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Kirtland Student and Faculty Art on Display at West Branch Art Walk

More than 20 Kirtland Community College students and faculty members are participating in the West Branch Art Walk and Wine Tasting from 5 – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.  Eighteen businesses in downtown West Branch will host area artists and their work along with Michigan wine and hors d’ oeuvres.

In a long-standing tradition of participation, Kirtland’s Art Department will be well represented again this year by the following current students, former students and faculty members:

Lisa Balbach, Kaylea Blamer, Julie Conforti, Dana Doll, Patricia Edwards, Dan Feldhauser, Howie Genaw, Gail Gilder, Peggy Greer, Julia Kaake, Justin Ladoux, Connie Leymen, Deb Loar, Kris Maisonville, Harry Middleton, Ericka Nichols, Jason Nuttal, Candice Older, Paula Patnode, Scott Rice, Pat Riegle, Trish Sanders, Pamela Schanck, David Warner and Rose White.

Kirtland art instructor Scott Rice is excited about the Art Walk and the benefit for his art students.  “This venue provides a great opportunity for students to get a taste and feel of displaying their work in an art show,” said Rice.  “Whether it is setting up a display, talking to art lovers or selling works of art, the West Branch Art Walk is a hands-on lesson where students can learn and develop as they pursue an education in the arts.”

For more information about participating businesses and artists, or to request more information on the event, visit—Wine-Tasting.html.

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 the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 258, or visit online at