Celebrating it’s second year at (SCENE) Metrospace, we are excited to share with you over 300 art pieces made by elementary and middle school students attending East Lansing public schools. The schools represented in this exhibition include Donley Elementary School, Glencairn Elementary School, Marble Elementary School, Pinecrest Elementary School, Whitehills Elementary School, and Macdonald Middle School. This special exhibition was organized by the inspiring Art Educators of East Lansing; Eileen Sturm, Sabrina Arceo, Diane Olmstead, Sarah Ruttman, Jacqueline Carroll, Kelly Yerby, and Lauren Engler.
Opening just in time for the East Lansing Art Festival, Nowhere, presents a solo exhibition featuring the sculptures of Matthew Boonstra, on view until June 20, 2017 at the MSU Union Art Gallery.
Boonstra utilizes his studio practice to explore his interest in materials, processes, and concepts in a free associative manner. These investigations are developed in an autobiographical context concerning his role in contemporary life. His recent series, Nowhere, was developed to explore feelings of living in rural central Illinois. The investment of making has helped him to internalize thoughts and then in turn externalize his feelings. Through his work, he hopes to lead the viewer to question the nature of the object, and how and why it exists.
Where: One of Michigan’s largest outlet malls.
We will take vans to the outlet and spend the day shopping.
Meet at the Wells Hall B entrance at the bottom the stairway that leads to the ELC at 8:15am. DO NOT BE LATE!
Cost is $15 for round trip transportation to the outlet.
Please sign up and pay (cash or check) at the English Language Center in Wells Hall B230.
Deadline to pay: Friday 5/26 at 5:00pm
Are you thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in language teaching? Consider applying to our 100% online program. Our fall admission deadline is June 1st. View our admission requirements here: http://maflt.cal.msu.edu/apply/
Want to try a course or two? You can enroll in MAFLT courses as a Graduate Lifelong Education student. You must have a BA or BS to obtain Graduate Lifelong Education student status. To apply for Graduate Lifelong Education student status, complete the easy online Lifelong Education Application (https://reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/EnrReg/LifelongEducation.aspx). You may be able to transfer up to 9 credits received as a MSU Graduate Lifelong Education student into the MAFLT Program’s credit requirements if you are later accepted into the MAFLT Program. Tuition costs may be different for students who enroll in courses this way.
Join us on Mackinac Island for a special weekend at one of the world’s finest hotels where you will enjoy private porch receptions, unique programming, fine gourmet dinners, and good company!
Activities include a performance by the MSU Department of Theatre, guided tour of the Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Collection led by Tatum Walker ‘13 (MSU Alumna and Associate Director of Digital Strategy at Ford’s Theatre), talk by Adam Brown (Digital Artist and Associate Professor), and an interactive improv workshop led by Sarah Hendrickson ’04 (MSU Alumna and MSU Instructor of Improvisation), and a special presentation on Saturday evening in the Theatre. This is the perfect weekend to bring out your passion for the arts!
Stop by (SCENE) Metrospace during the Great Lakes Folk Festival this weekend for your last chance to see Metro-Detroit based, Aj Cooke’s series Remnants consisting of drawings and paintings on panel that reanimate visual components used in past site-specific installations. The new compositions reflect back to the informational site in terms of physical elements (data), yet maintain their own autonomy as original design. By housing the remnants outside of the original site, the data is reframed much like a memory or recollection is fragmented together to create new meaning.
Knitting the Resistance, currently on view at the MSU Union Art Gallery, features pussyhats, signs and other ephemera from the MSU Museum’s Craftivism Collection. In addition, artist Beth Miller facilitated the loan of over 350 pussyhats made by 132 crafters. These pussyhats created for Solarfest’s Arts + Activism project in Vermont will be traveling to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts for an exhibition marking the one-year anniversary of the Women’s Marches.
The Queer Traditions Summit leads up the Great Lakes Folk Festival and takes place on August 10-11, 2017. It will be in East Lansing, Michigan at (SCENE) Metrospace on Thursday, August 10 from 1-4PM and the Snyder Hall on the MSU Campus. The Queer Traditions Summit (QTS) is an event exploring queer folklife: the everyday culture, aesthetic expressions, and traditional arts of LGBTQIA+ people in Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The Summit is comprised of paper presentations, arts workshops, roundtable discussions, a film screening, a gender-neutral square dance, performances, and a keynote lecture.
Summer is wrapping up, which means you probably need to power through some work before the semester gets underway! Join us in Linton Hall for the day, August 16 (9am-5pm) to get some work done together. Bring whatever you’d like to work on, and there will be people available to provide assistance and/or to bounce around ideas. There will also be coffee, pizza, and various snacks to keep the energy up. Feel free to drop in for the whole day or just for an hour!
Anyone – graduate students, faculty, undergraduates, staff – is welcome to join us for this co-working day. Digital humanities / digital scholarship experts who will be available are (with a more detailed scheduling coming soon):
- Kristen Mapes, Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts and Letters
- Devin Higgins, Digital Library Programmer
- Scout Calvert, Data Librarian
- Megan Kudzia, Digital Scholarship Technology Librarian