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Wednesday, November 20,2013

Creative class

Historic Old Town building becomes home base for Lansing makers club

by Stefanie Pohl
A new congregation recently started gathering inside the former Temple Club in Lansing’s Old Town district. Itīs open to the public and meets regularly, where conversations often revolve around creation and makers. But it’s not what you think.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Water, colors

Lansing hot tub vendor adds eclectic art angle to business

by Stefanie Pohl
Art integrates itself in many places around town, from Martin Eichinger’s “Windlord” at Adado Riverfront Park to the poetry benches lining Grand River Avenue and Turner Street in Old Town. In Lansing, art isn’t confined to local galleries and museums — almost every line of sight ends in it. Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” So maybe we should consider ourselves lucky for each unexpected splash of art we come across in a day.
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Wednesday, October 23,2013

Expanding her REACH

Community art director cuts ribbon on upgraded REO Town space

by Stefanie Pohl
In 2003, Alice Brinkman leased an 1,100-square-foot building on the 1800 block of Washington Avenue in Lansing — the southernmost edge of REO Town — and stocked it with art supplies.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

Lured to the 'Dark Side'

Pink Floyd-themed concert coincides with leadership change at Happendance

by Stefanie Pohl
Missy Lilje couldn't have planned it better if she had tried. She was recently named executive director for Happendance, the area's only self-sustained professional dance company, mere weeks before fulfilling a lifelong dream — setting choreography to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon."
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