(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
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
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
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
This mural is a painting 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. (Source: MSU Library Public Artwork Archives)
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. The windblown girl in bronze dances in her place, above the median of busy Grand River Avenue, seemingly unaware of the … Continued
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 an ever-changing display of dynamic motion since its creation in 2004.
Artifacts is a three-dimensional still life featuring bits of found tiles including early Pewabic 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 composition. … Continued