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(SCENE) Metrospace Debuts “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” Exhibition Friday, November 18, 2005

EAST LANSING, Mich.— (SCENE) Metrospace announces the opening of its latest exhibition, “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” on Friday, Nov. 18. “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” explores the imagination, oddities, animals, wonder, excitement, and misfortunes of the events that have become a cultural tradition: the Circus and the Carnival.

The 12 local and national artists participating in “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” each explore diverse aspects of the events through various medias and themes:

• New Jersey based photographer Melanie
Heinrich has spent over 30 years of her life documenting behind the scenes of the carnival will display her prints and documentary.

• Beulah based Tara Hackett’s mixed media paintings capture the charm and history of the traveling circus and carnival throughout the 50's and 60's.

• Krys Tourtois, a Lansing based artist will explore an unromanticized and often overlooked aspect of the carnival experience in her paintings of sideshow women.

• Detroit based Carl Oxley explores a happy-go-lucky and exciting view in his colorful pop-art paintings.


• Ann Arbor based Amanda Miller will display her mystifying freak show paintings.

• Lansing based artist Tim Lane will display a quirky and fun carnival game installation.

• Farmington Hills based mosaic artist Ellen Stern expresses an imaginative spin on the circus with her ceramic, fiber, and installation works.

• Highland and Detroit based artists Chris Sandon and Jason Lee Starin will team up to make humorous psychedelic folk art that illustra
tes the stranger side of the events.

• Saginaw based artist Janie Peters will uncover a darker aspect of the circus and carnival, the mistreatment of animals, with her mixed media sculpture.

• Lansing based artist John Kroneman will explore his personal roots to the circus with paintings of his ancestors.


• Columbia, MO based artist Claudia Drake uses digital collage, fusing together antique engravings into her own juxtapositions to express her vision of the carnival.

“Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” opens with a free public reception at (SCENE) Metrospace on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6-10 p.m. The reception will feature a special circus-themed performace from Lansing spacerock favorites, Calliope. Circus and carnival themes events, games, and excitement will take place
all throughout the evening. All food will be graciously provided by Spartan Signature Catering. All ages are welcome, costumes are encouraged, and space is limited.


(SCENE) Metrospace is located at 303 Abbott Road, at the Albert Street intersection and is open Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 6-9 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. during scheduled exhibits. For more information, please contact Emma Kruch at (517) 319-6832.


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  • nice poster ben!
    - [stargrazer]
  • Opening's this Friday!
    - [stargrazer]

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