Co-pasted straight from the announcement:
The Robert C. Larson Art, Design, and Architecture Venture Fund was awarded to current Academy students: Lindsay Preston Zappas (Sculpture), Farid Rakun (Architecture), Katie Wood (Fiber), and the Vessel + Page Project Space (Stephen Kent, Ceramics; Kathryn O’Halloran, Ceramics; and Jesselisa Moretti, 2D Design). The shared award of $5000 recognizes and supports the work of innovative and inspired Academy first-year students. The endowment fund was established by Bonnie Larson to celebrate Robert C. Larson's commitment to Cranbrook. Larson was a long-time volunteer leader and donor at Cranbrook, and served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees from 1996-2002. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy and Art Museum from 1986-2000.
The Gallery A Award was presented to Farid Rakun, a current student in the Architecture Department. This award funds the creation and installation of work by a first-year student for the entrance foyer of the Academy's administration offices for the upcoming academic year.
Having said that, it's sure going to be a really busy year for me next year!!! Really thankful, though.
I'll update you on the progress of my work for these awards in the near future. For now, let me leave you with a couple of teasers (as if they're series of blockbuster movies):
A school blog on Arch Dept, Cranbrook Academy of Art. By farid rakun, admitted Fall 2011.