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May
10
Fri
2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

2019 East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition

Exhibition Dates May 10 ­– June 2, 2019

Reception May 11, 1-3pm

The annual East Lansing Schools Visual Arts Exhibition features over 200 artworks created by Kindergarten through High School students attending school in the City of East Lansing. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Donely Elementary, Glencairn Elementary School at Red Cedar, Marble Elementary School, Pinecrest Elementary School, Whitehills Elementary School, Macdonald Middle School, and the Fiber Arts Students from East Lansing High School. The inspiring Art Educators of East Lansing Sabrina Arceo, Jacqueline Carroll, Lauren Engler, Elise Millard, Sarah Ruttman, Eileen Sturm, Jaime Valente, and Kelly Yerby work together to organize this exhibition.

 

This exhibition is supported by the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Additionally, we would like to offer a special thank you to the Walmart Community Grant­­s Foundation for providing the mattes to frame all of the artwork.

May
17
Fri
Textscape @ MSU Union Art Gallery
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Textscape @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

TEXTSCAPE

Hongtao Zhou

Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world.

May 17 – July 12, 2019

 

Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition had been widely adopted in 3D printing, an additive process more often to create objects instead of duplicate text. Textscape generates letter-sized 3D documents to visually profile the subject matters of the texts, such as cities, landscapes or figures. These documents make reading process interactive for general audience or blind people, as knowledge as well as art. This series of work has variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the contents and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters.

Hongtao Zhou is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist, he researches, practices and teaches in the areas of Design, Architecture, Exhibition Design, Furniture Design & Fabrication and Contemporary Sculpture & Installation. Hongtao holds a PhD from Purdue University, a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS from Northeast Forest University of China. He is a professor at Tongji College of Design and Innovation (D&I) and a visiting professor at University of Hawaii-Manoa (UHM). Hongtao had been serving as the Director of the UHM Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. Currently he is Executive Member and Curator of the National Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.

Hongtao has exhibited nationally & internationally including Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Design Biennale-South Korea, National Museum of China, Milan Design Week, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Charles Allis Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and Taiwan Design Center. He published his work and research in Interior Design, Interni, Design Bureau, Transmaterial, Metropolis, American Craft, Artdaily Zhuangshi Magazine, Modern Weekly and Huffington Post. Centre Pompidou and the University of Virginia collected his work. Hongtao’s work is currently on view in the 2019 Venice Biennale in collaboration with TONTSEN DESIGN in the European Cultural Centre Exhibition.

This exhibition made possible thanks to the MSU College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Special Thanks to Xia Gao, Associate Professor of Apparel and Textile Design. Work shown made possible by Jiabao Zhu, Project Assistant, Making Lab, Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation (D&I).

Jun
1
Sat
MAFLT Fall Admission Deadline @ Wells Hall
Jun 1 all-day
MAFLT Fall Admission Deadline @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

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Jun
5
Wed
Conversation with Stacey He, Author of Three Moons @ Room 303 International Center
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Conversation with Stacey He, Author of Three Moons @ Room 3 International Center
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Detroit-based Taiwanese American writer Stacey (Wan Ching) He worked as a journalist before turning to creative writing. Three Moons, her debut novel, appeared with Taiwan’s premiere literary press Unitas in 2018.  Centering on three Chinese female immigrants’ lives in New York City, Three Moons explores migration and women’s careers, family ties, sexuality, and identities. In this presentation, Stacey He will read selected passages from Three Moons and engage in a conversation with moderator Tze-lan Sang, Professor of Chinese at MSU, and the audience about writing in-between cultures.  Presentation in Chinese and English, lunch to follow.
flyer for conversation with stacey he
Co-sponsors:
The Chinese Program in the Department of Linguistics and Languages
Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)
Ministry of Education of The R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago

Jun
6
Thu
One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!

Jun
7
Fri
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Comic Timing -Summer Circle Theatre Kids Show @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Comic Timing

A show for kids!
by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig

Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.

Appropriate for all ages.
Show up early and tell some family-friendly jokes!!!!

Mainstage
8PM – One Man, Two Guvnors

Late Night
10PM – Second Stage Improv

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

One Man, Two Guvnors – Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Man, Two Guvnors - Summer Circle Theatre @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
with songs by Grant Olding

Directed by Rob Roznowski
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

This modern version of a commedia dell’arte piece follows the misfortunes of perpetually hungry Francis who suddenly finds himself employed by two separate bosses. Set in England during the 1960s this hilarious farce made James Corden a star.

Some playful sexual innuendo and mild profanity.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

 All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat. See you at the circle!

PRE-SHOW
6:30PM Comic Timing – A show for kids!
Written by Rob Roznowski
Directed by Kevin Craig
Hardy likes to make jokes. All of the time. When his friends and family ask him to go a week without making any wisecracks, Hardy learns how much he has been hiding behind his humor.
Appropriate for all ages.

LATE NIGHT
10:00PM Second Stage Improv

Second Stage Improv – Summer Circle Theatre LATE NIGHT @ MSU Auditorium Courtyard
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SECOND STAGE IMPROV

Enjoy a night cap of comedy with MSU’s Second Stage Improv. This touring troupe of Michigan State theatre students and teaching artists is, in its purest form, is a collaborative real-time creation by the players as the improvisation unfolds without use of an written script.

*Come to the Summer Circle at 8PM to catch one of our amazing MainStage productions!*

The Summer Circle stage is an outdoor performance venue located between the Kresge Art Building and the Auditorium on the MSU Campus. Free parking is available across the street. In the event of rain, the performances will be moved into the Fairchild Theatre.

All performances are free and open to the public. Theatregoers can arrive early to grab a Summer Circle seat next to the stage or bring their own chairs for casual lawn seating. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show or buy a Food Truck treat! See you at the circle!