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Barb Whitney
Executive Director

Barb Whitney serves as the Executive Director of Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, where she is responsible for strategic leadership, management, fund development, and public relations. Barb’s work is driven by a belief in the arts as a vehicle to change lives.....…. read more

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Katrina M. Daniels
Exhibitions and Gallery Sales Director

Katrina’s experience includes over ten years in the arts field with particular expertise in gallery settings and community engagement. Katrina holds degrees in Art History and Visual Culture with a minor in Museum Studies, as well as Interior Design. Katrina coordinates an except…. read more

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Michelle Carlson 
Education Director

Throughout her professional career, Michelle has worked to improve communities, find the inspiration in every day, and to cultivate appreciation for the arts. She has implemented a wide variety of arts programs and holds a Masters of Public Administration............ read more 

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Carmen Carlton
Bookkeeper

Carmen facilitates the preservation and presentation of financial records and reports for the Gallery. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, she is an invaluable asset to the team. An avid cyclist, Carmen crossed the Mackinac Bridge twice with the DALMAC.

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Hailey Lamb
Communications & Programs Assistant

Hailey graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. Hailey has extensive retail and visual art experience and is passionate about accessibility in the arts. She plans to continue her studies in Art Therapy to encourage healing and growth for all.

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Val Ackerman
Gallery Associate

Val earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Since graduating she has relocated to Lansing and her background in graphic design and art studio lead her to the Gallery where she has a new community to share her passion for the arts with.

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Kyle Richard
Administrative Assistant

Kyle is a visual artist and former educator. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in Education. Kyle is passionate about the environment and is involved with the Citizen's Climate Lobby, advocating for legislation to combat the effects of climate change. Most recently, Kyle founded Wayward, an interactive sci-fi visual arts experience.

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Zane Kemper
Exhibitions and Gallery Assistant

Zane earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University with a degree in Arts & Humanities with minors in Art History and Museum Studies. In addition to his role at the gallery, Zane works as an exhibition producer at the MSU Broad Art Museum. A former Lansing Art Gallery intern and former Communication Coordinator for our 2018 public art project, ARTpath.