Art http://wkar.org en Director previews 51st EL Art Festival http://wkar.org/post/director-previews-51st-el-art-festival <p></p><p>The <a href="http://elartfest.com/" target="_blank">East Lansing Art Festival</a> returns this weekend for its 51st run. The two-day event in the city’s downtown core features more than 180 artists and musicians. For many long-time attendees, the East Lansing Art Festival signals the unofficial start of summer. Fri, 16 May 2014 15:57:35 +0000 Kevin Lavery 53787 at http://wkar.org Director previews 51st EL Art Festival Art fair gives voice to older foster children looking for homes http://wkar.org/post/art-fair-gives-voice-older-foster-children-looking-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan has just over 13,000 children in its foster care system. &nbsp;Most are living in &nbsp;licensed homes, but many live with relatives who are either licensed or unlicensed to provide care. &nbsp;Still others are in child caring institutions. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">May is National Foster Care Month and as part of that observance, one mid-Michigan agency is sponsoring an exhibition of artwork made by foster care children in search of adoption.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:07:38 +0000 Kevin Lavery 53105 at http://wkar.org Project explores self-esteem and beauty through selfies http://wkar.org/post/project-explores-self-esteem-and-beauty-through-selfies <div>Earlier this year, we spoke briefly with Donna Kaplowitz about the workshop “The Art of the Selfie: How Selfies Create Confidence.” The workshop encouraged young girls to explore their understanding of beauty and boost self esteem through selfies. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:56:16 +0000 Current State 52869 at http://wkar.org Project explores self-esteem and beauty through selfies Neighbors in Action: An update on Art for Charlie http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-update-art-charlie <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we have an update on <a href="http://www.artforcharlie.com/">Art for Charlie</a>, the East Lansing-based non-profit that works to improve hospice care for children and bereavement services for families who have lost a child. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:14:04 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52624 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: An update on Art for Charlie Local municipalities turn to public art for placemaking http://wkar.org/post/local-municipalities-turn-public-art-placemaking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live, work or just drive through Meridian Township, you’ve probably noticed the large metal sculpture in the roundabout at Marsh and Hamilton Roads. The work, entitled </span>“<a href="http://www.meridian.mi.us/index.asp?Type=B_PR&amp;SEC={B90B8271-F117-4434-9A87-8C3004D695C5}&amp;DE={2F5DA8DB-1857-4EA8-99BA-27B340FBA984}">Meridius</a><a href="http://www.meridian.mi.us/index.asp?Type=B_PR&amp;SEC={B90B8271-F117-4434-9A87-8C3004D695C5}&amp;DE={2F5DA8DB-1857-4EA8-99BA-27B340FBA984}" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Prime</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” is a 14-foot tall piece commemorating the Michigan Meridian, the north-south baseline by which the state was surveyed in the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. The sculpture is part of a plan to install public art that relays a community’s “sense of place.” &nbsp;The artwork is a project of the </span><a href="http://www.purelansing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Economic Area Partnership</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:10:06 +0000 Mark Bashore & Kevin Lavery 52625 at http://wkar.org Local municipalities turn to public art for placemaking Saginaw artist sketches his way to ESPN, Complex http://wkar.org/post/saginaw-artist-sketches-his-way-espn-complex <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-09f36cfd-5108-277b-a79d-bdd2aab9367d" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Artist <a href="http://www.smackillustrations.com">Sean Mack</a> said he’s been drawing since he was in diapers, and all that practice paid off. His work is now being featured in two popular publications: <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop">ESPN’s <em>TrueHoop</em> Blog</a> and <a href="http://www.complex.com/music/">Complex’s music site</a>. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:26:06 +0000 Emanuele Berry 52046 at http://wkar.org Saginaw artist sketches his way to ESPN, Complex MSU Museum looks at 'Turtles in Trouble' http://wkar.org/post/msu-museum-looks-turtles-trouble <p>A new exhibit at the <a href="http://museum.msu.edu/">MSU Museum</a> focuses on the plight of turtles around the world. <a href="http://museum.msu.edu/?q=node/1137">“Turtles in Trouble”</a> is meant to boost awareness of the impact humans have on turtles populations worldwide. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:42:59 +0000 Melissa Benmark 51633 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum looks at 'Turtles in Trouble' MSU comics forum celebrates breadth of artform http://wkar.org/post/msu-comics-forum-celebrates-breadth-artform <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-48be2bee-4f97-eef0-0f75-5b82eb03a4cb" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Comic lovers from across the state will converge in East Lansing &nbsp;this week for the annual <a href="http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu/">MSU Comics Forum</a>. This year’s event features an artist alleyway, panel discussions and keynote speaker </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="https://www.fantagraphics.com/artist-bios/artist-bio-stan-sakai.html">Stan Sakai</a>. </span> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:36:24 +0000 Current State 49623 at http://wkar.org MSU comics forum celebrates breadth of artform E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop http://wkar.org/post/emc-teaching-science-through-hip-hop-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:18:10 +0000 Emanuele Berry 48193 at http://wkar.org E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop Shooter captures hoops across America http://wkar.org/post/shooter-captures-hoops-across-america <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7045454545454546;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:19pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid--990c31f-8cda-baf4-b344-ee8c07af3740"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:50:07 +0000 Current State 47914 at http://wkar.org Shooter captures hoops across America 'Medora,' captures small town struggles through basketball http://wkar.org/post/medora-captures-small-town-struggles-through-basketball <p>http://youtu.be/jwhFL7oMbbY</p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-386ffba8-fa51-e011-35ad-7510e1622eb2" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Thursday evening, WKAR’s Community Cinema event will feature a preview of the film “<a href="http://medorafilm.com/">Medora</a>.” The documentary tells the story of a struggling Indiana basketball team.&nbsp; Emanuele Berry spoke with Davy Rothbart, one of the film's co-producers, and Dylan McSoley, a former </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Medora High School basketball player</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> who is featured in the film.</span> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:28:44 +0000 Current State 46689 at http://wkar.org Jackson museum explores American impressionism http://wkar.org/post/jackson-museum-explores-american-impressionism <p></p><p></p><p>Say “impressionist art” and you’re likely to think of the Europeans like Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne. But a number of American artists fit in that category, too. In Jackson, the <a href="http://www.ellasharp.org/exhibits-hurst.html">Ella Sharp Museum</a> has opened an exhibition called “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony”. It’s on loan from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:28:34 +0000 Current State 46457 at http://wkar.org Jackson museum explores American impressionism New Broad exhibit features work of Lansing-born visionary http://wkar.org/post/new-broad-exhibit-features-work-lansing-born-visionary <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">The next major exhibition at</span><a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> MSU’s Broad Art Museum </a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">features works by a Lansing-born architect. Born in 1940, Lebbeus Woods passed away last year. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:17:48 +0000 Current State 46123 at http://wkar.org New Broad exhibit features work of Lansing-born visionary Lansing artist captures MS in portraits http://wkar.org/post/lansing-artist-captures-ms-portraits <p></p><p></p><p>Three months ago, Jennifer Reida was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis or MS. She decided to learn more about her disease by creating art, starting the project “<a href="http://ayearofms.wordpress.com/">A year of MS</a>.” Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:03:55 +0000 Current State 45794 at http://wkar.org Lansing artist captures MS in portraits Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes http://wkar.org/post/artist-chris-jordan-captures-immensity-modern-woes <p></p><p></p><p>Tonight,&nbsp; the <a href="http://geo.msu.edu/">MSU Department of Geography</a> welcomes acclaimed artist and cultural activist <a href="http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/rtn/#unsinkable">Chris Jordan</a> to the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center. Jordan turns numbers into powerful art. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:39:59 +0000 Current State 45575 at http://wkar.org Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes Broad Art Museum celebrates first anniversary http://wkar.org/post/broad-art-museum-celebrates-first-anniversary <p>Michigan State University’s <a href="http://www.broadmuseum.msu.edu/">Broad Art Museum</a> is celebrating its first birthday with an event tonight called GLOBAL. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:14:46 +0000 Current State 44678 at http://wkar.org Broad Art Museum celebrates first anniversary Shadow puppetry evolves with 'Manual Cinema' http://wkar.org/post/shadow-puppetry-evolves-manual-cinema <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 21px;">http://youtu.be/laIu7Mtselc</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Shadow puppets on the radio? Now that’s something you don’t “hear” everyday, but here at </span><em style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Current State</em><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> we thought we'd give it a try. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:46:06 +0000 Current State 42501 at http://wkar.org Hope Gangloff's portraits featured in Broad Art Museum http://wkar.org/post/hope-gangloffs-portraits-featured-broad-art-museum <p><a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/">The Broad Art Museum</a> at Michigan State University will open four new <a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions">exhibitions</a> this month, with artist <a href="http://www.hopegangloff.com/drawings.html">Hope Gangloff</a> launching the first on Friday. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:26:54 +0000 Current State 41832 at http://wkar.org Hope Gangloff's portraits featured in Broad Art Museum The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music http://wkar.org/post/bard-owls-talk-new-album-and-folk-music <p></p><p>The loss of folk music in the face of popular music is happening worldwide, yet there are still young musicians who find their way into the genre. The East Lansing based band <a href="http://www.bardowls.com/">The Bard Owls</a> is composed mostly of college students and recent graduates. They play old time folk music, as well as original songs. We sat down with the group to discuss their upcoming album “No Tracks.”</p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:05:07 +0000 Current State 39546 at http://wkar.org The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music Sculptures in the Park returns to Lansing http://wkar.org/post/sculptures-park-returns-lansing <p></p><p></p><p>The summer public art installation “<a href="http://www.sculpturesinthepark.com/">Sculptures in the Park</a>” has returned to Lansing. Ten artists have installed pieces in Wentworth Park. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:54:59 +0000 Current State 36959 at http://wkar.org Sculptures in the Park returns to Lansing MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit http://wkar.org/post/msu-museum-invites-public-build-exhibit <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 13:54:18 +0000 Current State 36555 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit The 50th anniversary of the East Lansing Art Festival http://wkar.org/post/50th-anniversary-east-lansing-art-festival <p></p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:04:46 +0000 Current State 35957 at http://wkar.org The 50th anniversary of the East Lansing Art Festival Film documents sexual assault in the military http://wkar.org/post/film-documents-sexual-assault-military <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. military is facing a crisis of conscience. This week, the Pentagon released an <a href="http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports">annual report</a> indicating the rate of rape and sexual assault by and against service members has risen significantly in the past year. &nbsp;Adding to the scandal is the arrest of the Air Force officer who previously led that branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit -- who himself was charged with sexual assault. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 17:18:15 +0000 Current State 35630 at http://wkar.org Film documents sexual assault in the military Researchers defend the value of art and PE in school http://wkar.org/post/researchers-defend-value-art-and-pe-school <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently, the Lansing school district announced that it will cut as many as 87 teachers in an effort to address the district’s budget deficit. Many of the teachers expected to be laid off are certified to teach art, music and physical education to elementary school students. The district says it's not eliminating its arts and physical education programs, but “redesigning” them, using existing teachers and outside programming as&nbsp; a substitute.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 18:29:04 +0000 Current State 35218 at http://wkar.org Researchers defend the value of art and PE in school Notable local architecture subject of ‘East Lansing Modern’ http://wkar.org/post/notable-local-architecture-subject-east-lansing-modern <p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:30:22 +0000 Current State 35069 at http://wkar.org Notable local architecture subject of ‘East Lansing Modern’ Summer movie preview: Superheroes and sequels http://wkar.org/post/summer-movie-preview-superheroes-and-sequels <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:37:16 +0000 Emanuele Berry 35079 at http://wkar.org China looks to U.S. for cultural scholarship http://wkar.org/post/china-looks-us-cultural-scholarship <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">China’s economic and political growth has been well documented.&nbsp; However, limited attention has been paid to how rapid development has dramatically impacted the nation's cultural life. Organizations in both China and the U.S. are working together to preserve and share China's "intangible" heritage and build cultural ties.</span></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:05:08 +0000 Current State 35015 at http://wkar.org China looks to U.S. for cultural scholarship Film 'Chasing Ice' documents the melting of polar ice cap http://wkar.org/post/film-chasing-ice-documents-melting-polar-ice-cap <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, MSU <a href="http://www.geo.msu.edu/">Department of Geography</a> will host filmmaker <a href="http://www.chasingice.com/bio/jeff-orlowski/">Jeff Orlowski</a> for a screening of his documentary “Chasing Ice.” The movie documents the work of <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/">National Geographic</a> photographer <a href="http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-james-balog/">James Balog</a>. Through both film and time-lapse photography, Balog&nbsp; chronicled the melting of glacial ice.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>’s Scott Pohl speaks with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeff&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orlowski, the director of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Chasing Ice."</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Current State 34655 at http://wkar.org Film 'Chasing Ice' documents the melting of polar ice cap Latin IS America Festival features local steel drum bands http://wkar.org/post/latin-america-festival-features-local-steel-drum-bands <p></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:02:31 +0000 Current State 34302 at http://wkar.org Latin IS America Festival features local steel drum bands Acclaimed documentary goes inside America's broken healthcare system http://wkar.org/post/acclaimed-documentary-goes-inside-americas-broken-healthcare-system <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he documentary <a href="http://www.whatruwaitingfor.com/">“The Waiting Room”</a> takes viewers inside a public hospital in Oakland, California. The powerful film captures the struggles of both health care workers and patients in a system that is broken and stretched to its limits. It also shows how public hospitals can become more than just places to receive medical care.</span></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:53:10 +0000 Current State 33934 at http://wkar.org Acclaimed documentary goes inside America's broken healthcare system