Hope has a B. S. in Horticulture, with an emphasis in landscape design, from Michigan State University. She has volunteered at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center since February 2018. When she started she was looking for a distinct way to serve the Lansing community. Her talents and loves include assisting people, organizing, working with beautiful things, and learning in order to share. She also loves gardening.
Sue is an active champion for the arts in Lansing, an avid art collector, and an enthusiastic supporter of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. Sue began volunteering weekly upon her retirement from the State of Michigan in 2010. Sue’s extensive involvement in the arts includes acting as co-chair for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s fundraiser with her husband and serving as a member of the board of directors for multiple arts agencies including her current service at the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
A long-time supporter of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Connie Henslee fondly remembers the purchase of her first painting at the gallery in approximately the year 2000. Connie began volunteering weekly in 2009 and is a great asset to the team, in part, due to her love of all things art. An accomplished fiber artist herself, Connie considers the creative process an adventure and hopes her work brings joy to the wearer or observer. Her recent endeavors include knitting for trees across the state of Michigan.
Patricia is a long time supporter of the arts and enjoys visiting museums, cultural attractions and attending the theatre and symphony. Patricia is a collector and has work from several Michigan artists in her home. She began volunteering for the Gallery in 2017 and particularly enjoys supporting special events such as artist receptions.
Jane is an artist and librarian, locating in Lansing in 2000. As an artist, Jane works with paper and fabric in mixed media collage. She appreciates the Gallery's commitment to supporting regional artists, providing interesting exhibits, and engaging the community in visual art. See more at retreadart.com