Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship
Two seniors from the Kansas City Art Institute ceramics department have been awarded 2014 NCECA Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowships. NCECA awards six fellowships annually, three to undergraduates and three to graduate students. This year, for the first time, two students from one undergraduate program received fellowships – they are KCAI seniors Melanie Sherman and Joey Watson!Students in the KCAI ceramics department have been awarded Regina Brown Fellowships in five of the last six years, but having two winners in one school year is unprecedented.Melanie Sherman, from Grayslake, Illinois, will use her fellowship funds to research 18th century European porcelain. She plans to visit Dresden, Germany, home of the Meissen Porcelain factory and other historical sites. Joey Watson, from Phoenix, Arizona, has an interest in ceremonial objects of ancient and contemporary cultures. He will travel to New York City and study the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and other institutions.