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Featured Donor: Norm Charles

By Robin Miner-Swartz | August 27, 2020

Norm Charles has been a fan of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center for decades. From its days sharing space with BoarsHead Theater a former car dealership to the newest incarnation just steps from the Capitol, Charles appreciates everything the organization brings to the greater Lansing community. “When I started supporting the gallery about…

Courageous Efforts and New Challenges During the Pandemic

By Barb Whitney | July 30, 2020

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…

An artist and advocate for greater Lansing’s creative community

By Robin Miner-Swartz | July 22, 2020

Brian Whitfield’s energetic, vibrant artwork displays influences of jazz and graphic design. As a Lansing native on the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center’s board of directors, he brings his perspective as a fine artist to the table, providing a voice for Michigan’s creative community. Whitfield graduated from Lansing Sexton High School and headed to…

A Vision for Hope – Addressing Vandalism

By Barb Whitney | July 8, 2020

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…

It Takes a Village

By Barbara Hranilovich | June 24, 2020

Exterior murals provide an opportunity to make a big statement that affects how a neighborhood feels. I’ve been lucky to have done several murals in local schools and health centers, as well as the one on the side of what is now Old Town General Store. This one needs some refreshing, so we’re gathering the…

“The Arts Resonate With Me Deeply”

By Robin Miner-Swartz | June 17, 2020

Throughout her life, Hari Kern’s ideas about giving have shifted. “I never thought of myself as a philanthropist until the past few years,” said Kern, who recently retired from her psychotherapy practice. “As a minister’s daughter, I spent a lot of time in church, and there was a big emphasis on giving back to others,…

Facing Adversity Together

By Barb Whitney | June 1, 2020

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…

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…