2014 Exhibition Calendar

~Exhibition Calendar 2014~

EXHIBITION: Presence: "Presence" celebrates the visions emerging in the Michigan State University art department. All six featured artists are second-year MFA candidates. Their unique work adds another dimension to the artistic vision our community has to offer. Featured artists include: Kiel Darling, Mary Fritz, Julie Johnson, Lane Kaufmann, Sarah Odens and Keri Weber. Painting, installation, objects. January 10th-March 16th. Free during gallery hours.




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EXHIBITION: The Michigan State University Undergraduate Exhibition: (SCENE) Metrospace is partnering with Michigan State University's art department to bring the undergraduate exhibition downtown. This is a juried exhibition featuring selected works created by the MSU undergraduate art students. March 28th-April 19th. Opening reception: Friday, March 28th, 6-9 p.m., free.
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EXHIBITIONS: Shifting Scenes: Award-winning Art from the East Lansing Art Festival, AND, Reductive Uncertainty: Sculpture & Prints by Local Artist, Matthaeus Leitner






(SCENE) Metrospace will be hosting an exhibition of award-winning art from the East Lansing Art Festival. In conjunction with this exhibition, local artist, Matthaeus Leitner, will be exhibiting recent sculptures and prints. May 2nd-June 22. Opening reception: Friday, May 2nd, 6-9 p.m., free.
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EXHIBITION: Landsome: Landscape and Then Some: an exhibition featuring local artists who use landscape as a vehicle for questioning or presenting themes or ideas beyond visual landscape. Featured artists: Doug Heilman, Robert Park, Jerrie Sasson, Kathleen Matkovic, Steve Baibak, Michael Mosher, Peter Richards, Karen Massoglia, Erika Puleo, Caroline Caswell & Ethan Tate. July 11th-August 24th. Opening reception: Friday, July 11th, 6-9 p.m., free.
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EXHIBITION: {___+____}, {____+____}, {____+____}: A Collage Show @ (SCENE)

Michelle Word, Acting Director of Education at the Michigan State University Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, is jurying a collage exhibition at (SCENE) Metrospace. After a nation-wide call for entries, submissions have come in from all over the country.

September 12th-October 12th. Opening reception: Friday, September 12th, 6-9 p.m., free.
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EXHIBITION: SUBSTRATE / Printed Matter from the Rustbelt

SUBSTRATE  /  may refer to:
  1. substratum: a layer of something (such as soil or rock) that is under another layer
  2. the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the surface or medium on which an organism grows or is attached
  3. the material on which a process is conducted
  4. the base material onto which print ink is applied, such as paper, textile, fabric, plastic, etc


With the decline of large scale manufacturing in post-industrial America, there is a desire by many to reclaim small scale production. The past several years has seen a rise of independent publishing across the United States, with increased visibility and availability of zines and art books, and a DIY ethos which embraces exploration, technique and radical production methods. SUBSTRATE explores the politics and poetics of printed matter in the Rust Belt, asking the viewer to think about the relationship between landscape, the material environment, and print.

Curated by Ben Gaydos, Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist, Professor with the University of Michigan, Flint, art department, and co-founder of the interdisciplinary design firm goodgood. October 24th-December 7th. Opening reception: Friday, October 24th, 6-9 p.m., free.
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(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visit www.scenemetrospace.com for more information about the space.

Regular gallery hours during exhibitions are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.




Upcoming Exhibition, Opens September 12th

EXHIBITION: {___+____}, {____+____}, {____+____}: A Collage Show @ (SCENE)

September 12th-October 12th. Opening reception: Friday, September 12th, 6-9 p.m., free.

(SCENE) Metrospace, at 110 Charles Street, will be having an opening reception for a new art exhibition on Friday, September 12th, from 6-9 p.m. As always, the openings are free and open to the public.

(SCENE) Metrospace presents {____ +____}, (____ + ____}, {____ + ____}: A Collage Show. After putting out a nation-wide call for submissions for this exhibition, the gallery received entries from 34 states, the District of Columbia, and British Columbia. Juror, Michelle Word, Acting Director of Education at The MSU Broad Art Museum, has selected 40 artists and 70 works of art, out of nearly 400 submissions, for the exhibition. This is an ambitious endeavor for (SCENE)! We hope that you will join us at the opening to celebrate, hang out and see some cool art.

(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visitwww.scenemetrospace.com for more information about the space. Gallery visits are free. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.

Monday Night Open Jam, September 8th

ALL TALENTS AND STYLES WELCOME

Monday, September 8th, 7-10 p.m., $3 cover

Monday night Open Jam!! Scene Metrospace in East Lansing MI starts @ 7 pm and is helmed by Ed Fountain and Pat Zelenka.......hope to see you there! $3 cover at the door helps to keep the jam going and to fund Scene Metrospace.

ALL TALENTS AND STYLES WELCOME.

Within a block of the No. 1, No. 20, No. 24 and No. 26 bus lines, as well as The Michigan Flyer shuttle from the Detroit Airport. One block north of MSU's campus (right nextdoor to Georgio's Pizza).

Scene Metrospace is located at 110 Charles St, East Lansing

Alex Levine Quartet, Sunday, September 7th

(SCENE) Metrospace welcomes the Alex Levine Quartet to its stage on Sunday, September 7th, at 6:30 p.m., for a jazz concert.

Students, $5; All others, $10

Guitarist Alex Levine, now a Brooklyn resident, reconnects with longtime Michigan collaborators, Marcus Elliot, Ben Rolston, and Stephen Boegehold for a Midwest tour. The repertoire has been developed over four years of playing together, with an emphasis on original music.  Alex graduated from the University of Michigan 2012 with a degree in Jazz Studies, and is an alumnus of the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop. While in New York, Alex has had the opportunity to continue his musical studies with Miles Okazaki and Henry Grimes, and perform with renowned musicians from around the world. In March 2014, Alex was an artist in residence at the UNCOOL Jazz Festival, presenting concerts in Switzerland and Italy.

Community Dance Project performs Aug 1st

Community Dance Project at (SCENE) Metrospace this Friday, August 1st, performances at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Free.

headz, Lights Out, Tyler Love on Friday, July 25th

On Friday, July 25th, (SCENE) Metrospace is hosting a concert featuring local music acts headz, Lights Out, and Tyler Love.

Doors at 7:30.

Show starts at 8:00.

$5, all ages

Selby Dance Performances July 17th & 18th

Help Selby Dance celebrate 5 years of creating work together!

See two new works by Danielle Selby and other works by local artists.

Tickets are $7 at the door. CASH ONLY

Thursday, July 17 & Friday, July 18th

Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition, July 12th-August 24th

(SCENE) Metrospace is about to unveil a new exhibtion!

Please join us on Friday, July 11th, from 6-9 p.m., free, for the openings of Landsome: Landscape and Then Some.


The exhibition will be on display during regular gallery hours from July 12th until August 24th.

Landsome: Landscape and Then Some is primarily an exhibition featuring local artists who use landscape as a point of departure, or as a vehicle, for questioning or presenting themes and ideas beyond visual landscape. Sculpture, painting, installation, digital photography, enhanced photography.

Featured artists: Doug Heilman, Robert Park, Jerrie Sasson, Kathleen Matkovic, Steve Baibak, Michael Mosher, Peter Richards, Karen Massoglia, Erika Puleo, Caroline Caswell & Ethan Tate. July 12th-August 24th. Opening reception: Friday, July 11th, 6-9 p.m., free.

*image courtesy of Jerrie Sasson
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(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visit www.scenemetrospace.com  for more information about the space.

Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.

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They're Dead wsg Lame Duck Sessions, Saturday, June 21st


(SCENE) Metrospace, at 110 Charles Street, presents a concert of experimental, alternative soundscapes on Saturday, June 21st.

Featured local acts: They're Dead, with special guest, Lame Duck Sessions.

Doors at 7:30. Show at 8:00

$5

They're Dead features Wolf and Monte, local experimental electronic veterans with fully improvised sci-fi/horror soundscapes. These guys are hardware connoisseurs with two theremins, two guitars and a plethora of electronic gear.

Lame Duck Sessions, aka Jonathan Robinson, promises a dark analog escape driven by abstract beats.

(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visit www.scenemetrospace.com  for more information about the space.

The DJ Clarinet Combo Salutes Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw & Woody Herman, Friday, June 13th



(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, presents an evening of jazz.

The DJ Clarinet Combo salutes Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw & Woody Herman on Friday, June 13th.

Doors open at 7:00; show begins at 7:30. All ages; $5.

Gene Rebeck (bass), Ben Godoshian (drums), John Loose (guitar), DJ (clarinet)

Deep Immersion, Ambient Music by Borghi/Teager, May 24th




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To Hit, Josh Graham, Dziro Mbira concert, Saturday, May 17th

On Saturday, May 17th, (SCENE) Metrospace invites you to relax after the Art Fest with some music from To Hit, Josh Graham, and Dziro Mbira.

7:30pm doors 
8pm music
$5 cash

Enjoy the traditional sounds of the Zimbabwean mbira (thumb harp), contemporary percussion music and the combination of the two as To Hit mixes non-western instruments in a art music context. 


http://www.tohitthings.com/

Live Cellist, Candlelight Yoga with Kintla, Friday, May 16th, see details to register

KINTLA YOGA® with CELLIST
SUREN PETROSYAN

LIVE CELLO MUSIC
CANDLELIGHT YOGA

(SCENE) METROSPACE ART GALLERY
110 Charles Street, East Lansing, Michigan

Friday, May 16, 2014
7:00-8:15 p.m.

Call 517.333.2580 to register.
$15/Student
Beginners welcome.

The Arrangement, Bad Dates, The Union, & del Brutto, Friday, May 9th

Friday, May 9th, (SCENE) Metrospace presents a concert featuring local acts The Arrangement, Bad Dates, The Union, and del Brutto.

Doors at 7:30 p.m.

Show promptly at 8:00 p.m.

$5
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The Arrangement draw on influences ranging from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Doors, The Stones and Led Zeppelin, crafting tunes that wouldn't seem out of place in London in the 60s or San Francisco circa 1967. Upon further listen, newer influences such as Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, or Black Angels shine through, leaving listeners with an original mix of old and new.

The Arrangement


The rock band Bad Dates are Colin Bart on guitar and vocals, Nick Abraham on drums, guitar and vocals, Michael Leppek on guitar, and Alan Esser on bass.

Bad Dates

del Brutto's punchy rhythms, snarling guitar licks and heavy bass fuse to create a sound akin to a rock-n-roll thunderstorm crossed with a blues-driven thunderstorm. In this digitally dominated age, del Brutto maintains an all-analog attitude when it comes to recording, capturing the grittiness and warmth of tape in their sound.

del Brutto

Exhibition, runs from May 2nd until June 22nd, during regular hours



(SCENE) Metrospace is about to unveil two new exhibtions!

Please join us on Friday, May 2nd, from 6-9 p.m., free, for the openings of Reductive Uncertainty: Sculpture & Prints by Local Artist, Matthaeus Leitner, and, Shifting Scenes: Award-winning Art from the East Lansing Art Festival.


The exhibition will be on display during regular gallery hours from May 3rd until June 22nd.


Matthaeus Leitner’s current exhibition includes conceptual work in photography and sculpture. Computer-generated images, based on actual photographs, explore the basis of today’s image production by zooming onto the pixel (or atomic) level. Contrary to the common belief in flawless digital image reproduction capabilities, pixel noise, blur and algorithmic randomness are influencing images on the storage level. Matthaeus’ art explores in a minimalist (or “reductive”) way how these imperfections or “uncertainties” define our emotional experiences of space.

Transferring the topic of uncertainty, noise, or blurriness to actual 3-dimensional work constitutes an artistic challenge. Matthaeus’ sculptures are often imprints of spaces in between actual things or sculptures of primitive solids with volumes cut out randomly. These minimal and highly conceptual sculptures allow the viewer to experience traces left behind on a physical and emotional level. Similar to the photographic work they visualize – in a reductive manner - the sculptures explore the topic of uncertainty in our spatial experiences.

Shifting Scenes: Award Winnning Art from the East Lansing Art Festival includes work by the following artists:

Sean Panich, of Lansing

Alina Poroshina, of Eagle
Julie Schwarz, of Sawyer
Susan Webber, of Lansing
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(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visit www.scenemetrospace.com  for more information about the space.

Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.

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(SCENE) Metrospace Call for Submissions


(SCENE) Metrospace is currently considering submissions for the 2014 summer exhibition, Landsome.

We are looking for work that uses landscape as a vehicle for questioning or presenting themes or ideas beyond landscape.

For this particular show, we are not looking for work that focuses on visually and expertly capturing landscape or the beauty of nature as its primary end.

All media will be considered.

This exhibition will have a delivery date of July 1st with an opening reception date of July 11th. The exhibition will run until August 24th.

Please submit images of the work, an artist statement and a resume or bio to the following email address: scenemetrospace@gmail.com .

Please attach images as a jpeg.

Submission deadline is June 7th, 2014, and early submissions are encouraged.

*[image courtesy of A. M. Martens from "msu@scenemetrospace," 2010.]

The Michigan State University Art Department Undergraduate Show, Mar 28-Apr 19

(SCENE) Metrospace is happy to be hosting the Michigan State University Art Department’s Undergraduate Exhibition!

The undergraduate exhibition is a juried show that features the works of students enrolled in classes at Michigan State University in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.


The exhibition runs from March 28th until April 19th.

Gallery visits are free. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., and by appointment.

Stop by and be (SCENE)!

Judge: Gregory Tom

About the Judge: Born in Los Angeles, Gregory Tom is an educator, artist and curator currently serving as Eastern Michigan University's Gallery Programs Director since 2010.  He has taught ceramics at Wayne State University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Oakland Community College, and was also the Deputy Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) prior to his current position at EMU.  His artwork has been show nationally and internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, University of Michigan Museum Art and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Collection.  His notable recent creative activities include: group exhibitions of the collaborative Object Orange at the US Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architectural Biannual in the Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, which won an honorable mention from the team of international jurors; and photographs shown at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago for the Peripheral Views: States of America exhibition. Most recently, he curated an exhibition of sculptural works, titled (In)Habitation, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in summer 2012.  He currently lives in Eastern Market in Detroit and has a studio in Corktown.  Gregory Tom attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where he received his MFA in Ceramics in 2005.

Awards are given in the following areas: ceramics, drawing, electronic art + intermedia, graphic design, photography, painting, printmaking and sculpture.


(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded alternative art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in downtown East Lansing. Contact Tim Lane at scenemetrospace@gmail.com or visit www.scenemetrospace.com  for more information about the space.

Festival of Listening, March 13th

(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, is happy to be hosting yet another Festival of Listening.

This wonderful event, which comes to us from the Michigan State University Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has become a local end of winter tradition.

Volunteers from MSU and the Greater Lansing Area come together to read untranslated poetry in a celebration of the beauty of the spoken word.

7 p.m.

Free.

The Further Adventures of Fatboy & Jive Turkey plus Elden Kelly, Friday, March 7th

(SCENE) Metrospace presents a concert featuring The Further Adventures of Fatboy & Jive Turkey, and, Elden Kelly, on Friday, March 7th.

Doors at 7:30//Show at 8:00

$5 students//$10 all others
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2 of the Capitol City's most dynamic musicians appear in a one-time-only performance!

Elden Kelly impresses audiences with his ability to combine jazz with a broad range of music traditions. In addition to guitar, he has developed his own syncretic style on various instruments such as the Arabic oud, the Turkish cumbus and the Glissentar, an 11-string fretless guitar. In a single live show, Kelly's music ranges from fiery to honest heartfelt, expressive songs, to sounds reminiscent of Indian scat mixed with an Arabic-style call to prayer. Balancing virtuosity and soulfulness, Kelly will take you on a musical journey to reimagined homelands.

The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey is the brain child of musician Benjamin Hall. His high-energy stage presence, searing vocal vigilance, and truly tasty blues harmonica playing, combined with a dynamic and eclectic group of local and regional musicians, allow this group to provide music lovers with a fresh interpretation of classic blues tunes, as well as exciting originals.

$10 General Admission
$5 Students

The Arrangement wsg Matt Gabriel, March 5th CANCELED/Look for new date

CANCELED/Look for rescheduled date


(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, will be hosting a concert featuring local rock/psychdelic/pop/surf band, The Arrangement, with special guest, Matt Gabriel.

https://www.facebook.com/thearrangementmichigan

Wednesday, March 5th.

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8:00.

$5 at the door.

Delicious Bass Concert, February 28th

Join Delicious Bass for an intimate night of original music at (SCENE) Metrospace in downtown East Lansing, 110 Charles Street.

Friday, February 28th.

$5 cover - every penny of band earnings from this fundraising event will go directly toward the new Delicious Bass recording and album production! Thank you so much for your support!

Doors: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8:00pm (no opening act)
General admission seating. All ages.

Delicious Bass features:
Ryan Shadbolt - resonator guitar, harmonica, vocals
Ed Lutz - lead guitar, vocals
Nathan Smathers - bass
Will Jurkiewicz - percussion

Check out the link to our bandcamp page below if you wish to order one of the last remaining copies of our first album, Songs From the Pond.

https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousBassFans
http://deliciousbass.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/deliciousbassrocks

New Cool Tees, Until Feb. 10

RetroDuck Custom T-Shirts has partnered with (SCENE) Metrospace to help raise funds for gallery operations.

For a limited time only, RetroDuck is offering a cool new (SCENE) t-shirt for only $10 until February 10th.

Shirts can be picked up at the gallery after February 13th during regular gallery hours, or by appointment, or you can select a shipping option.

All sales profits will be donated to the gallery. Follow the link below for ordering information.

Be (SCENE)!

http://retroduck.com/social_order.php?jobid=MzEwNg%3D%3D

Jerry Sprague Concert, Feb. 8th

(SCENE) Metrospace presents Jerry Sprague and company on Saturday, February 8th.

Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.

$5 cash at the door
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This event is a CD release of new music written by Jerry Sprague, Andrew Beer, Don Rauf, Greg Smith and Jeremy Sprague.

The performance will feature Jerry's new band comprised of keyboardist Mike Zielinski, and three of Jerry's grandsons: Isaac Sprague (guitar), Gabriel Sprague (bass), and Samuel Sprague (drums).

Jerry and his grandsons have performed around Lansing and East Lansing clubs, as well as in Grand Haven, and on Mackinac Island.

Long-time friend, Mike Zielinski, has performed regularly with Jerry for 18 years in places like Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and East Lansing.

Quantified Self, January 28th






For more info contact Nevin Brittain at 703.4610

Beat Battle, January 24th








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