Out of the dozen local visual artists awarded Kresge Fellowships this
year, half are either alumni or faculty of the Cranbrook Institute of
Art. The 12 fellows, who were each granted $25,000 to help fund their
artistic endeavors, were selected from a pool of 450 applicants.
From the Cranbrook community, Liz Cohen, Mark Newport and Heather
McGill, the academy’s heads of photography, fiber and sculpture,
respectively, won grants. Academy alumni Corrie Baldauf, a fiber artist,
Laith Karmo, a ceramics artist, and Gina Reichert, an architecture
artist, also won grants.
Cohen said that in order to continue doing what she does, she needs
grants like the one she’ll be receiving this month from The Kresge
“It’s really exciting for me,” she said. “I work on very long-term
projects that are really expensive. There’s really no way I could do my
work without this award.”
Find out more about the Kresge Fellows here.