Artists & Organizations

2017 Membership Directory

Please take a moment to view some of greater Lansing and mid-Michigan's finest artists, creative entrepreneurs, art students, arts educators, and arts and cultural organizations! Arts Council membership also includes a diverse collection of festivals and annual events. To see this year's line-up, visit our Greater Lansing Festival Alliance page.

Pat Bursch

Drawing Pastels and Paper Sculptures
Howell, Michigan
Fine Art Americia burschpastels@outlook.com 517-552-8723 517-918-1097

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Artist's Statement

Surrealism

I’m a pastel artist whose favorite subjects are marine life and the insect world. My Interest in surrealistic art developed after a long period in realistic rendering and stylized drawings. Today my natural talent comes out in spontaneous expressive line drawing, as opposed to explanatory and realistic works. I have a whimsical sense of humor, and it is expressed well in the surrealistic style. Over the years, I have found my unique sense of humor is better expressed in surreal art than in conversations with people, which sometimes results in odd looks or misunderstandings from others.

I often blend the human form into the environment, and sometimes also in the form of fashion figures or faces. The subjects I use range from natural subject like insects, marine life, plants, floral, to humans and their artifacts. I use our materialistic world in my art to help tell the story, only when necessary. My surrealistic art is an expression of what is going on in our society, whether it is environmental or social issues, the human condition, everyday or spiritual experiences. I am moved to produce works that range from serious to humorous.

I am captivated by the beauty and wonder of life, and create my art with a variety of subject matter. My personal style and technique is painterly, emotionally expressive, along with many human expressions that capture the situation. This work is sometimes a combination of realism & surrealism. I believe this surrealistic style will take me to the end of my life. My goal isn’t so much for monetary gains, as it is to make a statement that has an impact on our society and planet.

Formal Education and Training

I have a Commercial Art Degree from Lansing Community College.
Also, I have about two years of fine art classes at Lansing Community College.

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Dealer Gallery Information

  • Reach Studio Art Center

    Address: 1804 S Washington Ave Lansing, 48910
    Phone: 517-999-3643
    Website: www.reachstudioart.org
  • Keys to Creativity

    Address: 1021 Britten Ave Lansing, Michigan 48910
    Phone:
    Website: keysinthecities.org
  • Absolute Gallery

    Address: 307 E Grand River Lansing, Michigan 48906
    Phone:
    Website: absolutegallery.com
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(SCENE) Metrospace

110 Charles Street East Lansing, Michigan 48823 http://www.art.msu.edu/content/scene-metrospace
Galleries/Visual Arts

Absolute Gallery

307 E Grand River Lansing, Michigan 48906 absolutegallery.com
Galleries/Visual Arts

All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES

Agencies/Commissions/Associations

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

Theater

Andromeda Community Theatre

PO Box 222 Charlotte, Michigan 48813 andromedaplayers.org
Theater

Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing

1428 Somerset Close E Lansing 48823 www.artschoralegl.org
Music - Vocal

Arts Initiative Mason - A.I.M.

312 Coventry ln Mason, Michigan 48854
Agencies/Commissions/Associations

Capital City Film Festival

2500 S. Washington Ave Lansing, Michigan 48910
Festivals

   

   

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