Citizen Scholars Install Sexual Assault Awareness Public Art

Students from the College of Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars Program recently proposed and installed a public art piece, titled Reweaving our Social Fabric: Fiber Installation to Promote Sexual Assault Awareness and Healing, in downtown East Lansing’s Valley Court Park. The installation incorporates fabric strips woven into a chain link fence in the park. Some of the strips of fabric include positive affirmations,…

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MFA Prize-Winning Exhibit Explores the Meaning of Value

Jazzmyn Barbosa is this year’s winner of the Master of Fine Arts Prize, which was presented during the closing reception for the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s 2018 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Barbosa earned the MFA Prize for her MFA thesis exhibit, The Things You Choose. Presenting her the award was guest juror Nabila Abdel Nabi, Art Historian and Assistant Curator…

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Alumna Coordinates Exhibits at Lansing Art Gallery

Last year, Michigan State University alumna Katrina Daniels was named the Exhibitions and Gallery Sales Director for the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. Daniels has two bachelor’s degrees from MSU, one in Interior Design (2005) and the other in Art History (2008). Daniels is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. and the…

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Fiction Film Capstone Class Film Premiere Set for April 26

Students in the capstone class of the Fiction Film minor spent this past year creating the film, The House We Lived In, which premieres Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema’s Studio C! at the Meridian Mall. Tickets to the premiere are $5 and can be purchased online. Jeff Wray (far left) with the students from FLM 435 Led by Professor Jeff Wray from the Department of English,…

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Studio Art Student Helps Create Life-Size Snare Art Giraffe

A life-size giraffe constructed from wire snares, created in part by senior Studio Art major Richard Tanner, was unveiled on April 20 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as part of the “Snares to Wares Spring Soirée.” For the past three months, Tanner has collaborated with two Ugandan artists, Mutalib Ngomojik and Sophia Jingo, in creating the 14-foot tall…

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Artist-In-Residence Addresses Strategies for Surviving Racism

Artist-In-Residence Shani Peters has wrapped up her month-long collaborative arts practice project, Sustain: A Demonstration/Modeling Survival and Self Care Tactics as Public Service, with her Reflections on the Residency event held on April 2. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Peters is a multidisciplinary New York City-based artist who received a B.A. in Communication from Michigan State University in 2002 and an M.F.A.…

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Student Artwork Awarded, On Display at Lansing Art Gallery

The Lansing Art Gallery currently is hosting its second annual Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition featuring the artwork of students from across the state, including the work of eight students in MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design, two of whom received awards for their entries. This year’s exhibition, which is supported by Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters and the College of…

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Master of Fine Arts Exhibition on Display March 17-April 8

The creative work of this year’s Master of Fine Arts degree candidates will be on display March 17-April 7 at MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as part of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s 2018 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the three MFA students – Jazzmyn Barbosa, Laura Baszynski, and Liz Luna – to…

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Students Sell and Display Their Work at Pop Up: Art Market

If you are looking for some last-minute holiday gifts, this week students in MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) are displaying and selling their artwork in a pop up shop they helped set up at (SCENE) Metrospace.  Pop Up: Art Market was organized by students in collaboration with (SCENE) Metrospace, a gallery located in downtown East Lansing that is run…

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Making Art Accessible to the Visually Impaired

MSU’s Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), and Exceptions journal continue to carry on an MSU tradition of excellence and inclusion by organizing a one-day, hands on, accessible art exhibit for those with visual impairments. Displaying 16 works of art designed to be accessible to individuals with visual impairments, the exhibit, titled Sense of Self: Accessible Art…

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