Today’s Guest: Michelle Carlson, Executive Director of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center.
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Michelle Carlson, Executive Director of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, shares her journey from education coordinator to her current role, highlighting her strong background in community building.
The gallery’s mission is vital—supporting Michigan artists and providing accessible opportunities to the community. Its diverse offerings, including exhibits, workshops, and a retail gallery, emphasize a welcoming environment.
Michelle discusses the unique aspect of exclusively featuring Michigan artists and breaking down cultural barriers associated with traditional art galleries. The chat explores the jury process for selecting artists and the frequency of exhibitions, with a focus on the new Mezzanine Gallery.
From art programs for various age ranges to membership benefits and reciprocal programs, Michelle talks about the gallery’s commitment to community engagement. She shares a favorite exhibit—large ceramic figures by Mark Chatterley—and underscores the importance of experiencing art in person.
Listen, connect, and let’s paint the town with the colors of community and artistic expression!
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