Wayne State University

Alumna Carole Harris is named a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow...

Wayne State art alumna and CFPCA Board of Visitors member, Carole Harris, is among 2015's recipients of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowships.

 

Carole Harris earned a BFA in interior design at Wayne State University in 1966. She is past president of Harris Design Group, the interior design firm she founded in 1976. Among the firm's many projects are the interior of the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit, gaming and entertainment spaces for MGM Grand Detroit Casino, and public spaces of the Book Cadillac Hotel and Condominiums, Detroit.

 

In addition to her many accomplishments as an interior designer and entrepreneur, Harris, is an accomplished textile artist. Her work in textiles and fiber arts has been published extensively and is exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in NYC, and galleries in Europe and Japan.

 

Designed to elevate the profile of artists in our community, the Kresge Artist Fellowships provide a $25,000 award, public recognition and professional practice opportunities to artists residing in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. The Kresge Artist Fellowships provide artists with the time and resources to explore, to experiment and to develop their work over the year-long fellowship period. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis and the awardees are chosen out of over 650 applications by two panels of distinguished local and national artists and arts professionals. Now in its 7th year, Kresge Arts in Detroit has given $3.5 million directly to local artists, which has in turn helped to sustain a healthy cultural life in Detroit.