Cool Event in Lansing! Peckham and MSU Artists Team Up Feb 23

Art@Work Public Unveiling Event, Saturday, Feb. 23

WHAT: Peckham, in collaboration with Michigan State University’s (MSU) Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) and the College of Engineering have created a dynamic public arts project, Art@Work.

Art@Work is a mosaic of individual pieces created collaboratively by Peckham client artists, community artists, and university students. More than 100 individual pieces will be in the first installation, resulting in a display of art measuring nearly 60 feet wide and 25 feet tall. The final display will include enough art pieces to cover a 200 by 40 foot wall.

“The sheer size of this installation beautifully highlights the personal stories and unique work of each artist,” said Mitch Tomlinson, Peckham President & CEO. “We are excited to see the culmination of Art@Work and to be able to share this incredibly unique representation of diversity with the community.”

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by the official unveiling of the Art@Work installation. This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Peckham, Inc., 3510 Capital City Blvd., Lansing, MI. Turn into the Airport entrance from Grand River Avenue, Peckham will be on the right. Guests can use the West and Courtyard Entrances.

Art for the installation was created by client artists working with Sue McGuire, art program developer, and by students in RCAH’s civic engagement courses working collaboratively at Peckham with Guillermo Delgado, community artist and academic specialist for civic engagement. Students in the MSU College of Engineering developed ideas for the design framework and partnered with RCAH students to prototype and implement viewing technology for the installation.

This activity is supported in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

Check out the video on Vimeo.

Peckham, Inc. is a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization that values quality, diversity and performance. Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency.

Michigan State University Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH)
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University is an innovative, residential, four-year degree program designed for students who want to combine a small-college experience with the resources and opportunities available at a research university. Students engage in the arts and humanities through experiential learning and focus critical attention on the public issues we face.

MSU College of Engineering
The College of Engineering at Michigan State University is one of the largest and oldest colleges on the MSU campus, with six departments and 170 faculty members serving nearly 3,000 undergraduate and 850 graduate students through ten undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs. The strategic vision of the college focuses on five major crosscutting research areas: energy, health, materials, security, and sustainability.

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