Artist Talks: Bringing Community and Artists Together

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center presents Artist Talks. Artist Talks provide an opportunity for the community and gallery members to learn more about exhibiting artists and their work.

ArtPath Artist Talks

Join us in hearing from ArtPath artists as they tell us about their lives and ArtPath installations. ArtPath Artist Talks 2022 take place on scheduled Thursdays at 6pm at sites along the Lansing River Trail.

  • June 16, 2022 at 6pm
    Doug DeLind, Site 8, Cat Bench
  • June 30, 2022 at 6pm
    Nevin Speerbrecker, Site 4, Lansing the Hidden Garden
  • July 7, 2022 at 6pm
    Hannah Tamiko Mackey, Site 6, In Memory Of A Pond
  • July 28, 2022 at 6pm
    Joan Bambery, Site 15, Fish Fighters Lansing
  • August 25, 2022 at 6pm
    Kelly A. O'Neill, Site 1, Mondrian Windows

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Brown Bag Lunch Series

These virtual lunch time breaks offer participants the opportunity to learn more about current exhibiting artists and be able to ask questions.

Upcoming Artist Talks

Registration is required - Click to Register Here

Jenny Shu

Thursday, June 23, Noon

Jenny Schu

Jenny is a local artist residing in Lansing, who is originally from Fenton, MI. She obtained her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in 2004, concentrating in Fibers. Jenny is most known for her beadwork and large woven works which have been in numerous galleries and exhibits. Jenny’s signature artwork features dramatic beadwork designs, robust color pallets, and beauty found in nature. Jenny strives to produce unique jewelry pieces that are not only inspiring but are functional for everyday use. Jenny has exhibited nationally with Handweavers Guild of America’s Exhibits and Conference; she has been awarded grants and received several awards from exhibits over the years.  In 2013 Jenny accepted Best in Show and People’s Choice Awards at MLH Conference for her piece “She Can’t See the Forest through the Trees.”  In 2014 she had the honor of attending two artist residencies including being the Artist in Residence at the Porcupine Mountains. Jenny gives programs and workshops through various Fiber Guilds and teaches bead weaving to interested students.

Past Brown Bag Lunch Artist Talks

Click on the artists' name to view the talk.

Laurén Brady

Thursday, May 26, Noon

Laurén Brady

Laurén Brady is a visual artist and educator living in Charlotte, Michigan. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University and a BS in Studio Art from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her paintings explore landscape, memory, and responding to current environments through expressive mark-making and bold use of color. Her work has been included in several solo, small group, and national juried exhibitions including Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, Eastend Studio and Gallery in Marshall, Michigan, The Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center at Hastings College, to name a few. Laurén has been awarded artist residencies with Golden Apple Studios, The Sable Project, and La Macina di San Cresci. Her work has been featured in CandyFloss Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine Volume 44, and she is a member of All She Makes, a curated directory for women creatives worldwide. Laurén teaches in the Foundations Area at Michigan State University.
Ai Yamoto

Thursday, April 28, Noon

Ai Yamamoto

Christine Beals

Thursday, March 24, Noon

Christine Beals

Christine Beals is a local artist who utilizes geometric designs, quilt patterns, and the beauty of nature as inspiration for her work. She meticulously maps out on a wooden board, carefully paints and embellishes it, and finally varnishes it to give it a protective coating. The finished product is very similar to examples of folk art, in that it features bold, clean lines and vibrant colors.

Ruth Egnater

Thursday, February 24 - Ruth Egnater

Ruth has experimented with many mediums including pottery, oil painting, watercolor, life drawing, jewelry making, basket weaving and loom weaving. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and formal training in fine arts while working and raising her two daughters. Since retiring from 35 years of nursing, Ruth has been creating art full time. Currently working as a full-time printmaker.

Image of the artist Jane Reiter

Thursday, January 27  - Jane Reiter

Jane is an artist, teacher and librarian residing in Lansing, Michigan, since 2000. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on weaving and textile design.  As a mixed media collage artist, Jane enjoys combining various materials, text, fabric, paper, and fiber.  She uses stitching, drawing and painting along with color, texture, and pattern to create vibrant, lively works.  As a teaching artist, she loves to impart a spirit of play, discovery and experimentation in students.  As a librarian, Jane often reuses books and incorporates words into her art.

Past Brown Bag Lunch Series Artist Talks

Mark Chatterly
Lad Hanka
Aj Prajzner
Tom Tomasek and Sally Rose
Art Scholarship Alert Award Winners
Luzhen Qiu and Cathy Jacobs

Tom Tomasek Artist Talk
Artist Talk with Waleed
Artist Talk with KW Bell
Artist Talk with Nancy DeJoy

Past Exhibition Video Highlights

Markers of Time  l  Mark Chatterley

2021Art Scholarship Alert High School Exhibition

Dreamscapes  |  Luzhen Qiu & Cathy Jacobs

Symbiosis and Interspecies Collaborations  |  Lad Hanka