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Kirtland Hosts Free Student Art Exhibit May 1

Kirtland Community College’s Art Department will host its annual Winter Semester Student Art Exhibit/Reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Art Building on the main campus near Roscommon.  The event is free to attend and is open to members of the public.

Kirtland's Annual Student Art Show is a great opportunity to see the creative work of the program's art students.

Kirtland’s Annual Student Art Show is a great opportunity to see the creative work of the program’s art students.

Collectively, the works of more than 300 art students from classes including animation, ceramics, computer generated images, drawing, design, illustration, photography, sculpture, painting, digital communications, studio graphics and portfolio will be featured.

Kirtland’s Art Department has a strong history of preparing its students to transfer to prestigious art institutions such as Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Grand Rapid’s Kendall College of Art and Design to continue their education.  In the past 10 year, guidance from art instructors Scott Rice and Joe Donna has helped Kirtland students to receive more than $900,000 in scholarships to these two schools alone.  While more scholarships are expected to be awarded in the next several weeks, several Kirtland’s Class of 2014 students have already received their scholarship award notification, including:

  • Sarah Laverty (Roscommon) $18,000/Kendall
  • Natasha Kappers (Grayling) $12,000/Kendall
  • Kari Schmitt (Rose City) $13,000/Kendall
Instructor Joe Donna shares his extensive art knowledge and experience with visitors to the show

Instructor Joe Donna shares his extensive art knowledge and experience with visitors to the show

For details on the May 1student art exhibit and reception, e-mail scott.rice@kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000, extension 300.  For additional information on the art programs offered through Kirtland Community College, visit our website at http://www.kirtland.edu/academic-programs/art-degrees.

Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s locations near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord, Kirtland-West Branch and in Tawas.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

To learn more about Kirtland’s veteran-friendly services, programs, advising, testing, financial aid, transfer agreements, university partnerships and other services available to students, contact Michelle Devine, Admissions Coordinator, at 989-275-5000, ext. 284 or visit http://www.kirtland.edu.