April 17, 2015
Author: Kylie Doyle
Leslie Bellavance, an alumna of Tyler School of Art, was named recently the President of the Kendall School of Art and Design. Bellavance is an accomplished artist and teacher, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Tyler and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Chicago with photography and drawing as her major areas of study. She also studied at St. Mary’s College in Rome, Italy; at the University of Rhode Island, in Wakefield; and St. Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, Ind.
Bellavance has 35 years worth of teaching experience, 24 years of which were spent at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where she was director of graduate studies in the Department of Visual Art and interim associate dean of the of the Peck School of the Arts, as well as professor of Visual Arts. She was also director of James Madison University’s School of Art and Art History and professor of Art.