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Aug
3
Fri
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Aug 3 – Oct 5 all-day
THEN NOW Painting and Drawings by Dianne Wolter @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

THEN NOW

Featuring Dianne Wolter’s paintings and sculptures.

August 3- October 5, 2018

Reception September 8, 3-5PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting provides me a process driven opportunity to experiment, discover, manipulate, play, and sometimes even tell a story. I value mark making and like to see evidence of the history of the process in the finished painting. Narrative has been a component of my art that allows me to ask questions and make observations. I use whimsy as a means to enliven or to soften the content. Recurring themes and images return to new environments. Images that possess a personal iconography are infused with content from experiences and memories that hold power. I begin by creating an active ground plane, and then working out to the surface, sometimes finding rather than imposing imagery. I enjoy working figuratively, layering, searching for ideas and inspiration from the manipulation of the media, and often but not always embracing a narrative.

Adding papier-mâché sculpture to my studio involvement has been a logical and natural extension to my previous singular focus of two-dimensional work.  The process is reductive, starting with foam forms that have been created by gluing construction foam into blocks that can be carved. Papier-mâché mulch and layers of paper finish off the surfaces and ease transitions and contours. The torn paper can communicate a new narrative while holding onto its past. I find myself stacking forms which is another way of layering, bringing elements together in proximity or support, contrasting familiar with fantastic.

BIO

Dianne Wolter graduated from Michigan State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a teaching certificate. Teaching and studio involvement have been the focus of her professional life since then.  She concentrated on fabric collage for the first 14 years of her creative journey, teaching it in public schools throughout southern Michigan sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Arts. In 1979, Wolter began teaching after school art classes in her home studio to area children. Sharing her studio with children was a rewarding and meaningful opportunity. To concentrate more fully on her own art, she retired from teaching in 2002 to focus more on painting. A whim to make a cat riding on a unicycle introduced sculpture as an additional interest. Since then, Wolter has been enjoying both sculpture and painting.

For more information about Dianne’s work please visit her website:

http://www.diannewolter.com/

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.

Sep
22
Sat
One Good Day @ Wharton Center
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
One Good Day @ Wharton Center

MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre and MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center present…

One Good Day

Book & Lyrics by Liz Suggs
Music by Rona Siddiqui

Staged Concert

Directed by Kate Wetherhead
Musical Direction by Brad Gardner
Guest Stage Management by Nan Luchini


This year’s new musical at MSU is a feel-good show that celebrates the clichés of romantic comedies. A new musical that embraces hope — how innovative.

PASANT THEATRE

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com


5th Annual ĭmáGen Event!

This exciting ĭmáGen staged concert event will showcase Broadway stars, local high school students and MSU Musical Theatre and Dance students in performance on the same stage as part of the Musical Theatre Immersion Program at MSU, a new collaborative venture with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre.

Travel the World in a Day! @ B135 Wells Hall
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Travel the World in a Day! @ B135 Wells Hall

Travel the world in a day! Our free event showcases different countries and cultures. We introduce the cultures and languages, play games, sing songs, and do arts and crafts. It is an opportunity to travel the world in an afternoon.

This event takes place Saturday, September 22nd from 2-4 pm in B-135 Wells Hall and are offered free of charge. Donations to support these events will be gladly accepted. Parking is available in the adjacent lots west of the building and in lots 79 (Spartan Stadium) and 39 (Engineering/International Center). Please note that lot 55 is reserved for vehicles with faculty and staff permits throughout the weekend.

To register, please contact us via email or phone (cls@celta.msu.edu, 517-355-7587) and provide the following information: name, age, emergency phone number, email, allergies. The culture events are open to children age 3 and above. Adults are welcome.

All programs are accessible for participants with special needs. CLS must be notified at least four weeks prior to a program start date in order to determine reasonable accommodations.

One Good Day @ Wharton Center
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
One Good Day @ Wharton Center

MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre and MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center present…

One Good Day

Book & Lyrics by Liz Suggs
Music by Rona Siddiqui

Staged Concert

Directed by Kate Wetherhead
Musical Direction by Brad Gardner
Guest Stage Management by Nan Luchini


This year’s new musical at MSU is a feel-good show that celebrates the clichés of romantic comedies. A new musical that embraces hope — how innovative.

PASANT THEATRE

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com


5th Annual ĭmáGen Event!

This exciting ĭmáGen staged concert event will showcase Broadway stars, local high school students and MSU Musical Theatre and Dance students in performance on the same stage as part of the Musical Theatre Immersion Program at MSU, a new collaborative venture with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre.

Sep
23
Sun
One Good Day @ Wharton Center
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
One Good Day @ Wharton Center

MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre and MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center present…

One Good Day

Book & Lyrics by Liz Suggs
Music by Rona Siddiqui

Staged Concert

Directed by Kate Wetherhead
Musical Direction by Brad Gardner
Guest Stage Management by Nan Luchini


This year’s new musical at MSU is a feel-good show that celebrates the clichés of romantic comedies. A new musical that embraces hope — how innovative.

PASANT THEATRE

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com


5th Annual ĭmáGen Event!

This exciting ĭmáGen staged concert event will showcase Broadway stars, local high school students and MSU Musical Theatre and Dance students in performance on the same stage as part of the Musical Theatre Immersion Program at MSU, a new collaborative venture with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre.

Sep
25
Tue
Tool Time: Chronicling America @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tool Time: Chronicling America @ Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project has digitized and published 13.5 million pages of US newspapers from 1789 to 1963. Many people use their interface to search and browse images of the pages, but did you know that you can download the text from those pages in just a few steps using their API? This Tool Time session will show you how you can turn your Chronicling America search results into a folder full of text files in just a few minutes. Led by Brandon Locke.

Jesse Reed Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jesse Reed Visiting Artist Lecture @ 109 South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

JESSE REED / SEPTEMBER 25 / 109 S KEDZIE / 6PM

Jesse Reed is a graphic designer living and working in New York City. He co-founded the independent publishing imprint, Standards Manual, in 2014 and is currently a partner at the Design Consultancy, Order.

For more information about Jesse Reed’s work please visit:

http://jessereedfromohio.com/

Sep
26
Wed
Gamifying the Language Curriculum: From Theory to Practice (Felix Kronenberg) @ B135 Wells Hall
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Melissa Elliot, “Sonic Spaces of Madness: The Role of Music in Konrad Wolf’s Goya” @ Wells Hall, B-243
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm