Vol 57 No. 18 : November, 2005
Vol 57 No. 18 | October 28, 2005
Double Honors for Kenneday
Art's Elizabeth Kenneday was doubly recognized recently with a $3,000 Artist's Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach and a month-long exhibit at San Pedro's Angel's Gate Cultural Center of photos she took during her 2004 Fulbright-sponsored journey to the Iceland University of Education in Reykjavik.
"It feels wonderful to receive the fellowship," said Kenneday, a Long Beach resident who joined the university full time in 2000. The fellowship, Kenneday's first from the Arts Council for Long Beach, is meant to support artists in their daily careers. She intends to use the award to upgrade the computer equipment she uses for producing her artworks. Kenneday is a past winner of a CSULB Scholarly and Creative Activity Award that supported the photography on display at Angel's Gate.
The Angel's Gate exhibit, titled "Islandsskogar: Forest of Iceland" was presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Recreation and Parks. Landscapes are central to Kenneday's photography. She grew up a military brat and remembers traveling back and forth across the country. "I was out in the landscape and it sensitized me to the look of the land." She went on to work as an artist-in-residence at Sequoia National Park and the Mojave National Preserve.
"The Icelandic perspective was different from anywhere I've been," she said. "I wanted to explore its remoteness and ties to other Nordic countries."
Kenneday, who first arrived on campus part time in 1996, teaches young educators how to integrate art into their curriculum. She received her MFA in painting and photography in 1988 and her Ph.D. in art education in 1996 from the Claremont Graduate University.