Welcome Michelle, Acting Executive Director

I am honored to serve as the Acting Executive Director for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, and I thank the Board of Directors for supporting my appointment. Serving as Education Director for over four years has positioned me well to assume this new leadership role. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. My husband John…

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Leadership Transition – Exciting News! 

I have great news! I have accepted a new role to serve as Associate Director of Development, Cultural Arts for Michigan State University. In this new position, I’ll be supporting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum.  A place in my heart has been filled by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center…

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My Thoughts on Art in Lansing

Janie Schnieder

When I left my home of 40 years in the Lansing area, I moved into a much smaller home in Petoskey. I was concerned that I would not have adequate room to display all my art, collected over many years. Some of it was rather large and my wall space was rather small in this…

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Welcome Back

February 1, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center reopened at the Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing with a ceremonious ribbon cutting. We feel like we are “home”. Our team is thrilled to welcome you to 300 S. Washington Square, Suite 100, (517) 574-4521. We hope you’ll enjoy our new above-ground location, natural light, and nearby…

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We’re Moving!

Announcing New Plans!I am thrilled to share that we’ll be moving to the Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing. This special opportunity is for at least one year, thanks to the generosity of the George F. Eyde Family, LLC. This architectural landmark features many desired attributes, including an above-ground location, natural light, and nearby parking. Our…

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“Poetry is not a Luxury” – Audre Lorde

I wrote the first poem I remember sharing with anyone when I was about 10 years old. It was a poem I gave to my father after both of his parents died not too long after one another. It used end rhyme, not an unusual place for a young poet to start given how most…

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Art Ability Bags and Access

Art Has No Barriers Art Ability Bags is Celebrating 1 year! I am excited to share that Art Has No Barriers Art Ability Bags is celebrating 1 year of accessible art making.  I am thankful that I have been a part of the development and coordination of this incredible collaborative project through my work as…

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Fiscal Year 2020-2021: Reflections

When I stop and reflect on the prior fiscal year I can’t help but feel an enormous amount of pride in the effort and dedication of our team here at the Gallery. Our amazingly talented and committed staff have persevered under especially trying conditions and yet have steadfastly continued to support the enduring mission of…

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