Burning Desires: Sunday, February 9, 12-3pm

2014 Burning Desires Poster_v2Overcome the chill of winter with hot poetry this Valentine’s weekend!  

Burning Desires brings steamy love poetry to the stage on February 9 at MICA Gallery.

Doors open at 12:00 pm and words begin at 12:30 pm.

Performers include:

·      Sam Mills, emcee d’amour

·      Dennis North, poet and historian of the Lansing Poetry Club

·      Ruelaine Stokes, poet, photographer, teacher, and coordinator of the Old Town Poetry Series

·      Dan Matson, painter, poet, author of “The Art Of Art: Art Is Its Own Language

·      David Rumour, poet and returning Burning Desires performer

·      Faith L. DeMyers, poet, author of “When the Ink Bleeds” and Fine Arts Student

·      Cathy Amboy, poet, essayist, writer and educator

·      Leonora Smith, poet, author of “Spatial Relations” and educator at Michigan State University

·      Jessyca Mathews, poet, author of “Simply” and 2012 MANA Passion for Poetry Contest Winner

NEXT, a month of art, music, and poetry! February 1-23, 2014

Henry Brimmer

During the month of February, Henry Brimmer, professor in the Department of Advertising + Public Relations at MSU, is spearheading a series of events in the MICA Gallery intended to showcase and attract a younger constituency to the area, with the help of many dedicated creative folks.

“We’d like to turn Old Town upside down.. make it New Town, change the demographics a bit…” said Brimmer, “I’m acting as a facilitator, but will be getting out of the way for the younger creatives to determine the direction in which they want to take NEXT to the NEXT NEXT…”

The paintings of Michael Brimmer will be on exhibit. Yes, Michael is Henry Brimmer’s son. The original idea was to have an exhibit of Michael’s work as a high school graduation party… as these things often go, the idea morphed into something larger.

NEXT will open on February 1st at noon for you to peruse the paintings. The band Cicadas will perform at 4 because they can’t wait to get things going. But the official opening, will be at7pm. With finger foods and libations. During the course of the evening, you will get a taste of the broad variety of offerings you can expect throughout the month: the paintings on the walls, comedy, music, poetry, fashion, etc. Prepare for discombobulation; a touch of anarchy. Organized to a point, then let loose. After the scheduled acts, the opportunity for an open jam session, will cap the opening day. So dust off your saxophone or cello… trumpet or triangle.

On February 2nd, Augusta Morrison is bringing Noise Brunch from Detroit. 11 am to 4pm. Noise Brunch is not a band, it is a real brunch w/bagels, cream cheese, and mimosas… to be enjoyed alongside music by Augusta and various young musicians from the motor city.

Check out for offerings throughout the month.

Curt LaCross, Exhibition dates: March 1, 2014 – March 30, 2014

CurtLacrossMarchImageOpening Reception: First Sunday Gallery Walk: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 12-4pm

Born in 1966, Curt LaCross is an emerging artist interested in figurative sculpture. He attended Central Michigan University. Curt studied two dimensional and three dimensional art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995. He then attended Michigan State University to study Ceramics. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from MSU in 1997.

Curt’s work initially began with the thrown structure but, as his work progressed, it evolved into the human form. While his work focuses on the external form, it speaks of the internal human psyche. His interests regarding this subject grew after researching Carl Jung and the archetypal image. He was particularly interested in the shadow archetype and it’s presence in all humankind.

Curt LaCross currently resides in Alma Michigan with his wife Sandy and their three dogs. He enjoys a rich life which includes many artistic adventures. He is currently employed by Holt Public Schools as a Professional Art Educator. His influences are Lucian Freud, Odd Nerdrum, Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks, Tom Waits, Joel Peter Witkin, Jenny Saville and Jean Michele Basquiat.


Website: http://www.curtlacross.com