[{"id":2141,"name":"“A Nod to Robert Busby”","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/a-nod-to-robert-busby-2\/","category":"","artistName":"Therese Wood","location":"1208 Turner St., Lansing, MI","description":"Lansing Sidewalk Poetry Located in front of Arts Council<\/span>","imgThumb":false,"imgLarge":false,"latitude":"","longitude":"","neighborhood":"Old Town","distance":null},{"id":2136,"name":"“Break Out”","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/break-out\/","category":"Mural","artistName":"Kevin Burdick, Scraps Design","location":"2722 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912","description":"","imgThumb":false,"imgLarge":false,"latitude":"","longitude":"","neighborhood":"","distance":null},{"id":2147,"name":"“Gateway to Inclusion”","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/gateway-to-inclusion\/","category":"","artistName":"Ivan Iler","location":"4100 Capitol City Blvd, Lansing, MI 48906","description":"Sculpture at Capital Region International Airport<\/span>","imgThumb":false,"imgLarge":false,"latitude":"","longitude":"","neighborhood":"","distance":null},{"id":2134,"name":"“Jerusalem”","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/jerusalem\/","category":"Mural","artistName":"Julian Van Dyke","location":"1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI","description":"Mural at Jerusalem Bakery<\/span>","imgThumb":false,"imgLarge":false,"latitude":"","longitude":"","neighborhood":"","distance":null},{"id":2138,"name":"“Talkin’ Bout Love”","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/talkin-bout-love\/","category":"Mural","artistName":"Dustin Hunt","location":"Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906","description":"Created for Below the Stacks Mural Festival<\/span>","imgThumb":false,"imgLarge":false,"latitude":"","longitude":"","neighborhood":"","distance":null},{"id":161,"name":"(SCENE) Metrospace","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/scene-metrospace\/","category":"Gallery","artistName":"Various","location":"110 Charles Street, East Lansing, MI 48823","description":"

<\/h1>\r\n(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 \u201cCool Cities\u201d initiative set forth by former Governor Granholm. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it\u2019s opening. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts 6-week themed exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.\r\n\r\n(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting.\u00a0During Exhibitions (SCENE) Metrospace maintains the following hours:\u00a0Thursday 3-7PM,\u00a0Friday 1-7PM,\u00a0Saturday 12-5PM, and\u00a0Sunday 12-5PM.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/scene-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/scene.jpg",480,360,false],"latitude":"42.734992","longitude":"-84.479324","neighborhood":"East Lansing","distance":null},{"id":1857,"name":"3 Fish at Wonch Park","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/3-fish-at-wonch-park\/","category":"art","artistName":"","location":"Wonch Park, 4555 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864","description":"","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/IMG_9694-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/IMG_9694-1024x768.jpg",1024,768,true],"latitude":"42.7136479","longitude":"-84.4321152","neighborhood":"Okemos","distance":null},{"id":1590,"name":"A Colorful Melange: We All Belong Here Mural","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/a-colorful-melange-we-all-belong-here-mural\/","category":"art","artistName":"Salvador Carrillo, Summer Rain Dawdy-Allen, Cami Ernst, Leila Michelle Malekadeli, Ciera Marie Joy Mckay, Peter James Shutt, Richard Aaron Tanner and Alyssa Mary Thornton.","location":"The Grove Street Alley is located between the Grove Street Garage, 330 Grove St., and Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues) in downtown East Lansing.","description":"The mural, entitled \u201cA Colorful Melange: We All Belong Here,\u201d 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 traveled to New York City, Grand Rapids and Detroit to view significant pieces of public art and then returned to create their own public art piece for the City of East Lansing. The class covered all aspects of production, including generating a theme, sourcing the image, putting together a professional public art proposal and creating and installing the art. The student artists include Salvador Carrillo, Summer Rain Dawdy-Allen, Cami Ernst, Leila Michelle Malekadeli, Ciera Marie Joy Mckay, Peter James Shutt, Richard Aaron Tanner and Alyssa Mary Thornton.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/A-Colorful-Melange-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/A-Colorful-Melange-1024x550.jpg",1024,550,true],"latitude":"42.73560261232492","longitude":"-84.48111142818806","neighborhood":"Downtown East Lansing","distance":null},{"id":660,"name":"A Great Place to Start","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/a-great-place-to-start\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Tom Sheerin","location":"Old US-27 and Sheridan Road, Dewitt Township","description":"The 17 feet tall metal sculpture titled \u201cA Great Place to Start\u201d was funded by the\u00a0LEAP Public Art for Communities grant and created by local scrap metal artist, Tom Sheerin, who was raised in the neighborhood.\r\n\r\nThe three human forms atop the sculpture are inspired by the letters DVF, for DeWitt Valley Farms. The D is touching its toes, V is springing into action, and F is making progress, all perched on a rising sun. The rising sun is an element in the township\u2019s logo, tying this art piece with the DeWitt Township brand. The heads turn with the wind and appear to be globelike, providing a kinetic element. The various contours of this sculpture twinkle in the sun, inspiring people to come take a closer look at DeWitt Valley Farms.\r\n\r\n(Source: DeWitt Township newsletter)\r\n\r\n ","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/05\/Great-Place-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/05\/Great-Place.jpg",615,435,false],"latitude":"42.769635","longitude":"-84.543216","neighborhood":"Dewitt","distance":null},{"id":1577,"name":"A Nod to Robert Busby","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/a-nod-to-robert-busby\/","category":"art","artistName":"Therese Wood","location":"1208 Turner Street, in front of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.","description":"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\u2014Old Town, REO Town, the Stadium District and the Eastside\u2014 through a writing contest in which members of the community could share their connection to the city via poetry. The submission phase of the project occurred from March to May of 2018, with judging completed in June. The etching of seven poems into sidewalks and of one poem into acrylic was completed in August by Endless Engravings of Charlotte.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/10\/15354861235b85a8abe0a7d.14947.articlefull.0-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/10\/15354861235b85a8abe0a7d.14947.articlefull.0-1024x582.jpg",1024,582,true],"latitude":"42.747812","longitude":"-84.5491505","neighborhood":"Old Town Lansing","distance":null},{"id":1644,"name":"Abrams Planetarium","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/abrams-planetarium\/","category":"gallery","artistName":"","location":"755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824","description":"
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\r\n\r\nThe Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium<\/a>, located on the beautiful\u00a0Michigan State University<\/a>\u00a0campus, serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center for central Michigan. The planetarium is an outreach unit of the\u00a0Department of Physics and Astronomy<\/a>, and as such, they support astronomy teaching on campus as well as offer a variety of planetarium shows to the public--preschool through senior citizens.\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\n
<\/div>\r\n<\/div>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/800px-Abrams_Planetarium_0-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/11\/800px-Abrams_Planetarium_0.jpg",800,465,false],"latitude":"42.725606","longitude":"-84.4780987","neighborhood":"MSU","distance":null},{"id":209,"name":"Absolute Gallery","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/absolute-gallery\/","category":"Gallery","artistName":"Various","location":"307 E C\u00e9sar E. Ch\u00e1vez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906","description":"

Since 2003, Absolute Gallery\u00a0has been\u00a0committed to facilitating the appreciation of art in our community, the growth of local artists, and innovative programming.<\/p>\r\n

Absolute Gallery\u2019s 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 handpicked from local, regional and national sources. The gallery consistently searches far and wide to offer the best jewelry, watches, cuff-links, greeting cards, picture frames, posters, fun and funky alternatives, messenger bags, hand-blown glass, vases, office gifts, place-mats, and more.<\/p>\r\n

The gallery's hours are\u00a0Tuesday through Friday 11AM-7PM, Saturday through Sunday 11AM-5PM, and closed on Mondays.<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Absolute-Gallery-Absolute-Gallery-FB-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Absolute-Gallery-Absolute-Gallery-FB.jpg",640,480,false],"latitude":"42.747458","longitude":"-84.549112","neighborhood":"Old Town Lansing","distance":null},{"id":109,"name":"Accrescere II","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/accrescere-ii\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Jae Won Lee","location":"Hubbard Hall south lounge\/Engagement Center","description":"

Made by Jae Won Lee, an associate professor of Art and Art History at MSU. As the artist describes, \" With Accrescere II\u00a0 <\/span>(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 oxidation and reduction atmospheres. While much of the d\u00e9cor in the new Hubbard space is bright, lively, and trendy, I wanted to create a space for something soothing and appealing, something both mesmerizing and abstract, something that would draw people from afar toward it. I wanted my art to impart, somehow, a resting place.\" Porcelain, Mono Filament, Beads 18 in. by 64 in. [neighborhoods.msu.edu article; publicart.msu.edu]<\/p>\r\n

2010<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Accrescere-II-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Accrescere-II.jpg",800,534,false],"latitude":"42.723024","longitude":"-84.463298","neighborhood":"MSU Campus","distance":null},{"id":1442,"name":"All Things","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/all-things\/","category":"art","artistName":"Johnny Blue","location":"121 South Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, MI 48837","description":"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, \u201cAll Things\u201d, created by the nationally recognized sculptor and West Michigan native, Johnny Blue. All Things was donated to the Opera House in 2005 by students at the local art cooperative, Ledge Craft Lane. The art students produced and sold a book of recipes and original paintings earning $10,000 to purchase the sculpture and promote art in Grand Ledge.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/All-Things-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/All-Things.jpg",580,360,false],"latitude":"42.759234","longitude":"-84.742791","neighborhood":"Grand Ledge","distance":null},{"id":60,"name":"Always a Champion","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/always-a-champion\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Omri Amrany and Gary Tillery","location":"Outside south entrance of Breslin Center","description":"

Shows Magic Johnson dribbling the ball with his right hand while directing other players with his left. At Johnson\u2019s 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. \u201cI very rarely smiled when I was actually playing,\u201d Johnson explained. Bronze, 12 ft. tall [Alumni Assoc. \"March Went Mad\" article; publicart.msu.edu]<\/p>\r\n

2003<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Always-a-Champion-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Always-a-Champion.jpg",800,600,false],"latitude":"42.727612","longitude":"-84.491848","neighborhood":"MSU Campus","distance":null},{"id":111,"name":"America’s First Agricultural College","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/americas-first-agricultural-college\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Henry Bernstein","location":"First floor, east side of MSU library","description":"

This mural is a\u00a0painting commissioned by the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administraion for the East Lansing (Michigan) Post Office. It is currently on long-term loan from the United States Post Office. Designed in 1938, it measures 139 inches by 49 inches.<\/p>\r\n

<\/p>\r\n(Source: MSU Library Public Artwork Archives)","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Americas-First-Agricultural-College-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Americas-First-Agricultural-College.jpg",909,601,false],"latitude":"42.730748","longitude":"-84.482363","neighborhood":"MSU","distance":null},{"id":169,"name":"Andromeda","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/andromeda\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Anthony Frudakis","location":"Boulevard Median - 500 Block of East Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823","description":"

Andromeda, by artist Anthony Frudakis, is a bronze sculpture named for a mythological Ethiopian princess that has become an unintentional welcome sign to the City of East Lansing and the campus of Michigan State University.\u00a0The windblown girl in bronze dances in her place, above the median of busy Grand River Avenue, seemingly unaware of the rushing cars below\u00a0her. The engraved caption reads: \"Freed from her chains, steps forward to take her place in the evening sky where she dances eternally.\"<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Andromeda-906-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Andromeda-906-678x1024.jpg",678,1024,true],"latitude":"42.733302","longitude":"-84.476914","neighborhood":"East Lansing","distance":null},{"id":171,"name":"Anima Librata (Balanced Soul)","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/anima-librata-balanced-soul\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Evan Lewis","location":"Alley between Bailey Street and Division Street, off of East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823","description":"

Artist Evan Lewis's 25 foot high, 300 pound, stainless steel sculpture creates an ever-changing display of dynamic motion. Powered by wind, the movement of the sculpture follows no set pattern. The energy source in this kinetic wind-powered art sculpture has created\u00a0an ever-changing display of dynamic motion since its creation in 2004.<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Anima-Librata-Balanced-Soul-907-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Anima-Librata-Balanced-Soul-907.jpg",576,864,false],"latitude":"42.733854","longitude":"-84.476979","neighborhood":"East Lansing","distance":null},{"id":100,"name":"Aquarius","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/aquarius\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Kalman Kubinyi and Doris Hall","location":"North facade of Butterfield Hall","description":"

Enamel porcelain on iron or steel. 144 in. by 168 in. 1954<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Aquarius-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Aquarius.jpg",800,582,false],"latitude":"42.732900","longitude":"-84.495082","neighborhood":"MSU Campus","distance":null},{"id":105,"name":"Aries","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/aries\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Kalman Kubinyi and Doris Hall","location":"East facade of Emmons Hall","description":"

Enamel porcelain on iron or steel. 168 in. by 144 in. 1954<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Aries-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Aries.jpg",800,621,false],"latitude":"42.730543 ","longitude":"-84.494439","neighborhood":"MSU Campus","distance":null},{"id":115,"name":"Artifacts","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/artifacts\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Glen Michaels","location":"Faculty Book Collection alcove, first floor west side of MSU Library","description":"

Artifacts is a three-dimensional still life featuring bits of found tiles including early\u00a0Pewabic tiles and some ancient tiles from Tripoli (circa 400 BC). This work also includes bronze pieces of broken musical instruments from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and several typewriter keys. The artwork was originally conceived for the Michigan Lawyers Auxiliary as a horizontal\u00a0composition. When MSU purchased the artwork in 2010 from the Michigan Lawyers auxiliary, Mr. Michaels refurbished and added to the piece, reorienting the composition to a vertical format. Mixed media. 24 in. by 73 in. [MSU Lib artwork inventory; Public Art on Campus Committee; publicart.msu.edu]<\/p>\r\n

1979; reworked 2010<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Artifacts-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Artifacts.jpg",600,800,false],"latitude":"42.731221","longitude":"-84.483493","neighborhood":"MSU Campus","distance":null},{"id":1271,"name":"Arts Council of Greater Lansing","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/arts-council-of-greater-lansing\/","category":"Gallery","artistName":"N\/A","location":"1208 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906","description":"The Arts Council of Greater Lansing exists to support, strengthen, and promote arts, culture, and creativity in the Capital region. The Arts Council envisions a capital region that utilizes arts and culture as a catalyst for economic development and personal enrichment thereby creating a community that values a lifelong appreciation of and engagement in the arts.\r\n\r\nIn addition to an operating office space, the\u00a0Arts Council of Greater Lansing hosts member exhibits on a rotating basis in the lobby. Artwork can be viewed during regular office hours, 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/Arts-Council-office-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/Arts-Council-office-1024x682.jpg",1024,682,true],"latitude":"42.747810","longitude":"-84.549409","neighborhood":"Old Town Lansing","distance":null},{"id":1531,"name":"BE","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/be\/","category":"art","artistName":"Craig Mitchell Smith","location":"800 N. Lawrence Ave, Charlotte, MI","description":"The BE sculpture was inspired by a drawing of 'A'\u00a0by local student Aaron Boughton, who won our art contest when he was 8 years old.\u00a0 He showed a young 'A'\u00a0standing with it's family and reaching for the rainbow overhead. The glass 'de-constructed rainbow' overhead was created by renowned glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. \u00a0BE was made possible by a generous donation by Eldon, David, Eldora, and\u00a0Keisha\u00a0Howe, in memory of Patricia Howe.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/07\/BE-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/07\/BE.jpg",597,899,false],"latitude":"42.5658975","longitude":"-84.84892860000002","neighborhood":"Charlotte","distance":null},{"id":42,"name":"Beal Garden Gates (Carlisle Gate and Handrails)","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/beal-garden-gates-carlisle-gate-and-handrails\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Stefani & Company","location":"W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens","description":"

The 2008 Beal Garden Gates were made possible by a generous gift from Alumna Mrs. Sandra\u00a0Carlisle, in memory of her husband John Carlisle.\u00a0 Mrs. Carlisle wanted the gate to have an organic feel, which was captured by using plant-based shapes and casting\u00a0bronze accents of hand-carved forms.<\/span><\/p>\r\n

The gates\u00a0were crafted by Stefani\u00a0& Company of Birmingham, Michigan and are made of steel and bronze.<\/span><\/p>\r\n

(Source: MSU Public Art on Campus Committee)<\/span><\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Beal-Garden-Gates-150x150.gif",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Beal-Garden-Gates.gif",499,350,false],"latitude":"42.731689","longitude":"-84.483507","neighborhood":"MSU","distance":null},{"id":2128,"name":"Believe You Have A Voice","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/believe-you-have-a-voice\/","category":"","artistName":"Muralmatics (Dustin Hunt)","location":"","description":"Believe You Have a Voice is a mural project organized by Muralmatics (Dustin Hunt) in partnership with Building Child and Family Initiatives. The artists who worked on the mural were kids aged 10-12, Mila Lynn, and Dustin Hunt. Approximately 60\u2032 W X 30\u2032 H","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/06\/BCFI_KS_Modified-scaled-1-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/06\/BCFI_KS_Modified-scaled-1-1024x672.jpg",1024,672,true],"latitude":"84\u00b033'03.4\"W","longitude":"42\u00b043'59.1\"N","neighborhood":"Downtown Lansing","distance":null},{"id":1283,"name":"Beneficial Force of Water","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/beneficial-force-of-water\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Frank Cassara","location":"John F. Dye Water Conditioning Plant, 148 South Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48912","description":"The upper lobby of the Board of Water and Light Dye Conditioning Plant features three large murals. Look for them, including the 1940-era one shown above that depicts the advantages of water in regards to our health, cleanliness, environment, and recreation.\r\n\r\n(Source: Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs)","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/bwl-john-dye-plant-mural-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/bwl-john-dye-plant-mural.jpg",640,480,false],"latitude":"42.731612","longitude":"-84.546268","neighborhood":"Lansing","distance":null},{"id":187,"name":"Bicycle Yoga","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bicycle-yoga\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Doug DeLind","location":"435 E. Grand River Ave., in front of the State News","description":"

Bicycle Yoga\u00a0is\u00a0one\u00a0of the six artistic bike racks\/functional public art pieces installed in downtown East Lansing in 2014 designed to enhance bike parking options and the urban landscape.\u00a0Bicycle Yoga consists of two human-like figures doing yoga poses and is made of bronze. As artist Doug DeLind describes it, \"One of them bends over forward and the other bends backward touching the ground - it looks like street performers.\"<\/p>\r\n

All of the\u00a0racks were made\u00a0<\/span>possible by the LEAP Public Art for Communities Initiative and the East Lansing Arts Commission and Art Selection Panel. They were dedicated to the city on\u00a0October 22, 2014.<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/bicycleyoga-State-News-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/bicycleyoga-State-News.jpg",1000,665,false],"latitude":"42.733989","longitude":"-84.478915","neighborhood":"East Lansing","distance":null},{"id":239,"name":"Bird in the Hand","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bird-in-the-hand\/","category":"Art","artistName":"LCC Faculty and Students","location":"The Hill - adjacent to Shigmatsu Gardens","description":"

Fabricated by LCC faculty and students, the aged copper hand is steel plate with a bird resting peacefully on\u00a0the\u00a0little finger and an owl, perched on the thumb. An outstanding addition to this frequently used section of campus, Bird in the Hand adds a distinct look to this open area.<\/p>\r\n

(Source: LCC Directory)<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Bird_in_Hand-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Bird_in_Hand.jpg",709,613,false],"latitude":"42.739087","longitude":"-84.553258","neighborhood":"LCC","distance":null},{"id":1439,"name":"Blake’s Opera House","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/blakes-opera-house\/","category":"gallery","artistName":"Russell F. Tinkham, Architect","location":"121 S Bridge St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837","description":"Constructed in 1884 as a roller skating rink, the downtown building was purchased by Peter Blake and opened as Blake\u2019s Opera House in 1886. Here, audiences enjoyed talent shows, vaudeville (burlesque, comedy, song, dance), silent movies, and athletic contests. Between 1928 and 1984, the Stephens and Mapes families used the building as a furniture store. The Mapes family donated the building and property to the Grand Ledge Historical Society. After careful restoration supported by public and private funding, the Opera House was reborn in 1993. Soon after, the Michigan Theater in Lansing donated their Barton Pipe Organ to add another unique offering to the Opera House. Today the Opera House provides a distinctive setting for weddings, concerts, and events of all kinds held either inside the historic building or outside on The Commons, a beautifully manicured lawn overlooking the Grand River.","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/grand-ledge-opera-house-50b115a61d45e028a8000276-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/grand-ledge-opera-house-50b115a61d45e028a8000276-e1454518361666.jpg",500,304,false],"latitude":"42.753927","longitude":"-84.744867","neighborhood":"Grand Ledge","distance":null},{"id":149,"name":"Bloom","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bloom\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Blake Williams","location":"Spartan Stadium, Third Floor Lobby","description":"

Williams'\u00a0Bloom<\/i> (2013)\u00a0<\/i>represents growth by\u00a0portraying the fullness and lightness of flowers in bloom after a long winter. The artist compares the growth of flowers to students at Michigan State University who experience educational and personal growth during their campus journey. Once it is time for graduation, the students bloom<\/em>.<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Bloom-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/Bloom.jpg",275,183,false],"latitude":"42.728145","longitude":"-84.486274","neighborhood":"MSU","distance":null},{"id":1081,"name":"Bottle Rocket","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bottle-rocket\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Dan Nunez and teens from REACH Studio Art Center","location":"200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933","description":"On August 14, 2015 a new public art sculpture, Bottle Rocket, was installed at the Impression 5 Science Center in downtown Lansing. Created through a joint collaboration by REACH Studio Art Center and Impression 5 (as well as with support from many other organizations, including the Arts Council of Greater Lansing), this large sculpture became a model for inspiring a sense of place and the idea\u00a0of making your community a better place.\r\n\r\nGuest artist, Dan Nunez, helped design the concept, which was to celebrate \"backyard science\" with a visual representation of the classic bottle rocket experiment, with a whimsical take. He used volunteers from Impression 5, as well as teen students from REACH, to contribute to the project, mainly in the\u00a0construction of some of the heavy metal design as well as painting the exterior fun and bright colors.\r\n\r\nNunez hopes that this art piece installed at Impression 5 will help community members of all ages see that science and art in education are not mutually exclusive and transition our collective thinking from such notions of the importance of\u00a0STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to a more collaborative\u00a0STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) education.\r\n\r\nHe also hopes that the process of creating this sculpture - from planning to community input to design to execution - will teach the many teens who took part in the project what it means to create change in your community and present your ideas to be heard.\r\n\r\n(Source: REACH Studio Art Center)","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/11902593_10153561595833980_8218180457198956073_n2-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/09\/11902593_10153561595833980_8218180457198956073_n2.jpg",959,570,false],"latitude":"42.732272","longitude":"-84.548149","neighborhood":"Downtown Lansing","distance":null},{"id":30,"name":"BP-87","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bp-87\/","category":"Art","artistName":"Caspar Henselmann","location":"Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building","description":"

Installed in 2006, this piece was originally conceived for a show at Chicago\u2019s Navy Pier. At the time, artist Caspar Henselmann was preoccupied with tectonic plate movement. The concept behind the piece is embedded in the physical reality that we are sitting on a thin floating surface on a small sphere on an elliptical trajectory within our solar system. This sculpture was donated to MSU by the artist. It is made of painted steel and coated Styrofoam. It measures 156 inches by 84 inches.<\/p>\r\n

(Source: MSU Public Art on Campus Committee)<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/BP-87-150x150.gif",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/BP-87.gif",500,311,false],"latitude":"42.723614","longitude":"-84.476642","neighborhood":"MSU","distance":null},{"id":205,"name":"Bradly’s Home and Garden","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/bradlys-home-and-garden\/","category":"Gallery","artistName":"Bradly Rak","location":"117 Grand River Ave, Lansing MI 48096","description":"

Somewhere between glamour and rustic, natural and historical, Bradly's Home and Garden's\u00a0style emerges. Gleaming metals, crystal and porcelain paired with natural elements of bark, horn and wood mixed with aged finishes; it defines their\u00a0style and their very sensibility.<\/p>\r\n

At this artistic and creative Old Town boutique, Bradly's offers more than just items, but rather a lifestyle and an approach to existing in an environment of beauty, warmth and comfort that is simply Bradly.<\/p>\r\n

(Source: Bradly's Home and Garden Facebook)<\/p>","imgThumb":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/unnamed-150x150.jpg",150,150,true],"imgLarge":["http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/04\/unnamed.jpg",989,742,false],"latitude":"42.747480","longitude":"-84.551187","neighborhood":"Old Town Lansing","distance":null},{"id":1738,"name":"Break Free","link":"http:\/\/517artsearch.com\/break-free\/","category":"art","artistName":"Tea Brown","location":"Under the Shiawassee Bridge on the Lansing River Trail immediately north of the Lansing Center","description":"