GUNS: Artists Respond, April 14-May 25, 1:00-5:00PM (TR, FR, SA), Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 East Adams Avenue, Detroit, MI, (SIP) FREE. This exhibition is presented by Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Michigan Chapter, and Moms Demand Action. Various artists express outrage, sadness, and concern about guns and the death and destruction they produce. Free parking off Elizabeth Street.
Coloring Club, Thursday, April 26, 1:00-3:00PM, Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, MI (DTDL), FREE. Join me the fourth Thursday each month for a pleasant activity for adults, 18+! Engage in calming, relaxing coloring—supplies provided but you are welcome to bring your own “stuff.” We convene in the Lissa McLean Room on the south side of the library. 2018 schedule; May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, October 25, Nov. 29, and December 27.
ARTpath, June 1-September 1, 10 locations on the River Trail, (ARTpath), Lansing, MI, FREE. ARTpath entails 10 outdoor art installations along the River Trail–it will be amazing. I am installing artwork by the Old Town Bridge, near the intersection of Grand River and Turner. “Follow Your Bliss” will include colorful umbrellas and yarn bombing along a section of the Trail—check it out! The kick-off reception is Friday, June 8, at the Lansing Art Gallery.
Introduction to Zentangle, Tuesday, June 19, 10:00AM-NOON, Houghton Lake Public Library, 4431 West Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI, FREE. Learn the basics of Zentangle, which is a meditative and reflective drawing practice. Explore creating simple abstract patterns on a 3 1/2″ square of paper, using a black pen. It is a wonderful way to make art, especially if you feel you cannot draw anything! No previous experience necessary–all supplies furnished in the session. (HLPL)
Make an Art Journal, Howell Carnegie District Library, (Howell) 314 West Grand River, Howell, MI, FREE. 6:30-8:00PM, FREE. Start with a simple spiral notebook and create a basic journal for artistic inspiration. Learn how to utilize scissors, glue, paper clips, stickers, tape and more to begin a special journal. You can record ideas, draw, collage or write notes to yourself’—journaling is fun! No previous experience needed. You must pre-register with the Library. For 9th graders through Adults.