The Finer Things of Indiana

The Finer Things of Indiana

Touring Ball State and Storming the Indy Art Museum 


L to R: Jake, Blade, Taylor, and Dres

The Newfields Museum of Art became the latest KITE Trip conquered when the Kinwell crew tackled it Wednesday. Jake, Blade, and Taylor are all artistically gifted, so they were pretty ecstatic walking through each level of the museum, four in all! A security guard even had to ask them multiple times not to run, which, depending on how you look at it, could be seen as a bad or a good thing. We choose good, because it was a great thing seeing these students pumped up about seeing art of all kinds!


We saw art history through the Western Civilization, from beautiful Baroque landscapes to Realism of the 1800s, to historic artifacts from the Mayans, to ancient ceremonial masks of African tribes. Jake's favorite was the massive and detailed painting of Washington Street in downtown Indy. Taylor and Jake both loved the contemporary pieces that brought in lots of color, expression, and abstract ideas.


It's hard for Blade to not be rocking out

Oftentimes our students haven't had access to the same creative outlets or opportunities that other students may get. Seeing their wheels spin and asking questions about history and art shows that all they need is a chance to see what they can come up with. Art is a great way for many students to engage their brains in a way they don't always get to, and recognize that they have something in them that one day could help their work end up in a museum one day.


We Fly! 

Many of our students have college aspirations but don't know what's available to them. Rickey, Jaerden, Elijah, Janee, and Jasmine visited Ball State for an official visit and got to learn about their different academic interests.


Rickey - graphic design

Jaerden - music production

Elijah - computer science

Janee - social work

Jasmine - business


It was 20 degrees and windy but well worth the experience to get a taste of college!


Student Spotlight


Janee McCain


Janee is always smiling and working hard.  She's earned 7 credits already, which puts her at the top of her class.  Janee has overcome a lot of adversity in her life and continues to thrive.  She is kind, wise, and strong.  Janee embodies the family culture we strive for at Kinwell.  As a junior in her second year with us, she's well on her way to graduating in 2019.


Favorite restaurantOutback Steakhouse.  I'm getting that Blooming onion with Blooming Onion burger and steak fries with bacon, with ranch on the side.  Oh my just wanna take that ranch home!

Favorite website for shopping: was just on it...sorry Roger.  I can't help it, when I get bored, I just want to shop.

What store would you bring to Marion:  Five and Below.  You get a lot of stuff that you would not think is five dollars.  They have speakers, make-up, snacks and even stuff for your house.

What do you plan on doing when you graduate: I want to go to college at either Ball State or ISU.  I was on the Ball State visit and loved the campus and the food!  I would love to do counseling or management consultant.  




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