2021: A Ripple Effect of Positivity

Reflections on innovationAs our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center plans for 2021 and beyond, I’m reflecting on milestones and looking to the horizon for next steps. This year marks my seventh as executive director and twenty-third in the arts sector. I recognize 2020’s unprecedented upheaval, which yielded extraordinary innovation. Despite tragedy, adversity,…

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Turning a Pivot Into a Pirouette

I’m reflecting on our positive progress – feats our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has accomplished despite the global pandemic, economic crisis, and ongoing struggles against racial inequity. As we have passed more than six months since the state’s declaration of emergency, I’m proud of our work to-date and excited about what’s…

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Courageous Efforts and New Challenges During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has faced unprecedented circumstances. As a leader, I’ve had to make tough choices about timing, safety, and how to communicate about the global crisis. I’m truly grateful that is not my responsibility alone – our Board President Keith Rouse is a brilliant and gracious partner. In…

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A Vision for Hope – Addressing Vandalism

ARTpath: A Community Partnership ARTpath is a partnership between Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and the City of Lansing’s Parks and Recreation Department in its third year. Annually, we activate spaces for Michigan artists along 3.5 miles of the Lansing River Trail during the months of June, July, and August. ARTpath 2020 required months…

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Facing Adversity Together

Navigating Highs and Lows Since the pandemic struck, time seems irregular. One day becomes weeks, or a heartbeat feels like a day. We are experiencing exceptional highs and lows in the span of one day, grieving and celebrating, in turn. I’m grateful that together, with our stakeholders for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, our…

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Artful Opportunities Online

To our arts champions: you make the pandemic more bearable. You provide inspiration in this time of uncertainty, and a sense of community while we are enclosed in our homes. Our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is grateful to you! Despite continued closure based on governmental mandates, we’re announcing new artful opportunities…

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Supporting One Another in this Unprecedented Time

We’re grateful for you. Thank you to those who have held a membership over the past year with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and for helping to provide public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists with your support. Despite our world’s changing landscape, we can count…

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We’re Here for You as Stay Home, Stay Safe Continues

Stay Home, Stay Safe Continues. On Thursday, April 9, Governor Whitmer extended Michigan’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order. Although this will mean Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will be closed, we will reopen at a later date to be determined, based on the changing recommendations from the government and with a priority of the…

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