Exhibit Artists for 2020

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing offers members the opportunity to showcase artwork in the contemporary setting at 1208 Turner Street. Exhibits run for one month (as assigned by the Arts Council). An open call to dues-paying Arts Council members is announced twice per year.

* Opportunity includes an artist-hosted opening reception held at the Arts Council (artists are responsible for providing light refreshments). Receptions are typically held on Fridays (some are on Arts Night Out).

* Chosen artists deliver and install their own work, using the Arts Council's Walker Display system, which runs approximately 20 feet and holds up to 300 pounds of weight in total (50 pounds per hanging mechanism). See what the system looks like.

* Artists are encouraged to contact media, invite friends and family and promote their exhibition on social media platforms.

* The Arts Council provides marketing, support and exhibit consultations to exhibiting artists. 

January - Claude Johnson-Perry

Claude started off comicking in high school and drew and crafted even before then. He finishes illustrative works and design pieces with mostly digital media though does use ink and graphite. He tends to use vivid colors to really bring the world of his characters to life. He sketches at least once every day, and takes his sketchbook wherever he goes.

January - Claude Johnson-Perry

February - Kelly Hansen

Kelly Hansen is a chronic over thinker and paints to help quiet the chaos in her mind. She’s an independent parent to three amazing teenagers, works professionally as a graphic and museum exhibit designer, and paints and exercises to stay sane. Kelly aspires to stay curious, make mistakes, and keep a sense of humor.

February - Kelly Hansen

March - Young Creatives

In celebration of Youth Arts Month, the Arts Council features a youth art exhibition each year for the entire month of March. The exhibition features the work of youth ages preschool through twelfth grades and also highlights the work of our Young Creatives billboard artists.

March - Young Creatives

April - Paul Vetne (Rescheduled/stay tuned)

13 years ago, Paul moved from his formal training as a painter into the role of Tattooist, all the while fine tuning his illustration skills and focusing on mixed media pieces containing crosshatch and stipple techniques. No surface or instrument is off limits while creating and the subject matter of his art ranges from purely aesthetic to issues from the political and social justice realms.

April - Paul Vetne (Rescheduled/stay tuned)

May - Anita Brett (Rescheduled/stay tuned)

Anita has been interested in the human form since she first saw Michelangelo's sketches in 1968.  In college her minor was Anatomy with a bachelors in Science. She loves getting to know people and their stories, so it seemed natural for her greatest interest to be painting people's portraits.  The majority of her work is watercolor portraits.  She also works in oil and encaustic paintings.

May - Anita Brett (Rescheduled/stay tuned)

June - Lisa Dulany

Lisa’s work is shaped by her deep belief that all beings are precious and that we all deserve to live in a beautiful world. Her paintings combine landscapes, flowers, and abstract inspiration with a bit of magical realism. Lisa also helps others make their own feelings, stories, and magic visible in her creative workshops.

June - Lisa Dulany

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August - Coming Soon

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September - Coming Soon

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October - Coming Soon

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November - Global Expressions (Image by rockerthedragon)

In conjunction with Michigan State University's Global Festival, which takes place on November 10, 2019, we will feature the artworks of our Greater Lansing area immigrant, refugee and global-student population, with the goal of highlighting the artists and presenting their global/cultural perspective to the region.

November - Global Expressions (Image by rockerthedragon)

December - Coming Soon

December - Coming Soon