Meet Our 2019 Exhibiting Artists
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.
2020 Round-1 Artist Exhibit Wall Submissions are now open! Application deadline is Nov. 18, 2019. Apply today!
*You must be a dues-paying Arts Council Member to apply. Become a member or renew today!
Svitlana Martynjuk was born and raised in the beautiful western capital region of Rivne, Ukraine. Svitlana's work is inspired by abstract expressionism movement. She allows her experiences to influence much of her work and believes that each viewer discovers their own interpretation based on their internal state and environment.
Janice is self-taught in regard to her sense of color, composition and spatial relationships and draws on her appreciation of the forms, contrasts and motion of the natural world. She expresses her creativity by combining opaque, transparent and iridized glass in a genre she has coined "Kinetic Balance" encompassing shape, texture and color.
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.
Daniel J. Hogan is an award-winning Lansing cartoonist who works with inks and watercolors, as well as making digital art. His focus is creating humorous illustrations that get a smile or a chuckle out of the viewer. Daniel also writes and draws the fantasy comic, Foxes & Boxes found at clattertron.com.
Marissa is an art educator-turned-working artist in the Lansing area. Her work, often narrative in nature, straddles the space between fine art and illustration. Using primarily drawing media and often working in series, she aims to find the lighthearted side of struggles and add a touch of whimsy and connection to everyday life.
Christine is a local artist whose work is inspired by geometric shapes, quilt patterns and the beauty of nature. Her designs are meticulously mapped out on wooden board and then carefully painted, embellished and varnished to perfection. Christine's pieces resemble traditional folk art, featuring bold, clean lines and vibrant colors. Her art is functional and adaptable to unique commissions, including furniture, birdhouses and garden pieces.
Matt's main source of artistic inspiration comes from nature. A wide interest in subject matter and mediums provide for a variety of work, from, wildlife and landscape, to fantasy and comic art. Pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic are his most used mediums, but sculpture and carving are also passions.
Sarah has been painting and drawing her whole life. She defined her style in watercolors during college, but decided to pursue a career as an archaeologist. She never stopped creating in her spare time, especially on her travels for work. She now paints and draws daily, because she is in a place in life where she can more easily balance the demands of work and motherhood.
Nancy has been painting since she was a young adult and lets her intuition be her guide when choosing scenes. She works in oil and watercolor in a loose painterly style and prefers and strives to paint from life. Her main goal has always been that her next painting is better than her last. Besides her love and appreciation of fine art, she is a graphic designer at Michigan State University.
Wendy Shaft, a printmaker, was introduced to “Book Arts” at California College of the Arts. After returning to Anchorage, Alaska, she began working with local authors to create relief printed illustrations for small editions of letterpress printed poetry and broadsides. Now back in her home state of Michigan, she will again collaborate with authors to enliven their words.
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.
Sarah was raised by an avid rock lover, so she was brainwashed at an early age to love dirt, stones, and all sorts of things found on the ground outside. She collects all her rocks from Lake Michigan, Superior and Huron, which is a great way to justify regular trips to the beach. When she's not playing with rocks, Sarah paints, makes flowers, drinks too much coffee, and writes children's stories.
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