Blanchard and Engler occupied the residence.

Selected for exhibition are works by students Cathi Isza, Susan Mulder, Tom Post, Molly Pettengill, Katie Johnson, Tracy Fouts, John Wagoner, Brooke Wendt, Jessica Page, Kristen Eakin, Kyle Isbell, Lacey Peacock, Meagan Snyder
and Jovonnah Nicholson. Faculty members exhibiting are Israel Davis, Adam DeKraker and Patti Constantine. Works include photography, painting, drawing, ceramic sculpture and mixed media. They will be on display from August 2009 through July 2010.

As a part of Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, a four-year college, offers programs that prepare the college's graduates for professional lives as artists and designers. Kendall's undergraduate programs include art education, art history, digital media, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design, metals/jewelry, painting, photography, and sculpture and functional art. Kendall also offers the MFA in Fine Arts and the MBA with a Concentration in Design and Innovation Management. Kendall is an active community partner and annually provides over 2,000 children and adults the opportunity to pursue courses in art and design through a richly varied continuing studies program. Visit Kendall on the web at www.kcad.edu.

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