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Facing Adversity Together

By Barb Whitney | May 29, 2020

Navigating Highs and LowsIn times of tragedy and change, it is critical to both grieve and celebrate. Since the pandemic struck, time seems irregular: one day can stretch into weeks, or a heartbeat feels like a day. Somehow, we are also experiencing exceptional highs and lows in the span of one day, grieving and celebrating,…

An Artist’s Perspective: “An Institution That Has Enriched The City And Region For Over Fifty Years”

By Jane Reiter | May 19, 2020

I had been a patron of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center for several years before becoming an art instructor in 2011. After being downsized in 2010, I had more free time to pursue creative activities and I love teaching art and design. I enjoyed participating in spring break and summer art camps, sharing my…

Artful Opportunities Online

By Barb Whitney | April 30, 2020

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…

Supporting One Another in this Unprecedented Time

By Barb Whitney | April 23, 2020

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…

Stepping Stones: My Time at Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center

By Shayla Croteau | April 14, 2020

This May marks one full year since I graduated from Michigan State University. The majority of the past year has been centered around applying to graduate school, and at times theuncertainty of the future has been almost unbearable. One thing that has kept me grounded throughout the process is remembering how lost I felt beginning…

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

By Barb Whitney | April 10, 2020

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…

Our commitment to the arts

By Barb Whitney | April 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Fans, Together, we are unwavering in our commitment to the arts. Thank you for supporting our team’s efforts to share content online daily during our closure. In good news, we’re more dedicated than ever to relevant, authentic, engaging, and timely programs and communications.  Are you seeking bright spots during the global pandemic? Michigan artists are…

COVID-19: Updates, Next Steps, and Resources

By Barb Whitney | March 17, 2020

At Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, we believe that in challenging times like these the power of the arts is needed most of all. We are also proudly committed to the health and wellbeing of our visitors, artists, staff, students, and our community. Thank you to each and every one of you who has…

Donor Profile: Rich Sneary

By Robin Miner-Swartz | December 10, 2019

Rich Sneary purchased his first piece of art when he was 13 years old. His mother took him to an arts and crafts show in Somerset Center, Michigan, where he saw a display of paintings by a woman in her late 70s. “She painted because she enjoyed it, and she sold her pieces for extra…

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Carlson, Education Director

By Barb Whitney | December 9, 2019

Since 2017, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Education Director Michelle Carlson has worked to improve the Lansing community through access to the arts. Most recently, she initiated partnerships with both Impression 5 Science Center and the Peckham Art Alliance to offer accessible and sensory-friendly programming. Sensory-friendly programming limits the number of guests and reduces…