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Sep
14
Fri
COMMAND+ N Group Art Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
COMMAND+ N Group Art Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please stop into (SCENE) Metrospace to see our latest exhibition traveling to us from Bloomington, Indiana where it was recently on view at I Fell Gallery. COMMAND + N was co-curated by Anna Buckner and Sul-Jee Scully of Command Zine and Bill Bass and Raphael Cornford of Noise Project. This special exhibition brings together the work of nine artists; Roxana Azar, Israel Campos, Zachary Carlisle Davidson, Jonathan McFadden, Rowland Ricketts, Saman Sajasi, Caleb Weintraub, Tyler Wilkinson, and Chad Wys.

Curators Statement

I can’t follow everything going on. You can’t either. I can grab a few strands here and there, focusing my reading and my podcast listening and my conversations. Still, I’m falling woefully short. I know that any sources I access have bias, that I’ve been lied to by dominant narratives across media forms, that my experiences have been misrepresented if represented at all.

So let art speak to us all at once and emotively and with information and through reference and via updated, augmented, and even subverted traditions. For art does
indeed reveal our new narratives and emergent mythologies, forces that selectively continue and negate aspects of their older counterparts. “But which art?” you
might ask, “Where? How? Will there be beer?”

NOISE and COMMAND Zine co-curate the exhibition “COMMAND + N,” a traveling group show of artists whosework is invaluable, transformative and alive, acting upon us just as much as we respond in turn. Working across multiple media these artists reveal untold stories, recontexualize traditions, speak from marginalized identities, and play with the boundaries between digital and tangible.

Bringing together an expertise that spans the contemporary fields of painting, textile, printmaking, photography, comics and digital art, the curators present two exhibitions at I Fell in Bloomington, IN and (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing, MI, highlighting selected works as simultaneously discrete narrative objects and cohesively indicative of the story of our time.

Oct
17
Wed
MSU Broad | MATTER(S): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Oct 17 2018 – Feb 3 2019 all-day
MSU Broad | MATTER(S): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University—a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.

Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.

MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences is co-curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and Jens Hauser, Guest Curator and MSU Distinguished Affiliated Faculty. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU College of Arts and Letters; MSU BRIDGE Artist-in-Residency Program, directed by Adam Brown, Associate Professor; Science Gallery Lab Detroit; Goethe-Institut Chicago; and the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.

Oct
26
Fri
On the Road: Grand Rapids | CAL Excel Network
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
On the Road: Grand Rapids | CAL Excel Network @ Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States

Interested in how entrepreneurship & innovation look in the arts? Do you want to connect with professionals doing innovative work in creative fields? The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) Excel Network is excited to launch its On the Road: Grand Rapids trip on Friday, October 26 from 7:30am-5:30pm. This trip will offer a small group of current CAL students the opportunity to visit several organizations and network with MSU alumni and other professionals to learn more about career pathways in arts & entrepreneurship.

Our trip will consist of the following:
– Bus tour of Grand Rapids to learn more about what it’s like to live, work, and play in the city
– Visit to Public Thread, a cut and sew apparel & textile design company with a sustainable business model, to learn more about their work, how they started, and how to get involved with internships
– Panel of professionals currently working in arts & entrepreneurship in Grand Rapids
– An introduction to the MSU West Michigan Alumni Club
– Lunch with MSU alumni
– Browse the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA)
– Visit to ArtPrize headquarters to learn about their operations, different job roles within their organization, and how to get involved in internships

Costs: There is a nonrefundable $15 program fee to cover lunch, transportation, and admission to the UICA. After accepted to the program, students will pay for the trip through the Handshake registration system.

Application: Registering for this event on Handshake does not reserve you a spot. All interested students must fill out an online application here: https://goo.gl/forms/mdZWBE0y0ztGd5NI3

Other Information: This event is ideal for students interested in the Visual Arts | Performing Arts | Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship | Business | Innovation Career Communities. To learn more about the CAL Excel Network and sign up for Career Community News, visit http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu.

Pat O’Donnell Retirement @ MSU Union Lake Huron Room
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pat O'Donnell Retirement @ MSU Union Lake Huron Room

Dear all:  Please join us on Friday, October 26th for a special day of celebration to honor the distinguished career of Dr. Patrick O’Donnell, Professor Emeritus of English at Michigan State University. The event will be held at the MSU Union, Lake Huron room, from 11am-5pm, and with a reception to follow at Beggar’s Banquet. All are welcome! More details on the program and reception will be coming in the next week. An internationally renowned scholar of modern and contemporary American fiction, Patrick O’Donnell chaired the Department of English from 1997-2007, and again from 2012-14. Pat will be joined by current and former colleagues and students, who will pay tribute to his roles as a scholar, teacher, Chair, mentor and friend. In honor of Pat’s scholarly contributions to American fiction, the celebrated contemporary writer Ben Marcus will join us to read from his new short story collection, Notes from the Fog (Knopf, 2018). Dr. O’Donnell is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative (Duke 2000), The American Novel Now: Reading Contemporary Fiction Since 1980 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and most recently, A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell (Bloomsbury 2015). He is currently finishing a new book titled Seeing James Seeing: Henry James through Contemporary Film. Lunch will be served from noon-1. RSVP to nieland@msu.edu by October 10.

O’Donnell Flyer Ben Marcus Flyer

Imagining the Past Through Technical Documents and Personal Accounts: Remote Sensing & Our History @ International Center, Spartan Rooms
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Imagining the Past Through Technical Documents and Personal Accounts: Remote Sensing & Our History @ International Center, Spartan Rooms | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Raechel A. White, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science, will be presenting Imagining the Past Through Technical Documents and Personal Accounts: Remote Sensing & Our History as part of the University Interdisciplinary Colloquium. Read a summary of the series below:

The University Interdisciplinary Colloquium celebrates excellence in interdisciplinary research that involves humanists or artists as partners. Presentations will be delivered by accomplished interdisciplinary scholars who are engaged in work that integrates a wide variety of perspectives, including the full range of perspectives within the university as well as those from outside the university.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

BRIDGE: An Art and Science Symposium @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BRIDGE: An Art and Science Symposium @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Meet us in the MSU Broad Art Lab to witness the alchemy of art and science. Participants from the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program and MSU faculty members will discuss the material and technology that shapes our worldview. A three-year initiative, BRIDGE immerses artists from all over the world in the creative space of scientific inquiry and research at MSU. This half-day symposium will provide insight into the exhibition opening that night at the MSU Broad, MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences.

MATTER(S) matter(s) Exhibition Opening @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museumq
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MATTER(S) matter(s) Exhibition Opening @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museumq | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University— a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.

Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.

MATTER(S) matter(s): Bridging Research in the Arts and Sciences is co-curated by Steven L. Bridges, Associate Curator, and Jens Hauser, Guest Curator and MSU Distinguished Affiliated Faculty. Support for this exhibition is provided by the MSU College of Arts and Letters; MSU BRIDGE Artist-in-Residency Program, directed by Adam Brown, Associate Professor; Science Gallery Lab Detroit; Goethe-Institut Chicago; and the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.

Oct
27
Sat
The Intersection with Sissel Tolaas and Gareth Doherty @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

How can scent unlock histories long forgotten or expose futures to be created? Join Science Gallery Lab Detroit for a film screening and conversation between Bridge artist Sissel Tolaas and Gareth Doherty, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, as they uncover the layers of urbanity and dissect human influence on environments.

Sissel Tolaas has been creating smellscapes for the past 20 years. From Mexico City to Shanghai her work has been used to unlock the legacy of sites internationally. In Detroit, Tolaas will build a topography by visiting various neighborhoods in and around the city. Driven by narratives of Detroit-natives who guide her through their world, the film follows Tolaas as she collects organic materials to be used as a basis for interpreting their stories into scent.

This event is part of the MATTERS(S) matter(s) opening weekend between the Bridge Artist-in-Residence Program, MSU Broad, and Science Gallery Lab Detroit.

Register for the event here

Haunted Aud @ MSU Auditorium
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 1:00 am
Haunted Aud @ MSU Auditorium

Haunted Aud

10th Annual

Last season’s scarily successful hellraiser of a fundraiser supported numerous student initiatives and student organizations with all of its proceeds.


For nearly a decade MSU theatre students have revolted mid-Michigan audiences with hair-raising results. This fundraiser for student initiatives will scare you to death.

THE AUDITORIUM BUILDING

On the corner of Auditorium Road & Farm Lane.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00pm – 1:00am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 8:00pm – 11:00pm

All proceeds will assist student organizations and initiatives.

$10 – General Admission.
Tickets are available at the door: