Staff

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 and build community………………………………. read more


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 exceptional selection of contemporary exhibitions and artwor…. read more


Michelle Carlson
Education Director


Michelle’s experience involves over ten years in the arts community in the greater Lansing area, including her current role simultaneously serving as the Executive Director for the East Lansing Art Festival. Michelle is inspired to improve communities and to cultivate appreciation for the arts…………………………………….. read more


Carmen Carlton
Bookkeeper


Carmen joined the staff at Lansing Art Gallery in 2008 as Bookkeeper. Carmen facilitates the preservation and presentation of financial records and reports. 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.


Quinn Jiles
AmeriCorps VISTA, Community & Capacity Building Coordinator


Quinn has already helped make great changes in her temporary role through Americorps VISTA, which is dedicated to capacity building for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. As an artist, arts administrator, and educator, Quinn’s experience includes galleries and arts instruction…read more




Hailey Lamb
Gallery Associate


Hailey is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. Hailey has extensive retail and visual art experience, including her recent exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for ArtPrize 2016. 




Val McLennan
Gallery Associate


Val earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Art Studio from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Since graduating in 2016 she has relocated to Lansing, Michigan. Her background in graphic design and art studio lead her to Lansing Art Gallery where she has found a new community to share with her passion for the arts.



Zane Kemper
ARTpath Communications Coordinator


A 2018 New Leader supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Zane’s temporary role includes assisting with the development of our 2018 public art project, ARTpath…………….. read more


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