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LCC to host first-of-its-kind Art Week on downtown Lansing campus

April 25, 2014

Lansing, MICH – Aspiring artists with an eye for collegiate study can check out Lansing Community College's Art, Design and Multimedia program through a free weeklong celebration of the arts on the LCC campus.

The first annual Art Week will take place April 28 to May 2 on Washington Square between the Arts & Sciences and Gannon Buildings, and in Art, Design and Multimedia classrooms in the lower level of Gannon. Visitors to campus will have the chance to meet current faculty, students and staff in various campus art programs and participate in a range of artistic activities.

"Art Week is a way we can showcase the talents of our students and faculty, and provide a chance for prospective students to mix and mingle on campus," says Peter Tascarella, faculty member and event coordinator. "It's also a great way to get inspired, participate in creative activities, and think about what a future in the arts can hold."

Daily events include a sidewalk chalk drawing competition, open air sketching and painting classes, student and faculty exhibits, interactive displays and musical performances. A special movie night on Thursday, May 1, will also acquaint visitors with the art of film through a kaleidoscope of contemporary works by artists Matthew Barney, Gary Hill, Bill Viola, Arthur Ganson, Tim Hawkinson, William Kentridge, Paul Pfeiffer, Joan Jonas, Pipilotti Rist and more.

For more information on Art Week, contact Peter Tascarella at 517-483-1642 or tascarep@star.lcc.edu. A weeklong list of free events and activities can be found at lcc.edu/cma/art/.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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