WMU News

Design Center honored by state group

Oct. 18, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Design Center struck gold when awards were handed out recently by the Michigan Museum Association.

Tricia Hennessy, art director and designer, and recently graduated student designers Line LeFevre, Andy Filius, Cristie Dertian and Dan Cowen won the Gold Award for Graphic Design for their work on the 1999-2000 WMU Sculpture Tour catalogue.

Hennessy, a professor of art, is educational director of the WMU Design Center, where the work was completed.

Hennessy, LeFevre and Filius, along with recently graduated student designer Caroline Wallace, also won the Gold Award for Interactive Design for their CD-ROM "Robert Stackhouse Major Works in Full Scale since 1969." Hennessy and the students designed the CD-ROM for the Robert Stackhouse Major Works in Full Scale Since 1969 exhibition, which ran Sept. 11 through Oct. 24, 1999. The exhibit was displayed jointly at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and WMU's Gallery II, with Philip Vander Weg, WMU professor of art, as guest curator.

The awards were announced and presented Oct. 10-13 at the Michigan Museum Association's Annual Conference 2000, "Positioning Museums for the New Century," which was held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich.

Line LeFevre is from Denmark, Andy Filius is from Marne, Mich., Cristie Dertian is from Grand Rapids, Mich., Dan Cowan is from Sterling Heights, Mich., and Caroline Wallace is from Frankenmuth, Mich.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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