A New Creative Path

As an artist, I enjoy creative challenges. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to submit an ArtPath proposal when the time came. I feel I tend to do great work when I force myself out of my comfort zone, creatively.  With ArtPath, I attempted something new to me as an artist: an outdoor…

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Why I Volunteer at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

I was introduced to art by my daughter Katrina Daniels*. She has a way of explaining art without ever sounding condescending. I enjoy volunteering because of the people I meet and the beautiful art. It’s exciting to see new exhibits every other month, as you never know what the medium will be. It could be…

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July Update: Reopening and Reinvigorated

We’re reopening and reinvigorated!Your support and feedback helped navigate seismic change over the past sixteen months, and our team is ready for next steps! I’m thrilled to announce FREE and publicly open hours with no advance appointments needed:Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 AM – 3 PM. For Your Visit to Lansing Art Gallery & Education…

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ArtPath: Perspectives from Our Community

In the fourth year of ArtPath: Public Art on the Lansing River Trail, I have taken time to reflect on how this program has grown and changed. My perspective is informed in part by the essay below written by Kalabrya Gondrezick. I am most proud of how the community has responded to this program. The…

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2021: Building Momentum and Fulfilling our Mission

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Recognizing our HistoryOur history is an important part of our future. This spring Intern Ian Hawthorne spent time researching our archives under the direction of Operations Manager Kyle Richard, seeking historical images to share with you here! 2021: Building Momentum and Fulfilling our MissionWe’re celebrating INCREASED access to the arts!…

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Celebrating Milestones

May 1, 2021 Michigan’s Vacc to Normal and Creative Sector Metrics On April 29, Governor Whitmer announced MI Vacc to Normal metrics here, which include milestones for reinstating in-person work, increasing indoor capacity limits, and more. As part of the arts and culture sector, we proudly represent 4.3% of the US GDP (greater than that…

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2021: Updates for April

Intentional VulnerabilityAt the start of 2021 I vowed to be more vulnerable. I recently faced serious illness and have been humbled by personal and professional limitations. My closest circle helped me heal with offerings of food, flowers, and eventually laughter. As I slowly begin to recover, I am profoundly grateful for our community’s patience, kindness,…

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