Art

Jackson museum explores American impressionism

Dec 10, 2013
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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 Ella Sharp Museum has opened an exhibition called “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony”. It’s on loan from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania.

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The next major exhibition at MSU’s Broad Art Museum features works by a Lansing-born architect. Born in 1940, Lebbeus Woods passed away last year.

Lansing artist captures MS in portraits

Nov 25, 2013
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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 year of MS.”

Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes

Nov 20, 2013
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Tonight,  the MSU Department of Geography welcomes acclaimed artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan to the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center. Jordan turns numbers into powerful art.

Broad Art Museum celebrates first anniversary

Nov 1, 2013
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Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is celebrating its first birthday with an event tonight called GLOBAL.

Shadow puppetry evolves with 'Manual Cinema'

Sep 18, 2013

Shadow puppets on the radio? Now that’s something you don’t “hear” everyday, but here at Current State we thought we'd give it a try.

Hope Gangloff

The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will open four new exhibitions this month, with artist Hope Gangloff launching the first on Friday.

The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music

Jul 22, 2013
Emanuele Berry

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 The Bard Owls 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.”

 

 

Sculptures in the Park returns to Lansing

Jun 4, 2013
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The summer public art installation “Sculptures in the Park” has returned to Lansing. Ten artists have installed pieces in Wentworth Park.

MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit

May 28, 2013
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  The MSU Museum used social media to help build its new exhibit VOICE. The exhibit focuses on the words sing, roar, cry, whisper, persuade, and converse.

 

Each word has its own display filled with items and selected by the public. WKAR's Emanuele Berry stopped by VOICE to speak with MSU Museum Education Specialist and Assistant Curator of Folk Arts, Mary Worral. 

 

The 50th anniversary of the East Lansing Art Festival

May 16, 2013
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The 50th annual East Lansing Art Festival kicks off this weekend from Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19. Event organizer Corinn Van Wyck joined Current State to discuss all the festival has to offer, and what the 50th anniversary means to the city.

Film documents sexual assault in the military

May 10, 2013
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The U.S. military is facing a crisis of conscience. This week, the Pentagon released an annual report indicating the rate of rape and sexual assault by and against service members has risen significantly in the past year.  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.  

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  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  a substitute.

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Michigan State University Art and Art History professor Susan Bandes has run a student project this year examining notable architecture in East Lansing. The focus has been on homes and businesses built between 1940 and 1970.

Summer movie preview: Superheroes and sequels

Apr 30, 2013

 

 The summer movie season is upon us. Soon we will be inspired by the feats of cinematic superheroes, and clutching our seats in fear as we watch the world’s demise. Entertainment reporter and film critic for MLive.com and The Grand Rapids Press, John Serba, helps Current State's Emanuele Berry sort through the many films of summer.

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