Art

MICA Gallery photo
Courtesy photo / MICA Gallery

Art and community go hand in hand, and MICA Gallery in Old Town Lansing seeks to support community development with quality arts programming. Current State talks with MICA Program Director Katrina Daniels about the exhibit that’s at the gallery now.


Graham Beal photo
Courtesy photo / Broad Art Museum

Graham Beal ushered the Detroit Institute of Arts through that city’s bankruptcy. Now a visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor at MSU, Beal is helping the university search for a new director of the Broad Art Museum. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Beal about what lies ahead for the university’s landmark art museum.


Mosaics brighten up abandoned GM lot in Lansing

Nov 2, 2015
Lansing mosaic photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

An empty GM parking lot on West Saginaw is a little brighter now thanks to a new public art installation. The project was a collaboration between MSU students and youth who have been through the juvenile justice system. Current State's April Van Buren visits the site.


517ARTsearch app photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

A new app is making it easier to find interesting works of art in the Lansing area. Current State’s Scott Pohl has the story of the 517ARTsearch app.


Kerry Shadbolt photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

The Michigan Art Education Association has named the Michigan Art Teacher of the Year and she’s from right here in Mid-Michigan. Current State talks with Kerry Shadbolt of Williamston High School, who received the honor this weekend in Grand Rapids.


Video art image
Courtesy image / Marina Abramović Archives and LIMA, Amsterdam

We visit the Broad Art Museum for their next exhibit “Moving Time,” a video installation that will take up two floors of the museum and is one of the final exhibits conceived by founding director Michael Rush, who passed away earlier this year.


Woman with paintings
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Every summer, artists are invited to spend a couple of weeks in a cabin deep in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Barbara Hranilovich of Lansing, who participated in the Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence program this year, about how the trip influenced her work.

(SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing is reopening, with a boost from MSU.
Courtesy Photo / (SCENE) Metrospace

An East Lansing community space that closed last April has reopened under the operation of MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design. We speak with Jacquelynn Sullivan, director of galleries at MSU about the current exhibit at (SCENE) Metrospace, and about the changes it has undergone for the reopening.


Intersections photo
Courtesy photo / Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Fifteen-hundred works of art. One-hundred-sixty venues. ArtPrize is back in Grand Rapids starting Wednesday. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with ArtPrize Exhibitions Director Kevin Buist.


New art exhibit on local food appeals to all the senses

Sep 10, 2015
Curating Roots photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

Between urban gardens and a wealth of farmers markets throughout the city, Lansing has developed a robust local food movement. Now, the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art is exploring the city’s local food culture in a new exhibit that touches all of the senses.


Courtest Old Town ScrapFest

The Old Town ScrapFest returns this weekend. Artists will get creative with all sorts of unwanted scrap metal and plastic.

Courtesy Caitlin Doherty

A new curator has begun work at MSU’s Broad Art Museum.  Caitlin Doherty has deep roots in contemporary art, having worked around the world in places as varied as rural Ireland and Doha, Qatar. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Caitlin Doherty about her career, her plans, and the recent death of the Broad’s founding director, Michael Rush. She says the job of a curator is to be a bridge between the artist, their creations, their vision, and potential exhibitions.

Scott Pohl/WKAR

When a new movie comes out, one of the crucial marketing elements is the poster. The images, the words, even the fonts can be crucial to the studio’s hopes of getting moviegoers into the theatres. The MSU Museum currently has an exhibition of posters designed by Art Sims, a native Detroiter who has worked extensively with filmmaker Spike Lee on posters for his movies. Along with the posters, you can see books filled with Sims’ earliest visions for each of the projects, and how those ideas evolved into the final product.

“Damned” exhibition eyes new home in Hell (MI)

Feb 27, 2015
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You’ve probably seen the picture come across your Facebook or other social media at some point this winter. A sign that reads “Hell” with icicles hanging off the bottom. Don’t worry, it’s not a sign of the end times, it’s just pointing you in the direction of Hell, Michigan, a small community northwest of Ann Arbor. While Hell might be frozen over, it’s a hot commodity on the real estate market, and for the price of $999,666, you could own a piece of it. But, you’ll have to beat Anthony DVS to do it.

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The East Lansing Art Festival 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.

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