(SCENE) Metrospace

(SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. Located in downtown East Lansing, it was founded in 2004 as a response to the “Cool Cities” initiative set forth by former Governor Granholm. (SCENE) … Continued

A Colorful Melange: We All Belong Here Mural

The mural, entitled “A Colorful Melange: We All Belong Here,” was created by a group of eight talented students from the Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History and Design (AAHD). As part of their Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by MSU AAHD Associate Professor Benjamin Duke this past summer, the students … Continued

A Great Place to Start

The 17 feet tall metal sculpture titled “A Great Place to Start” was funded by the LEAP Public Art for Communities grant and created by local scrap metal artist, Tom Sheerin, who was raised in the neighborhood. The three human forms atop the sculpture are inspired by the letters DVF, for DeWitt Valley Farms. The D … Continued

A Nod to Robert Busby

In November 2017, the Lansing Poetry Club received a First Impressions Placemaking Grant supported by the City of Lansing, the Lansing Economic Development Corporation, and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The purpose of the grant was to celebrate four areas of the city—Old Town, REO Town, the Stadium District and the Eastside— through a … Continued

Abrams Planetarium

The Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium, located on the beautiful Michigan State University campus, serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center for central Michigan. The planetarium is an outreach unit of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and as such, they support astronomy teaching on campus as well as offer a variety of planetarium shows … Continued

Absolute Gallery

Since 2003, Absolute Gallery has been committed to facilitating the appreciation of art in our community, the growth of local artists, and innovative programming. Absolute Gallery’s craft boutique is a shopper’s paradise of gifts and uncommon accessories for the home, office and special items suitable for the child. It stocks a carefully chosen array of designer goods … Continued

Accrescere II

Made by Jae Won Lee, an associate professor of Art and Art History at MSU. As the artist describes, ” With Accrescere II  (Latin, meaning to increase or grow) the multiple seedpod-like forms are made out of white and colored porcelain of pale blue shades that were then fired at 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit, in both … Continued

All Things

The Commons is a beautifully landscaped area nestled between the historic Grand Ledge Opera House and the Grand River. This setting provides a picturesque showcase for the unique metal sculpture, “All Things”, created by the nationally recognized sculptor and West Michigan native, Johnny Blue. All Things was donated to the Opera House in 2005 by … Continued

Always a Champion

Shows Magic Johnson dribbling the ball with his right hand while directing other players with his left. At Johnson’s request, there was a serious look on his face, not a smile, which may account for why the face on the statue bears so little resemblance to the real thing. “I very rarely smiled when I … Continued