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May
25
Fri
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery
May 25 – Jul 21 all-day
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Self – Clarissa R Gerber

Show Dates: May 25- July 21, 2018
Reception:
Saturday, July 21

Artist Statement

Whether understood as complex physiological organisms or as souls swaddled in flesh, humans embody mystery and potentiality. My interest goes beyond the unseen and incorporeal elements to embrace the physicality of people as well as their collective psychology. I find subtle moments revealing—the tension in an arm, the curve of a shoulder, the intense look in an eye, and the connections people make when they look at each other.

My work rides the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. I am drawn to that space where representation meets abstraction and where volume and flatness intersect. Overlapping marks create layers of paint that both reveal and conceal, similar to our physical surroundings’ ability to both reflect and influence our identity. My current series acts as both a study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for myself, for the model, and for the viewer. Through the use of color and the expressive language of paint, my work connects the personal to that which links us as human beings.

Biography

Clarissa R Gerber received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Michigan State University in 2011. Gerber is a figurative painter who uses color and the expressive language of paint to present the human form, both physically and psychologically. Her work has been exhibited numerous times in national juried exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York; Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois; and First Street Gallery in New York City. In 2015, Gerber had a solo exhibition entitled Sensation in the Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries on the campus of Penn State Altoona. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional information and images of Gerber’s work are available at ClarissaRGerber.com.

Jun
1
Fri
SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD- Group Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jun 1 – Jul 15 all-day
SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD- Group Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD

June 2 – July 15, 2018
Reception Friday, June 1, 2018 6–8pm

Sometimes Bluebird featuring the work of Marcos Valella, Britta Urness, and Jacquelynn Sullivan. This special exhibition is organized by Britta Urness. Sometimes Bluebird brings the work of three artists together to discover new layers of abstraction, the relationship between humans and experience, and what can materialize as an object – as an artwork – or appear as an activity. All three artists lean on differing subject matter (permanence, action, memory, communication, the self) and the resulting installations can be read as both ephemeral or long-lasting.

Jun
18
Mon
Chinese Summer Camp @ Wells Hall
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Chinese Summer Camp @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. The curricula are theme-based and include topics of interest and relevance to children. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by visiting campus locations such as the dairy store and the botanical gardens. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.

Chinese is open to children ages 6-12. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.

Chinese camp runs Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4 pm, sack lunch provided by parents. Morning-only option available (8:30am – 12 pm).

Before and after care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.

Japanese Summer Camp @ Wells Hall
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Japanese Summer Camp @ Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Our summer camps introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. The curricula are theme-based and include topics of interest and relevance to children. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by visiting campus locations such as the dairy store and the botanical gardens. All camps take place on MSU’s campus.

Japanese is open to children ages 6-13. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated.

Japanese camp runs Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4 pm, sack lunch provided by parents. Morning-only option available (8:30 am – 12 pm).

Before and after care available upon request for an additional charge. Multiple-program/child discounts are available (10%). Camps will be cancelled if fewer than 5 students enroll.

ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Jun
20
Wed
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Significant Other @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Significant Other @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Significant Other

By Joshua Harmon

Directed by Tony Caselli

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/significant-other/

 

Please join us for this adult comedy about a group of friends that find their bond tested as each finds true love… except one. While his girlfriends find happiness and husbands, Jordan who can’t find Mr. Right feels increasingly isolated. This funny and poignant show recently played on Broadway and SCT is the first Michigan company to present this contemporary comedy.

 

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm

 

(A comedy/drama for adults. Contains profanity and adult situations.)

Jun
21
Thu
Bridge Fest @ Lansing City Market
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bridge Fest @ Lansing City Market

Under the Shiawassee Bridge in Downtown Lansing (on the river trail near Lansing City Market)
​Powered by the Lansing State Journal

Dance the night away at ‘Bridge Fest’ — a riverside festival to highlight music and artists from across the region and local eats, held on the Lansing River Trail. Explore the lively #LoveLansing arts and culture scene, featuring a robust artisan village on the city market plaza, live art installations with chalk artists and muralists, Lansing-based artists, recreational games, hula hooping, and more! As the sun goes down, join Lansing 5:01 under the Shiawassee Bridge for a free concert featuring premier Michigan musicians. RENT STRIKEMichigander and frontier ruckus will jam the night away!

Significant Other @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Significant Other @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Significant Other

By Joshua Harmon

Directed by Tony Caselli

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/significant-other/

 

Please join us for this adult comedy about a group of friends that find their bond tested as each finds true love… except one. While his girlfriends find happiness and husbands, Jordan who can’t find Mr. Right feels increasingly isolated. This funny and poignant show recently played on Broadway and SCT is the first Michigan company to present this contemporary comedy.

 

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00pm

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm

 

(A comedy/drama for adults. Contains profanity and adult situations.)

Jun
22
Fri
Summer Circle Theatre KIDS CAMP Performance @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm
Summer Circle Theatre KIDS CAMP Performance @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Public Performance for the Community
June 22, 2018 @ 6.30pm
(All ages welcome)