February 2012 Show

Come out to the MICA Gallery for February’s show, featuring Okemos artists June Bang, Joo Yi & Jennifer Kang! The show opens First Sunday, February 5, with the artists’ reception noon to 4 pm that day. The show will remain open through February 29, 2012.

June Bang shares work including her “Victim Series,” which is inspired by her thoughts on the wars of the last decade. She notes that “Often times, creating an image is easier than making a sentence.” The other works are based on personal experiences and old journals.

Jooyeon Yi is excited by compositions of colors and shapes. Her work is shared at Lansing Community College.

Jennifer Kang (also known as Yoon Ju) is a young, blooming artist in Michigan. Jennifer first began showing interest in art through photography, then developed interest in graphite, charcoal, clay and now, oil paint. A program at the Rhode Island School of Design last summer convinced her to pursue art as a profession. Her inspirations include Eveline Tarunadjaja, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt, Nirrimi Hakanson, and Wayne Thiebaud.

Download the February 2012 poster here.

Burning Desires: An Afternoon of Love Poetry

February 12, 2012, 12-3pm

MICA Gallery celebrates Valentine’s Day with this performance, featuring emcee d’amour Samuel Mills, puppeteer Fred Engelgau, and poets Etta Abrahams, Kate Butler, Elaina Earl, Carol Jo Kanners, Robert Rentschler, Ruelaine Stokes, Leonora Smith, Brian Gilmore,┬áNick Tijerina and more!

Doors open at noon and words start at 1:00pm. Admission is $10.

Download the poster (PDF) here.

Bringing together some of the best poets and performance artists in mid-Michigan since 1992, Burning Desires delivers hot words, music and performance to the stage each Valentine’s Day weekend.

Selected poet bios

Nick Tijerina is a well known poet at the Creole Gallery Old Town Poetry Association gigs, where his anti-intellectual, earthy humor is much appreciated. He was born eighth of ten children in a migrant crop worker family that turned “factory rat.” With two marriages and three children under his belt, he is currently celebrating 12 years of happy divorcedness. He has been a member of Lansing Poetry Club off and on since 2008.

Elaina Earl is a high school senior, musician and literature lover from DeWitt. She lives on a small non-working farm with her mother and three siblings.

Photos from a past Burning Desires event

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ACGL Out-of-County Marketing Panel

Wednesday, February 8, 4-5 pm

Just what does it mean to market to “out-of-county” visitors, and why would it matter to you and your organization?

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing presents this FREE and informative panel presentation by local industry professionals, including Kent Love of Michigan State University, Lori Lanspeary of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, and local marketing maven Joni Rainbolt, as they offer information and examples of how to attract out-of-county visitors to your business, event, venue or festival!

RSVP by emailing Katie Robiadek, Program Manager, at katie@lansingarts.org.