Resume

Lansing, Michigan  48917-8631

517.327.0938  /  janereiter@sbcglobal.net

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Over 25 years librarian experience with diverse clientele
  • Teaching practice in conducting classes, programs and staff training
  • Ten years supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Certified Zentangle® Teacher (#10 Seminar)

EDUCATION

MLS        Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA        University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

BFA         Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art teacher (occasional)

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011 –

Studio Art Instructor (part time)

Okemos Nursery School

Okemos, Michigan

2014 – 2016

Studio art instructor (part-time)

Reach Studio Art Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011 – 2015

PRESENTATIONS & INSTRUCTION

2019

Introduction to Zentangle®, Ledge Craft Lane, Grand Ledge & “Free College Day,” Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Make an Art Journal, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Lansing, MI

Make Bags for Helping Women Period, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Demonstration/Make a Recycled Basket, Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, Ann Arbor

2018

Bring Zentangle to Your Library, Michigan Academic Library Association annual conference, East Lansing, MI

Coloring Club, Adults, convened monthly, 2016-2018, Delta Township District Library

Make Simple Books, Create Fun Cards, and Introduction to Collage, All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES, East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing, MI

Make an Art Journal, Mason Library, Mason & Howell Carnegie Library, Howell, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Meridian Senior Center, Okemos & Houghton Lake Public Library, MI

Make a Simple Journal, Artist Trading Cards, and Good Luck Charms, Senior Discovery Group, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

Make Bags for Helping Women Period and Chromaville, 1-day events for teens and adults, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Mermaid Artist Trading Cards and Halloween Charms for Kids Day, hosted by Absolute Gallery, Lansing, MI

Demonstration/Couching on Fabric, Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, Ann Arbor, MI

2017

Finger Knitting Fun, Make a Card Basket, Day of the Dead Greeting Cards and Make a Simple Book classes, Mason Library (CADL), Mason, MI

Jane & Art, presentation, Delta Township Senior Council, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI.

Make your own Valentine’s Day Cards, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

But is it Art?, 1 day show of bad art, co-organizer and exhibitor, Keller’s Plaza, Williamston, MI

How to Finger Knit, 1 day at Lansing Mini Maker Faire, Meridian Mall, Okemos, MI

2016

What is Zentangle?, “Arts Night Out,” Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Hosted by Absolute Gallery

Zentangle for Artists, Mt. Clemens Art Association, Mt. Clemens, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Williamston Area Senior Center, Williamston, MI

Zentangle and Make a Book workshops for Creative Haven, Lansing Art Gallery, MI

Make a Simple Book PopUp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Crochet Granny Squares, Angel House, Mason, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Zentangle in Color, and Zendalas, Holt Community Education, Holt, MI

Teaching Art for 2-5 year olds, academic year, Lansing Community College Early Development Center, Lansing, MI

Make your own Holiday Cards, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

OF SPECIAL NOTE

2019

Scholarship to attend Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 2019, Columbus, OH

2018

Minigrant Professional Development Grant, Michigan Council for Cultural Arts & Affairs  (2015 & 2013 too)

ARTpath,  “Follow Your Bliss” yarn bombing outdoor installation at Lansing River Trail, sponsored by Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Membership Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter, Ann Arbor (2019 too)

2017

Scholarship to attend Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 2017, Columbus, OH

Helped organize bad art exhibition, But is it Art?, Keller’s Plaza, Williamston, MI

JUROR, Youth Art Show, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, (2015 & 2013 too)

2016

Quilt workshop with Gwen Marston, Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI

Pop Up Art:  Special Edition, Artist and Presenter, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2015

Art in the Sky billboard, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI  (2013 too)

Published two designs in 500 Tangled Artworks, Beckah Krahula ©2015, Quarry Books

JUROR, 2015 Ingham Art Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2014

“Castaway Yarn,” published in GreenCraft Magazine, Autumn 2014:  p. 82-85

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019

Postcard Salon Exhibition & Salon Sale, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2018

Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity and Strength, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

GUNS:  Artists Respond, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, Detroit, MI

Recycled Art Market, Right Brain Events, Grand Rapids, MI (2017 & 2012 too)

Healing Through Art, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lansing Chapter, MI

2017

ART SHOW!, solo exhibit, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Fortuitous Fiber, invited artist, Bookend Gallery, Haslett Library, Haslett, MI

Williamston Pop Up Art and Craft Shows, Peculiar Perspectives Gallery, Williamston, MI

2016

2016 Member Exhibit, solo exhibit, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI

2015

Sprout, solo exhibition, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, East Lansing, MI

Earth Day Exhibit, invited artist, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington, MI

2014

A Local Phenomenon, solo exhibition, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

2013

A Local Phenomenon, solo exhibition, Corridor Gallery, Riverview Church, Holt, MI

2012

Maker Faire Detroit, The Henry Ford & MAKE Magazine, Dearborn (2010 & 2011 too)