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Hello and Welcome to Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s blog!


Here you will find a variety of posts about the different people involved with the gallery, articles about art related topics, and more. Thank you for visiting!

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For Artists: How To Be Successful When Working With An Art Gallery

One of the most important aspects of art galleries is reaching out to and working with artists. Here we provide some helpful tips and tricks for artists to be successful when answering calls, submitting their artwork for review, and more……………………………..read more



ARTpath 2018: Art for ALL


Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center believes in bringing our community together and interacting with art as an integral part of our lives. Public art within a community can be a driver for inspiration, engagement, and conversation……………………………..read more



Leadership Lansing


Leadership Lansing brought together key institutions, industry sectors and business leaders that are, in many ways, the fabric of the Greater Lansing region. Thanks to the scholarship from Resch Strategies, Leadership Lansing enabled Executive Director Barb Whitney to make authentic and inspired connections with other leaders in our community…………………………….read more



Arts Advocacy: Why it Matters


Advocacy is typically defined as public support for, or recommendation of, a particular cause or policy. It can be as small and simple as a bumper sticker supporting an artist or local arts organization, and can grow as large as a public rally. Regardless of size and involvement, advocacy can make an impact…………………………….read more



A Public Art Community


The presence of public art within a community can be powerful, inspirational, and influential. For the art community, public art can represent a way to get everyone involved with art and to make art a part of everyday life. Since 2010, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has annually offered free public art exhibitions by Michigan artists……………………………read more



The Impact of Legacies


William Davis was Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s first major legacy donor. Upon his untimely passing in 2008, the Gallery received a generous contribution through a pre-coordinated legacy donation. Bill was a bobbin lace artist, and was a dear friend to the gallery for many years………………………………………….. read more



Event Highlight: 2017 Holiday Reception


The holiday season is rapidly approaching and what better way to get in the holiday spirit than attending our opening celebration? On November 10th from 5-8 pm the gallery will be hosting our annual reception for the Holiday Exhibition…………………………………………… read more



Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Henslee


Connie Henslee’s long and ongoing history with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center began many years ago she first entered the gallery as a prospective customer and art-lover. In her previous professional role she found that the gallery offered her the relaxing atmosphere she needed after a stressful day………………………………………….. read more



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Demystifying Contemporary Art
You Decide


Technically speaking, contemporary art is the art of the present day, made by artists who are still alive. However, this explanation doesn’t get us any closer to figuring out what contemporary art really is. When compared to art of the Renaissance, or even late 19th century Modern art, contemporary art can be …………………………………………. read more


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Everything Has A Life
Selma Hollander: A Celebration of Art and Life


Selma Hollander was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. She relocated to Michigan in 1958 alongside her husband Stanley, a professor and researcher for MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business, and has remained a local Okemos resident ever since. His profession often took them to new places…………………………………………. read more


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Partnering For Art
Bloom Coffee Roasters


Bloom Coffee Roasters started in April of 2014 as a small micro-roastery. In the beginning, they focused mainly on roasting coffee beans for wholesale and retail customers in the Lansing area. In July of 2016 they decided to open a café in Old Town in order to further serve the public. In the café you can find an extensive menu …………………………………………. read more


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All About Galleries
What Does The Red Dot Mean?


There’s something unique about an art gallery. It’s not an academy, and it’s not a museum, but it still provides a welcoming, open, accessible, public place for people to view, enjoy, buy, and learn about art. At Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, we aim to provide public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts …………………………………………. read more


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Intern Profile
Hannah Avdoulos


Hannah Avdoulos is currently a senior at Michigan State University studying Arts and Humanities and Arts and Cultural Management. This is her second semester as an intern with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. In the fall, she worked as an arts administration intern for executive director Barb Whitney. This spring she is working as……………………………………….. read more


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Artists Up Close
Kimberly Lavon of Kimberly Lavon INK


Kimberly is a local Lansing, fine-arts printmaker whose art acts as a powerful voice against social injustice and discrimination. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lavon’s prints can be purchased in Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center’s Gallery Shop year round. She has a long history………………………………………. read more