The mission of the Art on Campus Initiative is to provide art experiences on KCC campuses for students, faculty, staff and the community. Original works are on display throughout KCC.
The goals of the Art on Campus Initiative are:
- to purchase original, diverse artworks for KCC’s permanent collection and display in public areas on campus
- to refurbish for display KCC’s existing permanent collection
- to establish and continue the DeVries Art Lecture Series including at least one distinguished artist, art historian, etc., per year to provide a lecture/workshop on an art topic for students and community
- to create community awareness of the initiative through fundraising and programming activities
KCC’s permanent art collection is on display throughout KCC’s buildings. Most of the collection can be viewed during KCC’s hours of operation. It includes artists such as Martin Hubbard, Kate Demke, Shuichi Murakami, Eleanor DeVries, Lily Hunter, Dee Seymour and Kay Randel. Much of the art represented in the collection comes from KCC faculty, staff and students and other regional artists.
DeVries Art Lecture Series
Supported by Eleanor and Robert DeVries and coordinated through the Art on Campus Initiative, the DeVries Art Lecture Series brings distinguished artists, art historians, etc., to provide lectures and workshops on art topics for students and community.
Past DeVries Art Lecture Series participating artists include:
- Sam Knecht, watercolorist
- Kimiko Peterson, Spring 2007, mixed-media collages lecture and workshop
- Jena Caschera, Spring 2008, Vandyke photography processing lecture and workshop
- Miriam Brysk, Fall 2008, photo transfer lecture
- Paul Marquardt, Fall 2009, conceptual digital media (lens based) lecture and workshop
- Robert Shimmin, Fall 2010, wet plate photography lecture and workshop
- Tim Norris, Fall 2011, large-scale paintings