Archival Collection #077 - Ed Wong-Ligda/Furniture City Mural contains all of the conceptual drawings, preliminary sketches and cartoons created by artist Ed Wong-Ligda, as part of the process in painting the Furniture City mural for the entrance to “The Furniture City” exhibition in the Van Andel Museum Century of the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Also included are photographs taken of models and artifacts. The collection documents the steps in the creation of significant artistic expression of the cultural history of West Michigan. The mural was commissioned of Ed Wong-Ligda, head of Design Department for Kendall College of Art & Design, in December 1993, as the entrance to the 'Furniture City' exhibit which opened in the new Van Andel Museum Center in November of 1994.
A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the finding aid that is attached to the media section of this catalog entry.
1993 – 1994
Acrylic On Canvas, Pencil On Paper, Watercolor On Paper, Felt Tip Pen On Acetate
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Wong-Ligda, EdEd Wong-Ligda, an instructor in Design at Kendall College of Art and Design, was commissioned to paint an original allegorical mural as teh introduction to "The Furniture City" exhibition, which opened in the Van Andel Museum Center in November 1994. Wong-Ligda produced the conceptual watercolor ofor Museum approval in the Fall of 1993.
Ed Wong-Ligda did his undergraduate work in Advertising Design and Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He has a MFA in painting from the University of Tulsa. Among his clients as a designer/illustrator are Benjamin Cummings, Cheshire Books, Dell Publishing and Van Nostrand Reinhold. He is currently a figurative painter and muralist with work in many private and public collections including the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Appalachian State University, the State of Oregon and the State of Missouri. He is the coordinator of Illustration at GVSU.