News & Updates

A New Creative Path

By Daniel Hogan | July 21, 2021

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…

Why I Volunteer at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

By Pat Daniels | July 7, 2021

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…

July Update: Reopening and Reinvigorated

By Barb Whitney | June 30, 2021

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…

ArtPath: Perspectives from Our Community

By Kalabrya Gondrezick | June 16, 2021

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…

Take the dis- ABILITY Out of it, and Put the ART into it

By Jennifer Lamphere | June 16, 2021

Hello, my name is Jennifer Lamphere and I am one of your local artists who also happens to be disabled. I hate that term disabled because it sounds like you’re saying you are not able to do anything, but I am capable of a lot of things including art-making and creativity. I used to put…

2021: Building Momentum and Fulfilling our Mission

By Barb Whitney | May 26, 2021

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!…

History in the Making: Creating the Lansing Art Gallery’s Digital Archive

By Ian Hawthorne | May 26, 2021

As an intern at Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center I’ve been immersed in efforts toward a digital archive to preserve and share the Gallery’s history through online global access. The charge: to sort, select, and digitize historical photographs. These preserved images will be accessible for anyone who wishes on our website. The digital archive…

Celebrating Milestones

By Barb Whitney | April 30, 2021

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…

2021: Updates for April

By Barb Whitney | March 26, 2021

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,…

A Renaissance in the Making: Arts Advocacy in a Reopened World

By Ian Hawthorne | March 26, 2021

In the beginning of 2021 this nation ushered in a new administration, new hope for this pandemic, and began to see the light of a new dawn ahead. The Coronavirus has forced changes across the board, some here to stay and some we never thought we would hope to go away. Still, in the wake…